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Iyaz posted a status
"Frustrated! My blood sugars have been very high today and are refusing to go down. I don't know what to do. ;("
Sep 4, 2014
Iyaz is now friends with Tori and alexis ray
Sep 4, 2014
Iyaz liked Marelize's blog post Today, Poetry Day
May 23, 2014
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May 23, 2014
Marion Mifsud replied to Iyaz's discussion 'Help me :-(' in the group Emotional Support
"I know how you feel. I've been a diabetic since I was a child. Apparently your dosage or insulin type needs to be adjusted. I used to have fits when my blood sugar was up but now I only get upset if bit gets really high. No One is perfect. I…"
Apr 4, 2014
Rob Thompson replied to Iyaz's discussion 'Help me :-(' in the group Emotional Support
"Iyaz Do not dispair. Unfortunately having Diabetes is not easy. I have been BLESSED with Diabetes for over 50 years and still fight the odd ball lows and highs. You get used to it. The longer you live with diabetes I think. you learn what you need…"
Jan 8, 2014
Marie B left a comment for Iyaz
"that's great! thanks, we need everyone to do a BBT every day to reach our goal of 20,000."
Nov 10, 2013
Iyaz left a comment for Marie B
"Hi Marie, and thank you very much. Just clicked on the link now and I'm now going to do the test."
Nov 9, 2013
Marie B left a comment for Iyaz
"hey, nice to see you. I like your new profile pic. help us help diabetics in need, do the http://bigbluetest.org/"
Nov 8, 2013
Branden and Iyaz are now friends
Nov 6, 2013
Iyaz left a comment for johnnyjones
"Hey Johnny! How's it going? dunno if you remember be but we spoke through chat once. Hope you're well man :)"
Nov 6, 2013
Iyaz posted a status
"Hey you lovely people. Great to be back on this site. Having a stressful week but it will be over soon. Hope you're all well! :D"
Nov 6, 2013
Iyaz and Robert are now friends
Nov 6, 2013
Iyaz replied to Iyaz's discussion 'Help me :-(' in the group Emotional Support
"Hi, apologies for the late reply. I had so much going that I had literally forgotten about this website and had almost forgotten that I was diabetic, haha. Diabetes is now the least of my everyday concerns and I have so much love towards you guys…"
Nov 6, 2013
Anna replied to Iyaz's discussion 'Celiac Symptoms?' in the group Celiac and Diabetes
"testing neg for celiac can also indicate a gluten sensitivity, which will not show on blood test or biospy. Something to keep in mind."
Aug 22, 2013
Amber Rose liked Iyaz's discussion Help me :-(
Aug 6, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
More knowledge
Date diagnosed
December 31, 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
Hi, I'm just your average 17 year old teenage boy. After experiencing symptoms that did not seem to improve in four weeks, I visited my family doctor. Glucose was found in my urine which therefore meant that I had to undergo a fasting blood glucose test. After 3 days of intense anxiety and stress, my mother got a text-message from the doctor. Later in the evening as I walked into the clinic with my mother, hoping JUST HOPING that I have some Kidney Infection my heart shattered as I sat face to face with my doctor as he told me "the test results show that you do have diabetes". Praying and praying that I am diagnosed with type 2, he then batters my heart some more with, "You are a type 1 diabetic". After I left the clinic, just minutes later, I was trying my hardest to hold back my tears. my mother, who hadn't seen me cry in 4 years was trying to reassure me and tell me that I was going to be fine. As I got in the car, I was sighing hard and then just as my mother began driving, I broke down. She was in shock and said everything she could to make me feel better. I got home for New Years dinner at my cousin's. My dad told me everything was gonna be okay and he also called up a diabetic friend of his, just so he could make me feel better and tell me some of the things his friend told him about diabetes and how it isn't going to keep me back. Later in the evening, when we got back home, my family and I had a longer conversation about diabetes and our new plans. I am certain that I will see a cure in my lifetime after seeing some promising research going on such as the Stem Cells. After watching the New Years fireworks on TV, I drank some milk and went to bed. I cried in the dark as I was trying I accept the new me. The new me that was no longer 100% healthy. I guess this is just part of the grieving process. I'm new to diabetes and I'm very afraid. I feel a lot more relieved now as my symptoms will be cleared up in no time. I can start my diabetic treatment and live to hopefully see a cure that will definitely cure me and millions of others who suffer from this evil illness. One day, I'll be able to say, "I used to have diabetes". I PROMISE you that.

Woohoo! Almost two months since my diagnosis. Sugars have been awesome these past 4 weeks. I am so happy! I can't even begin to explain. (16/02/2013)

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At 5:02am on November 10, 2013, Marie B said…

that's great! thanks, we need everyone to do a BBT every day to reach our goal of 20,000.

At 1:07pm on November 8, 2013, Marie B said…

hey, nice to see you. I like your new profile pic. help us help diabetics in need, do the http://bigbluetest.org/

At 1:10pm on May 14, 2013, nat said…
Hey how are you doing ?
At 4:49am on January 15, 2013, Vrinda said…

Hey Iyaz, welcome to the club :D In reply to your query, I don't want to sound like everyone else but it does get better, I promise. And yeah, it's been a year for me but I'm still getting a hang of this. I do worry about the future, to be completely honest with you. But why worry when I really can't change anything except eat right and take care of myself. Do you want to know how I coped? I had this major rant on TuD about 6 months ago and that made me feel heaps better :D Check it out, I'm sure you're going through the same.
And for now, just do what we all do here, no worries, just living one day at a time :)
Feel free to message me any time you wanna talk.

At 4:30am on January 4, 2013, Marie B said…

we're here for you if you need anything.

At 1:04pm on January 3, 2013, Marie B said…

Iyaz, how did it go today? let us know if you have questions or just feel completely overwhelmed.

At 12:14pm on January 2, 2013, Marie B said…
At 12:06pm on January 2, 2013, Marie B said…
At 6:58am on January 2, 2013, Marie B said…

lyaz, have you started insulin yet? also I am sending you this link to our UK group

please let us know how you are doing.

At 6:34am on January 2, 2013, Marie B said…

lyaz, welcome to the community! let me know if you have any questions about us. I've had it 45 years. We are very glad you found us right away. This is the best place to hang out with others who truly understand.




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