October 1, 2007. That’s the day I found out I had diabetes. It was another day before I found out that I had Type 1 diabetes. The rest is history. The honeymoon period was the best because I had little trouble controlling my blood sugars. Menopause and exiting the honeymoon period changed all that. I work very hard day in and day out to manage it. Controlling it on the airplane is entirely another story. On board, I use more insulin and it is mandatory that I drink plenty of fluids. The more dehydrated I become, the harder it is to control. So, drink your water!! Type 1 is probably my biggest adventure to date…. it’s challenging and a royal pain, but through it I have made some great friends and learned a lot about myself. I’ve learned that I like being challenged. I’ve learned to ask for help when I need it. I’ve learned who my real friends are and who have been relegated to acquaintances. I learned that I’m not alone, there are many in my situation who are ready to lend an ear and offer help when needed. I learned about the DOC (Diabetes Online Community). And, from other people, I learned that I have something say that might help other people. Thank you to all that have brought me this far and that will be with me the rest of the way. For those new to Type 1, we are here for you! You are not alone! Take my virtual hand and we’ll help each other.
On another note, vacation ended yesterday and tonight I’m off to London! Not sure what I have planned for tomorrow, but please join me. We will find something fun!!!