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Hi TuDiabetes Family,

I wanted to send a gigantic thanks for all of the responses and kind thoughts left after my first post. So much has happened over the last year, BUT the best of them all is that I now own my Diabetes. When Diagnosed in December 2010 my A1C was 15.4. By March 2010 it had dropped to 7.2 and 6.2 at my anniversary date in December. I've gone from not knowing what to finally sharing it with my family and being able to discuss it freely.

As I reflect back over the last year and my initial inability to discuss my diagnosis and denial, I realize that nothing has really changed in my life. Ok, so I have made insulin my best friend, but other than that and keeping up with my supplies I AM OK WITH BEING A TYPE 1 DIABETIC. Other than portions, what I eat and the way its cooked hasn't changed. Where I go and what I do there hasn't changed. How I dress and what I project hasn't changed. Other than the supplies I track and use monthly, I AM ME...

...and that hasn't and never will change. I own my Diabetes!

Thanks again TuDiabetes Family!!!

Yours most truly,


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Comment by Peetie on February 29, 2012 at 2:21pm


Comment by Rye on February 29, 2012 at 2:37pm

Good for you!

Comment by Betty J on February 29, 2012 at 2:51pm

You truly own your Diabetes...Congrats!

Comment by Doris D on February 29, 2012 at 3:47pm


Comment by Jacob's mom on February 29, 2012 at 5:27pm

what an awesome attitude.. you set a great examples for others, i've said thiis same thing to my son or others here when they are struggling, if there is nothing you can do to change a situation you need to accept it and move foward. you have done this much better than most, i am very impressed! amy

Comment by LaGuitariste on February 29, 2012 at 7:21pm

I'm sorry you had to join the club, but I'm very happy for you that you're doing well and learning to accept and treat your diabetes.

Comment by Brian (bsc) on February 29, 2012 at 7:22pm

Way to go!!!!

Comment by acidrock23 on February 29, 2012 at 8:28pm

Way to go!

Comment by Brunetta on March 1, 2012 at 8:04am

CONGRATS,BROTHA!! You made it and nowntru;ly realize that YOU are still You, uniquely you.. who just happens to have type one diabetes!!

God bless,

Comment by Brunetta on March 1, 2012 at 8:05am

"now truly"is what I meant. Typo time.


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