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Kent Logy replied to Micah's discussion 'My Visit From The EMTs' in the group Hypoglycemic Experiences
"I used to get very combative when I went real low and not know what I did.One time woke up strapped to a gurney in ER and one of the EMTs had a black eye. It has changed over time what happens when I get real low. I mainly keep it from happening but…"
Jun 18, 2012
MinnesotaAnn left a comment for Micah
"I suggest starting at website: start with the forum subject "considering a DAD". There is also a "trusted trainers" tab. You are welcome to contact me (I've been assisted by a D.A.D since 2009) thru the…"
Jun 18, 2012
Micah added a discussion to the group Hypoglycemic Experiences

My Visit From The EMTs

Some time between last night and early this morning I had one of those low lows, I mean really low. This low was a result of some stress and some Tequila and Brandy. Now that I am thinking about it I may have also did some stacking of doses.This was the first time I ever needed assistance as an adult from medical personnel. This whole thing bugs the sh*t out of me. I don't remember any thin before needing the assistance of the EMTs.I remember being in my living room surrounded by several EMTs,…See More
Jun 18, 2012
Micah left a comment for MinnesotaAnn
"Hi Ann, I was thinking of getting a diabetic alert service dog. Can you tell me a little about the process to get one. That is if you don't mind."
Jun 17, 2012
Micah joined Bill's group

Hypoglycemic Experiences

This group is to talk about experiences with hypoglycemic events. At the very least, they are embarrassing. Whether in general or a specific time, you can ask for advice, vent or just talk about what happened among people who understand.See More
Jun 17, 2012
smokinbeaver commented on Micah's blog post 'The Day I Made My Mother Cry'
"Micah, I am sure there is no changing back for you, most who are truly gay are not happy untill they come out like you did. I don't understand how parents feel this way sometimes and can cut their child off. I thought your Mom would some how…"
Jun 16, 2012
Micah commented on Micah's blog post 'The Day I Made My Mother Cry'
"smokinbeaver and brokenpole I'm glade things worked out for your daughter. I know for me I'm not changing back. Your words along with the others here has helped. My mom even called me today to see how I was."
Jun 16, 2012
Micah replied to Mike's discussion 'COMING OUT...which do you do first?' in the group Queer Diabetics
"Normally I'm outted as a diabetic by a friend or I tell when the conversation allows it. I have never told anyone I was gay until this week when I told my father, mother, and fiancée."
Jun 15, 2012
Micah commented on queer diabetic for universal healthcare's group 'Queer Diabetics'
"Hey guys. I'm new here."
Jun 15, 2012
Micah joined queer diabetic for universal healthcare's group

Queer Diabetics

have you ever had to come out as a diabetic? ever had an endocrinologist get awkward when you mention you're queer? this group is for diabetics who also identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, queer, and/or questioning.
Jun 15, 2012
Scott Wilkins commented on Micah's blog post 'The Day I Made My Mother Cry'
"To bad folks think they need to control others in such fashions as your parents are now. As long as they raised you to high standards, what your choices are now in life are your own. If they feel sad about your choice, it's their fault for…"
Jun 15, 2012
smokinbeaver commented on Micah's blog post 'The Day I Made My Mother Cry'
"I am so sorry for your Dad's reaction Micah. Your Mom will probably come around though in time. I am brokenpole's wife, and it was our middle daughter that told us she was gay. Neither my husband nor I wanted to lose our daughter's…"
Jun 15, 2012
Miss Miss commented on Micah's blog post 'The Day I Made My Mother Cry'
"Micah, I can understand your pain. I was in high school when I came out and told my mum. She kicked me out of the house. So I was living on the streets. But like it was said time will heal. My mum since then had changed. Until she died she accepted…"
Jun 14, 2012
Micah commented on Micah's blog post 'The Day I Made My Mother Cry'
"Thanks for the words of support. My ex fiancée picked me up from the ER and stayed with me for awhile. I had to ask her to forgive me again because I didn't mean to hurt her but I could not live a lie anymore. She took my worries away…"
Jun 14, 2012
Micah is now friends with Emily Coles, Marie B and kittiecouture
Jun 14, 2012
Johanna Burton commented on Micah's blog post 'The Day I Made My Mother Cry'
"I'm sorry you had to go through this. Being gay is not a choice. It's who you are. It sounds trite but time does heal and your dad could come around someday. For now, be proud of who you are."
Jun 14, 2012

Profile Information

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?
I hope to be able to encourage others amd to be encourage.
Date diagnosed
June 10, 2001
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?

Micah's Blog

The Day I Made My Mother Cry

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 5:52am 10 Comments

Today has been one of the worse days I have had in a long time. The day has just gotten started and it is not going good. I use to think telling people that I was a diabetic was hard to do. After today I no longer think that way.

I came clean with (told them that I am gay) my father and mother. The ones who I thought would take me as I am didn't. My father told me, "You being a diabetic we accepted that. We didn't like it but we accepted it. But this we don't like and don't accept… Continue


Posted on May 27, 2012 at 12:00pm 8 Comments

Life stinks! You do everything you can to stay healthy. Use all your energy to stay in range each and every day. What for? What's the use of doing all this work? Oh, I know what's the use, it is for life to say oh you are doing ok with all this let's give you something else to deal with. Getting tired of fighting. Why isn't the cure here yet?

Life stinks...

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At 5:52am on June 18, 2012, MinnesotaAnn said…

I suggest starting at website: start with the forum subject "considering a DAD". There is also a "trusted trainers" tab.
You are welcome to contact me (I've been assisted by a D.A.D since 2009) thru the website

At 4:54pm on May 28, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 1:47pm on May 27, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Micah....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:22pm on May 27, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 1:07pm on May 27, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
Here's a link to help you get to know more about us:

At 12:44pm on May 27, 2012, Marie B said…

hello Micah, glad you've joined us. I just read your blog, yes, I feel that way sometimes too. I've had it for 45 years. You are with many here who understand how hard it is. Please let know if you are looking for discussions or groups geared toward anything in particular. I've been a member here over 4 years now, and I must say it's changed things completely for me for the better. please join our Great Lakes Group

we have many members in the Chicago area.

At 11:19am on May 27, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME TO OUR WONDERFUL FAMILY. WE ARE a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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