We can’t live without hope. If we really stop and think about it, life runs on hope. Sometimes our hopes get dashed, but then we think of something else to hope for. Whether it’s personal achievement (school, work, athletics, performance), or a greater vision (a service organization, faith community, government, the world), hope drives us.
Without hope we have nothing.
Living with diabetes we certainly experience hope. We hope for target blood glucose levels and for discipline around food or exercise. We hope for a breakthrough in medication, technology, or the artificial pancreas. And somewhere underneath it all (or on top for some) is a continuous thread of hope for a cure.
Last year a new tradition was started: the Diabetes Hope Conference. This event will take place again this year on May 20th at 11 am Central (12:00 noon Eastern Time). Visit this website to register for the conference.