Posted 14 June 2007 - 05:34 PM
ANd i still hate it.........
T1 for 21 years, PCOS. split dose Lantus, NovoRapid & Metformin.
DP - IT extraordinare
Darling daughter arrived 15/09/12 :love:
DSS - Think your stressed? Try having AUTISM
Feb 10 = 7.1
Feb 11 = 7.3
Apr 11 = 7.6
Jul 11 = 7.3
Oct = 7.2
Jan 12 = 7.4
Apr 12 = 6.2
July 12 = 6
Oct 12 = 7
Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:02 PM
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.
Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:24 PM
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”
Back on MDI and doing well. Trying Victoza and loving it. A1C 6.0, no major hypos; a few highs; lots of shots. Diagnosed Oct 19th, 1975.
HDL-101; LDL-64; TG-36; TOT-172
Posted 14 June 2007 - 07:32 PM
Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:23 AM
Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:38 AM
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.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:18 AM
Diagnosed Type 2 April '07
(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!
(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!
Posted 15 June 2007 - 11:39 AM
Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:08 PM
On the whole it stinks.
Always read stuff that will make you look good
If you die in the middle of it.
Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:46 AM
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
Posted 16 June 2007 - 11:31 AM
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!"
Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:22 AM
You're not alone, we're all in this together.
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:59 PM
.............. 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.
Type 1 for 42 years
Pumping for 5/Medtronics MM
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