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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

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


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

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1DebY commented on Jericho's Mom's blog post 'No Carb Challenge'
"Carbs- everyone needs them. No Carbs = No Energy. I tried it and was not any healthier for it. Education is the key I know. Some things surprised me in my carb counting...and then some things surprised me by not raising my glucose levels when they…"
14 hours ago
1DebY commented on Sensorium139's blog post 'gallbladder update'
"My gall bladder died in my body in 1998. I hurt so bad I wanted to cut it out myself if I could not rid myself of it via surgery. I started to get infection in my blood because one doctor did not believe me. I understand your intense pain and the…"
15 hours ago
1DebY replied to Eucritta's discussion 'Other Than the Obvious, What Causes Drops in Blood Glucose?'
"dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting will cause rapid drops for me"
15 hours ago
1DebY replied to jeffri kay's discussion 'How does having diabetes mix with your career?'
"Oh, I must add too, working EMS with uncontrolled diabetes made me very fearful because my immunity would be down when running high."
Aug 14
1DebY replied to jeffri kay's discussion 'How does having diabetes mix with your career?'
"I had to explain to a manager when I did not feel like climbing a ladder. She balked on me telling me I needed a Doctor's note and it was mandatory that I be able to climb a 15 foot ladder. Another manager witnessed and said "don't…"
Aug 14
1DebY replied to lh378's discussion 'early satiety/bloating/stomach distention'
"My Mom, who has Celiac Disease has a lot of tummy bloating, a lot may be from the many food allergies she has as well as the GI upset from the disease itself. If my BG goes over 150 then I am running to the bathroom a lot due to the kidneys working…"
Aug 13
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'I WISH I HAD KNOWN...'
"Yes!!! The pain was shaking my soul to the core! All symptoms where there and presented. When they went to perform a gall bladder functioning test the dye showed in most every organ except my gall bladder. Doctors need educating about this!"
Aug 13
Dee replied to 1DebY's discussion 'I WISH I HAD KNOWN...'
"OMG yes, I hear you Deb... I had classic symptoms of gallstones every month or two for almost a year before they figured out what was wrong - I can't even tell you how many theories they came up with and tests they made me do. In retrospect it…"
Aug 13
Jen replied to 1DebY's discussion 'I WISH I HAD KNOWN...'
"Sadly, telling Type 1s on pumps (or MDI) that they can eat whatever they want is pretty common. The same CDE who told me that told me years later than now that they have CGMs they are finding that this advice isn't true ... but that…"
Aug 12
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'I WISH I HAD KNOWN...'
"Not all the educated folk have common sense. I have seen that in walks of all forms of the higher educated people. One doctor once told me there was nothing wrong with my gall bladder. After 6 months of pain, horrendous acid reflux, and internal…"
Aug 12
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'I WISH I HAD KNOWN...'
"sometimes it is hard to find one who can strengthen you more than yourself. I still struggle with the opinions of others altering my self confidence in pursuing my dreams. I want to prove them all wrong and will die trying :-)"
Aug 12
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'I WISH I HAD KNOWN...'
"Ahhh! Someone I can call my brother! My husband was asking me what was wrong and I could not tell him because I did not know. I do feel a lot better and can sleep through the night without my kidneys working overtime. Congrats Dave on your big step…"
Aug 12
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'I WISH I HAD KNOWN...'
"Very true! It is not our fault. And just how can someone think that a Type 2 is supposed to look a certain way or that we are inactive and eat all the wrong things? One day people will be better educated...I pray."
Aug 12
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'I WISH I HAD KNOWN...'
"Hi Judith, I do lighten my memories a bit because a month before my diagnosis, I was in Venice Italy, with my dear Aunt fussing at me because I was dripping gelato on my shirt after a gondola ride. I am really glad though, I got to enjoy that…"
Aug 12
Jen replied to 1DebY's discussion 'I WISH I HAD KNOWN...'
"Well, I'm not Type 2, but I wish I had never been told that I could "eat whatever I wanted" (exact words spoken by the nurse) when I went on the pump at the age of 25. That messed me up for YEARS even though I'd been diabetic for…"
Aug 12
curlysarah replied to 1DebY's discussion 'I WISH I HAD KNOWN...'
"I wish I had known that I would live this long. Doctors scared the living daylights out of my parents when I was 9 year old. One minute they said I wouldn't graduate from high school, the next they would say a cure was bound to happen in my…"
Aug 12

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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 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!

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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