I had no clue it would end up meaning so much to me, this blogging thing. I started SUM three years ago today, borne out of the frustration that I couldn't find anyone LIVING with this disease, but kept stumbling upon stories of death and complications without effort. I wanted to find other people who were working jobs, driving cars, having children, trying to find a good vacuum cleaner, falling in love, drinking coffee - and YES, testing their blood sugar, taking insulin, and managing their diabetes all the while!
I couldn't find much of this online, so I did my part to help create it. But it's never been completely about diabetes. It can't be - that's not my entire existence! For the last three years, I've written about miserable high blood sugars, unnerving lows, experiences with my insulin pump, and my feelings about life with diabetes. But I've also had the incredible opportunity to share my life with you guys ... writing about my friends, my family, my relationship with Chris (wedding ...two weeks from today holy crap), my foolish cats, and my even more foolish sense of humor.
There's something highly therapeutic about blogging. It helps me manage the emotional side of diabetes, the one that doctors and text books don't mention but you and I know exists.
Thanks to all of you who have been with me from the beginning, and to those who may have just Googled "squirrels are in my pillow" and landed here. Being a part of this community has improved my health, and enhanced my life. So thanks to you guys, so much, for everything!