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Do You Mark Your "Diaversary"?

Diaversary: The anniversary of the day someone was diagnosed with diabetes.

Red pin marking the 15th on a calendar

Life’s major milestones—graduation, a new job, birthdays, weddings—mark how we’ve grown and changed in important ways. But what about the day you found out you had diabetes?

Like the diabetes experience, the diagnosis experience is different for everyone. If you were very young when you were diagnosed, you may not remember it clearly. If you weren’t so young, it’s likely a day you’ll never forget. Either way, your diagnosis came with big life changes. Having diabetes means you need to think about your health every day.

Many people see the day they were diagnosed as a chance to reflect on the challenges they’ve faced and the successes they’ve experienced in living with diabetes. It’s a chance to celebrate the progress they’ve made and the people in their life who have supported them.

And while the day you found out you had diabetes was important, how you manage it every day is what counts over the long run. However you mark the day—or don’t—three cheers for all you do to keep yourself healthy. Every bit counts!

There isn’t a cure yet for type 1 or type 2 diabetes, but when there is it will be something for ALL of us to celebrate.

Find Out More

CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation
Living With Diabetes
It’s Your Life. Treat Your Diabetes Well.
Diabetes Features & Spotlights
CDC Diabetes on Facebook
@CDCDiabetes on Twitter

  • Page last reviewed: January 26, 2018
  • Page last updated: January 26, 2018
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    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation
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