A NORMAL LIFE
Diagnosis: January 1962-Present
-Good in school
-Oldest child and very responsible
-Faults? Not athletic, not very neat? A bit bossy?
Why me? I had no words.
-No other or few child diabetics in the area
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
Watch that perfectionist in you!
No extra drugs, thank you???HI!HI!HI! No glucometers
PURSUIT OF A LIFE!!!
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)
NO! NO! NO!
No more shots, please!
YES! YES! YES!
A FULL LIFE
50+ years, a veteran
Highs, lows, rebellion, family and
school involvement, relationships, college life, travel, careers, medical attitudes, insurance, the cure.
Read one woman’s journey of life with Type 1. Share your experiences or opinions if read.
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