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    Type 1 Diabetic trying to gain weight
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    jellis83 posted:
    I am a 29 year old type 1 diabetic going on 17 years now, I found out I had diabetes being on spring break at the age of 13 in Myrtle Beach. Luckily my friend I was with, his mom was a nurse that delivers babies but given that she knew all other symptoms. She asked was I diabetic, didn't even know what that was. I lost 21 pounds in one day, I was so thirsty, didn't know any better so everything I consumed was with sugar. I spent that one day in the bathroom peeing and throwing up. She got me to a hospital where I spent almost 3 weeks in ICU. I know back then they said blood sugar should be between 80-180, mine was 1280, Said I should have been in a coma or dead. I have been on track since then and help other newly diagnosed type 1 diabetics get used to their new life. The only thing I really wish I could do is put on weight without taking more shots for what I'm taking in.
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