Hi from Nebraska

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In March of 2004, two months before my 40th birthday, I was diagnosed with diabetes 2. Whooshing ahead to this spring, seven years later, my sugar is out of control. My doctor basically patted me on the head and sent me home. I switched doctors, and am now on Lantus and Novolog. I now control my diabetes, and try to hang on to the helm. Sometimes, it's difficult.

I teach English Language Learners, grades 7-12 and have been doing so for 17 years. Most of my students are Spanish speakers, which is not a problem as I speak Spanish too. It certainly helps when communicating with the parents.

My husband is a bank loan officer, and we have a 15-year-old (going on 21) son, who will be turning 16 early August. He's hankering for that driver's license. :huh:

I'm at Sisters because I need to feel support from other women in my shoes. Hubby tries, but he's not ever been here--diabetic, I mean. His mom was diabetic and died due to massive heart failure. She did not take care of herself. She popped her pill and figured that was all it took. She indulged her sweet tooth and never told my hubby she was diabetic.

I don't want to repeat her legacy. I want to be a diabetic role model, so to speak, for my son, who most likely will contract adult onset too.

But mostly, I need information and advice from experts--doctors and other women who have lived with insulin longer than I.

Thank you!

Posted about 9 years ago