I try to smile

By Lostanddestroyed Latest Reply 2011-07-02 18:23:26 -0500
Started 2011-06-25 17:24:12 -0500

It is hard for me to smile day to day knowing I have been diabetic since the age of 9 and I am now 24. Long time, seems like yesterday I was just entering the 4th grade having to deal with this new dignose. It runs in my family, my great grand-ma had it my grand-pa got dignosed with it a couple years back and my mom was dignosed at the age of 11, and she will be 45 this year! I guess what I am trying to say is I didnt have a normal child hood growing up with diabetes, i felt outcasted from everything! I cant even tell you what coke taste like all i know is its nasty from the smell of it! I would cry myself to sleep when i was a kid because having a sleep over with friends didnt exsist to me. I guess you could say since I was dignosed at 9 to what I know today a cure will be found and I just hope it isnt too late. I have learned at a young age living with diabetes makes you special because if you take care of yourself your life will be blessed. I just wanted to share my life with some of you and hope no one lets diabetes take your life away. I pray for everyone and anyone.

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Lostanddestroyed 2011-07-02 18:19:30 -0500 Report

Lets se where can i begin again, i lost my job wednesday so now i have no income as of then! I hope somehing gives in soon! Thank mr jim that is so right i didnt think of it like that but now i can=]

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-29 18:16:09 -0500 Report

I know when you look back to age 9 and realize how long you have had diabetes, it seems like forever. Don't look back. You can't change the last 15 years, so don't try to. You can change stuff today and the choices you make today will shape your tomorrows. So look forward to your next 15 years and do what you can to stay healthy. Jim

Lostanddestroyed 2011-06-27 16:48:36 -0500 Report

I want to thank everyone for the kindness from the bottom of my heart! It means so much to me to get on here and know i am not alone! Me biggest scary moment was back in summer of 05, i was working two jobs and played my last summer year of softball with friends i was 18 then! As you get older your body changes and i guess mine was changing because i went to bed one night and my sister in law had to give me a shot of that pure sugar stuff, i was fine got up went to work! Well later that evening i got off of work had softball practice well after practice we went eat at a wing place, was fine, went to bed and didnt wake the next morning. I was home alone no one was there and i had no way to get up i was pretty much paralyzed. Well my parents lived 5 hours away i dont know how i called my mom but she had to get intouch with someone to come check on me. I thought my life was over, i was in the hospital for only a couple of hours and the doctor was telling me what i had already known since i was dignosed. All i wanted to do was go home. Since then nothing like that has happened to me. I dont know if i am allowed to say this on here but i am in a gay relationship and my girlfriend knows when something is wrong and she helps me control myself. She knows when i am sick and my sugar is high and she knows when my sugar is low. i just love to read others have to say on here and i hope i dont offend anyone. May god bless everyone and hope everyones day is splendid:)

Nova69 2011-06-26 21:04:29 -0500 Report


You're a year older than my daughter so I'll tell you exactly what I would tell her if she were in your shoes. You're only 24 and have plenty of good days left. Don't waste them! Every day you don't find something to smile about, come across something or someone to enjoy, or make someone else smile is a day you'll never get back. Don't let your diabetes rob you of all these precious days. They're yours! Take them back! Control your own life and don't let the diabetes do it for you. Like we all do, you have to live with it, but it doesn't control you. You have all the power in that relationship so don't give up. Good luck.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-06-26 16:19:15 -0500 Report


It's great to meet you. Life can be hard for diabetic children. No child wants to feel different. Facing a medical condition as a child really does make you special, it makes you grow up early in some ways because you can't just take life, and health, for granted like other kids can. It teaches responsibility. And I think diabetic kids also learn to have more compassion toward others, as you have shown in your post. When you have suffered in some way, you know how other people feel, and you want to reach out to them.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

And stay in touch!


Harlen 2011-06-26 15:18:21 -0500 Report

Life can be hard sometimes very hard .
One of my best frends from school was in a whealchair from the time he was three
We had gone thrue the tenth gread on the next to the last day he asked me Why was I his frend knowing that there where a lot of things he was unablle to do
when all the other kids where playing foot ball we would play cards
chess .I sed we all need frends that will be there for us thue thick and thin and I know that you would be there for me and help me He had tears in his eyes and that was when sed toled me that he and jis famly where moving out of the country
in a week,I sed wow your going to have a blast wish I was going to He looked at me and asked your not mad??? why life gose on and its not like we can never talk on the phone and right letters and still be frends. to this day we are still best frends
He neve sed the it was hard to smile ,for all the hardships he whent thrue and gode thrue today .
Best wishes

edvel54 2011-06-25 23:05:51 -0500 Report

Thank you for sharing your life with us. You will be in my prayer, too

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference

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