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39 years ago today I was diagnosed 250.9 which in 1975 was the ICD (International Classification of Diseases) code for Diabetes with Unspecified Complications. I have tried desperately through the years not to allow D to define me, but the reality is though D does not define me, it has helped shape me and the person I have become. Without D would I be the same independent, confident, competitive woman I am ? Would I have made the same career choice, chosen the same mate ? As I mull these things over in my mind, I am thankful for the innovations in D care and technology that have enabled me to reach this 39 year milestone and thrive with a condition which less than 100 years ago was an automatic death sentence. So today I'm celebrating with a gorgeous spinach salad and seared tuna and maybe something decadent for dessert.

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Comment by Emily Coles on May 12, 2014 at 1:25pm

Happy diaversary, Clare!  Your celebratory salad looks DIVINE!!!

Comment by Clare on May 12, 2014 at 1:34pm

Thanks Emily, it was delicious. It was so good in fact I didn't feel the need to have anything for dessert.

Comment by Marie B on May 12, 2014 at 1:40pm

that does look great. what are those spongy-looking beige things? wow, they seared the tuna just right. I'm wanting one now.....

Comment by Clare on May 12, 2014 at 2:46pm

I seared the tuna just right. The spongy beige things are called "cheese crispies" I got the recipe from pup. Take a slice of cheese - I prefer cheddar, tear it into 4 pieces, put on parchment paper, put in microwave oven for 1 minute. Take out and break into pieces. I like it because the cheese gets crisp, it mimics croutons, but has zero carbs.

Comment by MrSilver on June 22, 2014 at 4:42pm

Happy Diaversary! MMMMMMMMMMM, that salad looks divine and perfect.

I thought the "croutons" were Dutch crunch bread, but cheese puffs... yum!

If it's okay, I'd like to rename and dedicate them to jrtpup and crown them as "Cheese Pups" if that's okay?

Btw, I had the good fortune to meet jrtpup when I first landed here, I know she is sorely missed!


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