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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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    Type 1 - We Wish You Would Go Away

    Hi , My daughter got diagnosed with this when she was 4 years old.  The classic symptoms......drinking anything she could get her hands on, peeing lots and weight loss.  One night I was giving her a bath and  could count all of her ribs and vertebrae!!!!  I...
    pinkcandylee123 pinkcandylee123 31-35, F 1 Response May 12, 2010

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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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    Newly Diagnosed With Type II

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 weeks ago and am looking for the next step. My doctor put me on a low glycemic load diet and told me to start exercising again. This really scared me. I had no idea that I was diabetic until I saw my blood sugar start to creep up to the 200...
    cvann5 cvann5 51-55, M Jul 7, 2013

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    Nutrition Labels: What You Don'T Know

    I read this article and wanted to share it with you. I found it rather interesting. Catherine's blog information follows. I’ve recently done a bunch of research into nutrition labels — you know, the “Nutrition Facts” panel that appears on the back of most packaged...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jun 17, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    19 Years Ago; If I Only Knew It Then...

    I was diagnosed with diabetes when I got pregnant at 15. And as a know it all, I ignored everything they tried to teach me I'm now 34 & having my second surgery due to this disease.In September they took an inch ad a half of my pinkie bone out of my left foot, now they want the...
    jezabel23851 jezabel23851 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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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 2 Responses Jun 22

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    You've Been Tagged

    i was told that i had been tagged and that i had to tag about 5 more people. i will tell 5 things about myself... when you read this then you send it to five other people, but not me... but tell 5 things about you 1... I am home schooled 2... I have a younger sister 3... I have...
    LonelyBoy69 LonelyBoy69 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2011

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    20 And Diabetic

    I just got diagnosed with diabetes. It's traumatizing to have to live with this issue at such a young age, even moreso when you've fought to avoid it your entire life...It's been about a week and a half now and no one in my family seems to understand what I'm really going through...
    masoncorps masoncorps 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    My big brother, who is 19 now,

    was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was two years old. My parents were very young and he was their first child. It was a hectic day. He just stopped eating, and threw up everything that went down his throat. My mom told he was so pale, he looked like a ghost. My mom...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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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    I just found out on Tuesday.

    It runs in my family and now it has caught up to me.
    justbob45 justbob45 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    Sometimes people ask me about it.

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

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    This Is New...

    So I was offically diagnosed last Thursday, but they had been speculating since last Monday. I dunno... I'm only 19 and in college and I went to the health center that day for a completely unrelated problem... My mom has diabetes too, but its been that way since I was 6 or 7...I...
    SummerMaiden SummerMaiden 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9, 2011

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    A1c Is Under Control

    After five years of being up and down mostly up, my a1c is at a level of a nondiabetic. I still take meds and insulin. I walk and try to watch carbs. I think the best thing that helped me was a carb counting class from a diabetic educator. I am 5 4 and only get 30 carbs per...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 25, 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 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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    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 3 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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    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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    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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    Not At This Time. ...

    Not at this time. It won't be a big surprise if I develope it though. It's rampant in both sides of my family, and during my last pregnancy I was diet-controlled gestational diabetic. I've checked out ok since, but...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F Jan 4, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F Mar 15

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 17, 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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    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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    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...
    TheBrooklynKid TheBrooklynKid 46-50, M Mar 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Balancing My Diet

    My Nurse specialist says for me to eat three meals a day with three snacks. Each feeding to be three hours apart and Carbohydrates balanced with protein. I only know about 10 foods that I can mix together and I'm getting awfully tired of eating string cheese and bananas!  How...
    cvann5 cvann5 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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