My journey with Diabetes … so far

A few thoughts about my experiences with Diabetes on World Diabetes Day in 2013. Less than a year after my diagnosis and I could see the positive effects of it on my lifestyle.

Today is World Diabetes Day (I forgot but my wife kindly reminded me) so I thought I’d share some of my experiences and journey with Diabetes so far.

The one thing that really stands out for me is how I have changed in the last 10 months or so. I don’t remember being thin since my teens and I have people telling me that I am skinny now. It sounds a little superficial but this is quite a big thing for me. These photos of me will probably give you an idea of my physical transformation. This first photo was taken on 7 February, around the time I was diagnosed.

Shortly after I was diagnosed

This second photo was taken the other day (it’s an ID photo update so I wasn’t making much of an effort to smile).

November 2013

Initially being diagnosed with Diabetes seemed like a tremendous burden. Now I see it as one of the best things to have happened to me (after meeting my amazing supportive wife and having our equally amazing children).

Author: Paul

Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

What do you think?