12 long years ago Diabetes Awareness month became a 'thing' I think about on November 1st. He's living well. He's strong. He's grown up ahead of his years. I don't say much about it these days, in part because everyone has their 'thing'...know this, we are still here doing fingersticks, counting carbs, dosing insulin, battling highs and lows day in and out. We make it look easy. It is not.