My First day

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I can still remember the day I was diagnosed, 18th of July, 2005. I was only 11 but I remember the events of that day like as if it were yesterday. Mum and Dad took me to Westmead Children’s hospital after consecutive days of excessive water intake and urinating. I was confused as to what was happening and why it was happening but I knew then and there that it wasn’t something good. It felt like I was in some strange world when I was in the emergency room, getting what would be my first of many finger pricks. The looks of their worried faces when my blood sugar reading wouldn’t even read on the machine because it was so high. I felt so little being surrounded by nurses and doctors putting me on a drip and talking to my parents, telling them what was wrong with me and what the outcome is most likely going to be. Then came the long journey from the emergency ward, all the way to the Clancy Ward with a nurse talking to me all the way. He pretended my bed was a racecar and drifted through halls and made car noises. I can’t remember much of what happened when I was brought into the ward other than having explained to me where everything was. I slept well that night but when I woke, I felt like I was still in a terrible dream. A nurse came into the room to explain what was wrong with me and told and then she told me “I’m sorry but you have Type 1 Diabetes” and the first words I could only sum up were, “can I get rid of it?” and her reply was simply “No, you can’t” and she left to give me time to think. Only then did it all hit me at once like a freight train and I started to cry on my hospital bed with my mum by my side because I knew that this would alter my life in ways I would never want on myself or on any other person.

My name is Joshua and I am a part of the Sugar Free Family. Welcome to my world.


  1. Sharona
    Sharona On 18/10/2014 at 4:48 am Reply

    What I’m not grasping here is that while any tests have been coutecdnd on the various types of sugar are these sugars from fruit simply being isolated then tested? Are any of these sugars being tested as found in their natural state along with all other nutrients found in each respective fruit? To isolate these sugars then test them under any condition surely will not have the same effect as when they’re in their natural synergistic states along with all the other nutrients and phyto-nutrients nature supplies them with which act and react within the human body synergistically.Surely if we were to remove any biological or chemical faction of anything that comprises a conglomeration then we’ve compromised its symbiotic effect. If we remove white pigmentation from white paint we no longer have white paint, correct? And while this may be a Neanderthal comparison in relative terms it nonetheless speaks to the bigger picture of what I’m trying to say here. How therefore can we isolate and/or remove sugars from fruit and expect to still have the same synergistic effect? The body will obviously break down these sugars upon assimilation, etc. but doesn’t it as well utilize all other nutrients within the fruit together with the sugar for an effect different than if we’d consumed sugar alone? I mean if I were to simply consume sodium by itself the effects surely aren’t the same as if I eat a piece of celery.

  2. Patriciaer
    Patriciaer On 19/01/2015 at 5:54 pm Reply

    Howdy! This blog post could not be written any better! Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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