31 Year Diabetes Anniversary

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.

Thank you!

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

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