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Lighten up! What helps you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 2hobbit1 Sep 8. 2 Replies

IMG_2724.JPGI am pretty hard on…Continue

What Frustrates You About Diabetes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY Sep 4. 38 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

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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

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2hobbit1 replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Lighten up! What helps you?'
"For me the hard part in my Dlife was to begin to look at things as simply data. Not should of, could not. Simply data points with no guilt attached. If you can begin to make that mental shift then then when you test there is no good or bad readings.…"
Sep 8
meee replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Lighten up! What helps you?'
"I think we all do that.. wow.. a puppy sounds like a wonderful idea... unfortunately my kitties might not agree. This weekend, due to severe back spasms, pain killers etc. tens, heat were my best help... Music, tv and reading stuff online to…"
Sep 8
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Lighten up! What helps you?

IMG_2724.JPGI am pretty hard on myself. I am evaluating constantly- 'I should not have eaten'...this or that... or 'I should not have shot...' as much or little as that... so what do you do to lighten up your situation? I take time to cuddle with our puppy and she makes me forget for a while that there is a world beyond her. She…See More
Sep 7
1DebY replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'How long can a type 1 diabetic go without insulin'
"Pt safety comes first always. Have your supplies close by or as close as you can have them. If in a hospital, they should prepare for you and ease your fears."
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1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"True that!"
Sep 4
pancreaswanted replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"yup, completely agree!"
Sep 4
Dave replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"AHHH!! "
Sep 4
Nyadach replied to 1DebY's discussion 'DIABETIC BODY- " You don't look like a diabetic."'
"Get it all the time. Then again wearing the pump on my belt or forearm is pretty noticeable to bring up questions as well. Over the years just come to accept it now as a way to try and educate people. Not to endorse what they say about how we all…"
Sep 4
A B replied to 1DebY's discussion 'What Frustrates You About Diabetes?'
"When you go on vacation, except that your Diabetes never takes a damn day off. Ever."
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1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'DIABETIC BODY- " You don't look like a diabetic."'
"You are dealing with a lot! Seems overwhelming what we have to deal with sometimes. I had frozen shoulder at it's worst last year and I still have spasms and pain from it a year later. Fibromyalgia can be very difficult to deal with too. I do…"
Sep 3
Judith in Portland replied to 1DebY's discussion 'DIABETIC BODY- " You don't look like a diabetic."'
"It's awful, I know. I was a recently retired professional dancer when I was diagnosed--not anyone who "looked like a diabetic". Now, 7 years later, battling fibromyalgia and nasty arthritis and tying to find new ways to…"
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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)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
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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 9:17pm on September 5, 2014, Linda G said…


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.
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!

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 :)
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!

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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
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!
Take care....and keep in touch!




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