I'm sorry to hear that both your sons have type 1. Do they both have insulin pumps. I would deffinatley go on a pump if I had type 1. I used to teach 1st grade and really saw the advantage of a pump with children. The pump frees up there lives sooo much!
I have type 2 ...just dxs. Right now they just want me to for 6 weeks keep track of things with a monitor and try to control it with eating and exercising. Seems like I always run the highest when I get up in the morning. I'm wondering if there's something I can eat before I go to bed to stablize it more.??
I too have auto-immune disorders in my family. Both of my parents died young. I have a brother with Multiple Scerlosis. He turns 40 this year and has been wheelchair bound since 33.:( Psarosis runs in the family which I feel is a precurser because your skin tells so much about your health. My mother had laten Diabetes type 2. Was diagnosed only a week before she died. My father had a bad ticker! They both died at 58 only a year and half apart.
Death is very real to me in my family! I've seen alot of suffering. Therefore, I really want to try to get this undercontrol before it becomes worse. I have had thoughts of going off of all meds and doing things a little differently. I don't know. Seems like the meds I'm on for Crohns just causes all this to happen. I had a re-section in 05. I've had on and off flares...right now I'm in remission but have side effects of the re-section. It all seems so complicated!
My husband went to Mexico last year for his job and came back last spring during the beginning of H1N1. We both got extremely sick! Really bad! I feel now that it was something to do with H1N1. He never gets sick and was in the Dr. office within a few days. He recovered with antibiodicts in a week. Me, I was sick for over a month and half. Fever, lungs, puky, ended up on steroids again for a month. When I was done with steroids...gotta go through the withdraws which is like getting R.A. for a couple of months for me. Then, went straight into the summer with "Shingles" 10 weeks of antivirals... and pain! Now, it's fall...and diabetes UGH! Can I seriously get a break?
Sniper, you said you wake up in the middle of the night like a bad dream...are you sweaty, headachy, what are you symptoms? If you don't mind me asking...how old are you? and at what age were you diagnosed with Crohns? You said you have had type 2 for 5 years. Are you able to work? ...
Having this website is so great for communication! I appreciate any words of experience you both might have..thank-you thank-you!:)
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