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    My Diabetes Story

    Hi,

    My story start with an injury that occured at the end of 2009. i injured my shoulder while playing with our puppy. At first the doctor thought i had just pulled a muscle, so we went with that treatment. As time went on I lost a lot of movement in my shoulder. So, off i went for an MRI and PT. After going to PT for a few weeks i went to see a surgeon who diagnosed me with a frozen shoulder and a torn rotator cuff. Back to PT for a month, not much movement gained, so in April of 2010 I had surgery to unfreeze the shoulder. Back to PT for the next 2 months. While i gained full movement in my shoulder the rotator cuff didn't heal, so in July it was back in for repair of the rotator cuff. After 2 weeks in a sling i was back in PT. the shoulder was healing really well, i was really happy.

    then in October while at PT i wasn't feeling to well, so afterward i stopped at a priority care that was next door. The doctor diagnosed me with a sinus infection and bronchitis, gave me some antibiotics that he said might be hard on my stomach. that was on a Monday. By wednesday i was having tummy issues, but felt it was just the antibiotic causing it. All I knew for sure was i felt really sick. All I was doing was sleeping. i didn't feel hungry and when i forced myself to eat i got sick. Early Friday morning (4am), i got out of bed to go to the bathroom. i knew i was disturbing my hubby and my shoulder was hurting so i decided to head into a different room to sleep in a chair. Well, i passed out before i got to the chair. This is when we decided i needed to go to the ER, so off we went. I'll be really honest, i don't remember much of Friday or Saturday at the hospital, except for the ER doctor asking me how long i had been a diabetic, and me answering that i wasn't. Then him telling me, oh yes you are, your Blood Glucous read is 550. From then until Saturday morning things are quite hazy. i don't remember much but sleeping for those two days. i do remember being tested every hour to see what my BG were, but that's about it. Finally by Saturday morning my bg was down quite a bit and they had gotten my electrolites straightened out so i was fully consious. Seems, my electrolites were way to low and that was also causing me to want to sleep.

    Anyway, i was in the hospital until the following Friday when they released me to come home. insulin and meter in hand, here i am.

My dLife Activity

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      justpatti posted to whip's forum thread.

      Friday at 8:14am
    • type1

      justpatti Lots to get done before Christmas.

      Mood: busy
      December 12 at 9:31am
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      justpatti Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

      Mood: happy
      November 27 at 8:58am
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      justpatti Getting ready for the holiday. :)

      Mood: busy
      November 26 at 10:23am
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      justpatti Looks like a day to stay in and sew,as it's icy out there.

      Mood: indifferent
      November 22 at 10:17am
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      justpatti time to relax and enjoy the rest of this day.

      Mood: content
      November 15 at 12:36pm
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      justpatti it's been a long, stressful week.

      Mood: relieved
      November 8 at 1:25pm
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      justpatti doing laundry, so much fun. :(

      Mood: indifferent
      October 20 at 10:05am
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      justpatti posted to amyrose2234's forum thread.

      October 20 at 10:04am
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      justpatti busy morning, so now it's time to relax and watch football.

      Mood: lazy
      October 19 at 12:20pm
    • type1

      justpatti time to get something done on the to do list.

      Mood: busy
      October 14 at 8:51am
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      justpatti added a comment to Dan's blog post.

      Been awhile
      Its been awhile since i have been here i think i have been in some sort of...
      October 10 at 2:34pm
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      Thanks for the encouragement the last thing i want is for my diabetes to get out of control. I hope things go well with you two as well :)
      October 12, 2014 8:48 AM CDT
      Glad to know you're taking control of what is most important-- YOU! I test 6-7 times a day depending on how I feel. How many times a day do you test?
      November 1, 2014 8:53 PM CDT
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      justpatti Bathroom complete, finally. :)

      Mood: accomplished
      September 30 at 8:50am
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      justpatti but sore. Glad to have the new ceiling in.

      Mood: thankful
      September 22 at 9:00am
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      justpatti Shower was a blast and now the electriacain is done, so we can finish our bathroom.

      Mood: accomplished
      September 19 at 5:37pm
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      justpatti and still plenty to do for this weekend.

      Mood: tired
      September 12 at 8:39am
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      justpatti Long day yesterday and another one under way. Lots left to do for my daughters shower on Saturday.

      Mood: stressed
      September 9 at 12:43pm
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      justpatti Lots let to do for my daughter's shower, which is right around the corner. :)

      Mood: busy
      September 5 at 12:13pm
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      justpatti posted to kinghost's forum thread.

      Forum Topic: hello everyne
      September 5 at 12:12pm
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      justpatti posted to makeupgril08's forum thread.

      Forum Topic: Hello All
      September 5 at 12:10pm
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      justpatti posted to grampz's forum thread.

      Forum Topic: new here
      September 4 at 11:53am
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      justpatti and tired today.

      Mood: lazy
      September 3 at 12:48pm
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      justpatti posted a new blog post.

      It's been eons since i've blogged. At least that's how it seems.
      So how is everyone out there doing? Me? I feel great. We are in the middle...
      August 26 at 4:10pm
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      type1
      I'm exhausted just reading your post and you say not much else going on? Congratulations on the baby on the way, everything sounds exciting but a new bouncing baby girl makes me smile. :)
      I don't get on here often anymore. I peep in and try to reply to a few post. I think I had an 'ah ha' moment. I'm ready to tackle my weight issues in September, the root to most of my evils. :( I have diabetes under control but can't shake this weight which is making my arthritis worse and I'm having...


