Sunday, May 20, 2012

Diabetes Hero~D-Blog Week

Today's Prompt: Let’s end our week on a high note and blog about our “Diabetes Hero”.  It can be anyone you’d like to recognize or admire, someone you know personally or not, someone with diabetes or maybe a Type 3.  It might be a fabulous endo or CDE.  It could be a d-celebrity or role-model.  It could be another DOC member.  It’s up to you – who is your Diabetes Hero??

Who is my diabetes hero, you may ask?  Well after this weekend it is hard to narrow it down to one person.  I just spent the most amazing weekend at the Diabetes Sisters Weekend for Women Conference in Raleigh.  I met some amazing women with diabetes and they are all Diabetes Heroes to me!  

I met women who had lived with diabetes for 5months-50 years.  Women with all types of diabetes.  Women with children and families and careers. Beautiful women who shared their stories and experiences with me and many others.  These women, living with diabetes all together in one place celebrating life.  I walked away from that conference this afternoon with new, dear friends and precious memories.  I walked away thinking that nothing could stop me from living life to it's fullest.  My diabetes heroes are all on their way back to their homes, their families, and their lives today but they will forever hold a place in my heart as one of my DiabetesSisters. 

To learn more about the Weekend for Women Conference, you can go to the DiabetesSisters website at


  1. Beautifully said, Melissa! You're one of MY heroes! :)

  2. I couldn't agree more....what a great experience! So many inspiring women. I am very thankful that I was able to attend the conference and gain strength and a new perspective from my Diabetes Sisters.