Thursday, May 8, 2014

Diabetes Hope Conference May 20th

I have just hit 34 years as a Type 1 Diabetic. I have not done anything to truly celebrate as of yet but I do have a friend in town who is also a Type 1 Diabetic and we will celebrate. I know this year I am thankful that my eyes even with Diabetic Retinopathy I have lost no vision which in my mind is a great accomplishment. The only downside is that the lasers procedures on my eyes mean I have lost the majority of my night vision but I can wear glasses at night to help. So I am doing well with it overall just some adjustments. I am not sure what I will do yet to celebrate but I am sure to update you soon. I know this year my Diabetes Anniversary   seemed to sneak up on me.

Even though I have complications I am doing great and it has not really stopped me from enjoying my life. Life goes on regardless of complications. I have learned a great deal from having complications and I know most people are sacred to talk about them but for some of us it will be our reality and having the support of others can really mean a great deal. I wanted to remind others of the Diabetes Hope Conference on complications which I attended last year online. I recommend everyone attend  you will learn a great deal and it is wonderful for all of us to discuss the difficult stuff because there is always some one out there dealing with this alone. Please see the link below to register for the conference.

I know over the years I have made a great deal of mistakes, made great accomplishments and learned a great deal. I know I am pleased every year to see more and more people discussing complications. It can be a very lonely place when everyone will not discuss or talk about complications. That is why I originally started my blog is because when I was diagnosed with Hypoglycemia Unawareness I was incredibly sacred and wanted to find others experiencing the same thing but I searched for blogs and information and could not really find anything. So I decided I need to blog about my life and what I learn in hopes that I may help even if its just one person because I know that would of meant the world to me when I was searching several years ago.

Thank you for all of your following me on my journey through the good, bad, scary and the great things. I hope to see you attending the Diabetes Hope Conference on May 20th.  Register Today and Join us on May 20 at 11am


  1. Happy diaversary!!! I hope you and your friend have a wonderful time celebrating this weekend - you deserve it!!

    1. Thank you Karen. It is really hard to believe it has been this long. I am looking forward to celebrating. Hope your doing well. Hoping I will make it to Friends for Life again this year.