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Type 1 Is it wrong or weird to want to celebrate the day you got diagnosed?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Alex_B, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Alex_B

    Alex_B Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    i was diagnosed on 5 April 2016, my family don't remember or think it's wrong to want to celebrate it. I don't think it is, it's the day my life changed forever, I consider it a big day for me. As it's only been 2 years, I don't want a cake or anything, I just want to remember it as the day I almost died and the day my life changed. They know my mental health has gotten worse since the diagnosis, but I think it's good that I'm gradually accepting that I have diabetes, slowly but I'm getting there!

    Is this wrong or weird? Do you think I should celebrate it? I'm not asking for presents, just maybe some treats like fizzy and sweets and crisps and watch a movie and just be happy that I am still alive and here today.
     
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  2. Ragmar

    Ragmar Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's not wrong and it's a positive outlook on a life changing experience
     
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  3. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Go for it.... not everything is bad about diabetes like people think. It's all personal perspective. A lot of people will admit that diagnosis was what got them to start looking after themselves. Myself included.
     
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  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Alex_B ,

    Not wrong at all..!

    My D day falls on my birthday, so I can't realy forget the date.

    Why not celibrate in the company of friends.? :)
     
  5. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    My 20th anniversary is coming up, maybe I’ll turn it round from a day of mourning and just have a low carb party instead. Celebrate being alive. I’d not thought of it like that, thank you!
     
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    yingtong Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just celebrated my 57 D-day,it was the day the doctors save my life.Its not long ago that the big D was a death sentence,so I believe in celebrating.
     
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    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Any day is a good day for a celebration! It will 20 years since my t1d diagnosis soon and I was wondering what to do. Trouble is a can't remember the actual date of diagnosis.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Celebrate! :singing::singing::singing:
     
  9. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No I don't think so - good opportunity to have a treat, reflect and be thankful you're still here thanks to the medicine we have available to us.

    I've heard this called a diaversary before if you want to give the day a label. :)
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I just celebrated(!?) 46 years on 1st April!!!! With an easter egg (and a large dose of insulin to cover the carbs!!) :D
     
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  11. Dana_Heath

    Dana_Heath Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not wrong at all- treat it as a 2nd birthday- its the day you changed- you became the you you're now :) (does that make sense? )

    I hid from the date at first but when I started to look at it as my Diaversary then I started to look at my diabetes as something that isn't bad

    When you reach a milestone that you set (for myself I wanted to celebrate my 10 year Diaversary) I brought myself a necklace and I've never taken it off. It reminds me who I am and when I see it in the mirror I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment
     
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    jasmine1616 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's not weird at all! My family and I go out to eat or go out and do something fun to celebrate my diaversary! I think it's a positive way to view your diabetes!
     
  13. rom35

    rom35 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have T2D, but: After one year of psychic problems with it, I changed my view: the diabetes was one of the best things in my life. I had to change my life style - now I’m healthy, full of energy, living full life again. So yes, I celebrate it. Weird but true.
     
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    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I do not hate that day when I knew I had diabetes
    Because I'm sure it was a long time ago

    But I hate the day I ignored him
     
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    Lampman Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree its not odd to mark the day. For me it meant a lot of odd symptoms and problems were explained, and I was able to do something about it. A relief in many ways, if not actually a reason to celebrate. I consider every day that I wake up to be a day to celebrate!
     
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