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What I like about being Diabetic

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by gemma6549, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    It's funny, I met a guy in the gym who happened to have a pack of Dextrosols on the bench. My first question was "Are you diabetic". I then chatted for 45 mins about gym work. It's like we do have a secret club that has some very specific tells that only we can spot, but look innocent to others!
     
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  2. SpaceChick

    SpaceChick · Well-Known Member

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    I love the fact that I am far healthier since my diagnosis.

    I had type 1.5 diagnosed after swine flu that damaged my heart.

    It changed my life.

    I am now fitter and healthier than I've been in years.

    I cycle, I swim, I've started running.... I'm doing my first triathlon in 3 months aged 41.

    The non-diabetic me would never have looked after herself as much!

    And the great thing.... My heart is now normal again! Woo Hoo!!
     
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  3. graj0

    graj0 · Guest

    It happens a lot in the waiting room at my surgery and I do say "Me too" and the great bit is that they don't think I'm a nutcase, we chat like we're old friends.
     
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  4. Mad Rach

    Mad Rach Type 2 · Member

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    I lost around 3 stone, finally got rid of the persistent headaches I suffered every few days, can wear short skirts, and can eat cream, cheese and lots of other dairy without feeling guilty! My type 2 diagnosis was a blessing in disguise.
     
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  5. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And cauliflower ! :)
     
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  6. Mrsass

    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha you know me so well Kev!!
     
  7. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Certainly do. Every now and then I throw cauliflower into a thread and see if you catch it ! :)
     
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  8. jason134

    jason134 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As a recently diagnosed t2 it's good to see people having a positive outlook on life gives me hope and strength that this is a turning point in my life for the better in a way. It's been a wake up call on my lifestyle choices
     
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  9. daddys1

    daddys1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jason,

    If you follow what happens on here you will feel fitter healthier and be happier.

    Neil
     
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  10. lizdeluz

    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, so sorry for you, but it would be bliss for those of us who ADORE soapy, pale, mild cheese. Bring on the cuts in NHS cheese!
     
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  11. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    I would need to drop my trousers to show my tatt... ;)

    With regards to positivity.? I put Mickey Mouse ears on stuff... The Ds easy..
     
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  12. nigelho

    nigelho Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My best point about being type 1 was doing the DAFNE course and I e-mail one of the nurses when I have a query. She also helped with changing my insulins. My daughter is also type 1 and on a pump...we try to beat each other when we get our HBA1Cs and we did DAFNE together.
     
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  13. gemma6549

    gemma6549 · Guest

    That's lovely that you did DAFNE together, I'm trying to convince my dad but he's a bit old school and refuses. I really think it would help him though.

    I keep in touch with all the people I did DAFNE with which is really nice, and like you I have a good relationship with the nurses and can contact them anytime.
     
  14. vintageutopia

    vintageutopia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Such a nice idea, Gemma.

    For me, I appreciate the diagnosis, because it is forcing me to eat healthy and exercise. It isn't about my vanity anymore, but about my health.
     
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  15. lisacp

    lisacp Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When I phone the doctors surgery I always get priority because I am Diabetic. Never have to wait for weeks to get an appointment.
    Get to eat chocolate at strange times like in the middle of the night.
     
  16. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    How old is your dad? If you don't mind me asking..
     
  17. gemma6549

    gemma6549 · Guest

    He's 56 so still young :)
     
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  18. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was sad being diabetic until I heard about the FREE CHEESE!!!! :-D
     
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  19. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What I like about being diabetic is my Accu Chek Mobile meter. It's an awesome piece of design, just about perfect. All gadgets should be this handy.
     
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  20. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, the Cheese Parers in Northumbria HCT have taken their job too literally, and removed the free cheese entitlement for diabetics :(

    Signy
     
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