Today marks the day of my eleventh year with diabetes!
It's been a long, hard road...but I think I have finally hit a good point ever since I started the Omnipod =) I can't believe it's been 11 years already. Then again, it seems like I have had it all my life. Without my diabetes being diagnosed I would not even be here today. I am so thankful to have diabetes. If I have a lifelong disease, I'm going to make the best of it! Yes, I have those days that I just want to throw in the towel and give in to the part of me saying "why me?" But I would not be where I am without having diabetes brought into my life. It has given me so many opportuinites I wouldn't have...It has given me courage...It has given me strength...Best of all it helps me live my life to the fullest! TuDiabetes has definately helped me through alot. I joined this site right before I went on the pod and I wrote a blog about how nervous I was. A couple hours later, I already had responses telling me it would be ok and I would make it just fine! It's awesome how loving and in touch this community is. I have not once felt alone since I joined this site, and to me that is everything! 11 years, wow! That's more than half my life! And the best part of my diabetes anniversary is my A1C went from 6.5 to 6.3!!! The best A1C I have had...like...ever! To those who are newly diagnosed...you can do it! There is so much proof just on this site of that =) To those who are not nearly newbies...congrats on making this far! I know each of you will make it so much longer =)
Overall, I am not mad-sad-grumpy-upset about this day. I am thankful for what this disease has given me =) And what all you guys have helped me through and been there for! That is why I decided to celebrate this day with all of you!