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This week, September 12-18, 2011 is Invisible Illness Week.

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30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know
1. The illness I live with is: Type 1 Diabetes
2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 2005
3. But I had symptoms since: 6 months before my diagnosis date
4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is: Planning. No longer can I just run somewhere or carry cute small purses. Doing everything takes a plan and effort.
5. Most people assume: I can't eat any sugar
6. The hardest part about mornings are: Getting all my supplies and keeping my blood sugar in range. I tend to have a much higher carb ratio in the morning and that makes my life harder.
7. My favorite medical TV show is: Don't really watch one, but I used to watch Grays Anatomy
8. A gadget I couldn’t live without is: my Pump/Meter and my iPhone
9. The hardest part about nights are: worrying about a low blood sugar, and wondering if I'll wake up.
10. Each day I take insulin, all day long
11. Regarding alternative treatments I: would be interested in giving them a try
12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose: I would choose to have an invisible one, I hate getting looks of sympathy
13. Regarding working and career: I still work very hard and diabetes doesn't get in the way as much as people think.
14. People would be surprised to know: that many opportunities in my life have come to be due to diabetes
15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been: I am not like everyone else as much as I wish I could be
16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was: Travel
17. The commercials about my illness: make me laugh and make me angry
18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is: living life more carefree
19. It was really hard to have to give up: worrying about everything
20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is: blogging!
21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would: Travel and eat as much without thinking about it
22. My illness has taught me: responsibility
23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is: "Are you sure you can eat that?
24. But I love it when people: Ask questions and really seem to want to learn
25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is: "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."
26. When someone is diagnosed I’d like to tell them:You can do this and there are others to help
27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is: you have to listen to your body very carefully
28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn’t feeling well was: rub my back
29. I’m involved with Invisible Illness Week because: I want others to not feel alone
30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel: like you care and that my feelings are valid
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