New To Diabetic Connect

By Ashhyatt Latest Reply 2010-07-05 13:21:37 -0500
Started 2010-06-24 22:37:20 -0500

I wanted to say HI and to share my story. I found out that I was a type 2 diabetic 2 years ago on March 11. It was a Tuesday night. I was on spring break staying with my cousin & my best friend. I was asking like I had been drinking (and I had not been). My cousin took me to the ER and they check my sugar twice and on all my paper work it says that my sugar was 1877. I was told that I should have been died or in a coma with no recovery. I was never in a coma and I'm living. I was in the hosptial all spring break and went back to college scared about what would happen next.

From day one of getting back home I wanted to learn about diabetes and at times I broke down because I didn't want diabetes any more. I was taking 6 pills a day and a few months later I was taking 7 pills a day. I don't (well didn't) take pills very well. But after taking pills for 2 years I've got very good with taking them and not I am only taking 3 a day. I'm working on a goal to get off all my pills.

I lost some wieght after I found out that I had diabetes but I put it back on plus some. Abour 9 months ago I changed doctors and he has helped me with telling me that I can lose the wieght and told me that him and his wife both lost 100 lbs just by diet and working out. So it really helped me. In 2 months I had lost 20 lbs. 2 months after that was at the same weight. I go back in 2 months and I want to lose 20 more lbs.

I have to say diabetes has not only changed my life but has changed the lives of people that are in my life. My best friend that was on spring break with me remembers that day and tells people he knows about his best friend almost dieing on him. The few weeks after I was back home he was not himself around me. It was not until about a year after if happen that I really understood how much me going into the hopstial changed his life. My parents have also had to learn a lot diabetes. We are all very thankful that I am still alive.

I am really glad that I have found this web site. It will be nice to talk with other people that have diabetes and that have had ups and downs with it too. I think that I will be able to learn a lot from other. The people in my family that have diabetes I don't see that offen and they really don't take care of themselves either.

12 replies

Momma Day's Girl
Momma Day's Girl 2010-07-05 13:21:37 -0500 Report

Welcome, I have found a lot of support on DC and I know that you will, anything you can think of, it can be answered and shared with experienced people.

Lymy 2010-07-02 19:05:52 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC and not giving up on life. Diabetes is a complicated lifesyle, but it appears that you, with the help of your friend(s) have mastered what you needed to do to get hold of your lifeand get your diabetes under control.
You are one week newer to DC than me. I joined on 06/16/10. For the most part I have made some genuine friendships, and I have received a lot of help. I hope your 20Lbs comes off in whatever time period you have set for yourself, and if you should ever need some help or someone to talk to just start a discussion and you will be inandated with replies.
Again Welcome to DC

petals 2010-06-25 11:07:29 -0500 Report

Welcome and I am glad that you are here. WOW! so glad that you are alive. You had your angels watching over you. When I was diagnosed on march 12 2002 my sugar was over 500 and I felt awful, I can't imagine how you were feeling. I saw that your b-day is on july 15, mine is on july 14th, so we both have b-days coming up!! Of course, you will still me alot younger then me!!

RAYT721 2010-06-25 22:39:29 -0500 Report

Dear Fellow Cancerians… my bd is July 21st. I tell people that I just turned 21 … um, 30 years ago!!!

sherid623 2010-06-26 14:32:22 -0500 Report

I would put it this way…Uh its the 30 th Anniversary of my 21st Birthday! Guess its the same however you say it! :) My Birthday was June 23rd and I just turned 44—- Gasp!

petals 2010-06-27 01:15:28 -0500 Report

Happy belated birhtday!! Hope that you had a great one!! I will be turning 44 next month!! It just seems like yesterday that I was 21, ugh!!

petals 2010-06-27 01:13:16 -0500 Report

I knew I liked you for a reason!!! We will be celebrating next month like crazy!! I just turned 21 too, well I did 23 years ago, oh my where does the time go!!!???

Harlen 2010-06-25 10:43:27 -0500 Report

I was just grumpy on vacation and my blood sugar was 800 somthing my A1c was too high to read it just sed grater then 12 lol Diabetes has chainged my life I will live and enjoy my life even with this what doesnt kill you makes you stronger
Best weishes

GabbyPA 2010-06-25 07:39:18 -0500 Report

You have some serious angels looking out for you! That is incredible that you survived those numbers. You must have a lot of great things to do still. That is an inspiration. I am glad you found us. You will have a lot of wonderful insights to share, specially on the dynamics of diabetes on people around us. Welcome to the community. We are honored to have you here.

gregsteele 2010-06-25 03:53:59 -0500 Report

Welcome you have found the perfect place to talk with people thatunderstand the people here are awesome ! WOW i checked your profile my birthday is also july 15th but many yrs earlier you will meet people here that can relate to and answer any questins you might have that 1877 is incredible when i was diagnosed i was over 800 and felt horrible i cant imagine a number like that again welcome let me know if i can be of any help love to all GREG

RAYT721 2010-06-24 23:21:27 -0500 Report

Greetings and Welcome to Diabetic Connect. I'm a newbie here (March) but have had some of the best connections with people who I am proud to call my friends, even though I have not and probably never will meet in person.

It is awesome that you've come to the decision to take better care of yourself. Hey, being diabetic isn't easy and you'll be making some lifelong changes and facing challenges along the way but you can't cure the condition but you surely can control it. It's time to be your own best friend!!! Let us help you.

If there's anything that I can do, add me as a friend and let me know what you need. You'll find alot of caring and sharing people on this board. We can relate to you and you can relate to many of us.

Just remember that you didn't put weight on overnight and it won't come off overnight. It's like a "one day at a time" motto modified to "one pound at a time."

The best keywords I can offer include moderation, modification, positive attitude, and belief.

It sounds like you've make some progress that you need to take pride in with the weight loss and medications. YAY!!!

Please stay in touch with us. It's a little bit like a roller coaster ride so make sure to buckle up. Stick with us and we'll stick with you. Pardon the computer humor but you'll be glad you "clicked" with us.