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I think I'm finally understanding what a D-anniversary is about!

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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!

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Posted: Oct 18, 2010 11:23
  • I think I'm finally understanding what a D-anniversary is about!
    I think I'm beginning to clue into this D-anniversary that I've been noticing folks in the D-OC (diabetes online community) celebrate when coming up to the anniversary date of their diagnosis. 
    On Friday, I attended my husband's (Mike) workplace gala event (I was really underdressed for this - had no idea you dressed like it was a prom) for his 30th year as a working stiff at Bombardier.  A few folks in Twitter knew I wasn't really looking forward to this as I'm not really into big affairs, but as I started noshing on appetizers / drinks - I began to losen up.  Yes, at one point I started to panic as I was trying to figure out how much insulin to cover the nibbles, etc.  In the end,  went with the flow.  I cancelled the extended bolus on my pump (we were eating from 1630 - 2230) and just let my hair down - monitoring blood sugars from time to time.  I managed to keep my blood sugars at a healthy range (next morning woke up to 5 mmol/l - I love my juice of life aka insulin).
    It was when all of Mike's work mates, big wigs, came by to congratulate him (he was not the only one celebrating his recognition of service).  Listening to them all joking, saying  he looks like he was robbed from the cradle at birth to start working there was hilarious.  I noticed how proud he was and how much he enjoys being with others that share his passion for the work they do, day in and day out.  I felt like I was seeing a different person and it made me so happy!  It then dawned on me, this is what a D-anniversary must be all about!  It actually made me look forward to perhaps attending one of many future D-anniversaries of friends that I have met within the D-OC - to feel the same way I do for Mike and his accomplishments in his work life!

    You never know - maybe I'll celebrate mine one day.  This coming from a gal who doesn't celebrate her own birthday - can she be change after all these years?

    NB:  If you want to check out the heels I wore (perfect for aeration of soil) - click on this link to see them - "snake skin" shoes! Whoo! Whoo!


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