Me.
I am diabetes. I have been diabetic all of my life. From the age of 2 to be precise. I am also 16th generation diabetic. But my story really follows a very strange path. The doctor who took care of me would not tell my parents I was diabetic. As he put it, I had something like what Geralds parents...
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It was summer and Sydney was 5. She was always tired, drinking al ot of water and eating a lot, oh and dark circles under her eyes. I had everything explained though. The tiredness was our schedule, which was never the same because it was summer time. The drinking a lot of water we thought was...
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As stories go mine is rather short and simple. Just two weeks ago I went in to see a new doctor in a new town because of sinuses and a sore throat. I used the Doctor lookup provided by my insurance and picked one mostly at random as my only basis for the choice was I thought I knew where Dr....
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I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, MY LITTLE DOG WHO'S NAME IS SISSY, I GOT SISSY WHEN SHE WAS 6 WEEKS OLD. SHE IS ALMOST 8 NOW. THE ONLY PET I HAVE EVER OWNED FOR THE MAIN REASON I HAD A FULL TIME JOB AND WAITED UNTIL RETIREMENNT TO GET A PET. HAVING SISSY IS THE BEST THING I...
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Johnny is a brilliant 11 year old boy. He has always been that way - brilliant. Enjoying books and flashcards at 2 and 3, carrying around his Grandma's medical books instead of toys, fixing computers for his mom at 7 just before they were headed for the trash - he is a brilliant boy. He also is...
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Hello, This is my story of living with type 1 diabetes for over 26 years. I was diagnosed at age 12 in 1983. I was in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) for two weeks before being admitted to the hospital. My blood sugar at the hospital was 490 mg/dL and I had lost 25 lbs. in six weeks. Back them home...
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April of 1996 required me to start my life over. The year started out with me and my 9-year-old friends playing, eating junk food and leading happy-go-lucky lives. However, by the time Spring rolled around, the similarity between me and the girls enchanted with possessing two digits in their age...
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Imagine the scene, 7.30pm on a typical week night, Mum and Dad both home, four boys in various stages of readiness for bed and the family Doctor phones. You have taken your nine year old son to see him this afternoon, because he had lost weight. What you thought was a growth spurt ended in him...
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If I don't take care of me who will? That's the question I had to face when my husband had to have surgery that proved to be life threatening. It started last April when my husband came home sick with what we thought was the flu. Within 3 days he could hardly walk and was not eating or drinking...
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When I was first diagnosed with Type II diabetes, I was afraid of the possible consequences of losing my foot or my vision. So, I was very careful about my diet, took my medicine, exercised, and regularly checked my blood. As a result, I lost about twenty pounds fairly quickly. Then,...
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