Hmmm. What have I learned about myself since being diagnosed with diabetes?
Well, certainly I've learned a lot over the course of the past 7 years with regard to Type 1. I apologize in advance for the anaphorism.
I've learned how to count carbs and inject insulin. I've learned how to fix a high or a low. I've learned how to freak out new aquaintances in public settings and unknowingly perpetuate rumors that I have a serious drug problem and am in need of an intervention.
I've learned what it's like waking up in the ER after losing consciousness and I've learned how much I need the people who got me there. I've learned that pump therapy is without a doubt superior to multiple injections, and if I hadn't been so pigheaded about the idea of being a cyborg I would have switched over a whole lot sooner.
I've learned that exercise is a beautiful thing, and that health isn't a part-time gig. I've learned that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and might I add diabetes has yet to kill me (haha YOU do the math).
I've learned a teensy weensy (is it just me, or does that look wrong?) bit about who I am, and if everything goes according to plan I'll learn maybe learn a little bit more =)