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    I don't know if I mentioned it here (I know I did on my birth board), but my dh has been having some health problems lately, including his feet going numb, extreme lethargy, some blisters that won't heal, jock itch, a whole bunch of things. We went to the Dr last month and finally got the results back today. We were scared it might be an STD (from before me), and were told to take precautions in case it was (which sucks for the TTC!).

    As it turns out he has been diagnosed with Diabetes. His fasting glucose number was so high the dr. said he is surprised he is alive, he should have been in diabetic shock. That part is hard to take, that he 'should' be dead. But the good news is that it's manageable. He is on pills for a month to see if that is enough to regulate it (and see if he's type 1 or 2), and if it's regulated enough by metformin and this other drug he should be able to continue on those (for life) and not have to do insulin needles, along with diet & excercise.

    I'm kicking myself that I didn't make him go to the dr sooner, now that we look back the signs were there for the last year and we didn't connect the dots. We are in for a massive change in our lives with our diet and lifestyle, and we're signed up for a Diabetes training course to learn how to manage it.

    I know I'm rambling, but I just wanted to share what's going on in my life, since it's so huge!

    BTW - please don't post anything on Facebook or anything, dh's friends will all see it and I want him to tell people in his own time.
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    oh, wow, how scary! I really hope that it's easily managed. and I'm glad that you guys found out before it was too late.
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    omg!! that is soo scary! im glad you all found out sooner rather than later!


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    That is so scary! Big hugs to you and your family. It will take time to get used to but good for you for approaching it head on.
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    huge hugs to you. I will keep you guys in my prayers. You can do this
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    Wow, how scary. I'm glad they were able to figure it out.

    Could him not being diagnosed have any effect on your TTC last year? (did that make sense?!? I'm overly tired)
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    Trina- Wow that is scary! I'm glad you finally got answers. May not be the answer you really wanted but sometimes just knowing helps you cope and deal with it head on. I hope the classes go well and will help him learn a new lifestyle. Hopefully he will do great with oral meds and avoid injections.

    One more thing. I have insulin resistant PCOS and take Metformin. I'm sure they already told him and maybe its different for men, but it causes a VERY upset stomach especially when first taking it. Tell him to watch carbs, duh! But also slack off on the caffeine. It makes it metabolize too quickly. I wasn't told that right away and once I started drinking caffeine free drinks, I really managed it much better. HTH!

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    Glad to hear it is something manageable Trina. I will pray that you guys have the strength to face it head on and work together to become on top of it.
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    Glad to hear it is manageable. My gpa has type 2 and has had it for years, because of that I did a research paper for a college class on type 2. If you have some questions I'd be happy to answer from my research. My gpa does injections but controls it a lot with daily walks (snow, rain, sunshine), eating at the same time every day and well rounded meals. Glad you found out now and are taking the steps for change. I'll keep you all in my prayers as you learn more about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolmama72 View Post
    oh, wow, how scary! I really hope that it's easily managed. and I'm glad that you guys found out before it was too late.
    I agree!

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