vickiens posted: hello, my step daughter is diabetic t1 she is 21 with mental disorders her last a1c was 10% and her father and I continually argue that she doesn't eat right he says she can eat anything she wants as long as she shoots for it. I know this is not right and i'm just hoping i can get a little support from other people who really know.View Thread
I'm so exited! I was checking to see (for my husband) if a certain Doctor was on our insurance plan and while searching the site I noticed that my Endo is now on our plan! I can't believe this. I've been having to pay out of pocket for a long time to see him.
Not only will have a small co-pay but, my insurance will pay for my lab work because he does it in his office. How awesome is that? FINALLY, we're gonna get a break in our medical bills. Well, not really because we are waiting for the hospital bills from my husbands 8 day visit there. LOL Oh well, every little bit helps.View Thread
I was amazed to hear my PCP make this remark to me.
We were talking about my CGM and she asked, "when you eat something can you watch your monitors screen show your bg's going up"? I said yes I could. Then, she says, "boy, sugar is really toxic to you isn't it".
I didn't know what to say to her at that point. My mouth just dropped in disbelief.
So, on my next appt with her, I plan to question her remark. Any suggestions on what to say or ask her?View Thread
So I dont know if anyone checks this board at all.
My finger is healing nicely and I am able to type again, woo hoo!! Unfortunately from being off work and not being as active as normal I have developed back pain and sciatica, trying to work that out with stretches and getting moving.
I'm hoping we can try to get more type 1 diabetics over here from the other board. I find that no matter what you post over there people are defensive and argumentative and it is most likely scaring people away.
There is a new member created Recipe Exchange that is a great place to share recipes. Any kind of recipes can be posted and shared. It will be a great place to get some new meal ideas and to share some of your own tried and true, delicious recipes. Please take a moment to share some recipes there. Diabetic friendly, heart friendly, cholesterol friendly and allergy free recipes would be great to have there.
I just wanted to introduce myself....& my 5 yo daughter.
On 22 April I took Cadence to the ER because she had been vomiting for 2 days & on that particular day something was different. She was VERY hard to wake, she couldn't walk & was complaining that she could not breath well. (she has hx asthma so we were thinking pneumonia). After a few hours & many tests we were told she possibly had T1D (40+ ketones in urine, urine glucose > 1000, BG > 500) & was in DKA & they emergently transported her to the childrens' hospital in Nashville. They did more tests & confirmed T1D. Her A1C was 9.6% so they said it was only a matter of time before this happened. She stayed in the hospital for 2 days & was then sent home.
We are still trying to get used to all the testing, carb counting & adjusting her insulin to carb ratio. After a week of extreme highs (400+) & extreme lows (30s) her dr. said she was in the "honeymoon" phase. We are hoping this does not last too long because she is feeling so crummy.
Though we are less than a month out from dx, she is already testing on her own with little prompting & giving most of her injections after my husband or I draws them up. Her dr. is hoping to get her on a pump by the end of the year. She is one of 3 in the school (& the youngest) to have T1D & her new best buddy has a pump that she thinks is the greatest thing in the world lol.
At times I have severe info overload (like tomorrow when we go to a - manditory - class the pedi. diabetic clinic has for the day) & other days I can't get enough.
I look forward to "meeting" all of you. Please bear with me as I am sure to have TONS of questions =DView Thread
Hi folks. I just wanted to share a nice story with you. A number of months ago I met a couple online through a variety of kidney and transplant boards. Branden has had T1 for about 30 or 35 years and his kidneys failed suddenly last year. He went on the list for a kidney/pancreas transplant. He has had a number of false starts (the way I did with my pancreas) but just the other day he got a call and it was the real deal. I got an email from his wife that he was waiting for the surgery. I can't wait to find out how he is doing. If you are interested in what this sort of journey looks like, have a peak:
So tomorrow is another anniversary for me. If all goes according to plan, I will have 3 pancreas anniversaries this year. Feb. 28 was the second anniversary of my pancreas transplant. But April 27 2008 was my last injection of insulin (6 units of lantus). It's pretty amazing. The interesting thing is that I was about 2 years and 4 months old when I was diagnosed with T1. So in another 4 months I will have spent as much time insulin free as an adult as I did as a child. Believe me, I appreciate it much more now. So I'll celebrate that date too! LOL
I am a healthy 16-year-old male. I am 5'7" and slightly light for my height; I would estimate my weight to be around 115 (although the number is quite static and I don't expect it to have changed much). All of my life, I have drank in considerable amounts. I would always say that my "mouth was dry" and that I needed some more fluid.
However, as of recently, I've seen slightly more foreboding symptoms. I easily drink over a gallon of water (via dissolved iced tea packets) a day. In turn, I also urinate very frequently, to the point where I may need to go twice within one hour. Not even that, I do not urinate completely; that is, I may go, and then without drinking or eating anything, have to go again not long after. However, both times, I urinate what I would deem to be a "normal" amount, surely enough to empty the bladder.
