Lost my best friend and a great person, y'all knew him. RIP Monk

VD

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Aug 18, 2004
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Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. As a type 1 diabetic this is what I'm afraid of. Sorry for your loss, homey.
 
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GonadWarrior

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All you guys with DM1, or have family members with it, please be cautious and stay educated
 

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bender

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wtf. people can suddenly die like that from diebetus?
some of them can't tell if they're low. my ex's dad was like that. everyone around him can tell because he starts stumbling and sweating, but he doesn't notice. we need to tell him to get something to eat. not too long ago he fell down the stairs in the middle of the night
 

type00rev

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Jan 29, 2010
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wtf. people can suddenly die like that from diebetus?

Yes. My sister developed gestational diabetes five years ago, it quickly turned into Type 1 even though she was under the care of a specialist. On January 14th of this year she had a brain aneurysm. On January 16th, she was pronounced brain deceased at the age of 38. So yeah.....diabetes is a cold, fucking cunt.
 

SIGirl

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Yes. My sister developed gestational diabetes five years ago, it quickly turned into Type 1 even though she was under the care of a specialist. On January 14th of this year she had a brain aneurysm. On January 16th, she was pronounced brain deceased at the age of 38. So yeah.....diabetes is a cold, fucking cunt.


:eek3: :hug: That's terrible.
When my son was diagnosed at the age of 3, the Endocrinologist met us at the hospital and said, "I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is he can't join the military. :hsugh: The bad news is the average lifespan is 30 years from diagnosis." :eek4: I'm standing there holding a 6 month old, looking at my 3 year old in a hospital bed and listening to this. It was insane. The stupid thing was, she was going by overall statistics and 30 years before that they didn't have glucometers or pumps or even use the same kind of insulin. It was a stupid thing for her to say, but I think about it constantly.
 

type00rev

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:eek3: :hug: That's terrible.
When my son was diagnosed at the age of 3, the Endocrinologist met us at the hospital and said, "I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is he can't join the military. :hsugh: The bad news is the average lifespan is 30 years from diagnosis." :eek4: I'm standing there holding a 6 month old, looking at my 3 year old in a hospital bed and listening to this. It was insane. The stupid thing was, she was going by overall statistics and 30 years before that they didn't have glucometers or pumps or even use the same kind of insulin. It was a stupid thing for her to say, but I think about it constantly.
Thanks and :hug: as well. It's been a rough year to say the least. I hope your little one beats the"odds". Agreed, that's a really shitty thing for a health care professional to state especially since technology is leaps and bounds ahead of the info he used.

Make sure to get your son into consistently monitoring his levels as he gets older. That and strict nutrition is of utmost importance to stay healthy while living with diabetes.
 

Rev. Johnny Vegas

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:eek3: :hug: That's terrible.
When my son was diagnosed at the age of 3, the Endocrinologist met us at the hospital and said, "I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is he can't join the military. :hsugh: The bad news is the average lifespan is 30 years from diagnosis." :eek4: I'm standing there holding a 6 month old, looking at my 3 year old in a hospital bed and listening to this. It was insane. The stupid thing was, she was going by overall statistics and 30 years before that they didn't have glucometers or pumps or even use the same kind of insulin. It was a stupid thing for her to say, but I think about it constantly.

That's brutal. No bedside manner whatsoever. Fucking HATE doctors. :eek3: :eek3:

The doctor that figured out that my ex-gf was suffering from Type 1 told her that she'd be able to live a pretty normal life, just have to check her sugars, use a pump, watch her diet, etc.

It did take about 6 months for it to get figured out; the doctors at her college initially diagnosed her with "home sickness" since she was a freshman in her first semester and sent her away. It was primarily because she couldn't perform on the volleyball floor that she kept trying to figure out what was wrong with her.
 

SIGirl

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:eek4:


so type 2 is the fat disease?


Type 1 can't be prevented and has nothing to do with weight. It's usually diagnosed in younger people and used to be called Juvenile Diabetes.

With type 2, if caught early, can be managed by a lifestyle change.
 

SIGirl

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That's brutal. No bedside manner whatsoever. Fucking HATE doctors. :eek3: :eek3:

The doctor that figured out that my ex-gf was suffering from Type 1 told her that she'd be able to live a pretty normal life, just have to check her sugars, use a pump, watch her diet, etc.

It did take about 6 months for it to get figured out; the doctors at her college initially diagnosed her with "home sickness" since she was a freshman in her first semester and sent her away. It was primarily because she couldn't perform on the volleyball floor that she kept trying to figure out what was wrong with her.


Wow, did she end up in dka?
My son went from being fine to having to pee constantly. Like a full bladder pee then we'd get to the car and he'd have to go again. He had never wet the bed, but started to. He also could drink like 32 ounces of water at once. That's insane at 3 years old. I called his pediatrician and she said 'if I had a dollar for every parent who thought their kid had diabetes just because they wet the bed I wouldn't need to work. Come in next week.' I called another doctor and took him in and his blood sugar was 480 and they sent us to the hospital.
 

Rev. Johnny Vegas

Make Ministry synth pop again
Jun 13, 2001
107,392
Wow, did she end up in dka?
My son went from being fine to having to pee constantly. Like a full bladder pee then we'd get to the car and he'd have to go again. He had never wet the bed, but started to. He also could drink like 32 ounces of water at once. That's insane at 3 years old. I called his pediatrician and she said 'if I had a dollar for every parent who thought their kid had diabetes just because they wet the bed I wouldn't need to work. Come in next week.' I called another doctor and took him in and his blood sugar was 480 and they sent us to the hospital.

Fortunately not, but she easily could have since the doctors at her school kept blowing her off. She ended up having to come back to her parents in DFW and going to doctors in the city and they finally took her seriously.

Once they figured it out, they were able to get her on a pump, etc. and she went back to being herself and set a number of volleyball records at her school, even got inducted into their athletics Hall Of Fame.
 

Load"*",8,1

Wow, did she end up in dka?
My son went from being fine to having to pee constantly. Like a full bladder pee then we'd get to the car and he'd have to go again. He had never wet the bed, but started to. He also could drink like 32 ounces of water at once. That's insane at 3 years old. I called his pediatrician and she said 'if I had a dollar for every parent who thought their kid had diabetes just because they wet the bed I wouldn't need to work. Come in next week.' I called another doctor and took him in and his blood sugar was 480 and they sent us to the hospital.

i have a friend who had the same symptoms and his sugar was 900+ and went straight to ICU
 

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