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Your personal highs & lows in 2014

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by eddie1968, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. eddie1968

    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What has been your best or worst moments of this year ?
    My best moment was finally being put onto insulin and getting my sugars a lot more stable and not suffering the awful side effects I had on oral meds. Things are looking up, cutting the carbs and sensible eating with more exercise too. Bring on 2015 !
     
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  2. phil1966

    phil1966 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Strangely enough, both my worst and best moment of the year were my diagnosis of Diabetes.
    Worst moment as it was a hell of a shock to be told I had it at the age of 48, but on reflection I also put it down as my best moment because it gave me an explanation of why I was feeling as bad as I did and gave me the kick I needed to take better care of myself. I have got my blood sugar under control now and feel better than I have for years: aches and pains I put down to middle age have disappeared, psoriasis on my scalp is clearing up and I don't feel tired all the time.
     
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  3. Snowy12

    Snowy12 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Too many lows not enough highs.
    Just glad I am still here to tell the tale.
    Bring on 2015 this will be all good.
     
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  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Agree with Snowy, just being alive is a bonus.

    Looking forward to 2015 as I will be starting on a pump sometime early in the New Year and it will be 10 years since I last had any problems with diabetic retinopathy.
     
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  5. cold ethyl

    cold ethyl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Low all my anxiety issues . High losing 5st since diagnosis in May. While I don't want to be diabetic, being diagnosed have me the kick up the bum needed to lose weight and forced me to try and tackle my anxiety again.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Low .... being diagnosed with type 2 only 4 days after being given my first year all clear from breast cancer. That really wiped out our celebrations.
    High .... discovering low carb lifestyle, losing 4 stones, reducing cholesterol without statins, and buying a complete new wardrobe 3 sizes smaller than my old.
     
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  7. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Best is my own relationship with my insulin needs regime/routine .
    Learnt to accept and trust it all more . :happy:


    Worst this year is - discovering I have a Mitochondrial condition . :eek::(:mad:
     
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  8. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have two highs for this year.
    From a diabetes point of view, being accepted for and starting the pump have been a real high.
    From a personal point of view, I've pushed on with my photography and I've really seen an improvemement with it and had the confidence to create a Facebook page to post some of my work. I wouldn't have had the confidence to do that at the start of the year.
    A low point is perhaps my BG still being on a rollercoaster ride at times.
    I'm hoping to have better control next year by pushing on with getting my pump working for me.
     
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  9. Lenny3

    Lenny3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    2 highs, one joining a rock choir....best thing ever, two, becoming debt free!!!! (due to an inheritance, I really miss my nan and grandad :()

    Low- still being single.....gets lonely.
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have had one of the worst years ever. 2014 has been so upsetting, horrific in March, worrying and stressful, my dad had an accident in January/February and admitted to hospital. Family up's and down's and an accident in August and a mouth biopsy a couple of weeks ago. All have affected my BS , but I will still keep going and looking towards a more positive and happier 2015, both in mind and body.

    Good health, happiness and prosperity to you all :)

    RRB X
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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  12. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Highs (sorry, can't pick just one)
    • Watching pup no 1 grow up
    • Walking him - glorious walks, weather, views, fresh air and exercise
    • Getting into, and staying in, deep ketosis - non Diabetic BG readings for months! :D
    • Continuing to live with Mr B. It's fab
    Lows
    • Yet another restructure at work, won't know if I'm in or out til March
    • My father developing type 2
     
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  13. Lynn1

    Lynn1 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Lows:

    Total Knee Replacement June, 2014. Knee number two March/April, 2015. One of the toughest experiences of my life, both mentally and physically.
    Being diagnosed as pre-diabetic in October, 2014 just as I was getting myself together again.

    High:


    Most definitely the birth of my second Grandson in February, 2014.
     
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  14. connie104

    connie104 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Low: Total hip replacement August 2014 still having bad days of pain
    High: Getting my Hba1c under 6 for the first time (5.7) December 2014
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Have made this thread into a sticky as nearly end of 2014 .
    Located now at top of General Chat board for easier location and access .
    Makes it easier to find and contribute to for all members .
     
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    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    High : @OGTT 9.9 @ 1hr
    Low :Felling/disposing of tree 3.5

    Seriously High was new pup for b/day:):)
    Low family bereavement:(:(
     
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  17. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    That fits the bill nicely :)
     
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  18. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    You've all had trials over the last year and come through them, so give yourelves a big hug and say well done. If you've got through this year next year can only be better, and if there's a problem just pop on here and
    you can get all the help you need
    .Love & hugs to you all :)
     
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    #18 chris lowe, Dec 29, 2014 at 10:39 PM
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  19. Doriand

    Doriand Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The low part of this year was losing my mum in March...:(.....She was 92 and at least she died peacefully in her sleep...No pain, no suffering, no anguish..If I had a choice on how to depart this world, that's how I'd like to go....Believe this or not, guys, the highlight of this year is discovering this web site, communicating with like minded people, struggling with the same health issues, and winning (or losing) the same battles ......and I'm located on the other side of the world!!(Australia)...It's sort of like Diabetic facebook without idiots:)!!!! I hope to get to know you guys more in the coming months and years! A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL:);):happy:
     
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    s_k_s Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Highs - Delivering a 2 year project at work that I had worked 70-100 hours a week at. Great to succeed at something that I had lived and breathed.
    Lows - Double vision in December and being diagnosed with 4th nerve palsy and having to get used to having glasses.
     
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