MrsCora01

Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
My Story: I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1966. In the 70s I was told I had protein in my urine and that I would be on dialysis soon. I eventually did end up on dialysis but not until 2001. My cousin gave me a kidney in 2002 (on her birthday!). During the year on dialysis I did both hemo and peritoneal dialysis so I have experience with both modalities. In 2008 I had a pancreas transplant and have not required insulin since April 27th, 2008. I still test but now it is for fun!

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Reply: A new diagnosis for me --
Prayers for you Debbie. I'm keeping you in my thoughts. CoraMore
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
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Reply: i have diabetes
What was your blood sugar? It's not safe to take in that much without testing repeatedly....More
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Reply: Wicht medications can cause my blood sugar to rise...
You need to make the decision, first of all, if the med is necessary for you. If it is,...More
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Reply: insulin
No, it's not safe to stop!!!! If you patched a leak in a hose, and it was no longer...More
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Reply: things that RAISE your blood sugars:
8. Any emotions at all - not just stress. When I was a kid my glucose dropped like a rock...More
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Reply: Overwhelmed !
One more thing. Many people have success keeping blood sugars in better control by...More
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
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Reply: Overwhelmed !
The reason they don't call it "juvenile onset" diabetes any more is due to the fact that...More
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
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Reply: Overwhelmed !
Yes, starting insulin can be scary. If you don't mind my asking, how long has he had...More
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
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I knew that! You've been around here forever! I just thought it was funny that someone...More
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
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Hooty, the whole "Glucerna" issue went ballistic when she joined and for whatever reason,...More
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
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