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    Got My A1c Drawn This Morning... :(

    It's up to 9.8 from the last draw of 7.2, and it was hovering near 6 before that one. Now I have new/more meds. I hope they can drop my glucose. It's been running at a pretty steady 280-340 for the last couple of months. No med changes, no exercise changes except for doing it a...
    4ltern4te 4ltern4te 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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    I have type 1 diabetes

    and I was diagnosed at age 5, I almost died and no one knew what to do but I was saved just in time.. I was all pale and lifeless but never stopped fighting.
    MakaylaCorlisa MakaylaCorlisa 13-15, F Jan 7

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    I was diagnosed with type II today.

    My first reaction was "add it to the list". There are just so MANY things going wrong right now. I am 51. I know I am right at the "line" of things. I have been hovering there for years. One blood sugar test will show high & the next low. A1C today is 6.9 (which still showed on...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Have You Experienced The Same?

    Hi! I have been a diabetic in 12-13 years now, I have type 1. Recently, when my blood sugar is low I begin to see double. It have never done that before! And when I sleep with a low blood sugar , half my body doesn't work. Like, when I eat it won't go in my mouth. It's like I...
    empathopner empathopner 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    Fighting Again

    I was diagnosed in April 2002 with type 2 diabetes. I started out on pills, diet and excersize. At first i did great.  I decided to try the all meat diet and then i got really sick. At the time i was a Catholic and i ended up in the hospital. I didn't realize how sick i was till...
    moonstar312 moonstar312 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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    I Hate Having Diabetes

    Last summer, right after my husband came home from Iraq, I got cellulitis in my right leg that abscessed badly.  I was going to the doc every day to have it lanced and drained for almost a week.  In the course of all this, they did blood work.  My regular doc was...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker 41-45, F 22 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    I've been having a terrible time trying to get

    my sugars under control. I've been trying low carb and to an extent it works if I'm strict, but still need meds. My problem is I'm not always strict. Sooooooo, I broke down got back on my treadmill, I did about 20 minutes, walking/jogging just over .8 of a mile. 2 hours...
    WtfAmIHearing WtfAmIHearing 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Part of my right leg has gone numb.

    No feeling. So I called 3 Doc, all are giving me the run around. Like go call this Doc. :( so I'll just wait for the leg to fall off. What good are Doc's if their not going to help ya....
    danh57 danh57 56-60, M Mar 28

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    I found out in June of this year.

    It has been the hardest thing I have ever had to face and conquer. So far I have been able to stave off meds. I radically changed my diet as my doctor suggested, and I have avoided most sweets. The hardest thing has been the artificial sweeteners, especially my coffee! I...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 5

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    I just found out on Tuesday.

    It runs in my family and now it has caught up to me.
    justbob45 justbob45 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Path of the Brittle Type 1: Gran Mal Seizures

    You may or may not know that seizures can happen when your sugars are close to rock bottom. Symptoms of low sugars have changed for me over the years, but when I was young, and on a volatile insulin combination by necessity, they were harder to recognize and act on. Add to this...
    FluidMind FluidMind 31-35, M 34 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    I was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes in 2005.

    I'm now 15 years old and i've learned to deal with it although it can be very frustrating at times.
    FreedomIsWhatIDesire FreedomIsWhatIDesire 16-17, F Mar 15

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    Maybe its just me. Today I am sick ( diabetic 2

    ) and all. My husband still decides to go to work instead of taking day off to take care of me
    jcain739 jcain739 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I Have Trouble Remembering .....

    I have Diabetes and have for so many years. I have finally gotten my A1c's down to a good number,(5.9 YAY) consistently for the last couple of years. But my problem is I take Byetta Injections twice a day. I have a really hard time remembering to do it on time. I also have...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    I Almost Died From a Diabetic Coma

    I almost died from a diabetic coma with a blood glucose level of 1337 (more than 1200 points above normal). But somehow I lived to tell about it. I credit my recovery to God, my mother, and my daughter Cynthia. I was able to use my 30 years of experience...
    engineer1337 engineer1337 51-55, M 18 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Byetta Before You Dump It........

    I have just seen an FDA warning about Byetta causing Pancreatitis in 30 reported cases. So far, no deaths…but do I want to be the first? Byetta works great for controlling my type 2 diabetes. Made as a synthetic version of the Gila Monster’s saliva, it assists in the way...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    Psychology: Injections

    I've been insulin dependent for over 20 years now. I went through variations in syringe types, insulin types, and even delivery systems. For those who remember the brief period of the Presi-Jet, I endured the 2 weeks of pain from 1 backside delivery through that system. It's now...
    FluidMind FluidMind 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    I just spoke with a musician Friend

    who has worked with Bret Michaels and was concerned with Bret's multiple heath problems over the last 4 years (He is now having Kidney Surgery), I told him from what I have scene from Celeb App. he didn't eat on a schedule & Drank a Great deal of alcohol, at more than one point...
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M Nov 11

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    My name is Garrett and I am 23 years old.

