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Date diagnosed
January 11, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral
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http://www.daters.net

The Beginning....

I am married, and I have two children. A daughter who is halfway through her teens, and a son who is fast approaching. They are both very healthy, as is my wife of many years. I have finished my classes at the University of Phoenix working towards my Bachelors in IT (Information Technology), but I still have to test out of a few electives. I am trying to turn my hobby into a career, and my career into a hobby, heh. I just now realized that.

I'm 38 years old, and I still get teary-eyed when I think about it and asking no-one in particular "why me!?". I was diagnosed this in January '08 as a Type2. I still remember clearly when my doctor stated that my blood glucose was 285 (or somewhere close to that), it meant nothing to me. When he realized that I was still waiting for the punch-line he added, "...that means that you have diabetes...". I just stared at him. I had originally gone in for cellulitis (infection) in my lower left leg. You see, I also have lymphoedema in that same leg, so am prone to infection. This was what I was thinking we would be talking about at this particular appointment. The doctor had previously ordered blood and urine tests to be done. That was where we were at. He wanted to go over the test results with me.

He sent me home with a meter and a prescription for test strips and lancets, a packet full of papers, brochures, booklets and fliers on diabetes. I had just run over to his office during my lunch break! I left his office numb. When I got into my van, it hit me! I suddenly was very overwhelmed and I cried for almost 30 minutes before I was able to call my wife and give her the news. She could hardly understand what I was telling her, I was so choked up. I got back to work but couldn't focus for the rest of the day...sometimes, I still feel like I am in that fog.

The only diabetics I know are the ones I met right here, and I am loving it. I am learning so much from everyone!

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I go away for a few months....

Posted on January 5, 2009 at 9:26pm 0 Comments

And the site changes enough that my banner photo doesn't work with the site anymore. And my Photoshop is broken currently so I can't fix it properly! I guess I just need to settle for canned at the moment. :(

Where is my CPAP!?

Posted on September 25, 2008 at 10:50am 3 Comments

So I had been feeling like crap for the past several years. I wake up tired, with headaches, etc. So in lieu of my diabetes diagnosis, I though I would start asking my doc about other ailments that I just attributed to getting older.



Most recently, that was that my Mother and my wife have noticed that I stop breathing at night and snore like a band saw. I can go to sleep anywhere, anytime. I have no problems going to sleep, I am out the moment my head hits the pillow. And it has been… Continue

9 Months In ...

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 1:31pm 2 Comments

So, it has been nine months since my diagnosis. It has sunk in somewhat. With the medication, I have seen my bg come down. I don't eat as much as I used to (which was recklessly). And now my bg sits at around 120-130 avg. I read everywhere that it is important to find a routine and stick to it. But I don't eat breakfast usually. I eat lunch and dinner. My doc has me doing fasting bg checks. That is, before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But since I don't eat breakfast, do I really need to check?… Continue

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At 6:31pm on February 10, 2009, erin said…
Hi there! Sorry it's taken so long to write back, it's nice here in Florida.. it was a little cold a few days ago, but in the 70's now.. just where I like it! :)
At 4:07pm on January 13, 2009, Isaac said…
Thank you for the welcome Craig.
At 9:30am on January 7, 2009, debb said…
hi graig,
here is a website about gastric bypass. asmbs.org and two name brand lapband sites. lapband.com and realize.com. these are the two lapbands that are the best.
At 7:12am on January 7, 2009, Melissa Garcia said…
Thanks, i'm really glad i joined!
At 4:04pm on January 6, 2009, Elizabeth Wolff said…
Thank you!
At 2:09pm on January 6, 2009, tmana said…
Hi, Craig! If you're interested, I sub to a number of renfaire-related costuming lists on Yahoo.

The glucometer photos were done up for a series of review articles I did over the summer and fall of 2008 (check my "Meter Review" blog entries for the related text). I compared size, ease of setup, user-friendliness, software, accuracy (within a limited range) and a few other things.

The glucometer-in-vehicle photos were done as part of a blog post/article based on an accessory I picked up at Staples, which I figured could be useful for making sure one has a glucometer at-hand to test before driving.
At 8:59pm on January 5, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Hello Craig,how are you? Happy new year,missed your lovely prescence with us.
At 2:29pm on October 15, 2008, Andreina Davila said…
Hi Graig, I love you banner it is pretty cool the way you created a lighter background for the tudiabetes slogan. :)
At 9:10pm on October 11, 2008, David Mercer said…
Nope, 'fraid not, never went to the univ of phoenix
At 10:07am on October 11, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
May I invite your lovely wife to join,be my friend,join poetry club and I promise I try to write something nice for her( I can send you love poem to her????)
 
 
 

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