Fairly newly diagnosed lol

bobec4
By bobec4 Latest Reply 2010-11-18 14:46:17 -0600
Started 2010-11-12 20:09:59 -0600

I wanted to chime in and say thank you to all the wonderful people who take the time to post on this site giving insights on living with the big D (as i call it). I was diagnosed Jan. 2010. It came as no surprise as the majority of my family are also diabetics. My initial a1c was 12.6 and now my last was 7.2 so I still have a way to go to get to my target. The hardest part for me has been realizing that I am not superman any more lol. All my life I have been the one that doesn't get sick. It has been wonderful though learning about how my body reacts to different foods and stresses and learning how to control all of the above. Again I want to thank everyone on this site on giving hope to those of us that are just now learning how to cope with the drastic changes ahead of us.


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CaliKo
CaliKo 2010-11-18 14:46:17 -0600 Report

Excellent progress on your A1c! It's nice to watch all the hard work pay off. Keep it up! I know how you feel, I spent my first 51 years in effortless good health, and then got several nasty surprises in a row. But now, I'm just happy I got to spend that much of my life free of chronic diseases, so many people have to live with diabetes and other conditions from early years.
You're welcome and thank you, too!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-11-13 20:31:15 -0600 Report

These kinds of posts always warm my heart. I am so glad that the site has been an inspiration for you. I know it has really saved my life, so you are in good company here. And you may not be "superman" anymore, but you are still a hero...wear that cape with pride! =0)

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-11-13 18:10:38 -0600 Report

Howdy and Welcome to our site, Diabetic Connect. That's a good accomplishment to go from 12.6 down to 7.2 but the real accomplishments come from (a) finding support; and (b) determination to work at the goals you're setting. I can relate to the "never been sick" comment so the phone diagnosis of diabetes was like this out of the blue, "I'm a what?" … I went through the denial, anger, fear and everything else. What changed me? Finding sites like this where I don't fear the disease as much as the fear of not managing it. Need a chat? Write to me anytime!!!

Harlen
Harlen 2010-11-13 12:21:40 -0600 Report

Glad to have you here wish you didnt need to be heck I wish we all didnt need to be here lol
We all work together to help each other .
Best wishes
Harlen

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-11-13 01:56:33 -0600 Report

Well WELCOME to DC Bob!

Thanks for chiming in! The more the better!
Most of us, if we're honest realize that we've got a way to go. That's OK. as long as we're moving in the right direction.

From your post I gather you've been following the discussions for a while. So I don't have to ask you to ask if you need anything. We've got A LOT of friendly helpful people here.

Blessings to you and yours!
James

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