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Hi everyone. Just wanted to say it's really nice to have a place to voice our fears, concerns, setbacks and triumphs. Diabetes and all that can come along with it can be pretty scary sometimes.
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Hi Amy, welcome aboard! this is a good diabetes site for support and asking questions. Tell us more about yourself, and ask all the questions you want.

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I couldn’t agree with you more Amy. For years I have been trying to go it on my own but now it is just so much easier, especially it you read about other Diabetics that has it harder than we do. I sure you are going to enjoy it here as much as I do.
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Thanks for the welcome.
I'm type 2 and was diagnosed 10 years ago. The first round put me in the hospital for a week. I never really got it under control and for the next 9 years I let it go. BIG Mistake. But it is what it is and I have worked on it hard for the past year. I'm blessed to be of sound body or it could have very easily taken me down....far.
The year before I finally got back to the Dr.'s I lost an huge amount of weight very quickly due to the disease and was almost emaciated. My levels were consistantly so high the meter wouldn't read them, my A1c was around 15.
Now it's 6.2 and I'm dealing with some of the damage done. A lot of which I'm sure I don't even realize yet.
 

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Welcome, and congratulations on turning the corner to control your diabetes. You stopped the continuing damage, that's what's important.

What were your numbers that put you in the hospital for a week? That's when you learned you were diabetic I assume.

Glad you're here!
 

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I can't remember it's been so long ago. The one thing I do remember is that they were telling me that pretty much my blood was going toxic and the nurses were calling me "very sick" and I was. I started throwing up that day and couldn't stop that's why I went to the ER finally that evening.

*edited to add.....the night before I went to the Dr. and got on insulin this past year I passed out due to high sugars and hit my head so hard on the door frame I gave myself a concussion and a 2 inch permanent scar over my right eye.

Welcome, and congratulations on turning the corner to control your diabetes. You stopped the continuing damage, that's what's important.

What were your numbers that put you in the hospital for a week? That's when you learned you were diabetic I assume.

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Howdy and a big :welcome: from me also.
 

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Hi everyone. Just wanted to say it's really nice to have a place to voice our fears, concerns, setbacks and triumphs. Diabetes and all that can come along with it can be pretty scary sometimes.
Thanks,
Amy
Hi Amy and :welcome: to Diabetes Forum! There is a wealth of information here, read what interests you. If you don't find what you are looking for, do a search. I hope you will feel comfortable here and I hope that you have the time to visit often and take care!
 
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