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9/17/11 10:12 A

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My went to type 1 about the same time I had a liver transplant. Before the transplant I was treated for Hep C for a year, having to give myself shots in the stomach that really made you sick, so the insulin shots are a cakewalk. Besides, I have a large portion of my stomach that has no feeling due to the transplant. I have to be sure I don't get bored having to test before every meal and at night. Since I have been on a diet, I feel I have a lot more control over my diabetes. My Novolog useage has almost stopped, but I still take Lantus at night. Curbing the carbs has really taught me to seize control of my diabetes. My checkup last week had a 5.6 A1C.

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1/14/11 12:20 A

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This is a great topic, I love the responses.

CMDAFFY - your response was not weird at all, I totally feel the same way. I just told my mom tonight that knowing is half the battle. After I was officially diagnosed with 'something' I felt the battle was won because now I know what I'm fighting.

Two years...no complications, A1C 6.2. Life is good, well with a few bumps in the road -but now I've learned not to sweat the small stuff -and the big stuff too.
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" Sometimes God places people in your life who help and encourage you even when they don't know it"


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1/13/11 12:53 P

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D has taught me that I truly am not the one in control. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in my 20's, and up until then was under the illusion that if I lived a healthy life, nothing like diabetes would happen to me. I know...the arrogance of youth! Diabetes showed me how difficult it is to try to take charge of even one body function, and opened my eyes to consider that there just might be a Creator. As a result, I began a quest that led me to the bible and to trusting in Christ for my life, both now and in eternity. I realize I also need to do my part and take care of the body He's given me with the brain he's provided. It's funny though, that it took something like D, with the emphasis on control, to begin to shake me out of the idea that I would ever truly be the one "in control".

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1/10/11 5:25 P

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I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes 36 years ago the beginning of next month. I have learned that I can do the same thing 2-3 days in a row and get 2-3 totally different results! I realize that consistency isn't really possible and just strive to do the best I can. I have my good days and my bad days - no complications yet but my A1c test could be better.

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1/10/11 4:55 P

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I'm 28 and was diagnosed with type 1 during my sophomore year of college. Diabetes has taught me that it's okay to take care of myself first. I spent much of my childhood and young adulthood taking care of others and neglecting myself. I'm not 100% good at it yet, but I am enjoying the lesson.

I deserve the best. I do not need toxic people in my life. I am not the fixer of other peoples' problems. I am not responsible for anyone's actions but my own. I am awesome!


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1/10/11 1:53 P

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I've been diabetic since I was little, I don't remembe life before shots. This is going to sound so weird, but I've learned that of all the illnesses out there, I don't really mind being diabetic. I hear so many people complain about this, complain about that, so many people I know have battled cancer and lost. But for me, this is something I have control over. I can either choose to be a "bad diabetic" or a "good diabetic". I've been "shooting up" for over 35 years, and I don't have any complications. I think I've taught myself well how to manage my illness. I like to think that I'm a woman with Diabetes, NOT a Diabetic Woman

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1/10/11 10:34 A

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When I was diagnosed 5 years ago at the age of 24, I decided to take control of my diabetes and not let it control me. Not to say that it has been easy by any means ( in 2008 I heavily rebeled) but I am the only one that has control over my life. I can blame God, my husband, or others around me but that will do nothing for me. I must be strong because if not in the long run I will end up with one leg, blind, and in need of a new kidney.

We must be strong for ourselves!
Good luck with your diabetes everyone. It is NEVER easy. I am adding you all as friends.

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1/9/11 6:59 P

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I was just diagnosed less than 5 months ago. The big thing I have learned from diabetes in the short time that I've had it is this:
I CANNOT CONTROL EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE, AND I DO NOT *NEED* TO CONTROL EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE!
When diabetes came into my life this summer, it laughed in the face of all of my plans. I am learning to step back and just enjoy life and let things happen, because some things (good or bad) are going to happen no matter what I do.

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1/9/11 4:54 P

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Good for you!! I've had T1 since I was 13 (23 years now) and, unfortunately, my attitude has been going the opposite direction. I adapted very easily to the diabetes lifestyle, which was unusual for a teenager! I maintained great control and had two healthy children, but lately, I find myself getting hung up on the drawbacks of diabetes. Losing weight is harder for us because of the diabetes. I just wish it would go away so I could be a "normal" over-stressed, working mother and wife. Life is hard enough as it is, but throw diabetes into the mix and...

Anyway, I congratulate you for making the choice to think positively in 2011. I am going to make every effort to do so myself. Wish me luck- I'll need it!!

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1/9/11 4:11 P

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I've had adult onset Type 1 for almost 11 years, and for much of the time, I've suffered because of it. In 2010 I decided to take a different attitude. What can I learn from diabetes? I'll never be glad I have it, but it has taught me something.

This past year, what I learned was to deal with the present and not think about the past, not judge the # on the meter, not project into the future...It has made diabetes self management easier because I'm not constantly telling myself, "You're bad. Look at that high #...." The only thing I can do anything about is right now, right in front of me: what food choices I can make, what exercise choices I can make, what emotional responses I can have--right now.

It may not sound like much, but I have stopped suffering about having diabetes. What about you?

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