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Re: [IP] venting

hi there, I've been a diabetic for about 37 years so i'm right there with
you. when I was pregnant with my daughter who is now 27 yrs old I was
comatose at least 9 times during the pregnancy. There were no glucometers
yet and when I was in the labor room on the day I delivered I was in a coma
and the nurses thought I was taking a nap. When they checked my blood
glucose it was 13 mg/dl. I had an
emergency c/section after being given D50, so my daughter crashed and was in
intensive care nursery for about three weeks. I feel very
fortunate to have a healthy kid and am greateful that the disease had  had
so many helpful additions added and all covered by most insurance companies.
I now have strips to check my blood sugar twenty times a day and  I have an
insulin pump. I haven't been comatose from a low for a year. I did see a
psychiatrist a few years ago because I was so tired of being a diabetic and
was on antidepresives for about six months but realized I wanted to live so
I tried to change my attitude. By the way, six of my first cousins are type
I and three have died, all before the age of 48; from complications.So
please take care of yourself.

On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 2:13 PM, <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I was always taught to never say "I hate" anything, my parents were rather
> firm on that. Being a parent myself now, I agree with not letting my son
> say  those very words I wasn't allowed to say. However today, I really have
> to
> go  against my parents wishes, and say without a doubt. I HATE DIABETES!  I
>  have had diabetes since 1977 when I was barely 3 years old, I have peed on
>  sticks, checked sugars with meters the size of todays laptops, been
> through the  NPH, pure pork/beef, you name it, chances are I have tried it,
> or
> have a friend  from summer camp for kids with diabetes who has tried it.
> Trigger finger, carpal  tunnel, diabetic retinopathy, now a cataract, 24
> hour
> urinalysis yearly, (if one  more doctor says "well you know diabetics are
> more
> prone to....." I think I  might scream) severe lows being saved by my 10
> year
> old, (no child should have  to save their parent). Technology and medical
> progress has come a long way in  the past 34 years of my life, and for that
> I
> am very thankful. Today however I  am having one of those days that I just
> can't seem to get it right.  Some  days I really wish I could just flip a
> switch and forget about diabetes for the  day.
> That's all, guess I just needed to vent and get it off my chest to a group
> of folks who may appreciate and understand.
> Happy 4th everyone. Thank you to all who fight or fought for my freedom.
> God Bless America.
> Jennifer DX'd age 3, pumping for 5 years
> .
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