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 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 :)

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