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When were you diagnosed with Diabetes? Show your support by sharing this blog!

shutterstock_533904595I found out I had diabetes when I was 23, I’m now 46. In the beginning, I was scared and stayed on top of doing what I needed to do. Then maybe 10 years later I started slacking not understanding the long-term effect of high blood sugars. I was never sick, I had 2 kids at the time, my son is now 11 and my high sugars caused him to have tetralogy of Fallon which is a blue baby hole in the heart and to be born at 32 weeks with some development delays. The daughter was born big. Still, I didn’t understand and now I have had 3 toes amputated and I have an end-stage renal disease, which means I’m on dialysis 3 days a week 4 hours a day. It consumes my life. I have gastroparesis where the stomach doesn’t digest the food in time. So it sours and causes vomiting. I have been hospitalized just in the past month over 20 times for this condition. It’s a chronic condition.

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Pills pills pills, I can’t escape them, so I say to anyone whatever your medical needs are, please get on top of them.

I have felt like I just wanted to die! I was very depressed, then I thought about my kids and this was my road. I’m coping and dealing and you can too. It was hard because I really don’t have family support, so the stress was bad cause I am alone not knowing where to turn.

Sometimes I just need to talk to someone. When I did reach out to my mother I got a lecture of I told you so and I knew this was going to happen so I packed up my feelings yet again. I remember sitting on the subway train waiting for the train and thinking about jumping, but I thought with this luck, I wouldn’t die. LOL

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