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I lent someone my meter....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emmy Oct 19, 2011. 6 Replies


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Georgia boy replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"Doctor had taken me off of Cholestorl pills for three months and told me to do a lab work and call him. I waited the three months and did what he asked. Nurse said he didn't want to talk to me. Wanted me in. I kept saying he wanted to talk and…"
Sep 14, 2014
GailD replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"I'm sorry. I was diagnosed with gestational. After my pregnancy it never went away. I either have type 2 or MODY"
Sep 8, 2014
rmcwilliam replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"Hello, recently diagnosed with type 2. It was found during a regular dip pregnancy test (glucose in my urine). Anyways, things happened quickly and I was put on insulin right away. I sincerely hope my baby is born healthy. Literally can't stop…"
Sep 5, 2014
Jane replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"Pre-op blood work. I had more than 240 mg/dL for a random test taken 3 hours after lunch. My surgeon instructed me to see my GP for further tests after my surgery. I had the symptoms but I was too ignorant to know. My excuse - I just trained for a…"
Jul 21, 2014
Blinkswift replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"I had been feeling down at work and originally went in for a psych eval. My wife strongly suggested I type up a primer for the doctor mentioning onset, triggers, etc. After the eval, the Dr asked if there was anything else I wanted to talk about.…"
Jul 21, 2014
Dee replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"I was diagnosed when my regular doctor broke his ankle and I had to go to a doctor who was filling in. I didn't even know they were testing my A1C (didn't even what that was at the time). My doctor had never mentioned it, had never talked…"
Jul 9, 2014
Alan S replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"My doctor included HbA1c as a follow-up blood test to my leukaemia diagnosis. It came back as 8.2%. In 2002 A1c was not used officially for diagnosis but he wisely told me I was type 2."
Jul 9, 2014
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Yogisd1 replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"All I know is, before I went into the hospital, I didn't have it. When I got out, I had it. I went in because my body had swelled up tremendously. I could not get my shoes on, could not reach by backside to take care of business. (Took a lesson…"
Jul 7, 2014
funkynassau replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"Hi, I had been going to the doctor for an entire year because of sharp pains in my feet, they were truly awful. I had a myriad of tests and nobody could figure out what was causing the pain. One day I got mad and pounded on my doc's desk saying…"
Jun 20, 2014
peaches replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"I was aware before being told I had Type 2. my Dr. had told me I was pre-diabetic a year before. My Dr. told me if I exercise and change the way I was eating I would be able to reverse or control it better. Did not heed the warning."
May 24, 2014
peaches replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
May 24, 2014
Dexter replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"I am addicted to sugar. I was using about 8 tablespoons of white granulated in coffee, tea and cereal. A fellow diabetic saw this and whipped out her meter in on me. I was at 450. She called a nurse friend of hers, and the nurse said I should be…"
May 24, 2014
Paula replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"Mine as totally weird... I went to a health fair with my Husband. he was a DJ and was Master of Ceremonies there. I had headaches for a very long time, and I over heard the Nurse saying to another person that she thinks she should be tested for…"
May 20, 2014
peaches replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"I was always tired. It was the only symptom I had. Because I had other problems like obesity, and high blood pressure my dr. took a routine test and I was first Pre-diabetic but I did not want to believe it. The dr. said through diet and losing…"
Apr 28, 2014
Nancy Beneteau replied to Kelly's discussion 'How did you find out you had Type 2?'
"I went to the doctor for pain in my back right shoulder blade. She did a urine test for proteins and those were normal. My blood sugar however was 12.9mmo/l. She reviewed my previous tests and saw that the last 2 or 3 had been 10 or higher. So it…"
Apr 1, 2014

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Form letter to ask employer for insulin pump coverage

Posted on October 29, 2010 at 1:16pm 2 Comments

I wrote this letter to my HR department because my employer doesn't provide coverage for insulin pumps or supplies. They responded by saying they will make an exception for me and look into adding coverage for all employees when they re-negotiate the plan with our insurer next year.…


I could be pumping by Christmas!!!

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 9:27am 1 Comment

Had a great visit with my doc yesterday. She signed my Canada Disability Tax Credit forms no problem!!! She said she's had other patients apply as well and only one was not approved. She was on a pump so they re-applied and got it. My doc said if I get rejected we'll just keep applying until I get it!!!

Second part of the great news is that she recognized the fact that I used insulin since 2009, so when I apply,…


My Diabetes Story - Part Three: Redemption and Recovery

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Over the next year and a half after my son's birth, I was sick all the time. I tried to get back in to shape but I'd work out for a few days and then get a head cold or the flu again and again. Infections persisted. Vision changes persisted. Through a lucky break I got a family doctor in the winter of 2008. Fabe and I wanted two children and I thought it was better to have the second sooner and get over all the misery that was pregnancy and move on with my…


My Diabetes Story - Part Two: Three Midwives and a Sumo Wrestler

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Part Two: Three Midwives and a Sumo Wrestler

Now, in these parts, family doctors are nearly impossible to get and obstetricians are scarce. If you don't have a family doctor -- and mine went out of practice while I was away -- you have to go to walk-in clinics if you're ill. I understand that now there is a pool of obstetricians you can go see in the later months of your pregnancy if…


My Diabetes Story: A Comedy of Errors in Three Parts

Posted on February 25, 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Part One: Out of Focus

It's been 6 years since I caught the first sign of a problem with my health. Since then, I've had two children, countless visits to doctor's offices and walk-in clinics. I've even had two hospital stays. I've probably crossed paths with over 20 health professionals, yet it was a small-town optician who got it right in 2004. If only someone had listened to him....…


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At 1:17pm on October 3, 2011, nel said…
Glad you are back ...and so is your discussion on misdiagnosis seem to happen across the big pond as well Dutch Girl told her story .
At 8:42pm on September 25, 2011, nel said…
Missing you some more ...!!
N from the Shuswap !
At 8:30pm on August 23, 2011, nel said…
Missing you :(
At 9:21pm on July 3, 2011, nel said…
How are you girl ??
At 9:24pm on April 25, 2011, nel said…
Kelly ..a happy Birthday wish from not too far away ...did we beat you by having hail twice today ??
At 8:31pm on April 25, 2011, Lois said…
So sorry for the lateness of this missive. I hope you had a very wonderful day and will see many more wonderful days.

At 11:31am on April 25, 2011, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday!
At 1:37am on April 25, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Kelly. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 3:36pm on March 23, 2011, Corrie said…
Thanks Kelly. I've actually never seen the show, but wanted to make an avatar, so there it is hehe!

I hope things settle down soon. In addition to all that has happened over the past year, I'm now scheduled for minor surgery next month, which will just add to all the craziness in my life.

I'm so glad that I heard about this community in general, and that so many have already sent such welcoming messages!
At 9:34pm on December 27, 2010, nel said…
All the Best and Good Health for you and your family for 2011 ....your future looks bright , pump and all ...hope you get the life insurance settled too.



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