1. I tend to be more conscious of what and when I eat and not over eat.
2. I'm not being rude when I insist that I have to eat before everyone else.
3. If I'm in an atmosphere where others around me are drinking and I don't feel like partaking I can blame it on my blood sugar that I can't.
4. I have to take my purse with me everywhere, it has all my "D" supplies.
5. I always have a snack or food on me so if you are hungry, I can probably help you out.
6. I've developed healthier eating habits.
7. I sound REALLY smart when I talk about Diabetes to someone who knows nothing about it.
8. I've learned to like a wider variety of foods including veggies.
9. When I'm preggers I'll get to see my baby in my belly more, (ultrasounds) and hear the heart beat of the baby more often than someone without type 1.
10. If I was to dress up for Halloween as a doctor I bet my pump would be a great prop! It would look like a pager!!!
11. I get to tell funny stories about things that happen like my hubby waking up covered in test strips. (I'll never get over that one)
12. I've learned a lot about my body and myself.
13. I cherish life and those I love more.
14. I'm a much stronger person than I ever thought that I could be.
15. When I eat something like apple pie and vanilla bean ice-cream I savor and enjoy it more since it's not something that I eat as often if I didn't have "D".
Side note- I don't know the last time I ate apple pie and ice-cream and I did the other day. Brad had been asking and asking for me to make an apple pie, it's one of his favorites, was and I guess still is mine too. I've never made one, but I did and it turned out great! I was so proud of myself so I had to have a piece after I slaved away over it. Having it in the afternoon with plenty of hours before bed time and being able to keep an eye on my BG I was able to enjoy without any overnight highs. Every sweet delicious bit was worth not having had any in years.