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I Have Diabetes

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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...
    FluidMind FluidMind 31-35, M 34 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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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...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    Feel Alone... - I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes march 15,2013. For the past two months I've been having a hard time dealing with the fact that I have diabetes, I'm not going...
    Milliewe Milliewe 22-25 1 Response May 21, 2013

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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...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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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...
    Gabrielfc Gabrielfc 66-70, M 41 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    I've never told to anyone about what it was like when I got diagnosed. It's pretty much a part of my life that I've never really payed much attention to, though I know it probably...
    Mimi7777 Mimi7777 16-17, F Jan 5

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    My Life From Normal To Crazy ... - My life used to be normal ... which might sound silly to some people but when your life gets crazy in one day normal seems pretty dang good. Two...
    Strong22 Strong22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 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...
    mrsbody mrsbody 36-40, F 1 Response May 14, 2009

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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...
    msbhaven msbhaven 22-25, F 30 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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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 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...
    Strong22 Strong22 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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...
    ben101nc ben101nc 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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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...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 15 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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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...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker 41-45, F 22 Responses Jun 8, 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...
    pinkcandylee123 pinkcandylee123 31-35, F 1 Response May 12, 2010

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    Sugar Level -   136. Healthy. Of course Tilapia and rice for di nner. Little but of pumpkin bread.
    AdventurousProfiler AdventurousProfiler 46-50, F Nov 3, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 3, 2011

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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...
    redrum32 redrum32 18-21, F Sep 13, 2013

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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...
    donorina donorina 61-65, M 22 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...
    AllergicVegetarian AllergicVegetarian 46-50, F 11 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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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...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jun 17, 2013

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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...
    jezabel23851 jezabel23851 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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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...
    coachmartin77 coachmartin77 22-25, M Oct 8, 2013

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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...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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...
    cvann5 cvann5 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 10, 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...
    HangingTree HangingTree 18-21, M 10 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    Yea Me Too - When  I got my diagnosis, also got many others. Going so long without knowing and getting it under control has caused permanent nerve damage. Believe me its no fun...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F May 26, 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...
    engineer1337 engineer1337 51-55, M 18 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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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...
    LonelyBoy69 LonelyBoy69 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2011

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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...
    kmils kmils 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Please Read... - Hey, I have type 1 diabetes and have had it since I was 4 years old (Im now 17). A little while back I started a blog intended to help new diabetics ease...
    lovestresscompassion lovestresscompassion 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1, 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...
    4ltern4te 4ltern4te 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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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...
    RoseWoods765 RoseWoods765 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 17, 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...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F Jan 4, 2007

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    My Little Brother With Diabetes - Personally, I'm not diabetic. But my "little brother" is. He's not really my brother, but close enough. No one knew he was diabetic until he was 4...
    JCharisse JCharisse 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2013

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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...
    blessed1777 blessed1777 41-45, F Jan 15

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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...
    masoncorps masoncorps 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    My Diabetes Type 2 Testimony - I woke up early this morning because I started not feeling right once again. So, I decided that I need to get serious about taking care of myself...
    mamaofkidsaliandal mamaofkidsaliandal 31-35 Jul 23, 2013

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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...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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...
    FluidMind FluidMind 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 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...
    dancer1girl123k dancer1girl123k 13-15, F Mar 15

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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.
    LostTurhtle LostTurhtle 13-15, F Mar 15

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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...
    tiredofbeingalone tiredofbeingalone 46-50 1 Response May 30, 2008

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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...
    Shouting Shouting 18-21, F Mar 2, 2012

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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...
    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 25, 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...
    empathopner empathopner 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 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...
    danh57 danh57 56-60, M Mar 28

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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...
    cvann5 cvann5 51-55, M Jul 7, 2013

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    Wilford Brimley.....Smaaaash! - Most people stop making a big production of Halloween when they reach their early teens. They may use it as an excuse to go cause mischief or get...
    chathorrible chathorrible 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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