    I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 12. Every day since then insulin and needles have been an integral part of my life. It's hard. God, it is hard. I pretend it's not for my little brothers. I am the eldest of four boys (20, 15, and 10). I do this in the hopes of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 26

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    First and foremost, I do not have diabetes.

    I am an imposter but, with Halloween coming up tomorrow I have a question: what kind of candies/delicious things are safe for diabetic children? I was just going to Google it but the thought of the links horrified me and then I was going to bing! it but **** bing! I don't want...
    mlynnikens mlynnikens 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Pasta, Back On The Table Yaaaaaaaa

    At the last diabetes class, one of the attendees had some Pasta made by Dreamfields. Total carbs 41, 36 fiber and protected carbs, 5 digestible.  What does all that mean, for 1/2 inch wad precooked means you are only getting 5 carbs.  Stuff tastes like regular pasta, and at 5...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M Oct 26, 2013

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    Hi :) For about 3 years ago I got Diabetes 1 :(

    I was just before my birthday, when I turned 12 years. Now, I'm almost 15 :) Send me a message if you are on my age and also have Diabetes :)
    LonelyGirl99 LonelyGirl99 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    Scared to Pieces...

    I'm 29.5 weeks pregnant with my second child and I went for a routine one hours glucose test my results where so high that I don't have to take a three hour test I have to start insulin , right away... I'm shocked and scared! with my first child I had Gestational diabetes but was...
    msbhaven msbhaven 22-25, F 30 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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    It Will Kill Me

    This disease is a death sentence. It makes me sad to think of myself as dying but in actuality I am. This disease ravaged the body of my Mother until her dying last breath. Certainly times have changed and there are great improvements to this god forsaken curse I have received...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 15 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    In May of 2011 I was diagnosed with type 2

    diabetes. It was a tremendous shock to my system. I cloud only think of my father who was diabetic in his senior years then needed insulin because his pancreas stopped working. And in the last month of his life his kidneys had shut down and needed dialysis on a daily basis. My...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    Very Hard

    i found out that i am a diabetic about 5 years ago.  It is very hard. But i have kept off about 35 pounds.  Still need now to get into shape but i dont want to do it alone.  Need other people to do it with.
    tiredofbeingalone tiredofbeingalone 46-50 1 Response May 30, 2008

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    I Lost My Buns For A Bag Of Potato Chips

    I got hungry, the only place to get something to eat was a Loaf & Jug. I have only been dealing with this two days so I am still pretty inexperienced.I go in, they have a couple of hot dogs, buns, buns have carbs like 45, that would put me at 90, I could get one bun for two hot...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    DON'T Hate It's Not Healthy

    Life is way too short to hate or regret, so keeping love in your heart will keep the hate away and doing from the heart will keep you from regrets. so please take care
    mrsbody mrsbody 36-40, F 1 Response May 14, 2009

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    How I Becoame Diabetic

         I think it’s very important to understand how I became diabetic. First the excuse. I have also been suffering from hypothyroidism, which means I need to take a thyroid hormone every day, and I was. When you have this condition you also need blood...
    kmils kmils 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I Would Like To Tell You What Happened To Me........

    In June, My nephew's wedding was in New Hampshire. My husband and I are both Diabetics (He's type 2 and I'm Type 1) We had forgotten our test strips and insulin back in Florida, and I didn't realize it until we got to New Hampshire. I didn't feel good because my BS was up to 398...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 3, 2011

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    Just Found Out Yesterday

    I had some routine blood work to check my potassium levels. I got a call to come and talk to my GP.  He said I had diabetes and then started to tell me about my my number for this and it was too high, or too low and it should be around this.  Truth is after he said diabetes I...
    ben101nc ben101nc 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    Sometimes people ask me about it.

    ..so if you wanna know ask whatever
    Batmanuniverse123456 Batmanuniverse123456 18-21, M Aug 14

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    Diabeties And Symptoms That Don't Need To Be There...

    I you have diabeties and have side effects from being a diabetic then you are most likely not on a Vegan diet. I've yet to meet a Vegan Diabetic who is losing their eye sight, has gangrene, kidney issues, or who has died. Their blood sugars are more stable and they are often told...
    AllergicVegetarian AllergicVegetarian 46-50, F 11 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    First Dream During Nap Wearing Diabetic Restraint Othic Walker

    I Diabetic Crow Boot Worn First Time In Nap First Dream During Nap Wearing Diabetic Restraint Othic Walker First Dream During Nap Wearing "Crow" Boot!‏ (NOTE TO READER: A Crow Boot Is A Charcot Restraint Othotic Walker (C.R.O.W.) I haven' touched those @#$%^& psychiatric...
    harvard2 harvard2 61-65, M Oct 1, 2013

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    The Diabetic Diet

    There is no such thing as a "Diabetic Diet." I've lost 30 pounds in about 6-7 months simply by making a few shifts to my former ways of eating and I will share some of my success tips in this discussion; however, your mileage may vary. I am not a dietician but I do know that what...
    RAYT721 RAYT721 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    Doctors !

