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When's your DDay (Diabetes day)?

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by Lovelylivpet, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not a clue, though I do know its 3 years this summer lol. bet my wife knows I will see.

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  2. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine is 3 years on Saturday!

    I diagnosed myself with a BG meter I'd bought for myself a couple of years before, but never used.

    I'd been feeling pretty ill all weekend, and been suffering with numb toes and recurrent thrush for about 6 months, and my mother in law had said it sounded like diabetes (obviously I didn't tell her about thrush). Wanting to prove her wrong I tested my BG for the first time...

    I remember saying to my wife: "Well that's alright, my BG is 23 mmol/l, I don't have diabetes...", thinking that Diabetes was about too little glucose not too much. The penny dropped when she tested hers and scored a 5 mmol/L

    And with that I had to go to a business meeting in Holland for a week (bizarrely in a hotel without internet). I spent the whole week in worried conversations to my wife was furiously researching diabetes on the internet.

    She was the one who discovered low-carb, and together, we worked out what carbohydrates were. By the end of that week (apart from a small misunderstanding about the carbohydrate content of weetabix) I'd got my BG slowly down from 23 to under 10 mmol/l , and a few days after that down below 7mmol/l. I can still remember the feeling of absolute lucidity as my brain adjusted to non-hyperglycemic blood.

    And that was it. I've never really been seriously hyperglycemic since.

    It was scary at the time, but with the benefit of hindsight, it's one of the best things that ever happened to me. I think it saved my life.
     
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  3. lacey1

    lacey1 · Well-Known Member

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    it will be 3 years on July 21st. ;)

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  4. XIX

    XIX Type 1 · Active Member

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    I can't even remember the exact date and I was diagnosed less than a month ago! Must have selectively blocked the experience from my memory...
     
  5. Nicholas Hoare

    Nicholas Hoare Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Some time in 2007, only remember the year as it's the year my Mum died. Not a good year for me.


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  6. susieg

    susieg Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    type 1 on november 10th 2010
     
  7. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1, bonfire night 1996 for me! Grand old age of 5.

    Indiana x


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  8. ChloeAlisha

    ChloeAlisha Type 1 · Member

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    Type 1, 29th august 2012 at the age of 12. I push it to the back of my mind :p

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  9. xXBeautycomeswithinXx

    xXBeautycomeswithinXx Type 1 · Member

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    I got diagnosed on Wednesday 8th of may 2013!! It's nearly been a year I can't believe it!! Xx
     
  10. xXBeautycomeswithinXx

    xXBeautycomeswithinXx Type 1 · Member

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    vslater87 Type 1 · Member

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    My daughters was the 11th December 2013 3 days before her 2nd bday xxx

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  12. Dzialo

    Dzialo · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1, 14 februari 2014, 21 years old and still going strong :)
     
  13. Abbie B

    Abbie B Type 1 · Member

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  14. basketballjack

    basketballjack Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi I'm 10 and been diagnosed 6 years last Tuesday
     
  15. keishamarie

    keishamarie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    31st December 2007 & I "celebrate" by remembering if it wasnt for diabetes i wouldnt be here! Very deep but true x
     
  16. georgeley63

    georgeley63 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Bringing back the memories before I was diagnosed back on the 25th may 2006, diabetes although I hate it had made me a stronger person.
     
  17. basketballjack

    basketballjack Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi how old are u? I'm 10
     
  18. Andy Aero

    Andy Aero Type 2 · Newbie

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    Anna, I know you posted this years ago but thats also my diabetes day :)
     
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  19. Pepsi Max

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    It's my 10 year Dia-versary today... I'm celebrating with a slice of homemade white chocolate strawberry cheesecake..
     
  20. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Oh its nice to know that I share this with another member :)
    Thank you for letting me know .

    Must add it totally ruined my new year for me - that year :(
     
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