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I got diagnosed January 9th, 2012. My a1c was 15.6 at diagnosis. Apart from peeing all the time and drinking a lot water plus losing weight, I felt fine with an a1c that high.

I am a happy diabetic and my two follow up visits after diagnosis were great. My first a1c was 6.0 and on my second visit my a1c was 5.4

I am happy to be in control and don't mind being a type 1 diabetic. If the good Lord lets me, I plan to live a full, healthy life and this condition is not gonna stop me. Blessings to all and good luck. Just keep pushing......

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Comment by Jacob's mom on June 21, 2012 at 5:21pm

great attitude! nice to see some positivity. and good for you for adjusting and accepting your diagnosis, it takes most people alot longer if ever. keep shining brightly! amy

Comment by KML on June 21, 2012 at 7:11pm

Impressive! Good work and keep at it.

Comment by arman on June 21, 2012 at 7:32pm

Thanks guys it's been good. It was a major shock when I got diagnosed as I had always been active and a healthy guy. But I'm 24 years old now and I already had fun being a kid and a teenager and eating whatever I wanted to whenever. All it takes is a little discipline and life is still good

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Comment by pancreaswanted on June 22, 2012 at 2:07am

good for you! what a fabulous attitude! its all a bit harder with D but i have to say, ive never eaten healthier in my life. i try to joke about it as much as i can to make it easier. welcome!!

Comment by diana2000 on June 22, 2012 at 2:29am

good to hear your great story, congratulation in getting a hold of it, its nice to hear people having a good life with it, it was a big shock for me, but with exercise and changing my diet, iam a more happier person also. i had a few hic ups but i got back on track, i feel healthier now than years ago.

Comment by Leanne on June 22, 2012 at 5:57am

Wow, how in the world did you manage a 5.4 A1C so soon after diagnosis? I've been diabetic for 11 years and I've never gotten that low even though I'm very well controlled.

Comment by acidrock23 on June 23, 2012 at 7:28am

Awesome job!

Comment by arman on June 23, 2012 at 11:00am

Thanks bro

Comment by Kat D on July 4, 2012 at 9:59am

came across this today while perusing on line---- inspiring for me on a day i really needed it.


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