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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 2 diabetes
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I have no idea.
Date diagnosed
February 26, 2008
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Oral, Diet and Exercise
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I was diagnosed in February 2008 with Type 2 Diabetes. In addition to the type 2 diabetes, I have orthopedic problems, both shoulders, my right elbow and wrist, all from an old industrial injury. I also have GI problems, which already severely limit what I can eat. Type 2 Diabetes limits my diet even more, especially since I can't stand chicken. LOL
Anyway, I am disabled and on a pension. Learning that I have diabetes wasn't exactly news that I cared to hear, but now that I know, I am coping and dealing with it. It's not the end of the world. Not even close.

Life DOES mean something! Somewhere in all of this, God has a plan. There's a line in a song on MercyMe's "All That Is Within Me" album that says, "Count it pure joy when the world comes crashin'. Hold your head up and keep on dancin'." That's from James 1:2-4 in the Bible. That's where I plan on keeping my mind, my heart, and my attitude. Murmuring and complaining doesn't help anything. On the contrary, it just makes bad things worse..

I'm done faking it for friends and family. If you ask me how I'm doing, you're going to hear the truth. You will, however, also hear that JESUS is my Hope, my Friend, my Healer, and my God. I will rejoice in Him, NO MATTER WHAT! :D

That's me in a nutshell for now. That's where I am.

Oh, my name is Michael, so when you leave comments, feel free to call me that, if you wish.

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At 10:46am on November 7, 2013, iStone57 said…

Just watch.
You can do that.
Just watch - to the end...

"The Cross" featuring Billy Graham, Lacey Sturm, and Lecrae

At 7:46am on April 13, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Hey, good to see you around alot. Like what you did to the page, real cool. Hope you had a great Easter. Here's looking at you, kid. Patti
At 11:15am on April 10, 2009, Christina Luis said…
Hi Michael! Just stopping in to say Hi and see how you are doing. I hope things are going well.....Christina
At 9:44pm on March 25, 2009, Debbie said…
Hello Michael...thanks for the comment on my page,,,And I like this page much better now!,,Keep the faith! and together with him we will get by. He will never forsake us!....Deb
At 7:09am on March 25, 2009, Debbie said…
Michael,I read your blog first then I came to your site. Your blog touched me greatly. Your info here made my heart sadden. Go back and read your blog over and over. You have comfort there in those words..words spoken and written by you, so I know you believe!. Yes all things are possible through him! There are so many people like us here and more that are not,,,but through the strength of friendships here and elsewhere and the love of God we will all endure what has been put on our plate. We all will have our good days and we all will have our bad,,,most likely more bad but they can be endured.But one thing we must never forget and that is to keep on believing and keep on keeping on, God Bless You & Yours my friend....Deb
At 5:59pm on March 15, 2009, Michelle said…
Hi Michael,
I feel the same way.. I did not ask for this and feel like I've had my fair share of 'stuff' but for some damn reason, this is mine to deal with too. I am guessing the silver lining is it is helping me lose weight that I was TRYING to lose before. Cutting the carbs has made so much difference. Sure, eating is much less enjoyable but, I know it could be a LOT worse. You mentioned having other stomache issues so I think you have it worse than I do. I am sorry for that. I wish you some help with that.

You mention family, if you are married, can you get insurance through your wife's work? I'm sure you've thought of that so I guess it is a dumb question. I like to help problem solve, so ignore me when it doesn't make sense for your situation.

Can you check into getting metformin from a different pharmacy, that is cost effective and see if you can get one that does not have the odor issue? I see on tv that some companies help by providing diabetes meds for free. Maybe you could qualify. Have you looked into that?

I love the music on your page.. it is great. I don't know how to set that up. My page is boring!

Your photos are great too! I live in Seattle and have been down your way many times, it is beautiful. Where are you in the boating pictures?

At 11:36am on March 15, 2009, Suzanne said…
I totally understand what you mean by using the term Washington state. That's what alot of the military families call it when talking about where they have been stationed and I guess I picked that up from them since my dad was stationed there. My little sister was born in Tacoma while we lived there. My sister's best friend lives in Seattle and it drives her crazy when we say Washington state. It's a hard habit to break for sure! I will work on it ;)

Hope you are doing better. I know all this health crap has been a downer to say the least.
At 10:05pm on March 14, 2009, Michelle said…
Hi Michael, how are you tonight? Feeling up? feeling down?
Since metformin causes you this issue, can you ask to try a different medication? I have not heard that others have an issue with an odor and I think a lot of people take it. Maybe it is not the right med for you. I ask to offer you ideas, not because I know the best solution.
thinking of you...
At 4:12pm on March 14, 2009, Suzanne said…
I love Washington state and wish I could convince my hubby to move there! I love your pictures, they make me want to at least go visit sometime soon....
At 9:24am on March 9, 2009, Christina Luis said…
Hi Michael, good to see that your around here. I hope things are going ok for you. I love the pics that you have put up. They are great!

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