Hello everyone my name is Randall Redbrother, I am new to the site. I was diagnosed as in 1980 at the age of 9 with type 1 diabetes. And I remember my 2 week stay in the hospital, and the nurse telling my momthat the meter, to test my blood sugar was gonna cost $700.00, yes that was the price back then, thanks to technology it has came down to free meters(THANK GOD). I remember going to washington, dc as a teen and talking about the cost of healthcare for type 1 diabetics. Nothing has change except that there are a lot more diabetics today. The best advise I recieved was during my 2 week stay, my doctor told me that I could eat whatever I wanted, but it had to be in moderation, and I needed to exchange a few items on my menu, also go outside and play. I still manage my diabetes, and haven't had a regular doctor in 20 years maybe. But when I need to see one I do visit. I really can't afford healthcare, so I have to be my own Doctor.
Check those blood sugars daily, eat in moderation, and Go Outside and Play! Happy Holidays.
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