Lydia Martin
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  • Escondido, CA
  • United States
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Linda G left a comment for Lydia Martin
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYDIA!! 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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"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Lydia... Best Wishes NOW...and for the rest of the year! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
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"Happy Birthday my friend! Make the most out of your special day!!!!!!!!"
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"Happy Birthday!Enjoy."
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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
feedback and advice
Date diagnosed
December 12, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.9
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
My dad has been a type 1 diabetic for nearly 40 years now. I grew up watching him deal with this disease day in and day out. I was a pretty healthy kid-no major health problems at all. I never knew how good I had it!

When I was pregnant with my first child I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. They assured me that it would go away after the pregnancy and I just needed to diet and exercise daily. No big deal. I hardly gained any weight with the pregnancy, I felt great and wasn't afraid of anything serious happening.

The baby was born in October 1999, healthy baby boy! I was never tested after the pregnancy to see what had happened with my blood sugars and I soon forgot all about it.


About a month and a half later I was starting to feel quite sluggish, thirsty, tired and sick. I was losing a ton of weight but figured it was just because I was breastfeeding. But it was a little excess- I am 5'9" and I got down to about 115 lbs. One day I was supposed to meet my parents for lunch downtown with the baby. But I couldn't get out of bed. I was soooo sick! And the baby just lay in his crib screaming his head off! I couldn't even muster enough energy to get him. My parents got worried when I didn't show and stopped by my apartment to find me in this condition. My dad instantly knew what was up and tested my sugars on his machine. The reading said "HI". Time to go to the hospital. At the hospital my BG levels were 800+.

From that moment on I was a type 1 D. My life changed forever.

I have my good days and my bad ones. I've dealt with all kinds of other health issues (some related to diabetes and others not). I now have two healthy kids and my husband and I just celebrated our 10th anniversary earlier this year.

So, that's a little bit about me, if you were interested.

Oh...and I'm an artist. Check out my work at www.artbylydiamartin.com
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At 3:32am on February 7, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYDIA!!
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 4:08pm on February 7, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Lydia...
Best Wishes NOW...and for the rest of the year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 5:28am on February 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 10:27am on February 7, 2011, Doris D said…
Happy Birthday my friend! Make the most out of your special day!!!!!!!!
At 7:43am on February 7, 2011, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday!Enjoy.
At 4:56am on February 7, 2011, abyzer said…
Hi.. Lydia
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.....have a terrific day...:)
At 9:12am on November 27, 2010, Linda G said…
Hope you had a beautiful and relaxing Thanksgiving!!

At 9:40pm on May 29, 2010, Frank Kwiatkowski said…
Great art!

Frank
At 5:49pm on April 3, 2010, Linda G said…
Hey Lydia.....how's everything going?

HOPPY EASTER!
luv.....linda
At 12:35pm on February 17, 2010, Angela said…
Your art work is absolutly gorgeous!!! :)
 
 
 

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