Diabetes?

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  1. Trippanator

    Trippanator Autobot

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    I just found out last Sunday that I had type 1 Diabetes and was in the hospital until yesterday. Does anyone else here have it? I'm really not sure how to take it. I mean I really liked eating the things I cant eat now :eek: . What do you have to say about it?
     
  2. DaraRex2.0

    DaraRex2.0 I'd totally eat the leaf

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    My gf has it. She's taken to it will, avoids caffeine, and that addicting stuff. I don't know her type but I can ask her when I get the chance :) 
     
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    I'm sorry to hear of your predicament, man. It may seem hard, but carefully regulating blood glucose by watching your diet, adhering to your insulin treatment, etc. is essential to ensuring your well-being. I've got friends with Type 1 diabetes who initially lamented their inability to savor what they used to enjoy eating regularly, but eventually explored alternative diets that are healthy and no less delicious, and are living reasonably normal lives. With any luck, advances in fields like islet cell transplantation will close the book on your illness and give you a completely clean bill of health. Take care.
     
  4. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I was told I was diabetic on my 21rst birthday.
    (14 years ago.)

    I give in to my cravings from time to time, but i do it with the understanding that:
    1. I will pay for it for a couple days after
    2. I refuse to allow rationalizing to become a habit.

    noticing that pizza didn't kill me is no excuse to stock up on 'em.

    There are more natural sugars to keep ya happy and get ya through those days when you really want the rich stuff.
    hang in there and you'll see some of it you won't miss all that much.

    I don't miss donuts anymore, for example.
     
  5. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    I have type 2 and take pills instead of the shot.
     
  6. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    Damn sorry for what happened to you :( 

    Maybe one day we will find the cure. Give the scientists a few years and whenever you see a donation bin to researching a cure make sure you donate some. If I had Diabetes I'd donate every bit of money in my name towards a cure. Every penny goes a long way.
     
  7. Lupis Convoy

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    Damn man, Type one is pretty hard. My mom had in effect the same thing, as she had her pancreas removed. I'm sorry to hear that you contracted this problem.

    On the plus side though, there is some serious studies being done about replication of the beta cells and reversing the disease that are still being done, so don't give up hope for a cure in the future.
     
  8. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera Big, bad beetle-bot

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    You watch your circulation. Exercise as much as is reasonable.

    Whenever someone missing a limb came across the prep table at the mortuary in San Jose, invariably they had been diabetics.

    <Edit> Oh yeah, almost forgot:
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    - Coeloptera
     
  9. MnemonicSyntax

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    I too take Metformin for my Type II. I've given up all sugary stuff, and breads, but that's a bit harder.

    And Coeloptera, you're a jackass.
     
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    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Sadly, the days of curing diseases simply for the sake of curing them seem pretty much to be long gone. Too much money and too jobs to be made in long-term controlled maintenance of diseases.
     
  12. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera Big, bad beetle-bot

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    What? At least part of that was good advice.

    - Coeloptera
     
  13. MnemonicSyntax

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    I agree, the one thing you said was good advice

    And telling someone that just found out they are diabetic that loss of limb is practically inevitable totally negated it.

    There are other ways of going about suggesting such things, or we could let the OPs doctor the risks of improper circulation.
     
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    I found out last month that I have diabeetus.

    I'm taking Metformin like MnemonicSyntax. Its bringing my sugar down but it gives me bad diarrhea. Doesn't help that I have IBS too.

    One thing that they're finding out helps with diabeetus is gastric bypass. My wife had it done about a year and a half ago. 2 or 3 months later, she was no longer taking any diabeetus meds. Its a little drastic but it works.
     
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    My dad has had Type II for many many years now. He has to inject insulin every day.

    That alone scared me off regular Coke. I try to limit my sugar intake as well.
     
  16. MnemonicSyntax

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    I'd love to get a gastric bypass. -.-
     
  17. Trippanator

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    I cant really get my blood sugar regulated. I mean I was running over 500's for atleast 3 months. So now if it gets around 100 I start feeling terrible.
     
  18. Doug

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    You know I have been hearing stories about that for the past 15 years. With my dad having cancer and it costs around $23,000 for every chemo treatment. I've had people to tell me they believe there has always been a cure for cancer and diabetes. But they won't let it out, because doctors, hospitals and drug companies will lose money.

    Anyway, my neice has Type 1 diabetes and she had it ever since she was 13. She takes insulin and around five years ago, they rushed her to the emergency room. She wasn't taken her insulin like she was suppose to.
     
  19. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    Have had Type 1 Diabetes since I was 18 Months Old. Its a regular deal for me. I have been on an Insulin Pump for 15 years so it takes daily shots out of the equation. A Cure wont happen anytime soon within our lifetime as there is way way way too much money made by companies producing Diabetic Supplies. So they hold most of the cards in that situation.
     
  20. DaraRex2.0

    DaraRex2.0 I'd totally eat the leaf

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    yay card games >{D

    Yes, do not skip insulin D:< And always carry something sugary like a tube of frosting, this helped my friend when her levels went wonky. Scared the shit out of us.
     

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