Diabetes Awareness Month Photo-a-Day-7

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I hope everyone had a great November and a great Diabetes Awareness Month! I’m finishing off Diabetes Awareness Month with the final 8 photos from the photo-a-day challenge (I’m one day late in finishing; I was way busier Thanksgiving weekend than I anticipated).  You can catch my previous entries here. Thanks to Kerri from Six Until Me for posting the idea.  I admit it was harder than I originally thought to come up with photos and I feel like sometimes I was using pictures of my test kit/CGM a little too much.  Here are the remaining days:

Day 23-DiagnosisScreen Shot 2013-12-01 at 8.29.05 AM

For some reason, I have absolutely no photos of me when I was diagnosed with diabetes (at age 9), nor do I have a photo from when I was 9 before diagnosis or any photos after diagnosis.  I have photos up until I was like 7 and then not again until I was like 13, so the best thing I could do for a diagnosis photo was take a photo of all the Christmas ornaments I made while I was at the hospital after diagnosis.  I was diagnosed the week of Christmas, December 20th, so the nurses kept me busy with Christmas arts and crafts and I still have the ornaments!

Day 24-CureDay 24-Cure

This is what a cure would look like to me…except without having to put any effort into it nor a gigantic continuous glucose needle that gives me bruises.

Day 25-WishlistDay 25-Wishlist

I wish for a cure, but since that’s a little repetitive from the previous days’ photo, I decided to go with a beautiful sunset.  I would love to have a beautiful sunset like this everyday.

Day 26-HealthcareDay 26-Healthcare

When I go to my endocrinologist, I don’t get much advice or tips but I do get a lot of brochures so this is what healthcare looks like to me. 🙂

Day 27-FunDay 27-Fun

Going to Virginia Tech football games is always fun (even with a little rain).  My hubby and I went earlier this year and had a lot of fun.  It’s also nice that VT happened to beat UVA last night, for the 10th year in a row!

Day 28-NecessaryDay 28-Necessary

Day 29-TravelDay 29-Travel

One of my favorite things to do is to travel.  I’ve been to a lot of amazing countries but one that sticks out the most to me relating to my diabetes is Tallinn, Estonia.  When we were in Tallinn, we walked a TON.  My blood sugar stayed low the whole entire time and I was lucky I packed several packages of fruit snacks and Smarties.

Day 30-Future

Screen Shot 2013-12-01 at 8.45.27 AM

 I would love for my “future” photo to be a cure, but since I don’t know when in the next five years it’s coming, I am going to do a sooner “future” photo.  In January, on my 30th birthday, I will be running my second half marathon with Insulindepdence in Carlsbad, CA.  I am excited for a chance to meet fellow diabetics and to share in a unique experience.  I have also heard there could be potential dolphin sightings while running.  The singlet in the photo above was given to me by a fellow Virginia Insulindependence member who was the one that convinced me to do the Carlsbad half.  I am very excited to celebrate my 30th in a fun and unique way.

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