Diabetes Awareness Month photo prompt #1

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Some of my favourite writers have started participating in the Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day: this is where you post a diabetes-related photo every day, and the photos follow a certain theme or prompt.

I've decided to (try to) participate. I say "try to" because I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to post pictures every day for an entire month, but I certainly want to try!

Today's prompt is "past," so here it is:

A page from my grade 8 autobiography. I was 12 at the time.

In grade 8 my class was tasked with writing an autobiography. Mine included a second page about the insulin pump that I had started using about 6 months prior to writing the assignment, but this is the page about my diagnosis.


Fun Fact: the whole assignment has me as a year older than I actually am... so where it says "In 1992, when I was 5 years old [...]" I was actually 4. I started kindergarten a year early (at 3 instead of 4), so my parents fibbed about my age so I could be eligible to start school (since they wouldn't let a 3-year-old in to kindergarten). Apparently years later, at a different school (grade 8 / middle school) I was still perpetuating that lie... 😉


Photo prompts for the rest of the month are on Kerri's Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day blog post!

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