Tuesday, June 26, 2012

12 year diaversary

today is my 12 year diaversary. for those who are not hip and cool with the diabetes lingo, that means 'diabetes anniversary' or 'the day i was diagnosed with diabetes' ... 12 years ago. and back in the day, mom would get me a red velvet cake to celebrate this day. (cough cough) ...just kidding mom. ;) because yes, when you have diabetes, you do what everyone else does. celebrate anniversaries with sweets. DUH.

it doesn't seem like 12 years ago. it feels like yesterday. i never really have crazy emotions in either direction on this day ... but i do think, holy crap. i've lived with this for 12 YEARS. that's insane.

i remember dr. awesome telling me, 'in five years or so they'll have a cure.' yeah, that happened. but hey, my pump works for me. and my dexcom changed the control i have of my blood sugar for the better. we've come a long way in the last 12 years.

so i won't say i can't complain ... because i could be one of those people (come on. we all know who those people are who complain about everything NO MATTER WHAT, even when you can think of a million things worse than what they're complaining about) to whine about how awful this disease is and how i have to deal with it 24/7/365, but that won't do me any good. so i suck it up and do what i have to do.  by now, i'm used to it. it's not even an extra thought, it's just a part of my life.

i've come a long way in 12 years, diabetes or not. started college, graduated college, had a few jobs (some better than others), became an aunt to a nephew and a niece, bought a condo (wish i could say sold a condo), went to vegas, went to mexico, went to disney world, met an amazing man, was diagnosed with graves disease, got engaged, had my thyroid removed, and we're planning a wedding - all with diabetes. it's not a show stopper. life goes on.

thanks to everyone for all the support, hugs and laughs over the past 12 years. here's to many, many, MANY more - with or without the disease; in case someday they really DO find a cure.

cupcake anyone?


  1. Happy diaversary! Have a fantastic day! :)

  2. Proud of you babe for your strength and accomplishments that show others how you can own diabetes and not let it own you!

  3. Happy diaversary, Mer!! It's amazing how we get so accustomed to the D-Life and it becomes 2nd nature. Here's to many more great years!