Thursday, January 3, 2013

First Diaversary

One year ago today, our daughter Annie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. So today is what is called her Diaversary. It's kind of a weird thing to celebrate - the anniversary of receiving a chronic illness diagnosis. But today we celebrated Annie, and the fact that she's been managing her diabetes so well over the past year. Annie has been testing her own blood sugar (8-10 times a day), administering her own insulin - first with a shot, then with an insulin pen, and now she is on an insulin pump. She's had the pump for 6 days now, and so far so good. So instead of about 7 shots a day, Annie does one pump site change (which is like an injection) every three days. 

We are so proud of Annie. This last year has been extremely challenging, but Annie has faced it head on and has handled it really well. She has come a long way since her diagnosis, which I blogged about here. So here's to more healthy years and many more advances for the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. 


  1. Annie you are an inspiration! Way to go - get on with the business of dealing with the diabetes while also making the most of everything that is good in your life - which is a lot. What a great family you have backing you up! I am hoping for leaps in the treatment of Type 1! Happy New Year!

  2. Way to go Annie :D well done for managing so brilliantly and for looking so beautiful ;) I hope 2013 continues to be good for you x

  3. You go Annie! She is looking healthy and happy Mom. So far - so good. We'll keep our fingers crossed for rockin' research ahead and a potential cure. I love the redo on the elephant.