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I have been diabetic for quite some time, but didn't know that diabetes was
the cause of all my troubles until about ten years ago. In my early 20s I
had severe hypo attacks, and would pass out at the tops of stairs, or where
ever I happened to be. I also had VERY frequent bladder, kidney and yeast
infections. Noone ever thought to do a challenge test until I was pregnant.
So now I've been on injections for about ten years, and ALL those problems
I'm 35 now, and I have a little girl that I REALLY need to WATCH grow up.
With both eyes, both kidneys, both hands and feet....
I saw my doctor today. I got the usual, "How long has it been since you did
this or that?" Then the disapproving glare... So I got my H A1C done
tonight, and tomorrow I'll get a cholesterol and urine done.
I haven't been willing to admit that there's anything WRONG with me until
now. Having a hypo while driving with my kid in the car has made it
blatantly obvious that there IS something wrong with me, and I need to be
PROactive.... I've been coasting for too long now...
I have been diabetic for 48 years. I have finally decided to go on a
pump due to frequent hypos. Seems the older I get, the worse they
affect me, both during and after. My pump has been approved by the
insurance and I am waiting for it to come in. It is a big decision for
us old-timers, right?
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