Quiet a few new things have happened to me within the past 6 months. I started my first year of engineering at university, moved away from home, got diagnosed type 1 diabetic and now writing my first blog! I think Helen Keller said it best "life if either a daring adventure or nothing." Boy has mine ever been an adventure.
Maybe before getting into writing a blog about my diabetic experiences I should give some insight. I was diagnosed January 12, 2012... 2 Days after my 19th birthday. It was a horrible ice storm that day. I went to emergency thinking that my salivary glands weren't working right.... Little did I know my life would change. I spent the next 2 days in the emergency trying to absorb all the information. I honestly didn't know about diabetes. No one in my family has it. I have never felt so alone in my life. My mom and grandmother were there and tried to help, but as much as they try they will never fully understand.I am happy to say today that I do not feel so alone. Everyone in the diabetic community is amazing! I cannot wait for the day someone comes to me and says they are newly diagnosed. I will be as supportive to them as everyone has been to me.
Today I am in honeymoon. I am comfortable with my injections and testing my sugars. I have come to terms that this is "normal". I eat in a cafeteria and I am no longer embarrassed to whip my needle out and give myself an injection in front of everyone!I am who I am! love me or hate me, I am me and I am proud! I am not ashamed of the things I cannot control.
The power of positive thinking is amazing! I know some days suck, but just remember all the amazing things and people in the world! Have a great day. Blogging is fun, maybe I'll keep it up!