Merry Christmas everyone! As I was sitting around wrapping gifts I realized that I passed a milestone this past week. It has been 30 years since I was diagnosed. I was 6 at the time and do not remember the exact date, but I remember going home on Christmas Eve after a week or so in the hospital. So it must have been my anniversary one of these past few days. 30 years, no complications, living healthy, living strong, volunteering time to JDRF to help those around me with children recently diagnosed, and very proud of myself. I think we often forget to look at the good side of this disease and I just wanted to share my good news with all of you, because I feel like we are all family.
I am blessed in every way possible and plan on getting that gold medal when I reach 50 years. If only I could remember what company it is that gives that out. I have a 6 year old that also has Type 1 and follows in my footsteps with her habits, and I hope she can go 30 years complication free as well.
Have a wonderful holiday everyone and I wish you all health and happiness! Thanks for letting pat myself on the back!