blessings from california!! :-)

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Karina and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes since I was 4 years old. My story was full of grief and dissapointment and eventhough some friends and loved ones tried to make me feel "normal" for me was impossible, there was a time when I felt I had to hide this illness because no one else had to know about my life and what tormented me. I recently just got married and from this point on I know God has kept me well all these years in order to be where I am at. I hope I get to hear from other fellow bloggers and diabetes sisters.
God bless
Posted about 5 years ago
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Hi Karina!  Nice to "meet" you!  So glad to welcome you to the Sisterhood!  Do you currently blog about your diabetes?
Posted about 5 years ago
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@ brandycbarnes Hello Brandy, no I actually have not blogged about my condition because I actually never thought anyone would take time in reading about it, I actually want to know more about others and their everyday job in managing their diabetes.
Posted about 5 years ago
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Glad you discovered DiabetesSisters, Karina.  Our website, national conferences and PODS Meetup groups across the country are a great way to connect with other women like you living with diabetes.  I hope you will be encouraged and inspired by this sisterhood of women who understand what it's like to have diabetes as a sidekick - and get the support and education you need to help live a full life, even with diabetes.
Posted about 5 years ago
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ElleChurch wrote:

Glad you discovered DiabetesSisters, Karina.  Our website, national conferences and PODS Meetup groups across the country are a great way to connect with other women like you living with diabetes.  I hope you will be encouraged and inspired by this sisterhood of women who understand what it's like to have diabetes as a sidekick - and get the support and education you need to help live a full life, even with diabetes.

@Ellechurch Thank you very much for letting me know the many things this sisterhood does, I feel very welcomed here since it is a bit stressful living with diabetes and all that comes with it, thanks again and God Bless.
Posted about 5 years ago
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HI ladies! I have been a type 1 Diabetic for 24 years. Been on an insulin pump for about 17 of those years.  I was thinking of the verse In the Bible that talks about having a time and a season for every activity under heaven, a time to weap. a time to mourn, a time to heal....Something that is often hard to face is that we really don't have a season...we have this disease in ALL seasons and we have no choice but to face this head on. My goal the next few months is to plan for it instead of letting it plan my life. Planning my meals, planning EXACTLY how much carb I will eat and not eating more depending on what is placed before me.  Purposeful about my excercise.  I read so much about having the freedom to do anything.  After 24 years of this disease I am now accepting that I am limited and I must work within these limitations. Years ago I went to law school and I did well according to what the typical society would say. I became a paralegal for a few years. I succeeded in what our society said was Great! But I gained 40 pounds from the hours of study, working long hours and being a single mom. The struggle in a law office is that I am sitting all day! I recently changed careers to something that is not quite so "flashy" but I am working on my perspective and health both physically, spiritially and emotionally. So much plays in to our disease and I am working with all of it.  So much discipline required in all of this.  Thank you so much for writing ladies...nice to know others are blazing a path with me! Stay purposeful! 
Posted about 5 years ago