Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc

Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist

House Wife with Type 1 Diabetes for 40 years

by Teresa Murrell
(Bakersfield,CA,USA)

EXPERIENCE SHARING: Hello,

I became a Type 1 when I was 15 years old and now I am 55.I have tried all kinds of insulin to halfway control my diabetes and a pump.

I am having complications now because of the diabetes for 40 years.I have had all of my top teeth pulled because of my boneloss and it is working on my bottom teeth whare they are cracking,chipping and pealing one by one.

The past 2 1/2 years I have been in the hospital because of very high blood sugars for 25 times already and 4 surgeries later.

I have gained 40 pounds and now I am 167 from 122.I have been married for the past 12 years and my husband has to put on my pants,shoes and a towel after a shower.

I can't bend down to do anything anymore because of my fat stomach getting in the way and I'm 4 feet 11 inches.

I used to do some walking in the park on a nice day but now I have Osteoarthritis and

Rheumatoid Arthritis in all of my joints so that puts a damper in my running around.Now I am taking Humelin Insulin and Humalog Pen but only makes me a bit hungry.

My husband has Type 2 diabetes and takes a little pill.My blood sugars are still way to high it is in the 200's,300's and some times above 400.

My blood sugar hasn't affected my eyes but they get a little blurry when it gets high like double vision.

My diabetic educator said I can try their dexcom machine only if I take my blood sugars 4 times a day and 2 times.My insurance is through Keiser Permante and Medicare,Medical in California.

I am only getting Social Security and SSI but it still doesn't pay for everything I need to help me keep somewhat healthy.

I feel like that I am all alone and I don't have any family left to help me.

Please email me if you wood like to talk or call.

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