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Hello All, I have had diabeties for over 20 years. I have stuggled with my weight my entire life. In the beginning when I was diagnosed, I was only taking pill. I just needed to lose weight and exercise more. Now at the age of 44 have lost weight. However I am insulin dependent. Have several...
by Blessed To Be
I was diagnosed at age 20. Have found many difficulties throughout the years, but have a healthy son, after having a still birth with my first baby,in 1984 because of an ignorant Doctor. Sometimes get really frustrated and tired of living with the pump and the insulin and the finger sticks and the...
by roxscott
My name is Tisha P. and I live in Alabama. I am a 40-year-old who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 2. Back in those days there were no blood glucose monitors. They didn't even prick your fingers. They had small pointed razor blades that made small slits on the end of your fingers. Boy...
by 766luv2beme
November 1961, I was a 7 year old thin female. I had started losing weight, peeing in the bed, crying a lot and couldn't play or keep awake. My dad had recently abandoned my Mother with me, a 4-year-old brother and a newborn sister. Granny moved in with us. At the doctor's office it was...
by ldgibbs
Nearly 30 years ago I sat in a bar sipping either an iced tea or something else sugarless, and an overweight fellow near my age sat next to me and we began to talk. He had obviously had a few drinks and was looking rather sad. He then began telling me how miserable his life was for the past 2-3...
by phillipps
I was 13-years-old returning from a week in Colorado with my swim team. I was in the greatest shape of my life- a competitive swimmer, runner and biker. I did it all on a local, state and national scale. When we flew into Miami, I could barely move to get off the plane. It had been weird that for...
by kurtswims
In the early 80's, I'd traveled to Northern Ireland to get into the music scene, folks and cultural, Trad-rock and generally goof off. I wound up getting married and settling in Belfast, a major city over there, because of the musical venues and 'sessions.' What we would call 'Jam sessions' here in...
by Wyldceltic1
My diabetes story is a juxtaposition of two deadly diseases; the disease of diabetes and the disease of an eating disorder. I have struggled with an eating disorder since I was about thirteen years old. The fight for my life began on January 2, 2002. I will never forget that day in January when...
by Evangeline
I enjoy reading articles about the effect that Diabetes has had on individuals and how it has changed their lives. I have been a Type 1 diabetic for just under 64 years. I was diagnosed with Type 1 when I was a few months over one-year old. Way back then, life was extremely different. I recall...
by Guest
For 16 years of my life I've been living with type 1 diabetes. Because I was diagnosed at such a young age, I had a difficult time accepting it when I reached my adolescent years. So for almost 10 years I was what the doctors described as being "non-compliant". I never knew how to accept something...
by Guest