It’s September 8th, 2006 means that its the 13th year that i’ve had juvenile diabetes.
Around 10:00 am 13 years ago, mom had just gotten off the phone with the hospital telling her to bring me into the hospital quickly…and for the next 10 days after that, i was in a corner room of the hospital, with an initial blood sugar of 799 and being told i wouldnt see a number under 200 for a couple months. A couple days ago, my aunt said that she was on the phone with mom and she was screaming “mollie has diabetes.” and we all had no clue what this meant. over the years, we’ve learned a lot of about diabetes and all i want is a cure for this debilitating disease, so I never have to have another anniversary…ever!!!
Okay it’s the 8th……my 13thanniversary without ANY compliations….who woulda thunk? Haha Because I choose to celebrate what’s good about my life rather than concentrate on what’s bad about diabetes, my sister, mom and I celebrated in a very unsual way..I went out and did exactly what I shouldn’t do…just to prove that’s im still human. The truth is, I calculated to the best of my ability, how much insulin I would need and how I would deliver before ever walking in to The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf! See, I planned the place and told my mom where we would go to have my special treat. As I walked through the door, there were so many choices, things I would never in a million years have! It took me a while to decide what was going to be the star of my special treat. In the end, I chose to have a Regular Ultimate White Chocolate Coffee Bean Ice Blended Caffeinated Drink with chocolate covered coffee beans ground up inside the blended drink. As I savored every sip, mom and Jackie took pictures for my wall of memories in my room. Yes, I broke every diabetic rule in the book. I did something I never do. And I love every single minute of it! But, as I said, I planned this whole event and I delivered insulin over a period of time and continued to test ,my blood sugar on the half hour to make sure I didn’t sky rocket and I have to admit that my due-diligence over the years, or my attention to my diabetes management truly came in handy, because what I learned is that I can no only celebrate very special occasions the way I want, but I can do it and control my blood sugar So not only did I have the joy of having a rare special treat, but I had the joy in knowing that I didn’t hurt myself. And I think every diabetic, once in a while break out of their safe zone and take a calculated risk. It felt good and I couldn’t stop smiling, as usual. Haha. Pictures to follow. Heres one picture to give you an idea.