Andrew
  • 40, Male
  • Portland Oregon
  • United States
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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Andrew
"Andrew, 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."
Jan 18
Linda G left a comment for Andrew
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! (You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK) Have a GREAT "ME" DAY…"
Jan 18, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Andrew
"Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ♥ Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days (it's a leap year)! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Jan 18, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Andrew
"Greetings Andrew.... Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Jan 18, 2011
Angelica and Andrew are now friends
Dec 19, 2009

Profile Information

Date diagnosed
September 25, 2000
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://myspace.com/WannabeGrizzlyAdams

About Me:

I have had insulin dependent type 2 for about seven years now. I try to take really good care of myself and so far, I have no further complications. I wasn't the type of person to visit the doctor often, but within the course of a week, I pretty much went blind and was so thirsty, I drank about 7 gallons of orange juice over a weekend thinking I was helping myself...lol. I thought I had better get to the emergency room when the vision issues set in, I had no idea about the family history of diabetes, and was afraid I had a brain tumor or something. My vision came back and all the symptoms I was having went into remission when I got on medication. My diagnosis was really disastrous for me, it really turned my whole life upside down, it pretty much got in the way of every area of my life. After having had it for quite some time now, I have adjusted and I guess it just seems like a normal part of life for me. I have sort of climbed back up and brushed myself off. I don't usually spend a whole lot of time talking about diabetes, but it's nice to find those who do understand. A big part of the reason why I don't talk about it much is most of the people I know are non-diabetics and they all try really hard but they just can't relate, they ask weird questions, live different lifestyles..etc. I try to laugh as much as possible, it seems to help all that ails.

Like anyone else, I have far too many facets to my personality to enter into a paragraph. I can be really stubborn and sometimes in life, I have had to fight tooth and nail to get through some rather unusual obstacles that were placed in my path. I have a great sense of accomplishment and pride because of it. Though it may not always be graceful, I'm pretty confident, that with a little bit of patience, persistence and humor, I can get through or accomplish pretty much anything. My humor ranges between sarcastic, obscure, risque and raunchy. A lot of it depends on who I am with, and how well I know them. I admire those that have had to struggle to get what everyone else takes for granted. I am not a religious person, but I do believe there is a plan for us and that things happen for a reason. I enjoy and find spirituality in the wilderness... fishing, camping, hiking, nature photography. I tend to be really close to family and a select few that I wish to befriend and confide in and remain distant but friendly to the general public. I go out of my way to try to treat people with courtesy and respect. There are very few people that don't like me. I am a very simple person and I left college after a couple years to pursue a more trade oriented career because that's what fit. I don't really spend my life in pursuit of glitter. I had it once for a while and I was really not happy.

It would be really nice to find local Oregon diabetic people if there are any on here. I spent a while looking for local diabetic support groups when I was more recently diagnosed and the only few I was able to find didn't have anyone under the age of 80. They were all talking about retirement and cruises and I couldn't really relate. I would be glad to talk with those further away as well.

Kind of nice to see that I joined and already had 20 people that added me from elsewhere.

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At 8:29am on January 18, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES ANDREW!!
(You haven't commented in a long while. Have you been away?
Is everything alright....can we help??)
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At 3:46am on January 18, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Andrew, 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 3:47am on January 18, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
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 4:34am on January 18, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days (it's a leap year)!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 4:24am on January 18, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 7:27pm on March 1, 2011, Clinitest said…
Hi Fellow Portlandier,

....I enjoyed your orange juice story a lot. Funny now, but, at the time I am sure it was not funny for you. Hope your doing ok. Be glad to chat anytime about this issue we share with you. Regards, Ken (in Beaverton)
At 2:24pm on January 18, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Andrew....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 9:33pm on January 17, 2009, tracy said…
Andrew - Happy Birthday!!!
At 7:23am on March 26, 2008, Jennifer said…
im doing pretty good my blood sugar today is acually below 115 and I cant believe it. LOL its usually 115 to 150 before meals. so how you doing with your blood sugar?
At 5:35am on December 27, 2007, Jonah said…
Hey Andrew, what made them think it was type 2? If you were 24, had a very rapid onset (the rapidity in particular is charactaristic of type 1), and needed insulin fairly quickly?
Anyways, welcome. I can relate to the not wanting the glitter of college, but driving wouldn't be for me.
 
 
 

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