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David (dns) commented on Vonnie's blog post 'I have MAJOR issues!'
"$0.02 The first step in fixing what's wrong is to recognize that something IS wrong. You've done that. The second step is simply WANTING to fix it, i.e., being determined to. Clearly you are. IMHOP, finding a psychologist is a big step in…"
Jun 29, 2013
Aaron Nelson commented on Vonnie's blog post 'Diabetes at work'
"Vonnie, I have only recently been diagnosed with diabetes like a little over 10 days."
Jun 29, 2013
karebear1966 commented on Vonnie's blog post 'Diabetes at work'
"I am tired all of the time....even when my blood sugars are decent. My Dr said it was a vitamin D deficiency, I take supplements, and it does help somewhat... but I still need a nap in the afternoons!Or as soon as I get home from work, I debate…"
Jun 28, 2013
bryly commented on Vonnie's blog post 'I have MAJOR issues!'
"Vonnie, i think my A1c was worse a couple of months ago, it´s more about seeing that its necessary you take care to live longer and be healthy it´s a bit of hard work but im sure you can do it and you can count on all of us here in TuD,…"
Jun 26, 2013
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Jun 26, 2013
Vonnie commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'Places'
"I am actually one of the people who moved from cities like that and what you're saying is valid. I left the area not because it was super violent or anything like that but because there was a lack of opportunity and resources. It's also…"
Jun 26, 2013
Vonnie commented on Vonnie's blog post 'I have MAJOR issues!'
"I am really working on it now that I'm getting older and taking on more responsibility. I feel like I wont be able to function properly if I'm always having to deal with symptoms of a high blood sugar. I believe it'll get better too.…"
Jun 26, 2013
Vonnie commented on Vonnie's blog post 'Diabetes at work'
"Interesting. I am also majoring in IT. I look forward to reading more from others who suffer from these issues and have figured out ways to help. How long ago were you diagnosed with diabetes?"
Jun 26, 2013
acidrock23 commented on Vonnie's blog post 'I have MAJOR issues!'
"I hope the psychologist helps!! I wasn't @ 13% however I was all over the place but got a pump and things fell into place. The whole thing revolves around testing and keeping track of stuff and, if you know that, you have to do it. If you do…"
Jun 25, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" commented on Vonnie's blog post 'I have MAJOR issues!'
"Vonnie, I live close to you so I wanted to respond. First of all I am so sorry you are enduring this pain. I hope you find the truth, which is that we all have the capacity to pull ourselves forward. My prayer will be that you are able to pull…"
Jun 25, 2013
Don commented on Vonnie's blog post 'I have MAJOR issues!'
"Hi Vonnie, this site has lots of people in your shoes and we get what life is like with diabetes. I agree your A1c can improve and you can do it. As for dozing off, I do that when my bg spikes too quickly and too high which may happen to you a lot…"
Jun 25, 2013
Aaron Nelson commented on Vonnie's blog post 'Diabetes at work'
"Hello Vonnie, I am new to diabetes but I struggle with falling asleep during the day which is very new to me. I have other medical problems besides the diabetes. The fatigue from the diabetes has been much harder for me to deal with even more so…"
Jun 25, 2013
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Jun 25, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for Vonnie
"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…"
Feb 18, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Vonnie
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Vonnie! 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.…"
Feb 17, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Vonnie
"Welcome Vonnie, This is a place where we come together to support each other. To share our problems and experiences and to help each other. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their…"
Feb 17, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
Not feeling alone.
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
13
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Paradigm

Vonnie's Blog

Diabetes at work

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

I am an Intern at a company called Stericycle(LOVE them)working with the IT Dept. (yes, I am a nerd). I always knew I wasn't a morning person. For work I have to get up by 5am to be at work by 8am. Im like, whatever my body'll get used to it. Guys, I dose off every day. It makes me so mad because I can get fired and Lord knows I don't need that. Then it finally dawned on me. So I googled the correlation between being sleepy and having high blood sugars. Even more reason for me to get it… Continue

I have MAJOR issues!

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 12:17pm 6 Comments

I hope doing this blog will help me and some other people who struggle with Diabetes. Anyway, here's my story.



I'm type 1,since age 4. I am 20 now and my A1c is 13%

Terrible right?



I don't know what it is. I haven't been able to get it together on my own. I don't wanna die. I know what I need to do but Its hard for me to do it for some reason. I have some discipline...clearly not enough. I don't react to my diabetes until I feel symptoms. I'm only getting older and… Continue

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At 2:17pm on February 18, 2013, 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 7:56pm on February 17, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Vonnie!
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 5:19pm on February 17, 2013, 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!!!

At 3:30pm on February 17, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Vonnie, This is a place where we come together to support each other. To share our problems and experiences and to help each other. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions.

There has been a time in most diabetics life that they have experienced the "Too High" A1c. This is a place to come for help and understanding from other people with diabetes.

Please feel at home, you are with friends.

At 12:47pm on February 17, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Vonnie, welcome to TuDiabetes! let me know if you have any questions about our community.

At 11:50am on February 17, 2013, catlover said…

HI Vonnie- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community and we hope you like it here.

 
 
 

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