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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by bellapodus, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. bellapodus

    bellapodus Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi,
    I've been grazing these past few weeks and so thought I would introduce myself.
    My name is Kelly and I'm 32. I am currently at University and am towards the end of my second year. I am a Sci-Fi addict and sing all the time when at home.
    I have type 2 and although only diagnosed in March 2007, I have been told that I more than likely should have been diagnosed in my early teens (looking back, I wonder why it wasn't picked up when I kept feeling faint or dizzy when I didn't eat all day and drank water by the gallon).
    Currently I am quite lucky. I watch what I eat and am fine. Mind you, when I say I watch what I eat I mean I am seriously strict with food which at times gets me down.
    Generally the diabetic team I am under is ok but there are a few people there who I think really do need a little retraining (the dietician for one who thinks I must have money to burn and have the IQ of a fly) but then it could be worse.
    When my team are giving me suspicious information, I come here and there is always someone who has either asked my question for me or provided the correct information so I find this place very useful.
     
  2. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Welcome!
    what are you studying?
     
  3. lilibet

    lilibet · Well-Known Member

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    HI bella
    And welcome. Just out of interest, they think you were diabetic in your teens? Unusual but not impossible to have it that young (google MODY) but its usually a genetic thing.
     
  4. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    Welcome to the forum ,Kelly .If you don't find what you are looking for ,just ask,there's usually someone who can answer your questions.
     
  5. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hya kelly and welcome to the forum :D
     
  6. Trinkwasser

    Trinkwasser · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds suspiciously like the Reactive Hypoglycemia I have had since childhood. It responds well to carb restriction to reduce the post-meal highs which stops the rebound lows. Unfortunately this can continue for a long time (50 years) before it crosses the boundary into diagnosible "diabetes". Over time I've met not a few with similar stories.
     
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