    I haven't been diagnosed with any type of diabetes, well, my doctor won't test me at all as he says 'I don't fit into the usual categories of a diabetic person' . I am feeling very frustrated over this, as my symptoms seem to be getting worse over time. I feel dizzy all the time...
    redrum32 redrum32 22-25, F Sep 13, 2013

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    Please Take A Moment To Read This

    I am a 16 year old high school student and my sister is a type one diabetic. The NZ government is changing funding schemes tomonitors and test strips also meaning she will lose her pump because we will not be able to financially support it ourselves. Im trying to start a campaign...
    Shouting Shouting 18-21, F Mar 2, 2012

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    well pre... but I think it's

    such a big disease and would really like to study it. why do you think more people today have diabetes?
    ladeputy ladeputy 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    November Is National Diabetes Month

    Here are some Real Facts About Diabetes Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. Another 79 million adults in the United States have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can...
    RoseWoods765 RoseWoods765 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    Vitamin D Found To Have Efficacy Against Diabetes

    http://www.swansonvitamins.com/health-library/articles/blood-sugar-support/study-says-vitamin-d-may-slash-diabetes-risk.html?SoureCode=INTHIR432 Study Says Vitamin D May Slash Diabetes Risk September 2011 Increased intakes of vitamin D are associated with a 13% reduction in the...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I have had Diabetes for 3 years now,

    and so I decide to get a Dexcom G4. I started using the Dexcom yesterday and I had a few questions about it... Please Help me! 1) Is it normal to be sore in your back the day after you injected into your abdomen? It hurts when I pick stuff up, is that normal? 2) How long is...
    Strong22 Strong22 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Myth #1: Diabetes is not a serious disease.

    More people die each year from diabetes than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Diabetes is serious, but it can be controlled.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 17

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    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 23

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    I am 13 years old with diabetes

    because I eat to much candy...and now I'm so scarred I DONT EAT AT ALL!! 😭😞 but when ever I do eat I feel like Puking!!! Because I'm so full!! 😔What should I do? 😔😔😔
    dancer1girl123k dancer1girl123k 13-15, F Mar 15

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    Struggling With Diabetes Any Advice Would Help

    Earlier this yr I went to the doctors to try and help me have a baby it was then discovered that I have type 2 diabetes with my sugar level being a 586 of course I had no idea what that meant but I knew it couldnt be good when the lady that checked my level walked off with a...
    mrstaylor11 mrstaylor11 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    Diabetes has become my friend.

    Rather than hate it I enjoy the challenge of keeping my blood sugars and A1C in good control. I love food and especially fast food. I am overweight now, but my diabetes keeps me eating healthy otherwise I would be in the morbid obese category if I could eat freely. I have...
    blessed1777 blessed1777 41-45, F Jan 15

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    My Only Symptom With My Diabettes, Is Itching

     As recently as a couple of weeks before Christmas, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, after two blood tests.  I have been put on pills, and for the first week I had to take one pill a day and now after completing the first week, I am taking two pills a day.  ...
    Gabrielfc Gabrielfc 66-70, M 42 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    I'm 18 years old and in October of 2012 I was

    told I had diabetes. But I'm good with it as long as it doesn't mess with Track and Field and weight lifting
    spence96 spence96 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I Have The E-book "the 30 Day Cure For Diabetes" To Share, Anyone Interested?

    I followed the advice in the book, and changed my dietand lost 12 Kgs.I have the e-Book "The 30 day cure for diabetes" to share, anyone interested?donorina
    donorina donorina 61-65, M 27 Responses May 21, 2012

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    Got Diabetes Under Control!!

    Wow I just experience something that is going to CHANGE MY LIFE!! About 3 months ago my aunt came to me for help. She has juvenile diabetes that was progressing. She has been in the hospital numerous times and sought help! I immediately got her on a proper nutrition plan and...
    coachmartin77 coachmartin77 22-25, M Oct 8, 2013

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    Around The Age Of 8...

    I am now 19. I am Diabetic. I don't really let it control me, but I know i am not the greatest person to controlling it. I can remember the day it all happened. I was on the stairs of our old house, my dad was telling me to come downstairs to test my blood. I told...
    HangingTree HangingTree 18-21, M 10 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    My story isn't as bad as others yet but I fear it may end up that way.i had my first attack in October 2013 thought I was going to die from all the pain