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Old 06-25-2019, 22:26   #11
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Originally Posted by Lazza View Post
Wow, that's interesting and a bit disheartening. How many years did it take from diagnosis to taking meds??
If you're referring to oral meds, I never took any; don't trust them.

I was diagnosed in 2009. I started on insulin in 2016.

It was disheartening to need anything - meds or insulin - because I thought I would be able to manage it indefinitely (instead of only 7 years) with weight loss and a healthy some doctors have said. But, some things are in our control & some things aren't; we don't get guarantees in life. And, if doctors knew everything, they could cure everything.

Two friends of mine have cancer. One has had breast cancer & the other has a recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer & it's "Stage 4."
Both of them religiously followed their doctors' advice about frequent cancer screenings - every 6 months. do they have "advanced, inoperable, terminal cancer" when we're constantly told "Cancer screenings detect cancer at its early stages when it can be easily treated?"

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