By Ginetteb Latest Reply 2008-05-31 10:21:55 -0500
Started 2008-05-31 05:10:32 -0500

I want to thank all of you and especially those who started this site.

I have been taking my Type 2 diabetes with a very "so what" attitude, but with all your comments and problems, I have come to a place where I now realize what a dangerous and serious disease it is.

I never knew that the pain in my legs, feet and now arms and hands were caused by neuropathy. I always thought that neuropathy was simply tingling in your extremeties, that it was annoying, but not painful. I have complained about the pain in my legs to my doctors (heck the last time I went to the Dr's office I told him I wanted my legs to be amputated, they were so painful) and neither doctor (the one I had and the one I have now) told me that the pain was caused by neuropathy. They kept me believing that the pain was from the spinal stenosis (I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis by a neuro surgeon some years ago).

So thank you, all of you, for making me realize that I have to start being more serious about diabetes. Who knows, maybe I can live a year or 2 more.

I love this site and I come to it several times a day, just to see what the most recent discussion brings.

4 replies

jupton1 2008-05-31 10:06:06 -0500 Report

I would also like to thank everyone who started this site.I was very afraid,even as a former medic I didnt understand very much about diabetes.I was just taught how to get people to the hospital alive..I have learned alot,especialy that I dont have to live my life in fear,for Im not alone..Special thanks to everyone,You have all taught me alot& gave me hope..John Former FF,EMT-P

steadb 2008-05-31 05:29:26 -0500 Report

Thank you for getting involved. We thought the site would be helpful but not until people like you get involved and use it as a vehicle to help others…and also help yourself.

We are working hard so that a byproduct of your engagement is valuable services that you can access to help you manage your condition better and hopefully save money in the process.

Together, we can achieve a lot more than if we were isolated and alone.

Be well,

morris.js 2008-05-31 05:20:53 -0500 Report

I too want to say THANKS to those that started this. I've been a type 2 for over 13 years now, and kept up on all the news through many different sources, but there is nothing that can compare to the sharing and support that is found here. I too try to visit the site a couple of times a day. This is one amazing gathering of "friends"!

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