After the doctor came in and said to my mom, “Its diabetes”, I thought to myself, he’ll just prescribe me something and I’ll be on my way and I’ll be cured in no time, like the flu. Once I realized that this wasn’t going away, ever, I cried because I knew I would have to drink diet soda for the...
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It was my brother Chad’s second birthday in January 1970. His “present” was a trip to the hospital; as he slipped into an undiagnosed diabetic coma. When he came home from the hospital – my parents had to collect urine for testing by wringing out diapers into a test tube. This added to the ups and...
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It was December of my senior year in high school. I really don't know how long it had been going on except I can kind of remember when it started getting severe right at the end of November. I was falling asleep during my classes every day and had teachers making comments about it. I was using...
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The last year has been the most frustrating year of my life. I can honestly say I feel so much better in the last month since going on insulin. I had to get past the feeling of failure because I can't control my blood glucose with diet and exercise. Oral meds weren't even enough. The emotional...
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i have been on the insulin pump for two years now. when i first went on the pump, i had a great job with pretty good insurance. after four months i lost that job. and found myself without insurance. I had enough pump supplies to last for a while, but knew that i needed a job quick. i found a job...
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During high school, I have worked especially hard to excel in two extracurricular activities, one which I chose and one which chose me. Four years ago, I changed my lifestyle by becoming a runner. Eight years ago, I changed my lifestyle by starting a regimen of counting carbohydrates, injecting...
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My dearest oldest friend, Karlene, has diabetes and is amazing. She'd probably hit me for that accolade though. She was one of 9 people in Corona, California, who came down with the West Nile Virus through a mosquito bite; and as an 80 year-old diabetic woman, she was the only one to come through...
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I am a 45-year-old female and found out that I have diabetes three weeks ago. Find out was a surprise for me and has completely change my life. Diabetes runs in my family and I took care of myself by watching my diet and exercising but as the doctor put it, in my case it wasn't a matter of...
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"I'm thirsty." When you're raising a CWD (child/ren with diabetes), hearing those 2 words in the middle of the night will make your stomach sink with anxiety. It's a typical sign of high blood sugar. When your CWD has a high blood sugar in the middle of the night, it means you have to give extra...
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I do not have diabetes, but my mother does. She is my best friend and I hate to see her having to deal with this disease. She has been put on a strict diet and has lost very much weight. She is doing working really hard to control her blood sugar. I try to help motivate her and support her because...
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