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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.
Comment by Roz C on October 30, 2011 at 9:10pm
Just found out in June, 2011...doing fairly well. I have lost 35 lbs, doing better with my diet. Learning to accept this.
Comment by mrs. mcleod on September 23, 2011 at 6:18pm
I was diagnosed August 26 of this year and its still scary for me but I'm exercising and eating right and so thankful that someone started this group because I really needed it.
Comment by Swas on September 18, 2011 at 7:06am
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on May 26th this year (2011) and they think that I have had it for only 3 months proir to them finding it. I was so worried seeing that I can't stand needles and the thought of me having to inject myself, I couldnt think of anything worse. I was so wrong! Not really had to change anything apart from coke to diet coke. Simples!
Comment by Robert Miles on August 21, 2011 at 5:43pm
Ok. I voted for the only person matching that description.
Comment by Doc P on August 21, 2011 at 3:43pm

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A county near me has a tornado warning right now.

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