A couple of years ago my dad helped me track down my official discharge records. We always knew I was diagnosed in April, but now I have the actual date.
April 26, 1980 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
It is a date that I mark with tremendous gratitude. Two generations ago I would not be here today.
It is a date where I mentally recognize all of the hard work, determined effort, humble appreciation, and downright stubbornness that I put forth to live with this disease.
All of you in the Diabetes Online Community are a huge part of what keeps me going.
Imagine having to pump your own heart because it didn’t do it by itself. And when you want to sleep you have to pump it slower. For exercise you would have to speed it up. You would have to know the rate of pumping for every activity. Do you think you could do it? Do you think it would be easy?— George Simmons, Facebook
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