Hey! Just thought I'd pop in and see how's you're doing! How's it all going in your neck of the woods? Anything new?
Any questions? Take a peek at what's new on the home page when you get a chance...
Drop in on the Canada Embassy page, and tell me what you think!
I've googled searched it too - I think it was called a Monolet - but I'm not sure. I just know that thing was evil, with it's little guilletine platform that you could take in and out - those were orange or yellow as I recall... Maybe white too. That little blue thing was MEAN, for sure.
Welcome to the group! I don't remember much re: diagnosis since I was 7 years old at the time, but I do have the date saved: July 24, 1976, which means it will be 31 years next month! At this point, the promises of "a cure is right around the corner" are starting to wear a little thin!
Well, if Monday was the 27th, then I was diagnosed on the 24th! For years I haven't been able to remember if it was the 21st or 24th when I was diagnosed, but I know it was a Friday. The only time I've ever been admitted to the hospital was Friday 4/24/1987 to Monday 4/27/1987. The Monday you were diagnosed was the same day they let me out to the rest of my life, complete with insulin, syringes, and Accu-Chek II in hand, oh, and the ancient medieval-torture-lancet-device of the mid-80's *shudder*
My official diagnosis date was April 27, 1987. Worst Monday of my life! I also went for a number of years in denial and I would never mention my diabetes. Now I no longer try to hide it and it really hasn't been an issue at all, with anybody.
I just passed the 20 year mark since diagnosis. I've managed to avoid any diagnosed complications so far. Not exactly sure how -- I had my share of rebellious teenage years where managing the diabetes was not a high priority. I've recently gone onto the pump, which has been remarkable. Don't know why I didn't do it years ago!
I rarely tell anyone of my diabetes. It's never good to be the different one in impressionable years, and my experiences in junior high right after diagnosis have greatly influenced my behaviors, even today. I realize most folks here and on other online communities tend to be different in this regard, but I have to be me :) .
I look forward to being a part of the community, and would love to meet anyone in or travelling to the Dallas area.
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