What’s a “Dia-Versary,” you may ask? It’s a diabetic anniversary.
Memorial Day weekend, 1987 was when I was officially diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic. We called it Juvenile Diabetes back then. We also tested our blood sugar by pricking our fingers with something everyone today refers to as the Guillotine. Click on this link to see it in all its glory. They even have the directions pictured there. Imagine hitting your fingers with it multiple times a day. It didn’t last long, as I recall, but it will never be forgotten… Wait, here, I have to include the pic:
It’s OK to shudder. We all just did with you.
I recently switched to an insulin pump and have nothing but great things to say about it, but maybe we’ll get to that in a future post.
For now, er, Happy Dia-Versary to Me! Please pass the Russell Stovers Sugar Free peanut butter cups, OK?