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What Frustrates You About Diabetes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 7 minutes ago. 25 Replies

JUST VENTING about things that I find frustrating...some things are laughable and some things are not.Ever have anyone to announce your medical condition to a stranger while you are standing there…Continue

Tags: Venting, Frustration

I WISH I HAD KNOWN...

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY Aug 13. 13 Replies

I HAVE BEEN A DIABETIC FOR 6 YEARS. I overcame my own shock of my diagnosis. Learned about it so I could teach family members about it. A lot of information out there and it can be overwhelming and…Continue

Tags: storage, medicine, gain, weight, changes

ADHESIVE CAPSULITUS (Frozen Shoulder) & Diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY Aug 7. 26 Replies

I have not seen this discussed yet. Last March, I started to have pain in my shoulder with certain movements. Last May, any sudden movement caused me extreme pain. Last June I could not move my left…Continue

Tags: Immobility, Capsulitus, Adhesive, Shoulder, Frozen

BG NUMBERS SWAY GAME!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY Jun 26. 4 Replies

MAYBE ONE DAY THE UPS AND DOWNS WILL BE WORTH AS MUCH AS THE A1C...but today the A1C takes priority. What I have learned is that Diabetes is as personal as a fingerprint. Not all things are true for…Continue

Tags: swings, BG

 

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acidrock23 replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"I don't let it frustrate me. If my BG runs up, I take more insulin and if it runs down, I take less. My employer is pretty cool but I also have a desk job so testing, eating, etc. aren't any problem. I don't disagree that it sucks but…"
7 minutes ago
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"You were a true victim of a Dr. not listening or caring enough to help you. I know men are not subject to such things but my female specialist caught glucose in my urine. I my friend, was treated the same way with my diseased gall bladder. Dr.…"
9 hours ago
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"Yeah, my coworker really is a walking public announcer. I have told her though, it is my business to tell whomever I wish. I truly think she is addicted to people giving her attention by her telling them about her medical issues. Just gets under my…"
9 hours ago
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"Thank you :-)"
9 hours ago
Tim replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"My rant! Your primary doctor who throws you under the bus, and calls you a hypercondriac. For the last 3 or 4 years I would experience days where I felt real bad, like I coming down with a flu. At the time when I first started experiencing this…"
20 hours ago
artwoman replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"My beef is that it seems to be okay to be identified as the "diabetic girl" (even though the friends think they are helpful). I wouldn't say, for example "She's grumpy because she's constipat4ed today. Happens every…"
21 hours ago
bjm2363 replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"For now the constant carb counting...and when I think I have it right my blood glucose numbers say differently! As a funny example..on Friday my husband and I went out to eat and I ordered Salmon, but it came on a bed of wild rice. I ate the…"
22 hours ago
Epiphany Aiken replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"I know how you feel. Sometimes I'll be eating with one of my friends and taking my BS or shot and she tells everone I'm a diabetic . And then that's who I am the diabetic girl . But she's just trying to help so in the end its ok."
23 hours ago
artwoman replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"1DebY, f topic, a piece of advice. My husband has his MFA and declined to get a teaching certificate. Don't make his mistake! funny, when people ask if I support the arts, I say yes - I pay the bills!"
yesterday
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"Oh, I know all about the worst outcome of high glucose. hugs to you artwoman. BTW, I studied Art Education..but have not finished."
Saturday
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"It is an interesting balancing act with someone you love and knows he means no harm.No hate here! That takes way too much energy for sure!"
Saturday
artwoman replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"I don't mind that people say that I have diabetes, but please...at least give others my name. It is especially bothersome to me because it often leads to the comments about someone's relative losing their legs and then dying, the…"
Friday
JohnG replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"Yes my Dad tells everyone,that I'm a Diabetic (the bad kind) and a major organ recipient...basically he tells everyone I have one foot in the grave and the others on a banana peal".....But I know He loves me...:-) so how can I hate…"
Friday
artwoman replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"While I agree with all of the things others have written, my biggest personal frustration is being introduced as "A Diabetic" No name, no occupation info, nothing else. Is that all I am? One time it happened I had to laugh. The person I…"
Friday
1DebY replied to jnick303's discussion 'Just started Humalog and...'
"Recording everything I ate in carb counts and how much insulin, as well as the time of day, helped me pinpoint what raised my levels and how much my insulin had to be adjusted to get better readings."
Friday
1DebY replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'Victoza (liraglutide) for obesity: thoughts on weight management, diabetes, and quality of life'
"1) Answer- I do have some issues with my weight as I have always.I am petite and 5-10 lbs makes a big difference in my perception of how I look and feel. I think the key to weight control is more exercise vs. drugs. My challenge with losing weight…"
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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My dear Aunt was not spared this condition. She is Mom #2.
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To gain information and network with others like me.
Date diagnosed
November 10, 2007
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
I studied in the fine arts in high school and went to study it at the Art Institute of Atlanta. I returned to college but obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Later I returned to obtain my Masters of Education in Art but I lost my job like so many others and that put everything on hold.
I worked in healthcare for 12.5 years as a sleep technologist, 3rd shifts, and a volunteer EMT-B for 9 years. I like to help other people.
I was diagnosed with diabetes in November 2007 after returning home from a memorable trip to Italy. No one in my family had it so it had to be a mistake, right? I could not fight the diagnosis with weight loss, exercise or food choices. Extreme fatigue, lack of sleep, extreme thirst and hunger was a routine at that time. Nothing worked to beat the diagnosis. My levels would swing from 95-398 before Janumet was added. My Endocrinologist thought I had LADA due to not being but a few pounds overweight, no one in my family having it and my Mom having Celiac Disease. Information on the internet was slim and other professionals scoffed at the idea when I mentioned it. Ok, so I am deemed crazy by other doctors on top of having to deal with wacky diabetic things. It would explain the lack of relationship to food and my glucose levels and possibly why my levels increased 200-300 digits with heavy cardio. Everything was working ok for a while on Janumet 50/1000. My base levels increased to over 200. My new healt providers tried Amaryl which did not touch the levels for 3 weeks. Now, over the past 2.5 weeks, I became insulin dependent with base insulin and fast acting due to my swinging levels from 200-508. I now only peak at about 300...which is a great improvement but I am still in the adjustment phase.
I am married to an military NCO and am very happy. On the same day I got fast acting insulin (9-11), seems the whole world fell apart too. Hubby got a call saying he might be sent overseas for a year deployment next year.
I have to master my glucose levels so that if he is sent away, he will not worry. I have to master my glucose levels as best I can.
We have no children but have a fluffy doggie that is kind of like our child. She is an old doggie but she has lots of life in her still. :-)

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At 1:06pm on November 13, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

1Deby, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:42am on November 13, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES DEB!!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
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Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!
http://bigbluetest.org/
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At 8:33am on November 13, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,1DebY. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:01am on November 13, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you 1DebY....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 2:20am on November 13, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 10:05am on September 16, 2012, catlover said…

Hi 1DebY- Welcome to TuD. We are so glad you joined the community.
We offer support and info to all of our members. Check out the Groups and join a few that appeal to you.

At 5:05am on September 15, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottom of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes.

At 4:41pm on September 14, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 3:41pm on September 14, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home 1DebY....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:57pm on September 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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