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...


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August 22, 1979 31 years in a few days. I thought about celebrating last year the big 30. Then life got in the way and all of a sudden it was the 24th. I toasted the memories with Diet Coke and moved on. Maybe I will celebrate my 35th.
I just go out and eat what I can on the menu for my D anniversery. I was diagnosed in August too but many years before you. I was diagnosed in August of 73 on the 10th. One year I celebreated my anniversey by giving birth to my oldest daughter on that day
I celebrated this year (year one!) with a ritualistic burning of sugar...I made Crem Brule!
I celebrate that I have SURVIVED the D!! April 4, 1974

On this day (or close) I buy myself something that promotes good health. Once a snazzy 10 speed bike in my college years. Often a new pair of walking shoes. This year an ipod that I'm loading with great tunes to walk to.
I have been a diabetic for 21 years this September..

To celebrate my 20 years... My daughters and I traveled to the Canary Islands, Spain to visit a girlfriend of mine. I had always wanted to go to Hawaii but when she moved to the "Hawaii" of Europe.. what a great experience for all of us :o)
I celebrate each year since dignosed, previous years i've done things to raise money for charity, like a run, i was diagnosed 19th august 1997. Generally i do more of a big thing when its a big milestone like 5, 10, 15 years etc this year i'm probably just going to go out for a meal, to celebrate having diabetes for 13 years and not having to go back to hospital (other than check ups) not having to be admitted since, and for not having any complications since dignosis. For my 15th year anniversary i'm planning to do the 3 peaks for charity, which is reaching the top of the three highest mountains in the UK, in under 24hrs.
have been a type 1 for about 48 years now, I was 20 at the time. I have never celebrated much.......maybe I should
Great post. Its nice to let the NEWBIES know your life isnt over. Some people are so whoa is me. Ive been diabetic since 1991 and it hasnt stopped me from playing impact sports, endurance sports, going to school, having kids, working. I dont even think about it i just go to the Bathroom check my sugar take my insulin when appropriate and walk out in under 5 minutes and continue with my normal life. I think from what ive seen the hardest part of being diabetic is people seem to let it beat them mentally.
True, Ture. I've been a Type 1 for 37 years and to the newbies life isn't over it just has to be lived a little differently like C Rappa said.
I don't do a thing to mark it. It seems like I only remember it's been so long when I am talking to my doc or someone who knows.

Otherwise? It's just another month in another year.

(This is 30 years exactly this month for me.)

It's not that I don't care! But people look at me differently than they do someone who lives so long with cancer or a diff disease.
Nice! Congratulations!!!

What a good thought, my 1 year anniversary as a Type 1 will be this New Years. It's definitely a celebration of Life, wow not sure what I'm going to do. Be nice to have a Sugarless Cake and Blow out the Candles....Er....Candle. :D

Great Post

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.




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