Cherise's Blog – May 2008 Archive (3)

How I felt when I was first diagnosed.

I was diagnosed on October 2nd, 2000. Its been a long struggle one that I sometimes want to give up on but I haven't yet.



When I was first diagnosed it not only scared me but it also made me wonder how people were going to treat me. I was sixteen years old and in my junior year of high school. It was in October of 2000, the week of homecoming and I had been having some symptoms for over a week. My mom decided that I needed to get into the doctor's office and quick. I went to… Continue

Added by Cherise on May 8, 2008 at 7:22am — No Comments

Sharps Containers in Public Places, Especially at Colleges and Universities

I have been wondering this every since I started college again. I've noticed that public places, not like grocery stores or little stores with no public restrooms, but more like universities do not offer sharps containers for their diabetic students. I attend the University of Phoenix-Salt Lake City division in Taylorsville UT. There is two campuses that I have been for the UOP's campuses, one is the main campus located in Murray UT but is called Salt Lake City because its easier to find and… Continue

Added by Cherise on May 8, 2008 at 7:17am — 2 Comments

Personal Weight Loss issues

I have had some personal issues with my weight. The last doctor's visit I had, which was on April 11, 2008, my weight had dropped from 145 lbs to 136 lbs. Understand that I am around 5'10" tall and the average weight for someone at that height is 150 lbs. I have no idea why I have lost the weight only that I have been eating small meals all day instead of three meals which is supposed to be better than three large meals a day. There are times that I don't get up until 11am, but get up at like… Continue

Added by Cherise on May 8, 2008 at 7:11am — 1 Comment

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