There it is - Date of diagnosis: 13th November 1996. Happy Birthday 'D'!
Wow, 15 years old. You're looking good for your age, Diabetes. I only have a vague recollection of your birth, but since then I think we have created enough memories to last a life time.
We've spent some interesting time together over the years, you and I. From hospital admissions, to lows on the tops of cliffs with no hypo treatment, to DKA, to emergency prescriptions. It's safe to say that, with you around Diabetes, there's never a dull moment.
I won't be cracking out the champagne, blowing up any balloons or lighting any candles on a birthday cake, but I celebrate this day nevertheless. 15 years on from diagnosis and we're living pretty harmoniously. You're part of me and you're here for the long-haul. Here's to the next however many years...x