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JaclynMarie
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/5/2006 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone, My name's Jaclyn, I'm 19, I've had diabetes for little over a year and a half now. I used to not care about it and not take care of it, I think I only checked my blood around 10 times this entire summer. A doctor I recently had pretty much yelled at me and said that I'd probably go blind in the next 15 years if I didnt take care of it. I'm trying to get on track and take care of it, but it's hard to do alone, so I've been looking for chat sites and forums online to see if I can find anyone else my age that also has diabetes. I have yet to meet anyone where I am now. If anyone who reads this would like to chat you can e-mail me at jaclyn_marie05 at yahoo dot com or just post back, Thanks :-) ~Jaclyn~

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(Jaclyn, I've changed your email address so it's unreadable by the spambots. Don't want you to be buried in unwanted emails.)

Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 10/5/2006 5:01:08 PM (GMT-6)


lancestuart02
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 10/5/2006 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jaclyn, you seem pretty cool, I'd really like to get to know you. Maybe we could go out sometime. Let me know what's up

Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/5/2006 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Jaclyn,
We have quite a few diabetics here and many of them started out just like you, including myself. Are you Type1 or Type2? We have lots of both and should be able to hook you up with someone who understands your situation.

Give us a little background and we will help you all we can. Meds? Exercise? Need to lose or gain weight? Do you have an endocrinologist? Have you had any nutrition classes? Do you know your glycohemoglobin? How are your sugars running now? I'm not being nosy, just trying to help you get a handle on this thing. Take care and answer when you can.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


JaclynMarie
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/5/2006 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, I don't think you're being nosey. :P... I have type 1 diabetes. The medications I'm on right now are Lantus insulin once a day, and Novolog for meals.  I try to exercise at least 5 times a week.  I would like to lose some weight but it's not a major issue. My main concern right now is getting my sugars under control, they've been usually high where I wasn't taking my Lantus, but now that I've started to again they've gone down somewhat.  I don't have an endo. doctor right now, my last one left the area so I've been getting fill-ins for her, and that clinic is going to be shutting down :-s I haven't seen any nutritionists either. I haven't had an A1C done for a while, I was schedule to get one done, but I got discouraged and didn't go.  I'm afraid of what the number will be, because I know I wasn't taking care of it this summer. 
~Jaclyn~

belyro
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/6/2006 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jaclyn,

I have Type 1 too, and also tend to have problems with high bloodsugar (as opposed to low). In the short term it seems much easier to let it go high than low, but I've had diabetes for going on 25 years now (and I'm only 28), so I'm really starting to be conscious of the possibility of complications, which scare me to no end.

I'm on Levemir and Humalog, so a bit different than you.

Anyway, if you ever want to email me, just click on my member name....my email address is listed.

Above all, I really do recommend finding an endo ASAP and getting an A1C done. I know how discouraging it can be to have bad test results - the last time I came out of my appointment with my endo I was in tears - but it's so important. Unfortunately diabetes isn't really an "ignorance is bliss" type of disease.

All the best to you. I'm here if you want to talk.

B.

P.S. I'm female - not clear by my member name, I know.

Jeannie143
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Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 10/6/2006 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Jaclyn,
I've got type2 but I've been thru the 'don't want to check my numbers because they will be bad anyway' stage myself. All I can say is this... Start now. Today. Check your sugar before a meal or in the early morning and start a notebook or open up an excel program and get it on your computer. Start tracking numbers, meals and exercise and you will start to feel some control. Keeping track of which foods require more insulin will help you keep your numbers in line. Testing after foods that are treats will show you just what they do to your numbers.

You need your nutrition classes to help you with the juggling act that insulin/food/exercise can be in Type1's. Ask the doctor that you are seeing to schedule one or at least recommend a book with a food plan you can follow. We can help you and the Type1's here are super but you will have to do a bit of self education to make this work smoothly. Hang in there, girlfriend. You can do this.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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