How my diabetes started.....

By Scarlet03 Latest Reply 2013-04-15 19:18:11 -0500
Started 2013-04-15 00:42:08 -0500

Im going to go back to when I was 22…had no insurance and at that time, you have multiple physical problems…we wont insure you…so TOO BAD…so I understand the we wont insure you bit…its a nightmare.

But I did my best to take care of myself…this was before I had diabetes, but my thyroid needed to be stable and thats all I knew. One day, and I was 22, I went to the doc and my BG was 333…and he told me to watch my diet…no class no medication or anything…so I changed it a little and dumb me put it off…later that year, I got into a few ISSUES we'll put it that way…and by April I was having many troubles, stress and not eating well…April of 1995. I had a small stroke…my blood pressure of 198/150…after that my left side slumped and my memory is short…and I do my best to let go of things to keep my blood pressure low…

But…no medication…and pregnant with my one and only child… I'll speed up to 5 years later…

28 years old, I was not feeling well, I got insurance through a job…one day busted my baby toe…went to the doctor…I said HELP ME…I know my thyroid is off…and i just dont feel good…

Bottom line to this whole scenerio…never let your symptoms go by the way side…your life depends on it…and if you cant find the insurance cause of multiple illness…do what you can to keep yourself healthy…or dig deep for one that can

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snuggles11 2013-04-15 19:18:11 -0500 Report

I also have no health insurance had found out about two months now that I'm a type 2 !
Was with my employer 17 years and lost it all
Including health benefits ! It's tuff !
Y'all keep your chin up !

Type1Lou 2013-04-15 17:16:11 -0500 Report

If your story doesn't convince people that our US Medical system needs revamping, I don't think anything will. A Canadian cousin who was doing her residency here in the US commented that she saw much more severe progressions of diseases than she's experienced in Canada because non-insured people here in the US defer treatment until their conditions are dire. For an affluent country, our health system is deplorable. My cousin is now a pediatric oncologist practicing back in Canada.

jayabee52 2013-04-15 18:44:29 -0500 Report

Yes the USA system needs revamping, but going the socialized medicine route is not the way to go IMHO. The ADA ("obamacare") is putting such a disincentive for Drs to continue to practice I believe it will completely destroy the healthcare in this country, and nobody except the very rich, who can go elsewhere for care will be treated.

Scarlet03 2013-04-15 18:57:17 -0500 Report

I agree…

Its not fair…that the ones that need it the most are pushed away or cant afford it…OR…Ive seen this…your TOO FAT…LOSE WIEGHT…

Scarlet03 2013-04-15 17:21:10 -0500 Report

I was born in Canada, I wish I could go back now..but cant afford and I dont want to leave my daughter…Canada's system of insurance covers everyone…no matter what issues…but sometimes it takes longer to get help…I talked to one of my cousins, he's still waiting after a year and a half for a specialist for his spine…but…also with canada's system its based on your income and how much you pay…if you are on disabilty I believe its free…or low cost

srs1960 2013-04-15 16:44:59 -0500 Report

Yes it is I keep on top of mine have had no trouble now starting to change some I am trying to work n more exercise hopeing that will help my thyroid is messed up to and cholesterol I seemed to have been blessed with all my family's bad genes lol . Try to stay positive it's hard at times

Scarlet03 2013-04-15 16:49:14 -0500 Report

yep yep…I do my best

I have the same thyroid disorder..PCOS… and cholesterol and highblood pressure…Love those Genetics…LOL

I think of it this way…I know what I went through…but I know I can be better and do the best I can

srs1960 2013-04-15 16:24:39 -0500 Report

I too am without insurance can't seem to get it so it is hard at times I just get basic stuff done need surgery saving for that . My numbers get bad at times . But I watch carbs and normally it is better . Hope you get better soon. I eat a lot of fiber foods bake most all meats and eat mostly vegetables low sugar fruit nuts and seeds

Scarlet03 2013-04-15 16:31:50 -0500 Report

Ty…I can say…since Ive been on insulin in the last year Ive never felt better…

But I am really careful by no choice, I have alot of food allergies, and limitations, but I manage.

I know there is in the "WORKS" a healthcare that has to accept everyone…

I would think you would agree with this…the ones that need the insurance the most get turned away…and its sad. :(

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