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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Jacki, was this news a total surprise or did you and your doctor discuss the possibility of a diabetes diagnosis?
My doctor called me on thursday July 26, 2012 and told me I had diabetes.
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