Feb 2, 2009 - I was 55. I didn't cope well with the dx, ran out of my Dr office....came back a month later, apologized - he gave me all my equipment and rx's....Then this Febuary of 2010 I went through a burnout, things weren't gelling, so I stopped testing. I stopped taking all my Meds on June 18th and got deathly ill about 3 days later. Had no clue it was the diabetes, until a friend begged me to test myself that was June 27; my BG was 495. I paid a heavy fine by going to Urgent Care and then paid for my drugs without insurance. After that I went to my Dr told him want had been going on, as I was still very ill - that was on July 1st when my new insurance kicked in. I'm now insulin dependent.....now it's September and we're still having to adjust Meds around as I can't get my BG down. Lowest I've been is 109 for afternoon, a couple 111's but mostly I'm hitting 120's... I made a promise to myself and my Dr, that I would be a good diabetic from now on. I've read 4 diabetic books since August, on my fifth -- Dr Bernstein's book [have 10+ more to go that I ordered from Amazon sitting on my bedside table] and I combed the internet for info. I will say I haven't been over 180 since August, which is a plus....I'm getting there, just have patiences.. :)
I had just turned 33 when I was diagnosed with Type 2, last November 17th, 2009... 3 days after World Diabetes Day, and 6 days after my birthday. I cope as I can, one day at a time... one moment or second at a time, sometimes. I do a low carb diet, and it helps keep me from swinging a lot, or from taking pills or insulin... for now, anyways.
i was 7 years old, .and i cope day to day like everyone else, im so glad i found this group to help me cope with it even more because you all help each other through it and its so amazing the amount of support that is shared in this wonderful group of people. and wow thanks eveyone for the different stories. diabetes has touched everyone in so many different ways it cool to see how u got it and how u cope with it :)
I was 6 or 7 ('67/'68) - I went undiagnosed for awhile as children with diabetes was still a rarity in my days - parents thought I was iron deficient - therefore - liver EVERY friggin' night - and my reward for eating that crap (parents ate calves liver - we kids ate the old cow liver - mean parents) - my reward after eating that ... a CANDY! Then my bed wetting got too much for my pristine clean freak Mum (I think she really regretted having me at that point) - then it dawned on my parents - something was amiss with Miss Piddily Pantaloons (moi) - oh and I was losing weight quite rapidly so my pants wouldn't stay on me - as I told George Simmon's today - I could have become a stripper and made good money!!! Placed in the geratrics ward of a nearby hospital - and had a ball raiding the kitchen fridge at night time when I slipped out of my caged bed (I was hungry - what do you expect?).
Ahh, the memories of a crazed diabetic child - and still crazy :)
Hi Nicole, I was diagnosed in 1979 at the age of 14. I rarely think about my disease. I'm a busy internal medicine physician and i spend my day seeing patients. I use my pump whenever i eat and only test in the morning and before bed. So far so good -- no vascular or neurologic complications, i've never been hospitalized, and i feel great. Good luck to you.
I was dxd. with Sugar Diabetes(Type 1) when I was age 3 in the No-Meter-Days. Not much knowledge of Diabetes back then either especially in the country. I remember seizures and pains in my calves when my urine test showed orange-4+++.
I resented not being allowed to eat sweet stuff like my Friends did. After all, I was still a Kid who had a Sweet Tooth like most other Kids did and I Really didn't believe that I would die from eating it, when I was young. I did my Best not to.
I learned about Diabetes, little by little mostly on my own through the years by reading and Thank Goodness we got on the Net in about 1998, so I learned a lot more especially from personal experiences on Diabetes Communities from about 2002. I found that It wasn't all correct because advice and studies change frequently but I take it as it comes. I'm doing much Better with Diabetes, so it's a natural routine to me.
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