I was diagnosed January 31, 2013.
I am the third eldest - and the third youngest. :)
For sure, my diagnosis was considered impossible to our family. Due to the fact that it had been over two years since Daniel's diagnosis, our family had considered me as a Type One, more of a joke than reality. After undergoing surgery on my femur, I was in recovery when I was diagnosed. Still non-weight bearing, I entered the hospital for my therapy . . . little did I know!
My Mom had noticed my unusual edginess and was to worried to check my blood. Dad tested my blood sugar at the hospital - 498. Impossible. My Dad and I were convinced the tester was wrong. After a rapid glucose test came back, reality struck. I was now the third Type One in three years!
I was recently in college- Nursing major with the goal of specializing in pediatric Endocrinology. Pretty much, I would love to work with Type Ones for the rest of my life! However, as many of you know- I have turned into the T1D Ewings Sarcoma fighter. College has halted for now, but I plan to one day return to college to finish my dream. Just have to beat cancer first!