48 years this summer. I have tried to determine precise dates, with no luck. But, I do know I was 2.5 years old. Been pumping for 15 years, and it has helped. Would never want to go back to MID therapy, or even the days of 1, maybe 2 per day. Especially with the old glass syringes.
Health issues are not always related to TI D in my eyes, but do contribute. I have encountered plenty of laser surgery along the way, that has saved my vision. Cataract lenses in both eyes, with the secondary corrective lasers later.
CGM’s are great ounce in a while, but I do not utilize that feature every day. If I start becoming complacent, kind of like right now, I will stick one on, and it proves to motivate me enough to keep the sugars in an acceptable range.
Life throws allot at all of us, diabetes is simply one more thing that we must deal with every day, with no breaks, or vacations. Ounce one accepts that, the better we are in the head. Not being 20-40 years old any more contributes to the daily fun. My wife, a pancreatic cancer survivor is my rock.
I kept saying to myself as a young teen, and up to this very day. “I will live life to it’s fullest” and I surely did. Never allowing myself to think that Diabetes prevented me from doing anything that I wanted to do.
For me, its about “One Day at a time”