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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!


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 Okay, for those of you who have never read my #dblogs before, I give names to all my little gizmos that I use for controlling my diabetes.  What we have today, ...
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Surviving the Holocaust with Type 1 diabetes - Mar 27
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Eating from the ground - Yuca Fries - Feb 20
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Posted: Nov 4, 2013 13:47
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  • Day 4: PROUD #dmpad

    Day 4: PROUDHere's the story behind my friend Richard's picture I posted for today's topic.  I think at the time he was on the phone wheeling and dealing something from his hospital bed. 

    We both went to the same high school together  - we've never met in person - but we connected thru' Facebook - and he's quite the story teller (some of them crack me up - he should be on stage).  I feel PROUD of him for all he's gone thru' over the years with his "die-abetes" he was diagnosed with later in life.  This past summer he suffered a viral injection - it was to the point where it seemed like he'd kick the bucket - but he fought back with a vengance - along with his wife and kids encouraging him on.

    Here's his take on the whole thing (he really should have his own blog site!!!) ....

    " I was on 130 units of slow acting insulin a day, and another 82 units of long-acting stuff. Plus 2000 mgs of Metformin. I was up and down like a toilet seat. The lows really got me. I would wake up virtually blind, and struggle downstairs to scarf back a quart of orange juice. Then...I got this weird virus back in May. Perhaps a tick-borne thing, but the tests didn't come up with anything definitive. Anyway, aside from nearly killing me, it pushed a 'reset button' with my die-abetes. Now weight loss is easy. I can cut my carbs, keep caloric intake to say 800 a day if I want to, and even miss a meal and not crash. Go figure. Even my eye-sight has improved. Halloween, I cheated by stealing some of my kids' candy, and figured I might take some insulin for giggles. Made me feel awful. 

    It is too weird, and I am crossing my fingers on this one. Also I exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Enough to get a sweat going, but not a drizzle. A gentle glow perhaps is how to describe it. "

    NB:  To see a less elongated picture (not sure - after I posted this - it looked "strange" - even with adjusting - just go to the this link - it should look more normal!

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