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      August 31, 2014 12:12 PM CDT
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      Thanks, we are all very excited about the new baby that will be joining us. Good luck with the weight loss in September. I need to get my weight back under control, myself. I've managed to gain back 8 pounds and I'm no happy. So it sounds like we will both be working on that in September.
      August 31, 2014 12:24 PM CDT
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      justpatti back is better, that makes me feel better. :)

      Mood: content
      August 28 at 8:23am
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      justpatti Lower back is aching today. :(

      Mood: cranky
      August 27 at 9:11am
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      justpatti added a comment to Leah's blog post.

      Been Busy
      Well, it's raining right now while I'm typing this.  I was hoping the...
      August 26 at 3:56pm
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      type1
      I hope the weather is better for you today. You sure do sound busy, I think that's a good thing. I'd rather be busy, then bored. Any news on your friend? Glad to here your health is okay. Busy my way to, remodeling our bathroom here. Feeling good. But the weather is so humid it's wiping me out.
      August 26, 2014 3:56 PM CDT
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      justpatti added a comment to janiecey101's blog post.

      Smile
      So my thought today is there's lots to smile about. I can't let life get you...
      August 26 at 3:52pm
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      its does :)
      August 27, 2014 8:43 AM CDT
      A friend of mine always would smile at my job and it got everyone else around us doing the same thing. He knows how to cheer me up whenever I need it.
      November 29, 2014 6:31 PM CST
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      justpatti added a comment to t1since1965's blog post.

      Any long-term Type 1's out there?
      My name is Shelly and I was diagnosed with Type 1 (T1) in 1965 when I was...
      August 26 at 3:51pm
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      justpatti to humid to do much today.

      Mood: bored
      August 23 at 10:16am
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      justpatti remodeling the bathroom. I can't wait to see it all done!

      Mood: excited
      August 13 at 7:04pm
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      justpatti Going shopping later for the grandbaby to be. :)

      Mood: excited
      August 6 at 9:41am
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      justpatti posted to caglex3's forum thread.

      Forum Topic: Hello
      August 6 at 9:40am
    • type1

      justpatti as to whether or not we are going to get the storms they are predicting for today.

      Mood: curious
      August 5 at 8:39am
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      justpatti added a comment to Leah's blog post.

      Friends and Other Issues
      I know it's been a really long time since I had done any posting-- or even...
      August 3 at 7:20am
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      No, and I'm getting very worried about him. Not sure what to do.
      August 2, 2014 12:45 PM CDT
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      I'm sorry, I hope you hear from him soon.
      August 3, 2014 7:20 AM CDT
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      justpatti beautiful day

      Mood: pleased
      August 2 at 1:05pm
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      justpatti added a comment to her blog post.

      Good Afternoon
      Just felt the need to blog today. It's been a few days. Nothing special going...
      August 2 at 12:31pm
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      No, I'm not much of a basketball fan. It's one sport I have never gotten into watching, yet.
      August 2, 2014 12:31 PM CDT
      Give it a try when the season for it comes up.
      August 2, 2014 12:36 PM CDT
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      justpatti and Leah are now friends.

      August 2 at 12:29pm
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      justpatti Long and busy day. Time for some rest and a good book!

      Mood: tired
      August 1 at 6:46pm
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      justpatti that the storms will stop and the sun will shine later today. :)

      Mood: optimistic
      July 30 at 8:37am
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      justpatti not liking the weather forecast for later this afternoon, could get a bit dicey around here.

      Mood: stressed
      July 27 at 2:00pm
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      justpatti weekend everyone!

      Mood: happy
      July 26 at 8:21am
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      justpatti more like relaxing, been a busy few days.

      Mood: lazy
      July 20 at 9:24am
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      justpatti added a comment to janiecey101's blog post.

      Be positive
      So I'm new here on dlife and I wanting to be apart of helping people with t1d...
      July 20 at 9:18am
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      No, not neccessarily: You can develop Type 1 at any age, but it IS most often ssociated with childhood/teen onset.
      August 25, 2014 9:22 PM CDT
      Make a list of all the foods you love that are healthy (or at least not terrible) to eat: For me it was dill pickles, nuts, veggies with dip. I keep that stuff around all the time (and yes, I know pickles are high in sodium and dip is a fat,but you have to pick your battles). If you are going to eat something carby (sugary, etc) take extra fast acting insulin to cover it = you'll get fat, but at least your blood sugar won't go up. NOTE: Ask you doctor about this, and the advice is only...

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      August 25, 2014 9:26 PM CDT
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      justpatti taking advantage of the cooler weather.

      Mood: busy
      July 17 at 11:50am
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      justpatti scale up, numbers down. Hmmm....

      Mood: confused
      July 15 at 9:31am
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      justpatti Late night + early morning= tired!

      Mood: tired
      July 13 at 1:18pm
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      justpatti For another beautiful summer day. Going out to enjoy it.

      Mood: thankful
      July 11 at 9:25am
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      justpatti So far loving the new internet connection!

      Mood: content
      July 9 at 12:20pm
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      justpatti that my new internet connection will work better once it is installed.

      Mood: hopeful
      July 8 at 8:33am