Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Two Years

I'm posting this a couple of days early as I'm not sure if I'll be in the mood to celebrate two years with D on Thursday, but maybe a cupcake at the weekend...

Two years ago on August 25th I took a trip to my local GP's which would change my life forever.

Despite my parents' fear that I had Diabetes, I didn't think I did. I thought they were overeacting and just being cautious.

If it weren't for them I'd have probably ended up in hospital in DKA.

Ever since my diagnosis they have been brilliant, buying food they thought would be better for me, taking me to appointments and coming in with me, hugs when I was upset and bought sugar free jelly when I wanted. They do get the rough end of the pineapple sometimes, D is incredibly frustrating and as the Diabetes fairy doesn't actually exist the frustration often gets aimed the wrong way..

I hope they know how much I love and appreciate them for all of their support and time. I don't think I could have coped during the first year without them. They don't know what DKA is or if I need to inject when I'm hyper (still working on that!) but they're here for me when I need them.

My first year with D was kind of a blur, figuring things out and learning day-by-day. So this second year feels more like my first.. if that makes sense.

I've learnt some things the hard way and have had numerous ups and downs throughout the year, but every day is a school day. With D I don't think I'll ever stop learning and I'll never fully know the ins and outs of how D works, but I don't feel like I'm on square one any more.

┣▇▇▇═─ I have a brilliant network of support both on and offline, in the UK and Overseas.
┣▇▇▇═─ Readings are now more in range than above.
┣▇▇▇═─ Last HbA1c had come down after a while of sticking at 8.4
┣▇▇▇═─ My PDAC course starts at the beginning of next month.
┣▇▇▇═─ I'm trying to deal with the D emotions more openly

Happy Diaversary to meee xD


Alan said...

Happy Dia-versary Emma! :)

shannon said...

thanks for your comment on my blog, which led me here. my daughter was also diagnosed in august 2009! happy diaversary!

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