Twenty One Years.
Over the last twenty-one years, I've seen:
26,700 insulin injections.
480 insulin pump infusion sets.
60,200 blood sugar checks.
112 health insurance battles.
Seventy-two endocrinologist appointments.
27 eye dilations.
Two years of blood pressure medication.
Two parents who worry endlessly.
A brother and sister who fear their own gene pool.
A few hundred lows, with shaky hands and tears.
A few hundred highs, with unfocused eyes and sweaters on my teeth.
Countless moments when I couldn't do it.
Countless moments when I could.