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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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Five years with type I.

Scott Benner

I sit here with a strong urge to share how I’m feeling. I think that what I’m about to say will be of no surprise to some and very pleasurable to the recently diagnosed.

Today is the fifth anniversary of Arden’s diagnosis. I’m not sad, glad, mad, jealous or thrilled... in fact I have no special feeling associated with the anniversary. What I can impart is this, upon realizing that today felt just like any other day, I experience a wonderful feeling of satisfaction. I think that if I was to give myself a pat on the back today, I’d do it with a sturdy, “well played” and move on - nothing to see here.

This all feels normal now and I think that is the greatest thing that I could say. If at the moment you are overwhelmed, sad, mad, in denial  - know that one day it will all be gone. 

We are diabetes normal and in this house, that’s perfect!