I was diagnosed with type 2 incorrectly for about 4 years. I'm not overweight, 50 years old and had a job that gave me exercise. Had lost about 20 pounds and felt ready to cash in my chips. I couldn't work for more than 2 hours at a time without resting. Then I went to a diabetic nutrionist who...
by hombrehielo
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last year, ten days before my 21st birthday. I had been showing symptoms for about six weeks before I ended up at the hospital. I had just about every symptom in the book. I was drinking water constantly, even waking up in the middle of the night to drink. I was...
by rakastaa
I would like to tell you all about my wife Jody, she is an amazing woman who has been on insulin do to Type 1 diabetes for over 20 years. Being married to a diabetic WAS a scary thing for me, I had to learn to watch for the signs when she would be getting "shakey" or the signs if something went...
by JodynRob
A coworker one day told me she had a farm cat who was part Maine Coon and polydactal (an extra toe) who had had an accident resulting in the loss of one leg and an eye and now the barn cats would not let him return to the barn, they picked on him. She was looking for a home in a house for him and...
by Dact
I was 12 years old at the time a great soccer player and loved school as much as a 12 year-old would. I started out drinking water way more then normal but we chalked it up to the soccer games and pratice then came the nonstop trips to the bathroom and my teacher noticed it was like 2 times an hour...
by 464medic
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
Like other people, I had been drinking more liquids and going to the bathroom more, but I didn't think much of it. I also felt tired, very tired, in the afternoons. Since I was in my early 40's, I figured it came from getting older. But when I went for my annual physical, my doctor informed me...
by Jeanninehh
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
March 14, 1994 I started a great job I was sworn in as a County Deputy Hamilton County Sheriffs Dept. I was part of a unit called the Native American Reserve Force first non-reservation police force to protect burial grounds. I did this for 3 years the was asked to work inside the county jail to...
by paul
January 13th 2009 is a day that i will never forget. Since middle school i can remember there being times when i would get all shaky and have a strong desire to eat everything in the house. Little did i know these "hunger pangs" as mom would refer to them were a precursor to something much much...
by ctjude