Howdy folks. I was diagnosed type 2 about 6 years ago. I am a 45 year old male. I am considering asking the Doc to check to see if I have become a type 1. I lost my job earlier this year and my insurance with it. I spent over a month without my Insulin and learned how bad it could be. I was averaging a BGL of over 400 all the time. No energy, foggy-headed (actually got lost on regular freeways I had been on 1000's of times). Was spending my days urinating as fast as I could drink liquids. I was given mercy by a case-worker for the Oregon Health Plan and she expedited my enrollment. Thankful to say that I am now back on my meds though still looking for work (with insurance). I can't take a job without it. My wife MUST have healthcare or she would die faster than me. At least for now we are getting what we need. I hate not being employed and the uncertainty of our future has added much stress to our lives, so we are forced to take it one day at a time. Anyway, I hope to be able to share some of my experiences as a Insulin dependent diabetic.
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