Did I Say Four?

Apparently I have been spreading a rumor that this blog has been in existence for four years. Actually, it dawned on me in the bathtub the other night that having launched in February 2005, last month would have marked the third anniversary of DiabetesMine.com. It just seems longer, I suppose, since I got the ‘betes four and a half years ago (yes, that one I’m sure of).

This little mixup kind of reminds me of the time I moped around for months before my 39th birthday lamenting how old I was getting — until my husband reminded me that according to my birth date, I was actually only turning 38 that year. Speaks volumes for my prowess with numbers, ay? And what an asset that is for insulin dosing and general diabetes management. NOT!

Anyhoo, the point is, I realized I’ve got a good solid three years of this writing-about-everything-D gig under my belt. Today seems like a nice day for reflection on a few random Great Moments in Diabetes Blogging:

Early on:

Coming out of the closet.

My first endo looked up my blog and later told me what I was doing was “cute.” Haven’t seen that man in years.

Free gifts with diabetes: I post about related conditions, like Raynaud’s syndrome, and discover that I am very much not alone.

First times for everything:

Liveblogging at the ADA Conference, peeing in a jug (microalbumin test), fessing up to what scares me the most.

Gaining momentum:

Readers start to fess up, too — fear and loathing in NYC.

The OC explodes.

Sharing becomes finger-lickin’ good. One of my personal favorites (posts and behaviors).

January 2007: 63 people “de-lurk” right here just because I asked them to — because it was “National De-lurking Day.” (I think I need to declare another one of those real soon.)

Feb 2007: I start the pump. Life with diabetes gets a whole lot better.

Parental anxiety. Does my youngest daughter have a lifelong condition, too? Today I happily to report that her tests came back negative and her symptoms have all but disappeared( !)

In the funnies. That very-same five-year-old had a look at this work and said, “Mom, is that you in Cartoon World? That’s bad!” Good thing she’s so darn cute.

Doing food. Late-breaking addition. Time to talk about what we eat. Anything you want to discuss?


Please don’t be shy. No judgments here. Come as you are. Speak your mind. Just like I always do — and have been for four several years now :)


4 Responses

  1. kkonmymind
    kkonmymind March 28, 2008 at 10:18 am | | Reply

    I laughed out loud at your endo’s telling you your blog was “cute.” Did you sit on your hands so as not to smack him? lol

    I saw an endo the other day for the first time who didn’t take the time to read the super long questionanaire he sent me before the visit, nor did he ask me why I was there. Not his first words, but practically his first, were “Well, I wouldn’t look at you and call you SLIM so you could certainly drop a few pounds.”

    Had he actually read the form he would have known I have lost 50 pounds, work with a CDE, run daily, and eat healthily.

    I thought about smacking him, yes. But instead I nicely asked him to read my form so we could start over again. To his credit, he did.

  2. saramy
    saramy March 28, 2008 at 10:44 am | | Reply

    Dear Amy,

    You have been a true gateway to the diabetes blog-o-sphere and I am eternally grateful to you for your consistent postings. You are a highlight in my day, an educator, excellent journalist. I could go on, but I won’t.

    Thanks!!!!! always, Saramy

  3. Kelly K
    Kelly K March 30, 2008 at 10:30 am | | Reply

    Congrats on the ‘random” and “not so random” great moments of writing Diabetesmine, I’ve enjoyed and learned from all your posts!

  4. PrintCrafter
    PrintCrafter March 31, 2008 at 10:15 am | | Reply

    That’s funny, I thought I had been reading you for 8 years. Maybe the 24-7-365 nature of diabetes has some sort of mental time warp kind of effect. Everyone knows about Dog Years, right? Maybe we need Diabetic Years. Or PDW Years for those of you who don’t like the Diabetic lable (never bothered me).

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