Diagnoses days

By Diabetesgrrl Latest Reply 2013-04-03 00:09:11 -0500
Started 2010-03-20 03:49:31 -0500

Soooo i just found/remembered my diagnoses day…April 30 i was wondering what other peoples are.????????

52 replies

IronOre 2013-04-03 00:09:11 -0500 Report

Going on 38 years ago, as a freshman in high school . . . Oct 8th, 1974.
The only way that date is easy for me to remember is because it is the day before my uncle died, which I can look up.

genie5 2010-05-12 08:30:59 -0500 Report

I am not diabetic, but my daughter was diagnosed with type 1 on March, 21, 2008. She was 3 yrs. old. She had been excessively thirsty and urinating a lot. She also had a yeast infection (due to large amounts of sugar in her system) and had lost 7 lbs.Took her to several doctors and none of them made the diagnosis. Then one night she began throwing up and screaming that her stomach hurt. When we got her into the the ER, we weren't there barely 5 minutes before they knew exactly what was wrong with her. She was in very critical condition. Her BS was well over 1000 and she had DKA. She was so severly dehydrated that her skin was practically flaking off and they couldn't draw her blood. Even when they got the needle in the vein, her blood wouldn't flow out. They had to resort to pricking her thumb and literally squeezed the blood out drop by drop. She was in the hospital for 5 days. After we brought her home, she woke up 2-3 times a night every night for nearly 2 months with nightmares from what she had gone through. She would just scream and scream "No poke, no poke..I hate it!" But thankfully, she is doing great now. As a matter of fact, she is still in her "honeymoon" phase. In a way, I'm happy she was diagnosed so young because she has no memory of ever not having diabetes. It's just her everyday normal life. She handles her injections and finger pricks like an old pro and she even likes to help me check her BS. Her diagnosis was a complete shock…she is the first and only person in the family to ever have type 1 diabetes. But, I guess there's always a first for everything.

Turtle 2012-11-11 16:24:36 -0600 Report

I am not pushing like because how can anyone like a story like that? How saddening. I am glad she has no memory of not being diabetic. What a "trooper". I hope DC is still around when she is old enough to join the community.

joni55 2010-05-12 13:34:20 -0500 Report

No one in our family had ever been diagnosed with diabetes until my uncle was in his 70s, then came my mom, then me. Weird, huh?

joni55 2010-04-24 14:37:34 -0500 Report

Diabetes came as a complete surprise to our family. My uncle was first and he was probably in his 70s, then my mom and she was also in her 70s, now me.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-04-24 06:37:48 -0500 Report

May 2001. Should have known it was coming - runs in my family - but was happily ignorant and drinking four Cokes a day. Talk about your wake-up call!

serenity_of_the_heart 2010-04-23 14:59:10 -0500 Report

July 12, 1985 My grandmas friend took me to the hospital cuz i was sick as hell, the on call doc tried to send me home with the flu, luckily for me my grandmas friend insisted on a bloodsugar check being that she had just watched a documentary type thing on diabetes and the signs and symptoms…Thank God for her persistance on that!!!

Roy531 2010-04-23 17:22:59 -0500 Report

ER doctors seem to be the worse, my daughter went to the emergency room 3 times, the third time saw a different doctor that seemed to care about her welfare and diagnosed what her real problem was, wasn't diabetes, thank goodness.

imsuzie2 2010-04-24 19:45:21 -0500 Report

I'm glad that your daughter isn't diabetic, Roy. It is bad enough if we are the one with an illness, we don't want to see our kids sick.

Good to see you around. Hugs

seagoatsupreme 2010-04-08 18:30:57 -0500 Report

Diagnosed july 13, year before last. It's been a little rough, but like everyone else i am working through it. Life goes on, ya know?

wentt76 2010-04-08 16:48:32 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed in January of 2008, I was admitted to the hospital because I could not eat or drink anything without it coming back up. I could not talk without throwing up, My niece threatened to take me to the hospital herself if I did not go. I was told my sugar was over 700. Talk about a wake up call.

sharmelebj 2010-04-08 12:52:16 -0500 Report

Brand new to tis sight but my diagnosis was on May 11, 1987.

It's funny that this questions would be the first one I read on this sight. I was wandering the other day, why I acknowledge my "diabetes diagnosis" as an anniversary. Like it was something I want to remember… hmmmmm.

