Perspective: 30 Years with Type 1 Diabetes

Today’s blog post is about perspective!!

2017 is year 30 for me living with Type 1 Diabetes. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my perspective on my life with this wonderful disease. What if I made different choices in my past? What if I chose not to take care of myself ? What if I went down a different road? What if?

It would be a whole different life.

We all have “What If?” moments I am sure. The older I get, the more I appreciate my mistakes in the past and how lucky I am to be here. And that does include every perspective of my life, not just Diabetes. But seeing how neuriotic I am about my Type 1 Diabetes now, makes me wonder how I ever survived many situations in my past. Yikes!! And I will spare all the stories, maybe another blog post if I get brave enough to share.  As I leave the house, I have a mental checklist of all the things I may need if I get stuck somewhere in traffic, out too long at a store, my entire lunchbox and day at work, the drive to work and the drive home. I always have glucose tablets, gel packs, or some juice on me. Something….just in case. As I pack for the gym, now that I have embarked on a new fitness journey, I have to make sure I keep a close eye on my blood glucose level the entire workout, constantly looking at my insulin pump, popping glucose tablets as I’m doing burpees….its been pretty interesting!!


My perspective is very simple on my life with Type 1 Diabetes. It is all part of me, this is my life. Yes it is crazy complicated on a daily basis, but I don’t make excuses, I don’t hold back, I educate if people want to listen, I have accepted and embraced it all. I absolutely love being a bionic mom and have CGM’s and Insulin Pumps beeping throughout the day! I look forward to my next 30+ years!


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