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Old 12-08-2011, 05:50   #1
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I`m sitting here and wonder a little;
I have now 14 diseases in my body and lots of antibodies, but the only thing peole (and doctors) seems to think is a problem is the diabetes.
Actually I find the diabetes much easier to share life with than many other things I have to deal with.
How about you?
Do you find diabetes to be the end of the world, or have you found a way to live good with D?
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:04   #2
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I don't like the idea of having it but since I join this group I have been a little happier knowing I am not alone and you are not alone this is the key phrase

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Old 12-08-2011, 07:13   #3
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The only problem is there is a tunnel ahead which I don't know about, I am not sure whether whatever I am doing is to going to be enough or not.

But yes I have come to terms with it. It's not going to be the end of the world for me

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Old 12-08-2011, 07:18   #4
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I am thankful for it every day. It has opened my eyes and forced me to learn so many things I didn't know before. My health is better than it has ever been. I know how to eat now in a way which preserves my health and is completely satisfying. I still take no medications of any kind. Life is good!

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:22   #5
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It opened my eyes too, and all I hope for now, is that my loved ones will see the light before this hitchhiker finds them too. When I told my kids about my diagnosis, I told them 'this is your history now too, so keep an eye on it'. If they're as smart as I've always believed them to be, they'll heed old mom's words.




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I don't like the idea of having diabetes and it has made my medical insurance outrageously expensive but it is definitely not the end of the world. I always considered myself pretty healthy until 5 years ago. I always was on some kind of diet but I also cheated alot. Now that I check my bgs I know which food spikes me so I tend to avoid it as much as possible. Watching my bgs has been the best thing that has happened to me. I am so much healthier now than before.

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Compared to the other illnesses I do have and could have, diabetes isn't so bad. At least I have more control over it than my other stuff...

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I look after very sick people... let's just say it gives me another perspective on life. Don't get me wrong; I don't like having diabetes. I hate this stupid disease. Since I can't get rid of it, I try to manage it as best as I can. I have good days. I have bad days. I figure I'd have good and bad days too, even without diabetes. I've learned a lot (and still learning!), and met a lot of interesting people during this journey. I agree, lots of unknown ahead of me. Would be the same without diabetes I gather. To be happy, if I wait for my life to be perfect... I'll never be happy.

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Well it nearly was the end of my world, DKA a couple of times, all the crapppy complications, heart surgery, etc.

But now after all that, I am doing fine. Still think about it often enough, but my life is good again. 5 grandkids, 3 boys, 2 girls. I am going to be around long enough to take them fishing and see them get married. We got a future genius in our mitts. 2.5 yrs old, already has a concept of time, directions, past, future, present, he's pretty scary and runs his mouth constantly.

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If I let myself get down because of any illness, disorder or disease that I might have, I visit the local Pediatric Oncology Ward of the hospital.

It puts things back into proper perspective for me.

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