Happy New Year, All! I do wish you everything good and healthful and positive in 2007.
In all honesty, I've been suffering from a bad case of writer's block when it comes to New Year's Resolutions... What should I vow? That I will be a better person? A better diabetic? More tuned in to this task or that? I'm just too darned pragmatic for all that bravado. And besides, I already have more balls in the air than a one-armed juggler, as certain family members would say. Since my diagnosis with this ever-present THING that reminds me of my own mortality 8-10 times a day at least, the only resolution that seems to make sense is my original one: Enjoy Life. And this I intend to do, hopefully by being an extraordinary mother, partner, friend, and perennial advocate / voice of the diabetes patient, God willing.
Now I'm clearly not the only one who gets reflective at this time of year, and sentiments vary greatly. Here's a small handful of toast-worthy New Years posts to fill your cup:
* Perhaps in retaliation to all those prominent "shed-pounds-this-year" headlines, Jann over at Second Life reminds us that It's not about your weight, it's about your health. Granted, he's resolved to lose weight, too, but I like his take on life.
* Not everyone is having a happy new year. Mosey on over and lend some support to diabetic CMR (ChocoMilkRocks) in the UK, who voted herself "most likely to cry myself to sleep."
NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.
* Check out Time Magazine's Health Year in Review -- read all about the year in medicine, literally from A to Z.
* Over at dLife.com, all the diabetic celebs are sharing their fave yummy recipes, while the Viewpoints Columnists (including Yours Truly) share their visions of what made 2006 a memorable year for people with diabetes.
* On the inspirational front, a teenage dancer "stricken by diabetes" will appear as Little Bo Peep on the Kaiser Permanente nursery-rhyme float in this year's Rose Parade. "I told them that I wanted to be on the float to show that diabetics are normal people," says Emily Fuller of Riverside, CA. Nice girl, poor reporting.
Oooh, and by the way, a friend of mine will be co-hosting the Rose Parade for HGTV this year. Go Karen! You show them that redheads are normal people too, girl!
Confession: I'm starting this year out particularly audacious because I'm at Club Med in Mexico this week. I wasn't kidding on that one. So posting may be light, forgive me :) I'm busy thanking my lucky stars to have such a loving family and the means to enjoy a little decadence with them now and then. It's my longstanding New Year's Resolution, after all...