Our D-history:

My daughter, *Rosie, was five years old when she was diagnosed on September 19, 2008, with Type I Diabetes. We started out on MDI, but in October 2010 we switched to a pump. We also added a Dexcom CGM in May of 2011. In February 2014 we changed to the Medtronic Enlite system- a pump and CGM all in one.

*Rosie is not her real name... I let her pick her own pseudonym for the blog!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Five Years

It was five years ago this week- 9/19/08-  that Rosie was diagnosed.

Every year, the date has kind of weighed on me.  I'd replay things in my mind and think about all the ways our lives have been changed due to this disease.  This year?  Other than a vague feeling that I was forgetting to do something all day, the day came and went without any fanfare.

Five years of finger pokes, carb counting, and sleepless nights.  That's a lot, yet just a drop in the bucket compared to the many years Rosie has ahead of her.  A cure can't come soon enough.

1 comment:

  1. I so forgot this year myself and it has only been 3 for us. I guess I just had too many other things on my mind and it just came and went like you said until the following week when I checked the calendar and realized we had forgot it but I was kind of glad we had. Glad to hear that you are still making it through even after 5 year. Waiting hand and hand for a cure with you too.


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