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
I was diagnosed with type II diabetes after my first doctor told me it was just stress and thyroid making me tired. My new doctor took my blood sugar and the reading was in the high 400s. My treatment included all the medications plus insulin. I kept upping the insulin at my doctors request...
by cured
Monday, September 8, 2008 was the day our family officially grew from four to five. The kids stayed home from school and we had breakfast together before heading to the courthouse. Everyone was really excited, as if we were going to the hospital to meet the new addition to our family. At the...
by parentingdiabet...
In 1990, I had my first experience with gestational diabetes. The care was less than ideal, but I did deliver a premature baby boy. (He's healthy today). In May of 2007, I started having horrible headaches that would not go away, no matter what I did. It wasn't like a migraine or sinus headache,...
by Colleen
one of my puppies was having difficulty standing up so i took her to the vet. several tests and hundreds of dollars later she was diagnosed with diabetes. i took her to the vet early on so many mornings, for her to be tested all day to determine her dosage, that i can't count them. in 1980, i...
by marcia1@uneedsp...
How to get Diabetes While I am sure that there are many people out there who have done what I have done. And still have not developed Diabetes, this is how I did it, so it can serve perhaps as a guide to those who don’t know. I sincerely hope that, if it is to be used for any purpose, that it...
by kkeg2001
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
DIABETES, MY STORY By Ron Gregoire When I found out that I had diabetes I have to admit that I was not all that surprised. I’ll get to that later. What did surprise me was the high cost of the testing materials at my local drug store. Because of this I began searching the internet for a...
by RonGregroie
Out of three siblings, my brother and I share type 1 diabetes. It is a bond we never asked for, but I considered us blessed to have it together. While I consider my diabetes to be a part of my identity, I do not wish it to belong to anyone else. I see the great potential for health, along with...
by simispark
I recall little snippets of my life before the new found madness that is, living and managing Type 1 Diabetes. * Alone on the pre-school playground where my mom used to work. * Playdough heaven. * Brownie friendships. * Chocolate kisses from my Grandmother during my bout with...
by CALpumper