Do you know what day is it today? It is the 16-th of October, the day when 21 years ago, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. And yes, today marks my 21st diaversary. 🙂 I feel that each year that passes while managing Type 1 diabetes is an accomplishment Moreover, it reminds me of how strong am I.
During my first 12 diaversaries, this day the 16th of October was simply too hard, especially for my parents and sister. I can’t imagine how hard it was for them to try and accept that I had to live with a life-changing condition. They felt angry that they couldn’t take it away. They also felt sad because, in the beginning, our life revolved around learning about carb counting, fasting, insulin adjustments, and hospital appointments. But, I know that my family has always been amazing and so supportive. And I will always be thankful for that.
Each year, this day reminds me of the strength that I have. Moreover, how far I’ve come and that I take diabetes in my stride. I consider my diaversary as the birthday of my journey which has defined me and my determination. I like being the Queen and having two birthdays (especially in the same month)! 🙂
Inspirational thoughts for my 21st diaversary
For my diaversay, I would like to share some thoughts with all of you. No matter how hard it may seem:
- Always look on the bright side of life.
- Love your broken pancreas.
- You were given this life because you’re strong enough to live it.
- I believe that we’re about to accomplish something amazing.
- Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful.
- Don’t forget how strong you are.
I am wondering what the following year will bring in my life. We will see. Until then..
HAPPY 21ST DIAVERSARY TO ME! 🙂