Happy 12 Year Diabetic Anniversary to me!
September 8, 1993, I was in the hospital trying to figure out what was wrong with me, why I drank gallons of water and still felt thirsty, eating alot of food but losing weight and feeling tired and still having no energy to do anything. The doctors and nurses tested my blood sugarand it was 799. Normal blood sugar is 80-120. My mom, dad and sister and aunt were all there. Dad was there every single night making sure i was safe and alright. He is a doctor too, so that helped having him there. My mom and sister, Jackie, came every morning and stayed until the visiting hours were over. Jackie was the best! She never complained, cried, or wanted to go home. She stayed strong through the whole thing, I love you sooo much Jackie! Thanks for always being here for me!!! I was in the hospital for 10 days. My a1c was 19.3 when i was first diagnosed‚ it’s now around 7.2ish from the last time i tested, which was about 3 months ago. I don’t remember much, but i know Mom was up every night reading every book and online website she could find trying to learn about this chronic disease I had just been diagnosed with. My life as juvenile diabetic for the past 12 years has been a big challenge, but with the strength, hope, courage and determination God has given me to face each day with a smile and positive attitude, I know i can make it through.I‚Äôve also had the awesome opportunity to be involved witht he Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as a volunteer since the age of 6 to testify, lobby and advocate for more funding for diabetes reserach. Thank you for all the support everyone!That means alot to me for you all to be here when i needed you most. My blood sugars were soo good today! i woke up at 111 and before i ate lunch, i was 144. But, I have to change my insulin pump site when i get home‚ and I’m typing this at school right now…why you ask? it hurts soooooo bad..its on my upper back and i really need to change it, every time i bolus, it burns and i can feel the insulin going in..gotta love it right? positive attitude I’m grateful i have an insulin pump.
Curemoll‚ since September 8th, 1993
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