where people touched by diabetes help each other.

I'm have lost my identity to this disease, now all people say about me is she's a diabetic. I'm no longer considered a person just a f*in diabetic.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2012.
Lancaster, PA
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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Portland, OR
I'm sorry for the way you're feeling. I have been there many times. There have been many times through the years when I've had to speak with a counselor to help me get some perspective...

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2012.
Lancaster, PA
All I get asked are how are your numbers. I here your a Diabetic. You can't have this or that any more. Ar least it's not cancer. No one cares about me the person just a walking disease now.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Portland, OR
Hi,**** Happy New Year to you! How are you holding up?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Commerce, GA
Do you have type1? How long since you were diagnosed? I'm going on 20 years with t1d and have recently found the book Diabetes Burnout very helpful.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2012.
Lancaster, PA
I'm type 2 and it's been about 5 years

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Portland, OR
I've been t1 for 30 yrs, and I've recently found myself asking, "how much more can I take?". My family and friends call it the slow cancer because it's caused so many complications...

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Portland, OR
But, this site has helped remind me that my experience is being shared my others, and we can find new ways to live better by supporting one another. I'll definitely be reading that book,**** Thanks

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2012.
Lancaster, PA
The biggest cause of the neuropathy is the low carb diet. If dropped below 150g a day causes damage to central nervous system and brain.

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