Diabetes anniversary

Do you do something a little special when its your diabetes anniversary? Usually my parents try to surprise me with flowers and a little note celebrating my health.

I don't know the exact date, so I usually just announce it November 1st (which I only started doing last year). If I do anything else than that, it's eat a whole cake between me and a friend. =P

I wasn't raised to celebrate the anniversary and I am pretty sure my mom would be horrified if I did haha. in my family, celebrating it or acknowledging it means you're giving yourself up to feel different. since i was raised to believe i was no different than my friends or my brother, a d-anniversary celebration would ruin that.