Well I am 30 years old, have been a Type I Diabetic since the age of 16. I’ve been on Dialysis now for a little over 9 months. I have had to struggle with many Diabetic related Complications over the last 14 years but going on Dialysis I thought was definitely the end of the world. But it only took me a few months to realize that it was not. I am amazed at how much better I feel these days. My regular MD told me from the first day they told me in ICU that I was going to have to do Dialysis that I would feel so much better once I got started getting treatments.
Well he wasn’t lying to me that’s for sure. I guess I was really just so used to how I felt that I didnt know any better from a good day and bad days. I take each day as its given to me, I used to either wake up feeling great or good or I would wake up feeling like crap!! Now I pretty much wake up feeling great each and everyday. I don’t feel tired before or after my treatments either. Dont get me wrong I still have a bad day here or there but I think there are so many other things that can play the roll in how I feel each day.
I go to Dialysis 3 days a week for 3 1/2 hours. Once I am done and off the chair I cant sit still I call it “Getting The Batteries Recharged” I have not been able to slow myself down over the last couple of weeks. Its almost like a drug LOL I look forward to going to Dialysis and getting on the machine. I have been having some issues with High Blood Pressure during my treatments and I saw the Cardiologist last week and he had me wear a Heart Monitor for 24hrs. So hopefully something will stem from that.
Anyhow I was just curious as to how many Diabetics were on here who were also on Dialysis. Doest matter whether or not you are a Type I or Type II…
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