Today I am eighteen. Wow, looking back I can see so may things I would change and things I wouldn't change for the world.
I look back a my highs and lows (not referring to BG's) wondering if my diabetes did have anything to do with it and the truth is 80% of the time it was. Coming up in July I will also be celebrating my 9th diaversary... I don't know what to say about that, that I have had diabetes for half of my life and it honestly hasn't been that long, that I know more about this disease than anything, that is has managed to fill every neuron in my brain and it is never going to change. In another nine years on my twenty seventh birthday how different things will be, what will have changed, will there be bionic pancreases around with the little need of carb counting, figuring, worrying; it makes you think. But really, nine years really isn't that long from the time of diagnosis to now it seems so short I still feel like that lanky skinny girl sitting in the waiting room of my doctors office minutes away from a life changing statement:
" Your daughter has type 1 diabetes "

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Comment by Brian (bsc) on May 7, 2013 at 5:43am

Happy birthday. I hope you can do some things on this special day that really make you happy.

Comment by jrtpup on May 7, 2013 at 6:20am

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a fun one.

Comment by Andrew on May 7, 2013 at 1:38pm

It's weird, but I think almost every diabetic remembers their "d-day" and what happened then. Don't know why.

Happy birthday!

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