I Have Diabetes

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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
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    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
    35 Responses Dec 24, 2007

    My diabetes is winning the battle.

    I have always had trouble with keeping my sugar low enough but until recently I had never experienced my sugar levels crashing. My doctor had added a medication and since then my sugar occasionally crashes in the evening and I recently started experiencing tingling and numbness...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

    I have type one diabetes

    and I'm on a pump . It's a struggle every day to maintain good numbers . Most people think I'm healthy because I don't look sick but I feel like crap some days , when my sugar is high .
    Mattymingles Mattymingles
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    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, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    24 Responses Jun 8, 2008

    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

    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

    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
    32 Responses Sep 13, 2007

    Is Yoga a Cure-All for Diabetes?

    Find here... http://www.doyouyoga.com/is-yoga-a-cure-all-for-diabetes-34954/
    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj
    31-35, M
    Jun 12, 2015

    So my last post was banned

    because of what I can only imagine was seen to be as inappropriate language. However in brief and in more appropriate language I would just like to express how wonderfully (change to expletive) annoyed and how beautifully (replete, repete, repete) angry I am with having type 1...
    GeorgieZ GeorgieZ
    26-30, F
    Apr 5

    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
    5 Responses Nov 28, 2012

    Well my doctor told me to stop eating what I'm

    eating and diet ugh Imma miss having coffee and stuff
    krazkcatlady3085 krazkcatlady3085
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 24

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    kayh89 kayh89
    61-65, F
    Oct 9, 2015

    About 3 months ago I got a new insulin pump

    with a continuous glucose monitor. I went to the doctor this week. My previous HBA1C was 7.5. After using the continuous glucose monitor for 3 months my HBA1C is 6.7. I am very happy about the improvement.
    cyclops1975 cyclops1975
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    I have been feeling weird

    but in the last month thirst and bathroom visits have gone wacko so I made an appointment At Drs office I was 554 and so he gave me a shot there and prescribed meteor min and I start tomorrow and see him again on Tuesday 😟 I have been low blood sugar ( hypoglycemia ) for...
    tadmore254 tadmore254
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    I have type 2 and hate it

    so much going to do better at it soon
    guinness26 guinness26
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    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

    Everyone is different

    and everyone needs help in different areas.. Which best describes you? Not everyone needs the same products. It’s important to find your balance. Plexus products have all-natural ingredients! The biggest misconception about Plexus is that it's just all about weight loss...
    vero423314 vero423314
    22-25, F
    Jul 16, 2015

    Yesterday I went to the hospital cause of my

    diabetes my blood sugar was 328 and it was do to stress and now hopefully it's gotten down
    krazkcatlady3085 krazkcatlady3085
    26-30, F
    Feb 12

    Had it since I was about 4

    or 5. I'm considering getting a medic alert tattoo, I figure I'll have this disease forever, and it could look cool.
    fireraven23 fireraven23
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    I am boarder line diabetic.

    I noticed some symptoms such as peing frequently and becoming light headed and nauseous. but those are the only symptoms I'm having. I can't say it's anything else because my main diet does consistently involve bread or soda (but I drank water far more then I drink soda) it's...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 17

    i dont actually have diabetes

    but this girl in my grade does and me and alot of other people are minda worried. ifk if its bad or not but she takes alot of insulin, she also drinks alot of mountain dew kickstarter and diet mountain dew. is that good for skmekne who has diabetes?
    Donpi Donpi
    22-25, T
    Feb 24, 2015

    I have diabetes. I can't test my sugar

    because I can't afford the stuff to test it with. I haven't token my meds in 5 months. I had surgery Monday so they checked it then and it was 213 without me eating in 12 hours.
    timberland1972 timberland1972
    41-45
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    16 Responses Nov 6, 2008

    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
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Sep 29, 2011
    davidmuhn davidmuhn
    46-50, M
    Oct 23, 2014

    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

    I got the call today.

    ..I will see my go in one week...I hope to learn more about this...
    CRPSsurviving CRPSsurviving
    26-30, F
    Aug 4, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 3, 2012

    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, 2014

    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, 2014

    I've learned that as a diabetic you can have

    any food you want as you take ur meds and you limit yourself, I eat Pizza and drink soda a lot but I maintain my levels in the 160s-180s which is not bad for a Type 2 Diabetic..
    DanteTheBeast74 DanteTheBeast74
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Mar 26

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes this past

    January and tomorrow is my diabetes appointment kinda nervous about it .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    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, 2014

    I have been a Type 1 Diabetic

    for 33 years now and on many occasions I have been told about Cures & Causes but yesterday while buying Blood Sugar Test Strips at a Local Chain I was told that I have Diabetes because of Abortions, I said to the Women Preaching to me that being that I'm a Man & never had an...
    davidmuhn davidmuhn
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 20, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 30, 2014

    Sometimes people ask me about it.

    ..so if you wanna know ask whatever
    Batmanuniverse123456 Batmanuniverse123456
    18-21, M
    Aug 14, 2014

    I really really struggle with my diabetes-

    keeping them low, and keeping on top of how much insulin I have. I'm on the pump so I have to change the insulin every 3 or so days. This means that u can't go anywhere without checking it and carrying extras. And I just get so stressed out by it all the time. My friends get...
    AimeeWells AimeeWells
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    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

    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, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2014
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