What is “Diabetes Awareness”? It means different things to different people and I am always reevaluating what it means to me. To me, Diabetes Awareness is a balance of showing the struggle and the triumph of living with an invisible illness like this. It’s not all about meters and numbers and carb counting and injections. It’s all of that–plus the places we go, the people we care about, the goals that motivate us. Our reasons to keep our Diabetes under control are as big a part of the process as the mechanics of daily treatment.

For the month of November, I will be sharing this vision with an image a day on the LivingVertical facebook page. Each image tells a story, but there is always a story of what went into the image, and what it means to me in terms of life with diabetes–because life with diabetes is still about LIFE.