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Subject:  Re: Just diagnosed. Date:  5/8/2007  3:44 PM
Author:  DWSZ Number:  1378 of 2885

I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes ~30 years ago. I will be 59 this coming November. All through the years I had doctors monitoring my health with a myriad of tests via regular visits. All of my test results would come back "perfect" with the occasional little blip now and then the we would keep an "eye" on. Subsequent testing would come back "perfect". Fast forward.

In 1999 I awoke one morning and found I had no feeling in my feet. Doc sez, "Sh*t happens with diabetes and we don't how to fix it." Next came a loss of feeling in my hands. Ironically my regular A1C tests and others said "perfect." And then psoriasis and eczema set in. Finally glaucoma and cataracts.

Today, approaching the tender age 59, I am a homebound disabled person who scoots around on a motorized wheelchair with limited eye sight who doesn't really enjoy sitting in the rear of a mini van outfitted for a handicapped person while my DW of 39 years takes me to my various doctor's appts. I've religiously taken my meds over the many years and followed the doctors advice but still, "Sh*t happens with diabetes and we (the doctors) don't know how to fix it."

God, I feel so sorry for the many, many kids who today are being diagnosed with this friggin' disease! So young. :(

Best regards,

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