Diabetes Program

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Diabetes Program
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40 Years on the Stick
Symptoms of diabetes

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I cannot believe I missed the exact date maybe 2 weeks ago, but it was 40 years ago in late October I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic.

The story is a good one. One day, out of the blue, I woke up and told my Mom I did not want to go to school, that I had a stomach ache. This alone was odd, since I was a school loving geek. I cannot even remember what compelled me to lie, but it may have been the last one I tried.

She scared me because she said, "Oh if you are sick, we are going to see Doctor Kramer."

And I was scared cause I was sure they would unveil my deception. What I did not know was that Mam had been tracking some symptoms- excessive thirst, strange eating patterns, some bed wetting, irritability (my sisters would say, "well he always was a brat"), but Mom’s radar was on alert.

I do not remember what tests they did, but at some point I sat out in the hall while Dr Kramer conferred with Mom. I was sure they were smiling and figuring out what my punishment would be.

So it was with some surprise when i was called in, and, not catching all the words, but something about "going to the hospital" and "disease". I started bawling and trying to confess, but it was to no avail.

I was admitted to Sinai Hospital and was subjected to injections and strict diet (and here it was a few days before halloween and I was being told I could not eat candy?!!!! I would have said WTF if I knew the term).

And I was there for 10 days (you can tell it was a long time ago!) as they got my blodd sugars under control and started my education of urine testing for glucose levels and daily injections. I got my first practice on an orgagen, which honestly, does not much to prepare you for popping a needle into yuor own skin.

What did make the difference was the burly nurse who sternly told me I could not go home til I gave myself my own shot, and then that day when she more or less "guided" my hand into pushing needle into my thigh.

It’s 40 years later, and I am still on insulin, though now it is geneticaly derived from human DNA rather than harvested from slain cows, I test my bloog sugar with an electronic device rather then doing urine tests in a test tube with fizzy pills, and I wear an insulin pump which manages my doses much better than daily injections.

So I am glad to be here 40 years later– and my way of celebrating has been to train to run a half marathon on January to raise money for thr American Diabetes Association (and I HATE running). You can support my cause, and the millions of people affected by the disease (and the many more family members affected by the affection) — see dommy.com/ihaterunning

4 Kommentare zu “Diabetes Program

  1. colemama Autor des Beitrags

    And we are glad to have you here forty years later with all of your talents and skills! Thanks for sharing your story – the personalization and self-’analysis’ help to focus on the often misunderstood condition.

  2. idarknight Autor des Beitrags

    That reminds me of the MASH episode where the pilot has Diabetes and skewers oranges with trick shots.

  3. claudia.ceraso @fceblog Autor des Beitrags

    I think that missing the exact date is a distinct symptom of being busy with an engaging life.

  4. out_in_so_cal Autor des Beitrags

    I have to wonder how many of us started out this way, skewering unsuspecting oranges with sterile water in order to get our newly learned techniques down. Of course, 40 years ago or more, we were using glass syringes with needles that you had to sharpen when they got dull.

    And learning the wonders of chemistry via our own little "lab", with test tubes, urine and water solutions, and those tablets (what were they called) that indicated your urine glucose. Wow, seems barbaric and so out-dated.

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