I thought I would introduce myself my name is Angela.
I was diagnosed with Diabetes on November 20, 2008. I found this site from One Touch. I was diagnosed with Lupus (SLE) and Fibromyalgia in 2004. I have been learning to live life in a different way then I used to because I cannot do some of the things I used to do.
I don’t walk well and I am in a Wheel chair most of the time. I walk when I can and I try to keep myself moving with stretches I am not able to do a lot of physical exercise. I have found out that I can live a good life just in a different way then I used to.
I used to dance Ballet and Jazz from childhood until my mid 20s. I worked for over 20 years as a waitress and always kept busy. In 2003 I woke up and could not get out of bed and a year later I found out I had Lupus and FMS.
Two years later in 2006 I was accepted on SSD. It was a long wait 2 ½ years. Once they accepted me on SSD life got a lot easier because I got insurance. I go to doctors often every 2 months I get tired of it but I am very grateful that I am able to go and have the insurance to help me get the medical care that I need.
I am looking forward to meeting others who live with Diabetes. I hope to learn more about this disease and how to manage Blood Sugars.
Thank you Angela