12 years today
Thank you Dr David Sutherland and team at Univ Minnesota for giving me a chance to live again. Thank you also to the family of the young woman who granted access to her organs giving many people a new chance of life. Today is the 12th anniversary of my pancreas transplant that allowed me to live freely without the need for insulin injections and glucose measurements. It allowed me to go to bed daily without worrying about “dead in bed”, and it puts a smile on my face each morning when I know I have another day of freedom from T1D. Diabetes was the cause of my kidney failure, almost blindness and autonomic dysfunction (led to pacemaker surgery) all not reversed now, but at least halted! I value this time highly and do not take it for granted. Let 2022 be a better year for all people with diabetes and let us not forget all family and friends who worry about us due to highs and lows in blood sugar!