My diagnosis began way before i went to the doctors. It started slowly about a month before my diagnosis. I was in the city with my friends and i hadnt noticed it, but my friends kept asking me why i was drinking so much water? I just simply told them i was thirsty and thought nothing of their...
by pp4187
My name is Chris Cracolice I am 53 years old and have had diabetes for 48 of those years. I remember growing up with diabetes and how it not only affected me physically but mentally as well. One of the most vivid memories I have was as any child growing up in the 60’s was watching Batman, Superman...
by superdiabeticdude
My dad was 12 years old when he was diagnosed with Diabetes in 1928. Thank God for Insulin. That was the year insulin was made available to people. My dad, Claude, would not have lived long enough to give birth to me without insulin. When dad was a child, he was given a life-expectancy of 40 years...
by ccounty@kc.rr.com
I am writing this on behalf of my 8 yr old son, Dylan. In May of 2009 we found a Tick behind Dylan's ear. Within a few weeks time, his entire ear was a bulls-eye. He was put on Amoxicillin for Lyme Disease. This was the second time he had contracted Lyme Disease. Although this time he started...
by dbabiak
Hi, my name is Lynn. I never thought I would have anything like Type II Diabetes. It doesn't run in my family that I know of, but I guess I took my own lifestyle for granted and it feels like it backfired on me. I always thought of myself as healthy, even while eating all the candy, chocolate,...
by lynn802
I was diagnosed with type one diabetes December 27, 2008... my parents seemed more upset than i did because i decided from the first day that diabetes wasn't going to control me, i was going to control it. Truthfully, i feel very lucky because by the time i got to the hospital my bg was over 800...
by Jericho Makins
I found out I was diabetic with type 2 in febuary 2007 I was 28. I was in the ER becuase I had some very bad eye problems and I freak out I also found out that I was allergic to some aintbyonics was takeing it mess up my brain but i am better now and the dr in er did a blood test and my bg was...
by shellyj
I am celebrating my 50th year of having diabetes this year and am proud of it. I was 8 years old when diagnosed and was told I may not live to see 14, as many children just didn't make it with this illness, back in those days. A few years after diagnosis, I had a wonderful doctor that pushed,...
by tallydl
BAD: Being taken to hospital thinking I was having a heart attack an finding out my sugars were at 430 a being told that I had Type 2 Diabetes. Good: Finding out that i was diabetic and just needed pills to control it. Bad: Start to get depressed and blaming myself for diabetes. Good: Starting to...
by toppchef68
September 28, 2008 was the worst day of our lives. We were the perfect family. I am a working mother and we are fortunate that my husband can be a stay at home father. We have a beautiful only child named Noah (in honor of my love of animals). Great life. Great home. Noah began losing weight...
by Sherry Marlette