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).

Welcome.

7 comments:

  1. yay!!! you're blogging!

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  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.

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  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 :)

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

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  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

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

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

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