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To Quote a WWE Prima Donna - "Finally!.... (Dwayne)... has arrived at TuDiabetes!"

Okay ... it's taken me so long to get here; I've worn myself out!

Basic Intro:
NAME: Dwayne
ADDRESS: New Glasgow, nova Scotia, Canada
DIABETES: T1 - diagnosed in 1990; began insulin 1993; developed insulin-resistance 1995; ... all the other complications kept coming along, after that - like watching one of those endless freight trains pass by...

More later...

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Tags: &, Blessings!, Bright, Hope, Peace

Comment by Dwayne on October 5, 2012 at 12:25pm

Okay ... I've had a crappy day ... everything that could go wrong, did. And i haven't checked my sugars since early morning -- not like me. I just shot-up 50-cc insulin and scarfed down a bowl of cocoa puffs cereal. I don't care what my blood sugars are right now ... I just want to crawl into bed and sleep forever.

Comment by Gerri on October 5, 2012 at 12:56pm

Hi, Dwayne. Sorry for the crappy day.

Comment by Chris Miller on October 5, 2012 at 4:47pm

I've had those kinds of days too, Dwayne. I am 41, diagnosed T1 at age 3, back in 1974. For the most part I manage my diabetes OK, but I can relate totally to your bad experience that you've shared here. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

By the way, I live in Edmonton, Alberta. But I've been out to Nova Scotia a couple of times. I have a buddy who grew up in Glace Bay and he went to school in Antigonish. Nice part of the country, for sure. I'd like to return there again soon!

Comment by Dwayne on October 5, 2012 at 7:59pm

They come and they go ... Life is Life. And this day is over. Good night!

Comment by Dwayne on October 6, 2012 at 5:23am

I fell last night (Friday evening) - tore the top hinge off the bathroom door, trying NOT to fall; bruised both elbows; knocked my head against the bathroom door; feel like crap today. Gotta go make breakfast - fried baloney and toast; because that's all I have to choose from.

Comment by FatCatAnna on October 6, 2012 at 2:45pm

Hey Dwayne from one Canadian to another - howdy. I live in Montreal. Sounds like you are quite the handy man around your house. Come over to my place - I need help! Just kidding ... sorta ... but hope things go better for you (and there is nothing wrong with fried baloney and toast - lips drooling away here).

Comment by Dwayne on October 6, 2012 at 4:05pm

Yeah; I'm not exactly tool-friendly ... but then again, I've had 3 near-drownings, over my adult years; so I'm not pool-friendly, either! And, "oh, my!" There are some folk - in other online and face-to-face forums - whom I only barely suffer their utter foolishness (like when they try and shut me up - lol); who say I'm not very "fool"-friendly, either! Whatever shall I do?!? - lol BTW: I like you, Anna - anybody that would sit down to fried baloney withme, is my kind of person! Blessings!

Comment by Dwayne on October 11, 2012 at 5:28am

Good morning, everyone! Does anyone else ever find that injecting insulin feels like injecting liquid fire into your body? Whether fresh out of the fridge (cold insulin, burns - that took something, to wrap my mind around - lol), or at room temperature ... insulin burns - all the way up and down my arm ... not fun :( ..... Has anyone else experienced this?

Comment by Gerri on October 11, 2012 at 9:07am

Only had stinging when I used Lantus because it's acidic. Never had this with other insulin.


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