I was diagnosed in March 2008 which wasn't much of a surprise. I had gestational diabetes with all five of my pregnancies. I have a family history of Type 2. I assumed I'd get it. Unfortunately I got it a couple decades sooner than I was expecting. Getting Type 2 in your 30s isn't something that many people expect.
There have been ups and downs on my journey with diabetes. There are days of denial. Days of frustration. Days I want to give up. However there are days I feel victorious. Days I embrace my condition. Days I'm thankful for the friends I've made. Friends that were introduced to me by diabetes.
Yes, having diabetes stinks. Ok, honestly it sucks. However I'm thankful to be a part of the diabetes online community (DOC). They are my family and I love them all.
So to anyone celebrating their diaversary in the near future.... CONGRATULATIONS!!!