Type 1 Diabetes

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JudyP
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   Posted 2/3/2004 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I have had type 1 diabetes for 14 years now. I really don't know anyone else with type 1 diabetes. It would be interesting to hear from others with this disease. Anyone out there also with type 1 diabetes??

Fibro Wheezer
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   Posted 2/4/2004 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
My MIL and FIL both have type 1 diabetes
they give each other shots twice a day.
MIL's blood sugar got as high as 345
FIL has feet problems, but Drs now have that under control.
Hugs ~*~


DeadMan Inc.
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   Posted 2/5/2004 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey JudyP,

I have Type 1 Diabetes. Had it since April of 1998.
I take very good care of it.
Which can be hard because I am a die-hard chocolate addict.
But my Hba1c levels are always in the ideal range.

My introduction to it was "death by ketoacidosis". So I got to see what can happen to you right from the start.

aprilshowers
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   Posted 3/8/2004 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
my little brother was just diagnose with type 1 diabetes and it was a touch and go for awhile. I had to go and take care of my mom and dads house and rest of their children so they could stay at the hospital with my brother he was in the hospital for 2 weeks he was just about in a coma. but he is doing very well now. he is 9 years old and he is more bravior then all of us in my family. we is able to give himself his own shoots and check his blood. he has taught me things about diabetes. i am so proud of him. the only thing is even thou he is doing well, he sugar level is going up and down so high and then so low, and it really scares my mom alot. so what could i say to her to make her feel better?

gschmitt
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   Posted 3/9/2004 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judy,

I've had diabetes since 1988 at age 40. I'm on insulin twice a day. There are a bunch of folks here with a lot of experience to share and you can find answers and support for your needs. I would be nice if this board stayed a bit busier than it does though. God bless.

Gilbert
You only live once, but what you do now will determine how long that once will be.
 
Growing old is mandatory...growing up is optional.


Ariel
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   Posted 8/24/2004 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had type 1 for 28 years.

Ah Bee
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   Posted 8/27/2004 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!

I don't have diabetes myself but my grandmum had it for many years. She's now 90yr and much healthier than before since she start taking some health product that I'm marketing. I'm not trying to market it here but just to share with everyone how the product have helped my grandmum.

She was 85kg before and on medication for her diabetes in Oct 2003 when I first got to know this product. I did some research about the product which is a whole food called cryptomonadales. It basically provide us with all the nutrients and more inportantly at the right balance. With the right balance of nutrients everyday, our body can heal by itself. When I came across this article on the web. Everyone can check on the report here at: http://www.etaiwannews.com/Taiwan/2002/11/06/1036544858.htm

Her weight drop to a healthier level at 70kg now and look more vibrant than before. It is only when we bring her for a check up that we realise her glucose level is back to normal.

Getting healthy should include a proper diet, exercise and positive and happy thinking. What you eat is what you are. And the most important is stay happy! Watch what you put in your mouth. For anyone who like to find out more can contact me at hunzalifestyle@hotmail.com. I'm just here to share and give some tips.

Take Care!!
BK

devine007
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   Posted 2/25/2005 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, i'm 24 years old and have had type 1 since November 1980. I've been very lucky and in excellent condition. I just had a baby and that was fun! Lots of testing, insulin, and a VERY strict diet! I was able to keep and average sugar of 5 and hba1c levels of 5.7 to 6.4. But it was worth it, i had a healty 8lb 3 oz girl! Now things are just getting back to normal. I just switched to Lantus and am hoping it works well for me. I haven't been hearing very good things about it here. Anyways, i hope everything goes well for you too! Best wishes.

Mellow
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   Posted 2/26/2005 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I just found out that I have type 1 diabetes.
I didn't know I had it for years.
I'm mostly scared about injecting insulin, because I am a needle fobic.
Anyone using insulin pen?

Mellow

Pin Cushion
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   Posted 2/26/2005 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Mellow,
I jave been type 1 for about 7 years now.
For the first year I used the pens and had great success with them. They make it so easy and almost completely painless, and they dont feel anything like a needle.
Hang in there.
AL
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?



* I think it may be time for a colorful metaphor*


Mellow
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   Posted 2/27/2005 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh thank you so much for the information.
I feel so much better.
I have a very little information about being a diabetic.
My husband is frantically searching for what to do.
Since I found out through life insurance health check, I guess the
next step is to visit the doctor. I bought a Freestyle Flash glucose monitor system today and
the sugar level was way up there. I'm trying to lower it by taking pills but I think it's too high.
I noticed that there are many different kind of insulin. Why are there so many and which one is
for type 1 diabetes?

Be strong ya'll~~ yeah


Mellow

Pin Cushion
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   Posted 2/27/2005 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Mellow.
You need to see your doctor right away. You should call him and tell them what has happened and what your BG readings are, dont let the receptionist make an appointment for days or even weeks from now.
Running high numbers is dangerous and needs to be addressed NOW!
They should give you as a follow up referals to see a diabetes educator which will help you with some of your questions, and be sure and come back and let us know how it went and anything else we can help ya with.
AL
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?



