Today marks my sixth diagnosis-day anniversary.
Type I diabetes. Sigh.
As I sit to type this blog post, I have little to say, for once, about my disease. I feel like I've already said it all between my diabetes blog, the numerous diabetes-related articles and guest blog posts, volunteering, and the monumental task of living with this disease every day.
I am hopeful that there will be a cure for type I in my lifetime. I pray that by working hard---eating healthy, exercising, carefully administering insulin, managing stress, etc.---that the cure will benefit me. And if not a cure for me, for all the precious children who are newly diagnosed and their parents who live every day in fear and frustration as the family fights a disease that requires 24/7/365 management. My heart goes out to those families.
Diabetes---it is what it is. Sink or swim. Do or die. Get educated or get buried.
I choose to live and to live well. And I choose to not let diabetes win. Ever.