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Diaversary!!!

Happy 17th Diaversary to me!!! If you don’t know, a diaversary is the anniversary of a diabetes diagnoses. On March 11, 1995 when I was 7 years old I was told I have Type 1 Diabetes.

I was going to do this whole big post on my diagnoses story and this & that but that seems…eh not so fun. So I wanted to make a list of things my diabetes hasn’t stopped me from doing:

  • Flying in a plane
  • Being in Marching Band (band geek whoo!!!)
  • Dating
  • Learning French (not that I have anyone to talk to)
  • Graduating with Honors
  • Horseback Riding
  • Going to Disney, & Universal, & visiting my Florida family
  • Going on a cruise
  • Going out with friends
  • Camping
  • Dancing around like a fool every chance I get
  • Going to my first live baseball game
  • Running two 5k’s
  • Getting Married
  • Buying my first home
  • Getting a dog
  • Going to Merlefest
  • Going to Williamsburg, VA
  • Getting pregnant (♥)

So I left a lot of things out & it’s not exactly in order but hey, it shows that over the last 17 years I’ve not let me diabetes define my life. Yes it’s a big part but it’s not the only part.

Here’s to another 17 years (& many more) with my rude, unwilling to contribute pancreas. 17 more years of changes & upgrades in diabetes care and management. But mostly, 17 more years of living life to the fullest, with my husband at my side, & a whole bunch of babies!!!

Hitting a vein.

Sucks.  Got this little surprise when I took my site out this evening.

Don’t judge me for taking the time to snap this pic.

Well at least that solves the mystery of my highs this evening!!!

Welcome back Dexy!

So I’ve not been using my Dexcom for months now!!! Ugh, I know right. So today I finally put Dexy back on the charger & ordered more sensors, much to the delight of my deductible! I’ve not really been using it because Luke got a hold of it & did a number on the poor guy.  Still works fine, just doesn’t look so good & who knows how long it’ll last.

Luckily, I’m still under warranty so I can get a new one for a cool $200.  I’ll probably break down & get it soon…just not right after I’ve spent about $700 on pump supplies and sensors that will lovingly fill my deductible up.  Whew, at least I got it done early.

So I’m SUPER excited to be using the Dex again because I know that my A1C is way up.  I’m just now coming off the burnout after my miscarriage & am ready to take care of myself & get back on top of things.  Like tonight for dinner, instead of going out or getting fast food I actually cooked 🙂 & from start to finish, no help from the hubby.  I made a lemon/herb chicken with cucumbers & steamed veggies. So yay for good food choices tonight.

Hopefully it’ll last into tomorrow and I can get the momentum rolling and get the taking care of myself back on top of the priority list.

Just a short one today I know.  I promise to get back into the blogging groove now that the rest of my life seems to slowly be falling back into place.  I’ll leave you with a picture of the pup 🙂

My new favorite t-shirt

I think it speaks for itself 🙂

This is one of the many shirts you can find here at the ‘Diabetees’ store. There were definitely some I really liked but this one has to be my favorite!

My ‘beetus doesn’t like stomach bugs

Aaron & I always laugh at those Wilford Brimley commercials where he talks about his ‘dia-beet-us’!! It drives me crazy (the kind of crazy where I roll my eyes but still giggle a little). Like when my cousin still asks me if I’ve taken my ‘sugar pill’ no matter how many times I’ve told her I’m on insulin. Haha!

This weekend I remembered how much my ‘beetus does NOT like it when I’m sick. My numbers were rollercoaster-ing all weekend & I”m still having some trouble honing them in.

Being sick with diabetes is so much more work. If I’m nauseous I have to think ‘is it the high blood sugar or the bug?’ If I have crackers & sprite I have to think ‘should I do a full bolus? what if i puke later?’ Ugh!!  But that’s why I haven’t posted in a few days. ‘Beetus & I were fighting the stomach bug that seems to be going around our little town.

All is better now though!!! 🙂 & I have some good news:

My letter to the editor that I wrote about Diabetes Awareness Month & World Diabetes Day ran in our local paper yesterday!! I’m not sure about the title they gave it but I digress. You can read my letter here!!  I’m so excited, I know it’s not much but it’s still helping to raise awareness about Diabetes & some of the things going on this month.

I also got my postcard out in the mail for the World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange.

Had to represent good ol’ NC bay-bay!!! 🙂 Can’t wait to receive mine in the mail hopefully soon!!!

Never in my life have I been so involved in the Diabetes Community & I really wish I would have started sooner. I’m meeting a ton of great new people, getting a lot of support from people who know what I’m going through, & really feeling like I’m making a difference.  Even if it’s just a small one.

It’s time for me to show my diabetes whose boss.  I’m in control of this disease not the other way around.  I can show others & myself that diabetes doesn’t always have to be bad.

It appears all the bones, walking, playing with ropes & squeaky balls have left Luke in a ‘oh isn’t life as a dog hard’ pose. Because we don’t spoil him at all you know.  😉

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