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just diag 3 mo ago..type2 on metformin now and gotta watch what i eat even more..i excercise and was never overweight...damn genetics...thanx dad...just venting here

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Its ok.. Ive had T1 for 16 years. no family history, just developed a weird illness and POW! Type one with no pancreas!
ANd i still hate it.........
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I can't disagree. It's stinks, but I am also thankful that although there is no cure that ways have been developed so that we can control and live with it. In the not too distant past, people got it and simply died.

At the age of sixty, I'm not sure that there will be a cure in my lifetime, but for the younger diabetics, I feel that they can count on much easier ways to control it and a cure.

Life with diabetes is a real pain, but it's much better than the alternative.

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i guess...it's like the old saying " it's better then a kick in the
face"

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yeah i hate this desiese with a passion and MDI for most of my life and it sucks bad!!!
Somewhare in this forum is celibrating the diagnosis, The next question is "why". :confused:

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just diag 3 mo ago..type2 on metformin now and gotta watch what i eat even more..i excercise and was never overweight...damn genetics...thanx dad...just venting here


Given enough time everyone would be D.

Welcome to our world. I see chat will be a bit livelier ;)

Virginia Woolf: “Consider how common illness is, how tremendous the spiritual change that it brings, how astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered countries that are then disclosed, what wastes and deserts of the soul a slight attack of influenza brings to view, what precipices and lawns sprinkled with bright flowers a little rise of temperature reveals, what ancient and obdurate oaks are uprooted in us by the act of sickness, how we go down in the pit of death and feel the waters of annihilation close above our heads and wake thinking to find ourselves in the presence of the angels and the harpers when we have a tooth out and come to the surface in the dentist's arm-chair and confuse his "Rinse the mouth-rinse the mouth" with the greeting of the Deity stooping from the floor of Heaven to welcome us - when we think of this, as we are so frequently forced to think of it, it becomes strange indeed that illness has not taken its place with love and battle and jealousy among the prime themes of literature”
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welcome bortiz!yeah-diabetes sucks big time!!!and when i'm having a bad diabetes day-where i'm fed up with it-i say"thanks alot dad!"!he was a type 2...so i can relate-totally!come here to vent whenever you need to!take care,trish

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I don't know about you guys....but...

I love feeling like a yo-yo and a human pin-cushion - its a party ;-)

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I can't imagine life without being diabetic, so I envy you in that regard, but know that the best of your life is still to come.

I totally need to make sugar free fortune cookies.

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I hate having the big stupid D but on the other hand... if I didn't, I wouldn't come to this great wonderful place filled with you guys!!!! :)

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For the type 1's. you are kinda stuck. But for the type 2's, think of it as a mixed blessing. If you are here, you are working on improving yourself. Managing your D means that you have a vested interest in your health. You may crave that big plate of french fries smothered in ketchup but you refrain. Someone without D may indulge, you are healthier for it.

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I was recently diagnosed, Type 2. yeah I hate it, hate the thought of having something that is incurrable.

However, there are two positives for me that came out of this:
1. I'm eating much healthier, more aware of foods.
2. I met a lot of great folks here that are so very supportive.
I don't believe in a no-win scenario.

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:o Its a Love/Hate thing with me. If I didnt get Diabetes, I would have kept on eating bad and not exercising. Now, I walk 3 miles EVERYDAY and I eat like a spokesperson for "Healthy Living". Down 23 pounds with 7 more to go (per doc) but Im not stopping at 30 :) PLUS, the doc wants to cut my meds in half on next visit. I have never felt this GREAT in my life, and I have quite a history (heart attack,ulcer..etc..) Yes, I have "those" days also, but I see this as a blessing ;)
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(April '07-A1C= 6.9)
(August '07 A1C= 6.4)
(March '08 A1C= 6.4)
(June '08 A1C= 6.3)
(Sept '08 A1C= 7.4)
(Dec '09 A1C= 8.0)
(Nov '10 A1C= 8.6) whoops! :o
(Sept '11 A1C= 10.9)
(March '12 A1C=6.9! BOOYAH)
(October '12 A1C=7.1 )
(April '13 A1C=7.6 )
(Sept '13 A1C=6.6 ) hard work is paying off!

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I wouldn't choose to have diabetes, but when I'm down I try to think of it like this- if I was diagnosed with most big-time bad diseases (like cancer) there wouldn't be much I could do to manage the outcome. With type 2 diabetes, I have the choice to exercise, eat right, lose weight- and my choices do affect my outcome. I may be living in a fool's paradise, but knowing this I do make the right choices in an attempt to delay or avoid the complications. sandy

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As others have said, it is indeed a mixed blessing. I have lost weight, eat healthier, better understand nutrition, yet have to be the aforementioned human pin cushion, take medicine forever, visit the Dr way too often and never really get over this thing.

On the whole it stinks.
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If you die in the middle of it.

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I hate having the big stupid D but on the other hand... if I didn't, I wouldn't come to this great wonderful place filled with you guys!!!! :)


Yes marie, It's things that we get around our deseise that makes the all the difference and freinds are such good resorce. So give yourselves a appluse because we help each other in our deseise. And a problem cannot be fixed without asking. ;) :T

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For the type 1's. you are kinda stuck. But for the type 2's, think of it as a mixed blessing. If you are here, you are working on improving yourself. Managing your D means that you have a vested interest in your health. You may crave that big plate of french fries smothered in ketchup but you refrain. Someone without D may indulge, you are healthier for it.


as someone who has experienced both type 2 and type 1 style of treatments i think i actually prefer type 1 management, i found it really difficult to manage my diet as a type 2 (this was before my final diagnosis of type 1.5 for those of you who are confused)
i must be the only d person here who doesnt actually hate/despise (sp?) this disease!

i should add that i didnt jump up and down at diagnosis saying "yippee i got myself diabetes!"
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Welcome Bortiz...Glad you found the forum! Lots of great people and good information here. Look around, learn all you can and you'll do fine. Diabetes is a scary diagnosis, but you can and will learn to have a happy and healthy life with it. It does get easier as time passes (though we all have our days!).

You're not alone, we're all in this together.

Again, Welcome!
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Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.


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thanx everyone here is great...i just gotta face the facts..

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I hate diabetes as well, and I know, I know there is always worse things, but when you are having a really bad roller coaster of a day, it totally sucks, and the 24/7 of it all gets to you but...........
.............. then I go to my endo and see children who are being treating for other endocrine diseases and I realize how much worse things could be for me.

As with any chronic illness there are worse things to have.

I have also noticed that non diabetics don't realize how awful it is, even someone who is pregnant. My little sister is pregnant right now and she talks about how awful she feels, and I get tired of listening to it and I just want to say try diabetes for a day, but I know she would not think it is as hard as what she is dealing with and would not give me an ounce of sympathy, or if I tell my girlfriend I should not be eating something, she states none of us should be, it is bad for everyone, and I realize no one really understands how we feel about our own disease.

Hope this makes sense as I am rambling.

Karen
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