Looking for your help to add to our Voice of Diabetes Section!

Hyrum Anderton
By Hyrum AndertonCA Latest Reply 2014-08-19 10:06:11 -0500
Started 2014-08-06 16:17:43 -0500

We have loved hearing your stories. I believe everyone has a story. There are many that haven't been shared yet. Those that have shared so far have been very inspirational for me and I think inspired others. Let us help you tell your story.

Everyone has a story to tell and Diabetic Connect wants to help tell your story. You may have noticed our newest section that we've called “Voices of Diabetes” where we're sharing the stories of members of Diabetic Connect. We’re looking for those who have faced the challenges of diabetes and came out on the other side stronger and healthier.

If you would like to share your story with the community at Diabetic Connect, the first step is to please contact us at editorial@alliancehealth.com small.


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oldbikegirl
oldbikegirl 2014-08-19 10:06:11 -0500 Report

Hi, I was diagnosed with T2 a little over ten years ago. I am a cyclist and I find that my health care providers are not much help in helping me adjust my nutrition needs in response to my training. Does anyone have any suggestions?

BiggBuoy
BiggBuoy 2014-08-17 06:23:14 -0500 Report

I have moved to south west France from the north-east of England, mainly to get away from the cold and the lack of sunshine.

Here in France the sun shines most days throughout the year and the winters are comparitively mild, few frosts and very little snow.

Whereas back in NE England the sun can disappear in mid November and stay away until March the following year. Winter temperatures are horrendous with up to (or should I say down to) minus 15 to 20 in mid winter.

Even in the summer months a 15-16 degree temperatures constitute a nice summer day, I'm so sorry you guys use the Fahrenheight system, I had forgotten, so, a 16°C temperature is circa 62°F.

I have a LOT of pain with diabetic neuropathy and the warmer weather really helps this, from experience the low temperatures back in NE England make the pain even worse.

I am keeping my T2 diabetes pretty much under control with medications and exercise, my latest a1c was 6.2 and has been that figure for about a year now, a1c tests are done 4 to 5 times a year here in France.

Thanks for reading this and please don't forget to press the LIKE button.

Good wishes from

jbrennan
jbrennan 2014-08-09 15:00:31 -0500 Report

I have my story, discovered when I had two strokes then it was discovered I contracted type 2 from exposure to Agent Orange during time in South Vietnam.

Hyrum Anderton
Hyrum AndertonCA 2014-08-13 09:52:27 -0500 Report

That is horrible. That stuff is terrible I think that is what caused my dad to get MS. Jbrennan if you are interested in going deeper into your story we would love to help you share it just email the email posted above.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-08-06 16:43:19 -0500 Report

Howdy Hyrum
As one who has been through the Voices process, I can attest that the process was relatively painless to go through, and Shali did an excellent job of putting it together.

I had no idea that this was still active as I hadn't seen an article on the home page recently.

James

Hyrum Anderton
Hyrum AndertonCA 2014-08-06 16:49:16 -0500 Report

Yeah we are trying to post stories more frequently as I think it might have been forgotten a little bit. Out of site out of mind and as a result not any new volunteers to share their story

funnygirl98
funnygirl98 2014-08-09 10:40:06 -0500 Report

what exactly is the process of giving u a persons personal story?

lovelylirpa
lovelylirpa 2014-08-17 16:16:46 -0500 Report

Hello everyone! I was recently diagnosed with DM Type 2. I was started on Metformin 1000mg once a day. I am still trying to get adjusted to the medication.
Any advice would be appreciated!

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