Contributor: Russ; @russellstamets
Connection: Person with LADA diabetes
Standout Quote: “We’re all unique. There’s no one-size-fits-all for type 1, type 2, or anything in between. [...] You really have to take charge of your own health.”
Contributor: Simon; www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/blogs/simon-from-the-70s
Connection: Person with type 1/LADA diabetes
“This is how my ten days in hospital with life threatening infections and severe DKA played out. All but blind and with limited mobility, I came face to face not only with insulin dependent diabetes but the reality that those I had long counted friends had abandoned me. I was no ordinary person then and 18 months later I am still no ordinary person.
Still enduring a string of medical appointments and physical pain from complications I am making a go of things. Working consecutive sixty hour weeks I’m sending out a signal to those “friends” who left me lying in ward. It’s a shout out to all of those who said I’d never make it back and it was all my fault…..I can do this and I am doing this.”
Contributor: Amy; www.diabetesmine.com
Connection: Person with LADA/type 1 diabetes
Standout Quote: “I’m not sharing all this to bum you out, but to let you know that you are not alone if you’re dealing with all this stuff every day, or even if you’re just getting started. Sure, it’s a pain; sure, it’s a lot of work, but you know what? You can do this.”
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