I thought it was fun to share long time or old time diabetes experiences with a group of like minded people. We used to have a group when the website was in the old format. Sounds like the web technology has changed and it went away. Not complaining though, I’m very grateful that Emily and Manny and team have dedicated time and resources to create a meeting place for a community of people that I can relate to. I hope they feel that their efforts are appreciated
Here’s my story in a nutshell, in 1976 a little while after my little brother was born, I got sick. I was 5.5 years old. I have lots of pleasant memories that I’d be happy to share with anyone that wants to hear them. Before the dx, I remember trying to sneak past my parents in the living room to get to the bathroom. I had to sneak, because I was supposed to be in bed sleeping, but instead, I had to get up and keep peeing. I was able to appreciate moving from the chemistry set urine test in a tube with foaming pills that changed the urine colors, to urine test strips, to huge blood testers, to smaller and smaller testers, then to a continuous glucose monitor. While I appreciate the improvement, I feel like we can and should do much much better. The technology on my Medtronic 5g or whatever its called feels sooo terribly archaic next to the smartphone apps and devices that we use in every other technology.
I’ve had some complications lately that have really been bumming me out. Been taking time every few weeks to get lazer treatment in the eyes. I don’t like it at all, but I’m glad to be able to see.
What’s your story? Please share with me if you want. Maybe I’m in the wrong place or category, but I love to hear the stories of how people have lived their lives with their challenges successfully (or not) for a long time.