11 Year Diabetic Anniversary

I was only 4 years old. My family and I were at the Wayne Newton showrooms watching him perform. It was a night I will never forget. I was drinking so much water and regular soda and I had to go the restroom a lot. My blood sugars were high! The next day, my mom knew something was wrong, she just didn’t know what.  We went to the hospital and to make a long story short, my blood sugar was 800. The doctors said that my numbers would be around 200-300 for the next six months.  So, I am writing this journal to remember that 11 years ago today, was the day before I was diagnosed with this wonderful disease.

Tomorrow is my diabetic anniversary.

That is, the day I was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, at the age of four on September 9th, 1994. My diabetes has put me through a lot of things. Extra responsibilities, having to carry a bag full of supplies and all the extra stuff that goes with it, but it has also made me stronger and I am so glad I am alive and well. There are lots of memories before and after I was diagnosed, both good and bad.  But I am blessed that I was diagnosed with a disease that I can control and still be alive when I grow up, so I am grateful to have such a wonderful life to live. I am a happy person and smile ALL the time!

When the cure is found, which will be soon, I can have: regular soda, real ice cream, candy bars, without taking insulin, and all kinds of foods without seeing an insulin pump and pushing buttons! Also, when the cure is found, I won’t have to worry my family, or worry that my twin sister may also suffer with this dreadful disease. I won’t have to worry if my kidneys are okay and if my general health is good or bad every time I give blood.  I won’t have to wear my pump and have people wonder what that thing is. I won’t have to change my insulin pump site with an inserter and needle. I won’t have to test my blood sugar 10-15 times a day anymore.

I could be like any normal person and not have to think about my blood sugar every minute of every day.

Mollie // curemoll
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Mollie // curemoll

I'm Mollie Singer! Type 1 Diabetic for 22 years, diagnosed at the young age of 4. I blog with my twin sister Jackie Singer and Mom and Aunt, named Jackie and Mollie (aka: Aunt Mama). You'll read about the ups and downs of living with diabetes, how my twin sister is my "Diabetic Angel" and how family is the most important thing in my life. We also LOVE music and are singers in a band called MJ2.
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