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.