* I think it may be time for a colorful metaphor*


eva330
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 3/5/2005 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I am 24 I have had type 1 for almost twenty years I have had so many ups and downs but I feel that over the past year I have realized how to deal with diabetes and have good blood sugars

Fragile1
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   Posted 3/28/2005 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Now, 28. I was diagnosed as Type 1 when I was 4. I was probably one of the top 10 WORST diabetics ever. I never tested, ate what I wanted when I wanted and spent probably half my life in the hospital. I am not proud of it and can happily say that things are much better now, tho' I have numerous complications because of it.
As a teenager, I became Anorexic, and figured out that if I ran my sugars extremely high I would lose weight very quickly. I almost killed myself with the combination of the two diseases. At 19 I was admitted into the hospital weighing 58 pounds, but it was no longer because I was trying to starve myself, it was because the high sugars had caused severe neuropathy, and I ended up with Gastroparesis, or the paralysis of the stomach. I also lost my eye sight to retinopathy. I know that I have no one to blame but myself, and you know what they say about hind sight.....
Anyways, I am now coping with my consequences and am living a fairly normal life with a beautiful 4 year old daughter.
Lantus is only now making its way to Canada and I would love to know more about it if anyone could inform me....

eva330
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   Posted 3/29/2005 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Fragile 1

its so great that you are living a normal life now. I did so much to my body when I was younger also now at 24 I just pray that I dont have major complications. It feels so good being under control, I just found out my AIC was 6.4 at my last docters appointment.

I am on lantus. I like it. At night i take my shot of it. Throughtout the day everytime I eat i take humulog. I dont mind running to the bathroom to take it when i eat. I am going in two weeks to learn carb counting this way i can determine exactly how much humulog to take before each meal instead of guessing like i have been doing for years. You should look into the carb counting if you dont do it already.

When i go through this site i have read that people dont like lantus and i would love to hear why. its whatever works for you. I am considering the insulan pump, the docter says that its still the best but right next to that is lantus and humulog

devine007
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   Posted 3/29/2005 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I started taking Lantus about one month ago(when it first came to canada) and I love it! I'm not sure why everyone here is having so many problems with it, but for me it is awesome. I take it in the morning and then i take novo rapid with my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My average 30 day sugars have come down from 9 to 6 and i feel much better too. After the birth of my daughter my sugars were a little crazy and the NPH wasn't helping any. I'm very glad Lantus finally got here! I hope it works well for you guys too.

Tiramisu
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   Posted 3/29/2005 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello....

I have been Diabetic for almost 22 years and all I can say that support is #1. Any questions you might have .. please feel free.

 

 


bunkiebee
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   Posted 4/26/2005 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Fragile I,
Hi, I am new to this site also. I have been a Type I diabetic for 21 years. I take Lantus and Humulog. I have been on the Lantus for 9 years, started when it first came available. I love it and will stay with it until they come up with something better. Carb counting has certaintly reduced my highs and lows. Spent 19 years guessing, took awhile to figure out my personal ratio. The average diabetic takes 1 unit per 15 carbs. I however take 1 unit per 8 carbs. Because I take so much insulin I am not a canidate for the pump, doesn't hold enough insulin. This is a full time illness, and I to have learned to give it my full attention. Don't ignore the signs and symptoms!!

eva330
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   Posted 4/28/2005 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Bunkiebee: thats so funny, I spent like 17 years guessing. My doctor made me go to a class, I was the only type one diabetec and the only one who has had it for like 18 years! I felt so stupid! I am currently carb counting and have settled on 1 humulog for every 10 carbs. I am always changing how i eat thats what is annoying for me. I am really interested in hearing what they told you about the pump because I was planning on looking into it soon.

effie
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   Posted 4/30/2005 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi fellow diabetics, I normally post on fibromyalgia. I also have tyoe 1 diabetis. I have had it for at least twenty years.

I take insulin around 4 times per day. I usually check my sugars before and about 2 hours after meals. I also take it first thing in the morning and the last thing before I go to bed.

When I take my sugar levels it helps me determine what I can eat. I find that the hidden sugars are what do me in. For example certain fruits and vegetables. I can tolerate most proteins but I am primarily a vegetarian so it makes it more tricky to get proper protein.

Everyone with this disease is unique. What might set me off to sky high sugars, may not bother you at all.

For the longest time I had the opposite to normal stress reaction. Most diabetics find that if they are stressed that their sugars will go really high. Mine tended to go very low. Dangerously low. Now I am having the morre normal reaction and stress raises my sugars.

I can not begin to tell you the importance of making sure you always have glucose tabs in the car and a drinking box of juice. It is also a good idea to keep a bottle of water. If your sugars go high take the water, some more insulin, and try to walk or rest and then walk.

Walking improves pancreatic functioning.

I have had some eye scares, but so far okayl I also have had suspicions that I have diabetic neuropathy of the legs.

I have good contol now, but it took me quite awhile to get to this point.

Do not be hard on yourself. You are doing the best you can for that dayl

I have worked with juvenile diabetics. They have it very hard. The research on this is changing now. However it is very hard for them to learn when their blood sugars are unstable.

If anyone has questions, I have done a lot of reading and would be glad to listen or help ir I CAN.

take care all,
judy
p.s. do not forget to rotate where you give the injections.

Elyod
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/18/2005 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I have T1 andhave for 46 years.  I was dxd in March, 1959 and am now 50.  Feeling great and do extremely well...especially considering at the time they found out the Drs. told my parents I probably wouldn't live past age 6.
 
Hehehe, I have outlived that Dr. and several others.
Elyod

http://TheDoyle.net

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