Camp Midicha became a huge part of my life. This is where I met lifelong friends... (Sue- my first counselor and still a wonderful friend), Kathy (partner in crime and Best Friend to this day), Mark and Gerad (how can any girl forget those crushes on OLDER counselors :)...
My current slew of WONDERFUL friends with insulin pumps... Chris, Sheilagh, Kathy, Joyce, Brandon, Mark, Gerad and J.P... you know who you are...and all we've done for each other.
My college buddies who learned all the in's and out's of drinking with a diabetic (and an UNDERAGE one at that...anyone who is underage please cover your eyes....)
Julie (who could test my blood sugar while intoxicated better than anyone ever could!)
Kidada (the best freshman year roommate a girl could ever have!)
John and Larry... you treated me normally, that is all a girl could ask for (except...Larry, when you kidnapped Bongo the monkey)
Emily...you learned how to use glucagon (thank god you never had to use it on me!)
Going back to high school...all of you who put up with me and my "bag" that I toted around everywhere (and left in a few intersting places....)
Jenni...remember Burger King when that guy thought I was doing drugs and went to get the manager?
So...it's been 21 years... some of you may think it odd that us Type I's decide to celebrate our diagnosis date...it's not like I was that happy 21 years ago, but... I am happy now. I am celebrating technology and being alive in a time when I can control things (and you know I'm a control freak).... so, happy birthday Mr. D. May you live long and prosper (unless....a cure.... then DIE!) :)
Type I 21 years today, pumping 6 years with "Vinnie"