I found that I was a type I diabetic when I was 10. No one could explain it at that time because there is no one in my family with diabetes. I was like a normal type I diabetic having symptoms of constant thirst, constant urination, ALWAYS sleepy, headaches, etc.... I would fall asleep anywhere I could. Finally my parents brought me to the doctor and my blood sugar was over 700. The doctor sent me home with a cup to pee in and to come back for a 5 hour blood glucose screening!!!! WHAT!!!!!!!!!! Well at that time my parents thought "he's the doctor he must know what he is doing" Not even a week goes by that my headaches and symptoms were getting worse and worse, Finally I was noncoherent one morning when my parents tried to wake me up so they called the ambulance (which took 45 minutes to get to my house, the cop was literally going to take me to the hospital himself) I was in a diabetic coma, not for long but none the less was in one, and that is house I found out I was diabetic. At that time doctors told me I wouldn't be able to play sports and yada yada yada, welp guess what I went to college and left and collegiate athlete!!!!! NEVER TRUST THE DOC unless they are VERY reputable!!!!

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That's so horrible. I'm sorry you had to go through that at such a young age.

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