I am glad there is a forum that we can conversate with people like us that are dealing with diabetes. I am a type 1 and have been on an insulin pump for 11 years.

joni55 2010-04-15 08:59:54 -0500 Report

It is the same with me and my divorce date. Of course, I did receive my final papers on September 11, 2001.

joni55 2010-04-08 08:49:41 -0500 Report

Which diagnosis are you referring to? LOL I have many. I have no idea when I was diagnosed with diabetes. I just know it had to be more than 4 years ago.

nakedbaboon 2010-03-31 18:03:56 -0500 Report

Mine was March 15 2010. The day before turning 26!

At least I knew mine was coming. They told me about a year ago it would probably happen. Mine is from Pancreantitus

Glorybea 2010-03-28 00:24:48 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed in January, 1957, at six years old. I am now 58. I have been on an insulin pump for 29 years. I lived through the dark ages of diabetes. Never knew anything just kept in the dark. I have many problems some diabetic related. I have neuropathy of my legs and feet and gastroparese. I am legally blind due to my doctor over lasering my eyes when I developed retinopathy. I am severely hearing impaired and wear two hearing aids, that is heritary. I have COPD and on oxygen 24/7. Just got over pnuemonia and CHF. I am obese gaining my weight after starting my pump. As my health deterioated I could not exercise as I did. I go to the pool and do exercises occationally and do chair exercises two a week at a senior center. This is probably too much for you. I am not sure how to work this place, I am computer illiterate, so I I do something wrong please let me know.

Roy531 2010-03-28 07:03:33 -0500 Report

You are doing just fine. Welcome to DC and that's what we are here for, to listen and encourage, to love and help in any way we can. Will be praying for you as I do for others. Welcome to the family. Roy

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-04-24 07:52:08 -0500 Report

Welcome to our family, Glorybea! What a story—welcome to the LIGHT.Makes us appreciate how most illnesses are now more understandable, mostly because WE have inquiring minds and need to know what is going on with our bodies so that WE CAN HELP ourselves—the world is too busy for every Dr to be our only support, so we are fortunate in having this site to chat, compare, discuss our fears, learn more about our respective conditions—some worse than others. I am type 2 at 77 years, BORDERLINE for over 50 years, but after my second knee replacement the surgery pushed me over the edge and it has stayed there, but never been over 235, so see, I am still not too badly off, but am now eating better, exercising more as I regain energy, and feeling stronger. Say all that you like here, we are here for YOU!! Hugs, Pat R

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-26 15:01:18 -0500 Report

April 17th, 2008…My 4th wedding anniversary! I will never forget that day…Happy Anniversay, you have diabetes! :( - :) a doubled edge sward

sundial 2010-03-25 03:25:15 -0500 Report

good question Diabetesgrrl. When I signed on to this site, it asked the question and I went back through the calendar and pinpointed it. It turns out, it was the day before my wife and mother's (same day) birthday. Hum, was I trying to get attention!@? JK. bd. Sept 19, 2008.

OMG-T2 2010-03-22 14:00:16 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed on Jan. 31, 2009. It hit me like a ton of bricks and in a single moment I realized that my life wouldn't, couldn't be the same ever again. While I will never really know this, I do think that — unchecked — my diabetes might have killed me this year, and so I tried right off the bat to deal with it appropriately. It's a struggle, but worth it to try and regain control over my life.

And yeah, it's not a date one is likely to forget!

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-26 15:07:47 -0500 Report

OMG, After I got over the initial shock, the first thought that ran through my mind was, "I am going to die!" It was terrifying for me the first year…I have calmed down a little since that time, because I know how important it is to keep one's stress level down…I still, needless-to-say, have my moments…Especially when it is running very high or I am bottoming out…

mtngal 2010-03-22 07:46:27 -0500 Report

June 8, 2009…that was a day I will never forget!!! Started out getting my haircut…having lunch with a friend…then going to the emergency room that evening!!! But on the good side since I have found out I am eating way better than I used to, exercising more consistantly and have lost 40 pounds…:) You know the old saying…when you are handed lemons you make lemonade!!!!

izzy2139 2010-03-22 04:11:19 -0500 Report

feb 22, 2007 wound up in the hospital my sugar was at 1088. think i was over achieving a little bit…

Alyssa512 2010-03-20 21:13:20 -0500 Report

January 30, 2010. It's like a born/death date. I was born May 12, 1988 really but died in jan.

Roy531 2010-03-20 21:28:37 -0500 Report

You are young, shouldn't think like that. You have a lot of living to do.