Caitlin Dressel
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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 CAITLIN!! (You've been away from…"
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"Catlin, 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."
Dec 7, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Caitlin Dressel
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAITLIN!! 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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Linda G left a comment for Caitlin Dressel
"Hello...How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Caitlin.... Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Dec 7, 2011
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"Greetings Caitlin..... Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments? "
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Caitlin Dressel replied to Donna Heun's discussion 'Type 1 diabetes and the military'
"The same thing happened to me, I was diagnosed while in the Air Force, and I'm still in but they're pushing to discharge me. I haven't seen it in black and white yet but if you're still in contact with the guy tell him if they…"
Aug 3, 2009
Lorraine commented on Caitlin Dressel's blog post 'First date as a diabetic...'
"Great story - thanks for sharing!"
Jun 20, 2009
Erin commented on Caitlin Dressel's blog post 'First date as a diabetic...'
"I had been hanging out with a group of friends a bit when one day this guy asked me if "my drug dealer was paging me". I told him that it was an insulin pump very smartly. About two years later we were married. You never know. That was…"
Jun 14, 2009
Andrea G commented on Caitlin Dressel's blog post 'First date as a diabetic...'
"On my first date with my now fiance (over 3 years ago), I whipped out my pump to take some insulin during lunch. He looked quizzically at me and I explained that no, I was not an '80s drug dealer with a pager, but I had T1 diabetes and it was…"
Jun 14, 2009
lane jaeckle santos commented on Caitlin Dressel's blog post 'First date as a diabetic...'
"awesome. I went to buy a bra the other day with the sole purpose of hiding my pump in it for special occasions. Usually I wear it on my waist. when I got to victoria's secret the person who was helping me didn't even blink when I told her…"
Jun 12, 2009
MelissaM commented on Caitlin Dressel's blog post 'First date as a diabetic...'
"awe cool you two can share battle stories of the D."
Jun 11, 2009
Kristy commented on Caitlin Dressel's blog post 'First date as a diabetic...'
"That is cute.. I started a new job about 6 months ago and didn't volunteer info about my diabetes..There are only 4 of us in the dept I work in and I kept seeing test strips in the trash.. turns out my office mate is T1 so everyone is…"
Jun 11, 2009
Jade commented on Caitlin Dressel's blog post 'First date as a diabetic...'
"awww that's so cute!!!"
Jun 11, 2009

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To learn and make friends.
Date diagnosed
February 27, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.38%
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
Alright, so here's my story I guess... I was going through tech school for the Air Force and after being there for three days I get a phone call from my brother telling me that while I was in basic training my mom got diagnosed with lung cancer and it spread to her brain and pancreas, you know how they say trouble comes in threes? Well that would be number one. Then a couple days later a my friend that I was working charge of quarters with had noticed that I was drinking a lot of water, and by the end of our shift he we practically begging me to make a doctors appointment because he thought I was going to water intoxicate myself. So the next day I did, I didn't actually get to the doctor until about a week and half later, which by then I had all the symptoms. They sent me to a hospital in town where I was told I had Diabetes, and actually, they told me like I had already known or something... bad bedside manner. Anyways, so there I was in a hospital in a state where I had no family and my friends on base couldn't visit me because they couldn't leave base. So basically I just cried for the three and half days I was there. It's kind of hard to take it all in when you're sitting in a tiny room all alone. But, whatever, I got to go back to the squadron finally and it wasn't so bad then. Then I find out that I'm going to be discharged because you can't be in the military and be insulin dependent. So once again, I'm crushed because I had worked so hard to get that far and then I was just getting shoved out. But, it is the military and everything there takes time so I had to wait around while they processed everything. Two months of waiting later I get a call from the red cross that my mom had gotten worse and I had to come home, so they made a special exception for me and sent me home. I found out that they stopped chemo and my mom now has 3 - 6 mos. Oh wait... that's four things huh? I guess I'm just extra lucky. So here I am, back home working on base doing special details while I wait for everything with military to process.... Still working on accepting it all, and all I have to say is February was a hell of a month, I'm hoping that even though I'm busy I'll be able to find some comfort here, I'm still learning a lot because I didn't learn anything useful about diabetes until I got home to civilian doctors so yea, but I think I'm getting it... Anyways, sorry it's all so negative, I'm actually generally a very positive person. It's just hard when you've been dealt such a hand.

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First date as a diabetic...

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 7:47pm 11 Comments

So as if first dates aren't bad enough this was my first first date as a diabetic. I was getting ready over at my friends place and I was asking them if they thought I should tell him right away or if I should not tell him and give myself insulin in the bathroom or what. My friend Grant was like, "Who cares, it's not a big deal just tell him. For all you know he'll just end up being diabetic too and you can talk about your blood sugars, ha ha." So yea, get out on the date and then he starts… Continue

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At 8:54am on December 7, 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 CAITLIN!!
(You've been away from Tu.diabetes for quite some while, haven't you?
Is everything alright....can we help??)
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

At 7:24am on December 7, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Catlin, 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 2:12am on December 7, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, Caitlin. I wish for you a most wonderful day and many,many more. ENJOY!!!

At 4:10am on December 7, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAITLIN!!
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?
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At 3:58am on December 7, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello...How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Caitlin....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 2:56pm on December 7, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings Caitlin.....
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 8:34am on December 7, 2010, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday! Enjoy :)
At 4:32am on June 11, 2009, Domo! said…
i'm a air force brat, and i wish i could've joined the military before i was diabetic :( I hope you can stay in if you can. Good luck!
At 9:22pm on June 10, 2009, Marina C said…
Hope things are getting better day by day. Welcome from Golden Valley!
At 4:32pm on June 2, 2009, Ryan said…
Hi!!!!

Hang in there!!! THINGS WILL IMRPOVE!!! Why won't they let you stay in the military???? Cn't they just cHANGE your MOS???
 
 
 

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