I'm a 32 year-old wife and mother of two boys. I'm a registered dietitian and a licensed school teacher as well. I had just lost 60 lbs so suffice to say I was shocked and felt undeserving to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes on April Fool's Day of 2008. Boy, was I in denial of anything wrong,...
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My sister Roseanna was diagnosed Type 1 at age 4 in 1957, there was no source of information back then other than your doctor which she did have a good doctor. We were having a family reunion in the summer, in TX and eating watermelon. Roseanna was 6 at this time and she wanted more watermelon...
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Motivation and Diabetes Personal Background As a mental health counselor I am in the business of helping people see their strengths, adapt to changes, and learn to thrive with sometimes very challenging situations and conditions. As a person with type 1 diabetes, I learned at an early age the...
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I was 50 years old when I fell apart, healthwise anyway, blood tests revealed I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and as I begged the doctor not to say "Diabetes," but that is what he said. I was really shook up, Diabetes in my mind was the disease that ravished my father's body and took...
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My story is not that unusual. Like many people I was a normal, skinny kid until I started having children. Being with child gave me permission to eat, and eat and eat! Fat cells developed and then one day after having four children, I woke up to realize that I had abused my body terribly. I was...
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This lifetime love affair with racing began with a trip to the 1964 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix, at Riverside Raceway, in California. Parnelli Jones won the race. At 13 years old, I thought the men who drove these cars were gods. I set out to learn everything I could about race driving and race...
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I really notice I had diabetes in 2004, because I frequently visited the rest room and got thirsty equally.Being in My country Liberia, at the time of the war, were medical infrastructures and the national economy have been completely shattered, receiving medical attention on your own was very...
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When I was born Friday the 13th in 1983, the doctors told my parents that your son's pancreas was not fuctioning correctly. The doctors proceeded to take 85% of my pancreas from me. As a child, my parents said that I was wild always everywhere to hyper. Before I was dianogned my symptoms were...
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I was diagnosed and the young age of 6, actually 10 days before my 7th birthday. October 10, 1991. I'm working on 18 years of this disease. It of course has been a tough road, but I am striving and living my life to the fullest. I don't really remember life with out Diabetes it has been a part of...
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American Diabetes Wholesale, Charlie Kimball and our partners and supporters would like to congratulate Brian Harris! Brian will be joining us for Charlie's championship race at the Miami-Homestead Raceway in October! Tuesday, May 3, 2005 started out like any other day. I woke up to the country...
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