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I was diagnosed in January 2004 with type II diabetes. I was not feeling well and just lost my job which I had for 12 years. I feel asleep at work and got fired. I went to my doctor and told him I have been falling asleep a lot for no reason so he sent me to have a sleep study and also some...
by studman805
A about 15 years ago I moved to a new house. To me it was just another move. Little did I know that I could change someones life. After about 5 years an elderly women moved in next to me as my new neighbor. She had moved from an old farm and her mother had just died. She was severly depressed and...
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My story starts in October of 2008. I woke up one day and noticed I had a light blind spot in my left eye. I thought maybe I slept on it funny, and after a few days it would go away. After 2 days of it not going away I decided to go to the emergency room. They had no idea what it was so they...
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Type-2 Diabetes is a new challenge chained upon my father's life. It started as a weight borne by our family, as my father entered the diabetic phase of his life in denial. The first challenge was adding a regimen of glyburide and actos to his daily routine. He equated daily pills with aging and...
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My story is not that unusual. Like many people I was a normal, skinny kid until I started having children. Being with child gave me permission to eat, and eat and eat! Fat cells developed and then one day after having four children, I woke up to realize that I had abused my body terribly. I was...
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If I don't take care of me who will? That's the question I had to face when my husband had to have surgery that proved to be life threatening. It started last April when my husband came home sick with what we thought was the flu. Within 3 days he could hardly walk and was not eating or drinking...
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When I was first diagnosed with Type II diabetes, I was afraid of the possible consequences of losing my foot or my vision. So, I was very careful about my diet, took my medicine, exercised, and regularly checked my blood. As a result, I lost about twenty pounds fairly quickly. Then,...
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My diabetes journey began in May of 2005. I went to the doctor for a routine checkup / Physical and the doctor told me at that visit that I was a diabetic. She immediately gave me some samples of a medication that didn't work for me and only caused my blood sugar to go higher. I was put on a...
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