Around the end of January I began to feel ill. I was becoming weaker, I couldn’t even stand in the shower by myself. I lost around 10 pounds too. In the beginning of February, I went to the doctor with my mom. The doctor said we shouldn’t worry about it and it was probably just the flu. She also took a couple blood tests just in case it was something else. My mom took me to work with her, because she didn’t want to leave me alone at home. Later on that day, the doctor called my mom and told her to bring me into the hospital as soon as possible. At the time I had no idea what diabetes was. I was only 8 years old. It was February 9, 2007, and I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes. I ended up staying in the hospital for that whole week, and stayed
There were events in my life that impact my career in a good way. During my childhood I was living with my grandfather, he was raising me along with my mother and my other cousins. We used to be a very close family, but it was a time were my grandfather started to get very sick. Of course, since I was a child, I remembered I was never enough years old. My mother did not want to let me know that my grandfather had diabetes, and due to all the complications that diabetes causes a dialysis should be done prompted.
My life wouldn’t be considered normal. My parents were immigrants from Pakistan trying to create a better life for them and their children, and they’re the only ones from their families to move to America. They moved from New York, to Richardson, and lastly to Rockwall, Texas in 2005. I was born in 2000 but when events in my life truly started shaping me was in the summer of 2004.
I've experienced a lot of events which had great impact on me since I was young. Thinking of life changing events, the one I would like to share is when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It was a very devastating day for me. A day that changed my life. I never thought Id get through but today I can say that Diabetes has changed me for the better.
Breathe in, breathe out. My lungs rattle as I gasp for air in the humid afternoon. The sun beats down on my forehead as sweat drips onto the blistering tar. My jersey sticks to my skin as I clench my fists. Breathe in, breathe out. My legs flood with lactic acid, but I march ahead. Coach’s voice interrupts the pounding of my feet, urging me to fight on. I feel a sudden burst of adrenaline rush through my body and I drive my legs up the hill. Breathe in, breathe out. Midway, my vision begins to blur. Numbness diffuses across my arms until I’m left paralyzed. I realize my blood glucose is dangerously low but I still push forward. My body stiffens and I collapse onto the dehydrated grass beneath me. I stare up at the sky and see the sun begin
When I was five, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Even though this was a truly terrible event in my life, there were people who were extremely helpful to me. Obviously, my parents, other family, and friends helped me through the situation, but I am eternally grateful to the nurses. They made me feel like everything was going to be ok as it was happening in the moment. They were the reason I made it through the ordeal. Since then, I could always picture myself going into nursing so that one day, I can be that same trusted support system for someone else.
During Christmas vacation, three weeks before my 4th birthday, I began eating more; more than I had and more than I should. I was always hungry, extremely hungry. Hungry, thirsty and tired, painfully dragging myself to and from day to day activities. I gorged myself with food, yet my pants became looser, arms thinner and stomach flatter. The world swirled around me; I couldn’t stand without stumbling. On December 23, 2001, I entered the hospital kicking and screaming, tired and alone. Since that day, I haven’t seen food the same way.
Diabetes is a major problem in our society today. Many people have heard about the disease; however, they do not know too much about its complications. Diabetes is a chronic, progressive and lifelong condition that affects the body’s ability to use the energy found in food (WebMD, 2016). Many new cases are confirmed every year and unfortunately, many go undiagnosed for years. Diabetes is a serious disease and need to be taking seriously. The disease can lead to many other health problems such as blindness, nerve damage and kidney diseases. The more the community understand and made aware of the seriousness of the disease, the better it can be control and or prevented.
When most people look at me, they probably don't realize that every day I deal with type one diabetes. Which, is rather ironic considering that diabetes is a vast part of my life. Not a day goes by where I can just stop caring about my blood sugars or the carbohydrates in the foods I eat, even though doing so would be much easier.
Imagine what life would be like having a shot every day to control a person’s sugar level.Mr.Whisler is sixty-one years old and he retired from Bryan middle school. He was a science teacher.Mr.Whisler likes to travel, he has a wife, has 2 adult sons, and he also does photography. Mr. Whisler is a person with Diabetes and he has a story that is inspiring. Type one Diabetes is a lifelong illness that requires daily treatment.
When I was five years old, I was diagnosed with type one diabetes. It was 11 years ago on New Year’s Eve, and I was celebrating the holiday by consuming an immense amount of sugar. My mother, who already had two other young children with diabetes, immediately recognized that I was suffering from the symptoms of hyperglycemia. After I was diagnosed, I was given a book and a bear. The book was about how the other kids would react to my diagnosis, and the bear was covered in colourful patches that corresponded to the areas on my own body that I could give my insulin injections.
In each individual’s time on earth normally there is a great chance of some sort of tragedy to occur, possibly in many different ways. This could either be triggered by oneself or from another individual’s decision. There are certain situations that are out of one’s control. Leaving those affected the responsibility of taking charge of the problem and making the best of the situation. Some situations offer minimal risk to the health of an individual or others. There are specific cases that it is the opposite and the situation dealt is terminal or completely life altering. Health related issues and many other opportunities are now restricted just from a diagnoses like type 1 diabetes. This situation is all too familiar to a personal experience in my own life. I have been diagnosed with an incurable disease called, and now a type 1 diabetic.
I am 18 years old now, 8 years since my diagnosis, and I have learned many things from encountering diabetes. I balance what I eat, with an occasional sweet to satisfy my sweet tooth. I’ve learned management. I balance school, sports, and other extracurricular activities with my
For the past day and a half of (January 4 to January mid of the 5th) I kept having to rush to the restroom. My mouth was very very dry and I kept feeling like I had to keep drinking a whole bunch of water. Later that day (The 5th) my mom took me to the doctor. After explaining the problems I had been having the doctor told me that I need to be taken to an endocrinologist in Des Moines because there is no endocrinologists in Carroll and that I had Diabetes. I remember being very worried and confused. I didn’t know what it was at the time and I never even heard about it before then. Next thing I remember was that I was in an ambulance going to Des Moines.