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I GOT THE WORST HYPO IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!

Started by noor. Last reply by Linda Polakoff Nov 11, 2010. 6 Replies

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Comment by Sarah M on March 25, 2009 at 5:29pm
Hey guyz,
i ve been dx with Diabetes since Feb 2002. i took really good care of it for the fist couple of years (because i was just a 10 yrs old and my mother was helping me alot with it) and as i grew older my mum became less involved and i became more careless. And by being carless i mean eating whatever i want without taking any insulin ( i only took insulin before my meals) and testing my bg like once every 3-4 weeks.
after i found out that my last a1c was 8.2 i decided that thats not what i want! I dont want to have a limb cut off, or lose my eyesight or die young..
so i started by testing my bg once before every meal and now i test even more (sometimes i test just because im curious :D).
Im even considering getting a pump..

this site is awesome :]
thanx for the support ( i feel better now )
take care :)
Comment by noor on March 25, 2009 at 3:17am
Hello my dear friends,

i'm very happy to read about your experiences with diabetes.

i have had diagnosed since1993==>it's along time.
i was going to the bathroom for many times at the day,our neighbour was a student in a callege,he was very smart so,he told my father that maybe i'm a diabetic. my father took me to the doctor because he was scared about me.
the doctor said to my father:"your beautiful child has diabetes"!!!!.
my father was very sad and my mother was crying all the time.
for that,my parents started reading books about diabetes.
for my parents,i was ababy so it was very difficult to give me the syringes.
when i was10 years old,i took the first syringe by myself,i was very happy..
after3days,i lost my sight for ten hours because i took the insulin and i forgot to eat,they took me to the hospital because my life was in danger!!!.

i was playing with diabetes and many dangerous things happened to me but what i learn is"DIABETES IS A SOUL INSIDE MY BODY SO,I SHOULD TAKE CARE OF IT TO BE IN THE SAVE SIDE"

FOR ALL,"LIVE YOUR LIFE AS YOU WISH BUT DON'T FORGET TO TAKE CARE OF DIABETES;
BECAUSE DIABETES CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'ER FEELING"..
Comment by Kirk Slusher on March 24, 2009 at 7:22pm
I have had D since 1958 it is now 51 years. What I have learned is only I can take care of myself. The tools have gotten so much better, when I was diagnosed we had to boil the syringe before each injection. Insulin was U-40. I overheard a doctor say I would probably be dead before age 20. I guess I fooled that sucker. With diabetes you have 2 choices either do what is required or suffer the consequences. I backpack, I run, I do what I want except cheat on my diabetes. Stay healthy long enough and a cure will be yours.
Comment by Scott Lipoff on March 24, 2009 at 6:52pm
Lauren,
I understand your frustrations with being diabetic and all that goes with it. i was diagnosed with type I DM at the age of 11 over 40 yrs ago. Back then there were many hurdles to clear. Disposable syringes were a new development, there was no such thing as blood glucose monitoring or HbA1c (insulin dosing was titrated to urine glucose which was measured with something called Clinitest tablets in a test tube in the bathroom). Fat atrophy (large dents in your arms and legs at the sites of insulin injections) was common and in general I was given the impression that I would not have a normal life expectancy and would be fairly limited in what I could expect to do. My mother would not believe any of this and with her help we figured out how to do the best we could to manage my diabetes well and have a normal life. As you know technology has advanced tremendously with better insulins, testing, and delivery systems. i have been able to everything that I wanted to do in my life (travel to Europe with friends when I was a teenager, go to college and medical school and complete an internship and residency, work for the past 25+ yrs as an Anethesiologist, get married and have two grown sons) while managing diabetes. This is a long way of saying that with the great technology available today you can deal with this disease effectively and have a full and happy life with diabetes. Just don't give up and don't let it get you down. Hang in there and just manage things the best you can and you will be healthier than most people and do anything that you set your mind to.
Comment by Lauren on March 24, 2009 at 4:33pm
my experience has been alot of pain anger and frustation and maybe and struggle with acceptance. i am a type one diabetic and i have been since 2001, i was 12 years old when i was diagnosed. my dad is also type one he has been living with it for 30 some years now. ive found it to be a very challenging disease but it does compromise. its been 8 years that i have been living with it. i have learned alot. i am very health conscience, a great deal of it goes to my mother who has been a great supporter in feeding me fresh healthy foods, even if i were to sneak a candy bar here : ) and it had a postive effect on my life. there have been many loving and supportive people in my life, and for that i am thankful for that, especially in all the information that ive gained in experience with this disease, even though it seems so unforgiving, i hope that there is a reason for why it happends to those it does.
Comment by noor on March 22, 2009 at 12:28pm
Dear Waseem,

you are right..

thanks for telling us about your experience,
i'm very happy to read it..

remember my dear friend that" diabetes makes you unique"..
Comment by Waseem (S!M) on March 22, 2009 at 11:41am
well i dont know where to start but ill just type wat ever comes,i was leaving my home country (pakistan) to get to (KSA) to join my dad.first day was so different but after that it all routine and everything started to get so ......i dont know wat to say but it was too different,i wasnt getting a good sleep,i was working like a robot,in the office everything was ok but after the office it was too quiet in the home cuz nobody was in the home except me n dad,1 day i was drinking an apple juice and right after i finished it i went down,i was Unconscious and the nxt day it was EID.ive been peeing and drinking water and juices so many times a day like ..i dont know!!. some times my heart beats were so low that i felt it beating very slowly.was having a really hard time breathing and i was surprised when i was buying jeans for myself that i lost a huge amount of weight.but then after about 5 or 6 months i came back home and every1 was shocked after seeing me :) then after 4 or 5 days my mom forced me to goto the lab n get some blood tests,after giving the blood sample i went to home and the lab guy called me to come immediately and give another blood sample to re-check my blood glucose and the test came again the same 774mg,that guy was so worried after seeing the results he told me to IMMEDIATELY GOTO A DOCTOR CUZ UR DIABETIC,it was 1st february 2009,we rushed to a doctor and he gave me 30 units of regular which worked for that time,that was the most disturbing day of my life i didnt know wat to do,i was like a dead man,but then after few days later i learned that maybe this happend bcoz of a reason which i dont know right now,then i was thinkin that how can a stupid pancreas problem stop me from living a great life?!!! and that was it,i was laughing and still im feeling good and INSHALLAH i wont let this pancreas stop me from living a great life.
after wat happend to me i learned so many things in life,the important is that DONT WAIT FOR A BREAKTHROUGH IN YOUR LIFE TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD YOUR LIVING.
for all : PRAY FOR ME N ILL PRAY FOR U ALL and KEEP SMILING!!
Comment by noor on March 22, 2009 at 4:09am
Hello my friends,

Dear Sarah,
welcome in my group..

i'm waiting to know about your experience with diabetes on this page..
Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on February 18, 2009 at 3:18am
Hello Noor,
Ring me,we have to celebrate tomorrow together...
Comment by noor on February 18, 2009 at 3:14am
Hello my friends,
i finished my exams,i'm very happy.

Today,i went to my opthalmologist,he said that i'm doing well with my eyes,
i'm going to see him on the next year.

now,i'm realy happy because i finished the exams,
i'm going to have fun time.
 

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