Twenty Five years ago today I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Since that Monday evening I have had insulin injected into my body by either shots or insulin pumps. I have pricked my finger and attempted to manage this disease all 9125 days.
For many years my management was horrible and almost non existant. Finding other people with diabetes online made all the difference in the world. As did the new medicines and devices I use.
Still my life is not what I planned for it to be. Diabetes forced me to travel down a path I was not prepared for and has continually made that path difficult, but not impossible.
Twenty Five years doesn't feel as great as I sort of hoped it would. It only brings up the sad moments I have had and the fear of what the future holds, or doesn't.
In my life, diabetes makes the future less mysterious and all the more scary.
Happy diaversary to me.