A about 15 years ago I moved to a new house. To me it was just another move. Little did I know that I could change someones life. After about 5 years an elderly women moved in next to me as my new neighbor. She had moved from an old farm and her mother had just died. She was severly depressed and...
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I traveled to China as a newly diagnosed diabetic and was totally paranoid about losing my insulin pens. Guess what? I lost them in the hubbub of travel. I notified my guide for the journey along with my traveling companions. Sixteen of us traced our steps for the past 24 hours, scouring buses,...
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Our story begins on Jan 25, 2009. My son Matthew age 8, had been feeling ill for a few days, vomiting, tired, pale and thirsty. (I myself had just gotten over a bout of the stomach flu), thinking he had more of the same, he just did'nt seem to be getting any better. We called our doc and he...
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My mother was diagnosed with diabetes nearly 20 years ago at age 66. This disease terrified her as her sister-in-law had already several toes and eventually her leg to diabetes. The Doctor explained that her diabetes could be controlled through diet and oral medication and did not require insulin...
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Celebrate. That's not usually the word people correlate with diabetes. Maybe a birthday or national holiday, but not a chronic illness - especially if diagnosed as a toddler. Which, I was - at age three. So, I had three glorious years of living without diabetes, and I don't even remember them. Even...
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My husband is a type 1 diabetic. He was diagnosed at the age of 16 years old~he was afraid to tell me when we were dating because he thought I wouldn't want to continue dating him BUT love is a powerful thing (we just celebrated our 19th anniversary this June 2009). My mother-in-law pretty much...
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I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 8 months old - October 4, 2001. It's been an amazing journey....one that has made me the strong and independent 8 year old that I am today. In a sick twist of fate, my best friend was diagnosed with Type 1 just 2 weeks ago. How can life be so cruel...
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Running around, being captain of the varsity team, and being a crazy, life-lovin' high school junior came to a sudden halt one morning. It was my fifth or sixth time missing school in the span of a couple of weeks. My mom, being equally as energetic in nature was really distressed over my state....
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1) She grabs a handful of peanut butter m&m’s and then dives into the pool and continues playing in the water with her friends. That is what 4-year-old girls do in Florida during the summer. They swim in the pool with friends all day long. 2) Bike rides to the park are so much fun for her...
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I enjoy reading articles about the effect that Diabetes has had on individuals and how it has changed their lives. I have been a Type 1 diabetic for just under 64 years. I was diagnosed with Type 1 when I was a few months over one-year old. Way back then, life was extremely different. I recall...
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