A Normal Life!!!

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A NORMAL LIFE

Diagnosis: January 1962-Present

BEFORE

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-Innocent

-Good in school

-Fun-loving

-Oldest child and very responsible

-Faults? Not athletic, not very neat? A bit bossy?

              Why me? I had no words.

 

EARLY YEARS

-Normal 1950s familycinda2

-Small town

-No other or few child diabetics in the area

cinda3An unwelcome intrusion

A MIXED BAG BUT A GOOD CHILDHOOD

-Parents shock and dismay   -I stepped up to the bat and I was a girl!

-Popular misconceptions      -I learned and so did my family

-Community ignorance         -Carry a big purse

-Could I have become a teacher earlier?

-Instant empathy and interest in others

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cinda6  THE BALANCE BEAM

cinda8cinda7Watch that perfectionist in you!

No extra drugs, thank you???cinda11HI!HI!HI!cinda10                                                 cinda12                                                      No glucometers

LO!LO!LO

 

PURSUIT OF A LIFE!!!

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                      cinda15Insulin, syringes inside

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Taught, lived with roommates and alone, pursued graduate degree in Tucson, AZ, studied and grew. Lectured, made new friends, was POOR but graduated with NO LOANS

A GOOD JOB

($$$, HEALTH INSURANCE, RESPONSIBILITY, STRESS)

cinda19Friends

Sisters

Nieces

Nephews

Community Activities

cinda20Glucometers YES!!!

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NO! NO! NO!

No more shots, please!

YES! YES! YES!

cinda22 Sexy?    cinda23      cinda24

cinda25 cinda26 cinda27 Talk,talk,talk

A FULL LIFE

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OUTREACH

Type 1
50+ years, a veteran
Highs, lows, rebellion, family and
school involvement, relationships, college life, travel, careers, medical attitudes, insurance, the cure.

Cinda Thompson
Blog: type1ct.com

Read one woman’s journey of life with Type 1. Share your experiences or opinions if read.
All ages, family members, friends welcome and needed.
React! React! React!

 

                                                                 

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