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I am a T1 coming up on my 25th anniversary. Sometime in August 1985, when i was 11. Its wild to think about! Been some years when i didnt take such good care, and some others when i have dont all i can to take care of all this stuff we need to think about. But its been a journey to "have a relationship with diabetes," as a therapist told me once, and i feel like commemorating somehow, but not sure how.
Just wondering if anyone came up with any great ways to "celebrate" all the strides we take to do what we gotta do...
Well today I mark my 18th year of being a Diabetic. The funny thing is my doctor is baffle that I underwent a long period without insulin after I was diagnosed with it and underwent insulin treatment for around 6-12 months then was taken off the treatment due to low glucose episodes. Regardless of what my doctor said I still have a page of an entry in my journal dedicated to the time I was diagnosed with diabetes with my 10 years old hand-writing.
Well, I simply celebrated by remembering the diagnostic day, and seeing the changes I've gone through, from diet soda, to blood sugar testing. Remembering how much I've done for my diabetes this last year and just keep doing what I do now for many future years to come hopefully. :)