Luckily, I haven't had any major illnesses. But several years ago, I had to help my Dad, who almost died from a diabetic coma. He had stopped playing basketball and tennis, and had put on 50-60 pounds, maybe more -- over a period of 7 to 8 years. He was taking Lipitor to lower his cholesterol, but...
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Hi! Glad to be here still. On June 1, 2009 my daughter insisted that I go to the emergency room at the hospital, I had been feeling bad for a while and had started vomiting everything I put in my stomach. I thought I had the flu. Upon arriving at the hospital my head statrting ticking from side...
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My story starts in October of 2008. I woke up one day and noticed I had a light blind spot in my left eye. I thought maybe I slept on it funny, and after a few days it would go away. After 2 days of it not going away I decided to go to the emergency room. They had no idea what it was so they...
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For 16 years of my life I've been living with type 1 diabetes. Because I was diagnosed at such a young age, I had a difficult time accepting it when I reached my adolescent years. So for almost 10 years I was what the doctors described as being "non-compliant". I never knew how to accept something...
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I was 4 years old when my parents found out I had Diabetes. Spent two weeks in hospital to get it under control. My Dad spent most of the time with me and he had to learn to mix the insulins,give injections, take glusose reading and relearn how to adjust my diet. In school my Grandmother would...
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My 10 year old son, Josh, is a real hero. He has dealt with the ups and downs (literally) of my diabetes for most of his life, and has always been funny, level-headed, and shockingly mature and responsible about dealing with something that a young boy should not have to deal with. A day doesn't go...
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Andrew P. Mandell - Mr. Diabetes® In 1985, just before my 40th birthday, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. To say that this was a life changing event is an understatement. Though, at the time, the full impact of that diagnosis was still years away. I didn’t understand how diabetes happened to...
There are few things I remember about that day, 20 years ago. I had been nauseous and exhausted for weeks. The thirst was unquenchable and the fatigue unbearable. I literally fell asleep in class, but this was chalked up to my rigorous soccer schedule. I remember the doctor getting ready to let...
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Type-2 Diabetes is a new challenge chained upon my father's life. It started as a weight borne by our family, as my father entered the diabetic phase of his life in denial. The first challenge was adding a regimen of glyburide and actos to his daily routine. He equated daily pills with aging and...
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I've been married for 20 years to a wonderful woman who's Dad & Grandmother had diabetes. Her Dad told her from a very early age that she should never marry anyone with diabetes in their family or her children would surely get diabetes. She was scared when she first heard her Dad tell her this...