One morning I was at work and all of a sudden I started haveing chest pains so I went to the ER and they did blood work and ask me if I new I was a diabetic and I said theres no way .They showed me the results of my blood work and my sugar 454.I was in shock and scared, I heared of diabetes because some of my family had it and I thought it would never happen to me.I was so scared that they had to admit me to the hospiltal,now 5 yrs later I just as scared even though Im know more about diabetes Im awasys scared. I don't care what other people say U can eat healtyer and excerise more Diabetes will always run your life.

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Comment by debb on January 28, 2009 at 7:56am
hi cory,
a little bit of fear is good. it can help keep you on your toes. just don't let it encompass you where it paralyzes you. type-2 runs in my family too. although i never knew about it until i was dx'd. i live too far away from my dad's family to know about what goes on in their lives. we were never very close. if i knew, would i have done anything different? probably not. you know, youth. nothing bad can ever happen to me. i was disgusting healthy all of my life and i guess i thumbed my nose one too many times at ever being ill. boy did i ever get smacked down. i have a few complications because of the D, but i have learned what i have to do to be able to still do the things that i love to do. reading others story here i guess you could say i'm very lucky and i don't diminish what others have to go through. they have my utmost respect for the pain and suffering that they have to go through. i can't take away the pain or the fear so i am here to give love and support to them and to you. i can't walk in their shoes but i can walk beside their shoes with a supportive arm around their shoulders. i can listen and comfort and maybe offer some advise if i actually have it to give. the main thing that i have seen here time and time again is that human spirit never stays down. it crawls and spits and scratches it's way back up to the top. no matter what new problem happens to slap us up our spirit won't let us stay down for long. it constantly looks for that silver lining and we go on. it's not just diabetics either. i have an uncle who is fighting lung cancer. he knows it will kill him and yet he always has hope and a smile for everyone. i asked him one day how he could be so upbeat with everything he is going through and he said i'm still alive. it hasn't beaten me yet. he said, when it does i'll be gone but until then i'm the winner.
Comment by noor on March 11, 2009 at 1:40pm
Hi Cory,
nice blogs!!!

i'd like to tell you that you must tell all the people in your job that you'er a diabetic,tell them about diabetes
and what they should do with the diabetic but don't let them to feel sad..
i mean tell them about diabetes with some fun because that's will make them to help you in your work..

tell them how diabetes makes you unique..
about the government,
i had some problems to get in the hospital because i'm not Saudi but my father sent a message to
The King of Saudi Arabia to let me get in the hospital..
now, every thing is alright..

my dear friend,i'd like to tell you that "diabetes is the best friend to all the diabetics"..
Comment by Elaine on October 23, 2009 at 10:50am
Hey, Cory. I figure we're practically neighbors, in GA and all!
I went--naw, my hubbie dragged me--to a talk at the YMCA about exercise/activity and diabetes. The speaker said that the toughest thing to deal with in diabetes is the tendency toward depression. We feel bad, and it's even harder to take better care of yourself, then we look at the numbers on the meter and feel worse!
I figure diabetes is like having a four-year old child. Time consuming and expensive. Not to mention, a surprise. :-) But...I might as well try to be a good parent to this kid, and it'll really be a pain if I ignore my diabetes.
Maybe we get to grow up faster. For everyone: you live long enough and you're gonna to deal w/ change. It's the only sure thing.


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