While this isn’t Veterans Day, I believe we owe our freedoms and liberty to those who are willing to sacrifice all, and for those who have done so in the past. With the courage we could as diabetics use, face our illness, and with a focus on self-discipline and commitment we can better our lives and those living with and around us.

Diabetes requires dealing with a lot of unpleasant, but necessary activities, activities that make us better now and hopefully better in the long run.

We might not be sure of whether our efforts will result in success, but we can look to our veterans and those soldiers who have died in battle for giving us lessons on how to face our struggles, and how to fight for our own well being and our loved ones with courage and steadfastness.