I was diagnosed with type I diabetes in Sept. 1985 at 17 years of age and a senior in high school. I was terrified of needles and could not imagine myself on insulin injections for the rest of my life. Well, it wasn't as bad as I imagined it would be. I now wear an insulin pump. My life with...
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The words pop off the page and put a smile on my face: "......leading the league in home runs," "............a grand slam and a three run home run in the same game.....", ".......a rocket that lands out in the parking lot at Staples shopping center....," ".....another grand slam - his second this...
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As if life wasn’t already hard enough having survived cancer, kidney failure, losing my teeth at an early age, and all the other long term affects of my cancer treatment, diabetes just had to be added to the list. I was 17 years old at the time of my diagnosis. I was having minor surgery to remove...
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The 4th of July - Independence Day - seems a strange date to recognize another year of insulin dependence, but that is the day our now 12 year old was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes on in 2006 and that is the day we uniquely "celebrate," if you will, another year of his life thanks to insulin. Each...
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hi, my name is donna, growing up, i knew that i was at a high risk for diabetes. my mom and just about everyone in my family was diabetic. but as a young adult i never really paid much attention to it. well, it finally caught up to me-several years ago i was officially diagnosed with diabetes. to...
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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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I remember being scared of my Grandma when I was a little girl. Nobody ever explained to me why she was 'different'. Since she was blind and had her artificial leg since before I was born, everyone just figured that I would not question the dark glasses she always wore, the glass eye, or the fact...
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Finding A Balance with Diabetes I awake at 1:00 am with a feeling of sickness in my stomach. I wonder if it's from anxiety created by a weird dream, hormonal imbalances, and/or high blood sugar. Or did I go to bed angry? The deep-sunken feeling of thick stagnant sludge in my stomach begins to...
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