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Comment by madison on January 16, 2015 at 4:13pm

I just found out I have diabetes. I had to go to the doctor for a girl problem, she took some blood tests and said I might have diabetes. She had me come back the next morning for more tests, they took so many blood vials I wondered if I had any blood left. All the tests are not back yet but she is sure I have diabetes but wasn't sure which type and I was in no immediate danger. Depending on the test results, I might have to go in the hospital.

I've been freaking out every since and can't sleep or even do my school work. I've been reading a lot about diabetes but I'm still afraid of my future. My parents try to reassure me but I've overheard my mom crying and talking, they are freaking out too. If I have to take shots I don't think I could stand it.

Comment by Dusty on November 7, 2014 at 6:59pm
Newly diagnosed T 1 September 17, 2014. Just now figuring things out. I have been yo-yoing all day today though.
Comment by janetiscute on August 6, 2014 at 2:16pm

I have LADA..just hit my 5 month mark since getting a revised diagnosis..initially it was considered type 2 until I did some research and went back to have my CPeptide and GAD65 tested...and, I was right. My grandmother had RA and my youngest brother has Crohns.

Comment by tjackson on July 3, 2014 at 6:09am

Hi, I'm a newly diagnosed T1. I found out on June 12th. It didn't really hit me until this morning that I have diabetes and its not going away. I've always been the strong one in our family, a role I didn't ask for. MY wife is also a type-1 of 12 years . I knew it when we got together that I would need to take on more of the burden in our lives because I could see what she had to deal with on a daily basis. I remember thinking it looked so overwhelming I was thankful I was healthy. We adopted a seven month old baby who is just over five years old now. She's the joy in our lives (most of the time... lol) I feel like everything is different now. I worry what would happen to her should anything happen to both of us. I know Diabetes isn't a death sentence in the literal sense but I'm only in my early thirties and forever seems like such a long time to deal with this. They tell me I'm in my honeymoon period and it is going to get tougher. I just hope I can handle what's ahead.


Comment by tjackson on June 28, 2014 at 7:28am

Hello all-

Newly diagnosed T1 as of June 12th. So many questions.. Lots of anxiety since diagnosis. Is this really doable? Keep hearing horror stories from everyone I tell about my diagnosis.

Comment by Sheila Fitz on July 29, 2012 at 7:53am

Jacki, don't take this wrong, but are you as thin as you look in your picture, now? I say this because I became a LADA diabetic (autoimmune latent - Type 1) at 56yo after I had Cushing's Syndrome - and Cushing's produced a lot of weird symptoms that made no sense. While I had Cushing's, I did have an elevated fasting glucose that returned to normal after Surgery. Everyone missed my diagnosis of Cushing's Syndrome because I was thin to begin with, so my weight gain was not remarkable. I guess I was on the path to becoming a Type 2 when I had Cushing's. The water retention, sweats, migraines, restless legs were all things that I experienced. Many people with Cushing's have low ferritin that fuels restless legs. Are you taking any steroids for asthma?

Comment by Jacki on July 29, 2012 at 1:09am

Hi Sheila! I was surprised because I had no idea what I was getting tested for. I had a heart attack in February this year and I've had other wierd symptoms like feelings of dizziness , water retention, sweats, shakes and restless leg syndrome . My latest blood sugar levels had a reading of something like 7.2? I can't remember exactly cause I don't understand. However I started doing a 30 day raw challenge right before my test and I presume that is why my blood sugar level was a little better than the previous reading of 8 something.

Comment by Sheila Fitz on July 28, 2012 at 7:45pm

Jacki, was this news a total surprise or did you and your doctor discuss the possibility of a diabetes diagnosis?

Comment by Jacki on July 28, 2012 at 7:05pm

My doctor called me on thursday July 26, 2012 and told me I had diabetes.

Comment by Robert Miles on October 30, 2011 at 9:39pm
Swas, type 1 diabetes almost alway means you will need injections soon, if not immediately. Probably starting within a few months. If changing to diet Coke was enough, it's not really type 1 - but doctors are often slow at making sure what type it is.

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