Today we’re going to share our most memorable diabetes day. You can take this anywhere…. your or your loved one’s diagnosis, a bad low, a bad high, a big success, any day that you’d like to share. (Thanks to Jasmine of Silver-Lined for this topic suggestion.)
Most memorable day, huh?
April 2000. The turn of the century. What an exciting time! For the first time, I managed to get myself together and do the blood draw for the spring health fair. And there was a snowstorm the day of the fair but that was before my fear of snow. I had a Jeep Cherokee and I had a blast breaking through 3 foot drifts getting to the main road.
And when I got there, I picked up all kinds of chotchkies. You know the sort. Stress balls, pens, and magnets. Oh, a side note. I got my blood typed and tested A-. Since I had previously tested A+ I thought that was weird and learned that it’s totally possible to test as either rh+ or rh- at different times. At least for some of us. Anyway, I finally got to the table with the blood test results.
Fasting blood glucose: 250
I knew what it meant but I didn’t get the official diagnosis till Monday. But I knew and I consider that Saturday my official diagnosis day.
April 1, 2000.