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Who Has Been Battling The Beast The Longest?

Who Has Been Battling The Beast The Longest?

Looking through a list of Team members I noticed that @A DiabetesTeam Member was diagnosed in 1993 - 29 years ago which certainly makes her one of the extreme veterans.

So I'm looking for a "shout out".

When were you Diagnosed??

Myself - 2016 (August) - Age 52

posted November 19 (edited)
A DiabetesTeam Member

I was diagnosed November 17, 2021 with an A1C of 7.1 so a relative newbie. I’m now at 6 and hope to come down more. No meds at this time.

posted November 21
A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member if you have just been diagnosed that is almost "good news".

7.2 is just barely over the "need to medicate" line and you are in an excellent position to get it "somewhat under 7" simply by making some changes to what you eat and how active you are.

Hopefully you get some good advice from your Doctor plus any other diabetic services that may be available (because often times a Doc provides very limited guidance and a Diabetes Dietitian or Nurse can be a valuable source).

posted November 20
A DiabetesTeam Member

I was diagnosed with Gestational diabetes in 2009 & Type 2 diabetes in 2019 at 47. It’s been a journey for sure. I am thankful for learning how to have control over this disease.💚

posted November 20
A DiabetesTeam Member

Feb 2020 just as covid started hitting hard. Thank goodness for the internet! No classes were available, and the right foods were hard to find at stores. Was a rough start.... but staying steady now 🙃

posted November 20
A DiabetesTeam Member

Myself 1995

posted November 20

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