Glad u got a smile out of that. When my dr told me that I had a hissy fit (can u tell I was gonna be the 3rd generation in my family that was going to serve in the Navy????) After I got over it and started to think like a normal person it kinda made sence to me. It just ticked me off at the dr when he said that! Needless to say for about a year there he wasn't my favorite person in the world. Yes it took me a year to think the way he did!!! LOL!
lol oh doctor! well my doctor discouraged me to have a baby since the baby will inherit my diabetes, i just smiled and told her that ho is she to tell me that, if God wants me to have a baby, i'll have a baby. :0 she just kept wuiet and gave me my prescription, but that didn't made me hate her, i think its the other way around lol :)
I was told that one too. Now I got 2 girls. Yes 1 is a Type 1 But my other daughter isn't. My Type 1 daughter now has 3 childern (all well so far) my other daughter is expecting her 1st child in July. SO THERE to the drs!!!!
i mean having a type 1 baby doesn't stop me breathing, so what if my baby will inherit it. i survived and so is my baby. life doesn't stop having diabetes :) i'm glad they are healthy and happy! god bless us all :) looking forward to see you! when i make it to the states <3
No it don't and u got the right attitude about thart. My daughter was 11 when she became a Type 1 so it just hits ppl at all ages. Please let me know if ur going to come to West TN when u get here. I'll get my taxi service (my husband) to take me to where we can meet.
thank you and i had a great time talking to you. I will surely see you when im there :) God bless you dearly
I have had this question too, and yes, unfortunately we can't join. It feels unfair, but that's the way life is. It also serves as a reminder that we are, or at least are considered, inferior in a number of ways by general society. Makes me think about basic survival skills...I'm a hiker and I love the outdoors, but realize that if I'm out in the world without my diabetes supplies for more than a day, it's over pretty much.
If we ever do find a cure (sooner rather than later hopefully) enlisting is something I would think about.
same here, its really discriminating why they won't allow us to be in the mllitary. this cruiseship company i applied to also denied me to be go on board because of that, but still im not giving up reaching for my dreams, being in the cruise or in the military are two of my top list to be in, but luckily, they just won't give me a chance. its not fair.
I hear you man. I got diagnose almost a year and a half ago. I'm from Colorado, and used to go on week long camping trips. Since my D, haven't been. I miss it, but have found other beauty in nature like surfing here in California. I still hike too, just not with a CGM and a snack.
Not to change the thread subject - but there are a few folks on here that do full backpacking trips with T1, which seems so far out of reach right now: I'm a brand new T1 living near Denver and am eager to better understand my D and get back outside as soon as possible - I can't imagine not being able to go for a bike ride or trail run. Like you said, I'll just have to carry a few more items.
Jastine - I can't imagine being told that I'm not allowed to do one of the things I've always wanted to because of my diabetes. However, as someone who is still getting a grip on my diagnosis, I find myself noticing more things that I "can't do," but I have found that if I take a second and think of all the things I can still do I realize that I am still blessed in the life that I have.
As others have said, there are millions of ways to serve your country or serve others - it just might take some digging to find what you're meant to do. These boards, for example, offer an opportunity to reach out to others who are having a tough time and give simple words of encouragement.
I'm sure you'll find a way, like many of the other EMS/firefighters out there, to help others and challenge yourself all at once!
very well said Oakville :) thank you. yes you are right, there are things we can't do and people think we cannot because of our condition, but later as i tried to live a normal life, i realized i can do much better than people who does not have diabetes. it made me proud of my self and people believed in what i can do in spite of my condition. i think we have had are share and if we really want something to happen in our life, we should work hard and believing in ourselves that we can, prayers can change everything :) im so blessed to be here! God bless you dear :)