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Im 19 yrs old.
Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 9.
College Sophmore at Long Beach City College.
I now have a year together with my girlfriend. I love her very muuch.
Funny, outgoing, and love to have a laugh.
Wanted to join the Army as Airborne Infantry, but, got rejected as a result of being diabetic.
any questions or just want to talk, go ahead and leave a comment.

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To be friends with other Diabetics
Date diagnosed
January 15, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
9.8 (i really have to lower it, haha)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

Arturo Lopez's Blog

My Diabetes Diagnosis...

Posted on May 9, 2009 at 1:19am 4 Comments

So, its been a little over 9 years since i was diagnosed, ive been on this site for about a month, and i though id let everyone know the story of how i was diagnosed.



So the wierd thing is that out of all the symptoms a person can notice to know that they have Diabetes, the only one that showed up with me was the constant urination. Long Beach Unified School District elementary school had a yearly tradition where they would take all their 5th grade classes to a camp in the woods… Continue

so i got my drivers license now..

Posted on April 25, 2009 at 12:50am 2 Comments

and it is great!!!!



i passed the test the first time. I missed 7 points, although i dont knkow whats the liimit of points i can miss. I thought i was 8, but somebody told me 15. but then i heard a friend failed at 9, so, what the hell? random numbers and what not. Point is I passed the test and i have my license.



That means, i dont have to get ridest to and from school. I dont have to go on the bus to and from school or to different places. I dont have to rely on my dad to… Continue

life after high school

Posted on April 19, 2009 at 6:30pm 3 Comments

Well, im currently in my second semester at Long Beach City College, graduated High School Class of 2008. HOOAH. My military career was over from the beginning. haha I got rejected 2 years ago on Christmas Eve, so i consider it an early christmas gift. hahaha I got rejected from the Regular Army, but i also tried the Army Reserve, California National Guard and California State Guard. ALL rejected me.



Funny story (kind of) about the State Guard is that when i talked to the Sgt. he had… Continue

glad i found this site

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 9:12pm 4 Comments

well, as some of you may know already (but for those who dont, let me say again), ive had diabetes type 1 since i was 9. im now 18 yrs old. as most have experienced and some are experiencing, when i was first diagnosed i was the only one in my family and the only one of my friends to have diabetes. 9 years later, the same still goes. when i was younger i was in a support group but didnt like it since i was the only one younger than 13 years old. i had noone to relate to, and since most adults… Continue

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At 4:06am on November 28, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Arturo, 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 4:46am on November 28, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Arturo....
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 3:16am on November 28, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 4:16am on November 28, 2011, Linda G said…

Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Arturo....
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 3:32am on November 28, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 2:46am on November 28, 2010, Pauly said…
Happy Birthday Arturo. Enjoy the day. Take care.
At 12:19pm on May 15, 2010, Imich3ll3 said…
Hi Arturo :D
I´m new in this site, but i´m a diabetic with experience hahaha :D, I´m 21 years old and i´ve had DM type 1 since i was 1.
I´m from Guadalajara, México.
I hope that we can be friends!
At 8:45am on April 22, 2010, Peter K said…
In high school I sat with a recruiting officer for the Marines for about an hour. My last question to him was how intense boot camp was because I am Diabetic. He laughed at me and said "Boy, watcha' goin' do? Carry M&Ms in your canteen?". He packed up his things and walked out of the room. That ended my hope of joining the US military...
At 8:21pm on April 18, 2010, Kristin said…
Hey, Arturo, how've you been?
At 1:17am on February 11, 2010, Jenna F said…
thanks! sorry for the really late reply, i havent been on in a while. have a nice day!!

Latest Activity

rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Arturo Lopez
"Arturo, 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."
Nov 28, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Arturo Lopez
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Arturo.... 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…"
Nov 28, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Arturo Lopez
"Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Arturo.... Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Nov 28, 2011
Kristy Dolph and Arturo Lopez are now friends
Feb 24, 2011
die die my darling replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
"I have a tattoo... that says Insulin Dependent in a banner, here's a picture :D"
Dec 15, 2010
Kari replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
"Where did you purchase it?"
Dec 15, 2010
acidrock23 replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
"My cool guitar pick necklace just broke so I have to get it fixed. "
Dec 15, 2010
Natalie ._c- replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
"I have a Medicalert bracelet, because I have multiple medical conditions and drug allergies, and I take a bunch of meds, so it wouldn't all fit on a dogtag. But I still have my mother's dogtag from WWII when she was an Army nurse! :-)"
Dec 15, 2010
The Diabetic Welfare Queen replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
"A friend got me a leather bracelet from Sticky Jewelry, and an identification card that goes in my wallet, as well.  It was quite reasonable compared to a lot of places...  http://www.stickyj.com/medical-emergency.html.  I also follow…"
Dec 15, 2010
Matt replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
"I wear bracelet ID from Ebay seller. Great quality and price. Also he makes any length. Here is web site.http://stores.ebay.com/Medical-Bracelet-Medical-Jewelry"
Dec 15, 2010
Pauly left a comment for Arturo Lopez
"Happy Birthday Arturo. Enjoy the day. Take care."
Nov 28, 2010
Michael Hutch replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
Nov 8, 2010
sallygreen99 replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
"I use a Medic Alert bracelet as well, they are good for instant identification, when needed. Dog Tags are a brilliant idea as well, although I would worry about strangling myself in a fit situation?"
Nov 8, 2010
Lucile K. replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
"I cut and taped the word DIABETIC onto my Driver License, which is probably illegal although the word doesn't block any info."
Nov 8, 2010
Brandi replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
"Did you end up getting a medic alert tattoo? I want to get one, but i want it to be cute with an inspirational message so its a constant reminder to keep moving forward."
Nov 8, 2010
jessica vickers replied to Arturo Lopez's discussion 'Do you have some kind of energency identification that says youre a betic?'
"I have it tattooed on my wrist"
Aug 1, 2010
 
 
 

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