Just curious how you view having to cope with diabetes. In simple would you consider it

1. A total nightmare that has turned your world upside down. You'd pay millions (if you had it) to be free


2. An inconvenience that can be a pain in the A. Ehhh things could be worse.

You may be in the middle somewhere but if you have to pick one which best describes your feelings. You know my feelings so I won't bother voting.

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I think most of us can read what's meant rather than what's on the page... my eye, at least, totally missed your lack of IN and read it as you intended LOL

Yep I done the same there.

I would say a definite 2. I have worse conditions to deal with that are my # 1's.

#2. Diabetes is no fun, but my friends who had cancer are dead.

I'll go with #2. I was diagnosed at age 7, so I don't have such a clear "before" memory to make a valid comparison.

BUT -- that doesn't mean I wouldn't sell the house, drain the retirement fund, take out loans, etc. to be free of it. I likely would, especially if the protection extended to my two sons. Right now, being around for my kids as they get older, and doing what I can to make sure they don't get diabetes (which, right now is nothing) is more important to me than making my own life situation more tolerable.

Hi, all:
I'm 3rd generation (mother, grandmother, both insulin dependent by 50.) adult T1 in the family, and even had a gg grandfather whose civil war records him a diabetic. That was his cause of death, BTW. So I tested every year or two, expecting to have this outcome. I couldn't manage successfuly oral med only, so always felt tired, and symptomatic with the usual. The day I got on insulin (Lantus, 35 units nightly. I felt WONDERFUL!! I ddidn't need to stay 20 feet from the bathroom, and drink buckets of water, I will never go back to orals. EVER!

I've had some crummy lows tho, live alone, and test before driving. My driver's license or records include me being diabetic. That was a hassle to get a new drivers license, pay the doc to write a letter, etc....

I have about 1 minute warning on a low coming on........anybody else?




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