Five years ago to my dismay my family doctor at the time told me I was type two diabetic. My worst fear was leading a horrible life like my late father and being constantly frustrated and angry. Both sides of my family going back three generations were diabetic. I was about twenty-five pounds over...
by lizabeth22
WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE TWO DIABETES I WAS FACED WITH SOME MAJOR OBSTRUCTIONS. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TYPE 2 DIABETES WAS. IMMEDIATELY THE DOCTOR STARTED THE EDUCATION PROCESS. HE RAN BLOOD TESTS AND RECOMMENDED A GLUCOSE MONITOR AND PRESCRIBED MEDICATION. I DECIDED THAT I NEEDED TO...
by JDH2960@ATT.NET
Last Christmas my sweet little 4-year-old daughter had the flu. She did not even want to get out of bed to open her Christmas presents! It was so hard to see her feeling so bad, but that was nothing compared to what was to come! After she "recovered" from the flu, she never seemed quite well. She...
by tracey113
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
My name is Karin B. and I am a recovering alcoholic. I am also a diabetic. In 2002, at the age of 42, I was diagnosed with Type 1 DM. Let me share some experience, strength, and hope with my story. I moved to Colorado in 1991. I made the cross country move practically sight unseen. It was...
by Karin B
My mother was the first to get diabetes 17 years ago, then my father, we just knew one year before. He died young (67) by a heart atack two years ago. The tragedy it home...My father and I were very close, he loved my children, he spent most of his time at our house. I've terribly missed him since...
by Sharis V
In April of 2008, I was at my boyfriend's house one night when I started throwing up uncontrollably. About four hours later, I had thrown up almost 20 times and I knew exactly what was going on. I could tell that my body was in diabetic ketoacidosis and I needed to go to the hospital. I sat on...
by megannice
I have been a diabetic since 1994 when my glucose tolerance test revealed that I'm not metabolizing my sugar within normal limits. My parents were diabetic and died of complications from it, this puts me and my siblings in at risk mode. I changed my life style immediately, tried several diets...
by Ike Santos
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