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    Hospital stays...

    Well my friends I just got out of the hospital a few days ago. Got a nasty touch of that real bad flu bug that is going around. Top that off with they found out that I am a type 2 diabetic. So now I am on insulin. Hoping more time in the saddle will help.
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    That ms a bummer man. Must have been a nasty bug to put you in hospital. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise? Best you know about being diabetic, I reckon.
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    Yeah it was probably for the best. I was in really bad shape when the ambulance came and took me. Couldn't even move out of bed. Turns out my blood sugar reading was in the 500 range when I got to the hospital. I also had ammonia in my lungs. I guess now education is the key.
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    Got questions about riding as a type 2 diabetic? Ask.
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    Feel free to share any good points. Thanks. More I know, the better.
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    Wow man, hope your feeling better.
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    How does one get ammonia in there lung? What have you been snorting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Yeah it was probably for the best. I was in really bad shape when the ambulance came and took me. Couldn't even move out of bed. Turns out my blood sugar reading was in the 500 range when I got to the hospital. I also had ammonia in my lungs. I guess now education is the key.
    WOW thats a severe case. BS in the 500 range can be a killer if not treated just as a severe low of 40's leads to passing out. Yes please seek education now that you've been diagnosed but two items you'll find in all the reading and research you do will lead to diet & exercise as keys to living with diabetes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    How does one get ammonia in there lung? What have you been snorting?
    my guess is thats a typo and perhaps should read pneumonia.

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    It's a complete lifestyle change, I hope you're ready to change every thing you eat and you need to exercise as much as possible, every day do something, even a brisk walk. It's a terrible diseases and so easy to mistreat yourself when you have it. This is not the way you want to go, it is painful and takes forever.

    Start getting educated today. Stick with it and you will be okay but if not, you are headed down a terrible path. Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    my guess is thats a typo and perhaps should read pneumonia.
    Yes. It was a typo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Yes. It was a typo.
    nasty stuff that pneumonia but to have it combined with diabetes is a tough one. Treat yourself well and do whats necessary.

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    nasty stuff that pneumonia but to have it combined with diabetes is a tough one. Treat yourself well and do whats necessary.
    Yeah and I also had the flu on top of all of that. I'm feeling better now, I've been out for a few rides, just on road, but it felt good to get some saddle time.
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    Geezus Kona, glad you're out of the hospital. Hope you can cope with the diabetes. Hang in there, it looks like there are some folks here who can help you out. I noticed you've been away from the football threads lately so I figured something was up.
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    Hope you're running 100% soon.

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    Sending healing vibes, Kona. Keep posting your movie reviews
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    Kona, buy yourself a phat bike.

    You'll still have diabetes, but you will be so dam happy, you won't care!
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    I'm actually looking at buying a new bike very soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I'm actually looking at buying a new bike very soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I'm actually looking at buying a new bike very soon.



    Congrats, you must have nailed down a pretty good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I'm actually looking at buying a new bike very soon.
    You have way bigger problems then buying a bike. That should be one of the last things on your mind right now. You should be going through your house and throwing away all the candy, sweets, juice and other crap in there. You should not have any smiley faces in your posts either. If you ignore this, get ready to have no toes, no fingers and becoming blind very soon.
    I know it's not my business but dont post on a public forum unless you want unsolicited advice. I see young people every day that have had their lives ruined by diabetes, it is not a joke or something to be trivialized. If you are not already exercising every day, youre in trouble. If you are not eating better, youre in trouble. Get some help today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiantsfan View Post
    You have way bigger problems then buying a bike. That should be one of the last things on your mind right now. You should be going through your house and throwing away all the candy, sweets, juice and other crap in there. You should not have any smiley faces in your posts either. If you ignore this, get ready to have no toes, no fingers and becoming blind very soon.
    I know it's not my business but dont post on a public forum unless you want unsolicited advice. I see young people every day that have had their lives ruined by diabetes, it is not a joke or something to be trivialized. If you are not already exercising every day, youre in trouble. If you are not eating better, youre in trouble. Get some help today.

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    I don't know, guys. Nothing motivates you to ride all the time like a new bike. Except maybe a diabetes diagnosis.

    But, riding all the time would cover the "get more exercise" part of the equation he needs to be putting together.
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    If Diabetes doesn't motivate you to ride nothing will. I see people with Diabetes do nothing about it too frequently. Then when it becomes too severe to treat they lament the fact that didn't do something while they still could. I have lost close friends to it and seen far too many acquaintances lose limbs or their lives to the disease because they did not take care of themselves. Kona, Dog is giving you a shot across the bow, it would behoove you to take this opportunity to make the changes that will afford you a long and fulfilling tenure on this earth.

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