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!

~Sugarrbabie~

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Comment by debb on December 30, 2008 at 9:07am
happy anniversary sugarrbabie,
wow 11 years. i agree with you that TuD is the best. where else can you get advice, counseling, support, a few fun games, friendship and love all rolled up in one giant package? you go girl.
Comment by kelly kunik on December 30, 2008 at 4:53pm
Happy Diaversary and congrats on the kick-ass A1C - You Rock!
Comment by Nikki Blacketer on February 7, 2009 at 3:43pm
I finally found somone who has had diabetes about as long as i have..I have had it for 13 years, I was told that i as born with it but that it didnt take effect till i was two. I have those "Why me?" days to. When they do find a cure for it i will deffenitly be getting it cuz im sure most of us would like to live life with out having to worry about priking our fingers or trying to rember to make sure you dose or take a shot.
Comment by herman on February 8, 2009 at 7:17am
Guess I've had this T2 for about 11 years now. I ordered the Omnipod sample kit last to give it a look-see.
Herman

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