When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 37, it was life-changing. I went from being a stay-at-home mom who was focused on making sure her kids got off to school to someone who needed to inject 15 units of long-lasting insulin before my feet even hit the floor each morning.
It was quite an adjustment, and it has taken a lot of time to get used to and accept. The things that used to seem so stressful I now take in stride.
Having a chronic disease changes your perspective, perhaps for the better. Before I had my children, I had a career in publishing, a job in the heart of Manhattan that offered tons of opportunities.Read more on themighty.com