Thursday, January 07, 2010

"T Minus Two"?

In June of 2008, I was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic.  This type of diabetes is often abbreviated as T-2, thus "T Minus Two".

I treat my diabetes through oral medications and trying to implement lifestyle changes.  At this time, I do not need to take insulin, the substance needed by all Type 1 diabetics and some T-2s to stay alive.  (Because T-2 is a progressive disease, however, I may someday require insulin.)

As such, my life is significantly different from many other PWDs.  (PWDs is "persons with diabetics", a term preferred by some.)  I am not at this point exposed to many of the more dangerous aspects of life with the disease, nor to many of the more aggravating aspects.

Nevertheless, I feel that I have some things to say.  Saying them may help me: conceivably, they may help others.  Providing a little entertainment would also be good -- while I'm a serious person in many ways, humor comes easily (and sometimes oddly).



  1. yay!!! you're blogging!

  2. Welcome to the diabetic blogging community:) woot! I love the tagline! I can't wait to see what you blog about when you blog.

  3. Congrats on the new blog! I think the DOC is heavily weighted in favor of T1's so it's always nice to see the T2 perspective and experience :)

  4. Good to see you blogging! I can't wait to see what kind of conversations you spark!

  5. Bob: Welcome to the blogosphere! I'm a 30-year-old Type 1 who was diagnosed at age 5. It's great to see your blog out there, and I'll look forward to reading your stuff. Also plan to add you to my D-Blog Roll - feel free to check mine out. Keep in touch! Best, MWH

  6. Welcome!! Woo hoo! So glad you are blogging. Maybe you will inspire more T2s to start.

  7. Wow Bob! You've got some "celebrities" commenting here! =)


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