The major question mark, however, arises here: I have been tested before and was found to be negative. So, my paranoia-induced question is, essentially, this: can tests before some of the more prominent symptoms arise be false negatives? Do high blood sugar levels really exist before the bulk of the symptoms? If so, should I be tested again, or am I overreacting?
So I have to have surgery on my hand in a couple of weeks.
I would like to be prepared for my pre-op appointment and I'm not sure to handle the whole pump thing. I wasn't on the pump for any of my other surgeries so I have no idea if I should keep it on, take a pump vacation for that day and let them monitor my insulin/blood sugar.
I see my surgeon tomorrow and the pre-op nurse on Thursday, but I'm hoping someone here has some experience with surgery while on the pump
I really would like to see this exchange be more active. Does anyone have any ideas on how we can make this happen since the old format will probably never come back? I think when the new format took place that us Type 1's were hurt even more.View Thread
I have been type 1 diabetic for 13 years this June. I started on the insulin pump in 2002, and my carb to insulin ration was 15:1. In 2006 I became pregnant with my son, and the ratio went to 6:1. I was told this is normal. After my son was born the ratio went up to 8:1. Recently I was having trouble with high numbers and seen the Endo. He increased my basal and my ratio to 4:1. I am watching what I eat. I do "cheat" every sometimes. I am just concerned about the increase for insulin. I am 5'4", 180 lbs, stalky built. Any advice or information would be appreciated. Thanks.View Thread
Hello everyone, Has anyone experienced their bodies rejecting or the insuling that they are using not working any longer? Let me explain, My wife has been a T1 since age 10 or so and has gone thru every "make, model and year" of insuling ever made it seems like, she has tried the pump and that does not work. Now she is down to the last bottles they have on base, in fact the rest of the bottles are hers that they have in the pharmacy. They are not making this insuling any more. I have been trying to look online to find articles or anything that could help her, I came across Alpha Lipoic Acid and Low dose Naltrexone, but I do not think those are for T1's. If you have anything that could help I would appreciate it. ThanksView Thread
After reading a few of the posts here and the range of interesting topics, I suggest that folks take a look...
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After reading a few of the posts here and the range of interesting topics, I suggest that folks take a look at www.juvenation.org . It is a social network dedicated to the type 1 audience. The discussions are lively, informative and cover a wide range of topics. The community is spot on if you are new to the condition or if you have had diabetes for years and years. Hope this helps!View Thread
Do you ever worry about your pump malfunctioning during the night giving you an overdose of insulin and causing you to pass away??? I wear a CGM and this should alarm me if I go low but, the other night my sensor ended during the night leaving me without the alarm. I felt very vunerable without it on. So, I'm curious to hear from others. Sorry, if this sounds so grim.View Thread
Where is everyone??? This exchange is very quite. Don't you think WebMD should to put a Type I Exchange link on the front page where it's easier for everyone to see it? I find it's hard for people to find us.View Thread
Oh geeeesh! I met up with an elderly lady friend (that has type 2) yesterday.( I usually try to avoid her She asked me if I was still on the pump! Like I could get off of it!!!!! She is one of those people that thinks she knows it all. Oh, man.....I'm thinking, not again.
Then another one asked how I'm doing with my diabetes and when I say I'm doing good, she thinks I'm lying to her.
It's comments like that, that can ruien my day!!!View Thread
Ooops...I posted this on the other exchange by mistake. Sorry, I'm still learning. Those darn ketones....I...
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Ooops...I posted this on the other exchange by mistake. Sorry, I'm still learning.
Those darn ketones....I seem to get them weather I'm high or low. I know I can go into DKA when I high but, what about when I'm low? I hear some people say it's called starvation ketones but, I'm not starving! What's your take on this?View Thread
Hey every one. I found out I was diabetic when I was 12 I am now 20. I have pretty much always had decent a1c numbers of about 7 to 7.5 for the last 6 years or so until now! All of a sudden my a1c was 8.5! I have had many times when my sugar wouldn't stay under 200 for weeks at a time. I get very frustrated and my girlfriend has commented on how down I get. After my last doctor's appointment I have really been considering going on a pump but really have no experience with them at all. I thought maybe any of you might have some suggestions or just experience with what I am going through. ThanksView Thread
While I do know one or two T1s who have insulin resisitence, it seems not that common to me from what I have seen. The reason I ask is that I saw a post a while back somewhere else that talked about a "unification theory". Basically this article suggested that T1 and T2 were roughly the same thing. That the autoimmune response was actually triggered by insulin resistence. Frankly, I didn't buy it. I have never had IR and don't believe I had it at age 2 1/2 when I was diagnosed.
No, not my diabetes anniversary, but my non-diabetes anniversary. Two years ago I had my pancreas transplant. I wasn't insulin free right away (that wasn't until April 27th) but I received the organ on this date in 2008. It has been an amazing 2 years. For the first 6 weeks I was on really minimal insulin with basically only the occasional correction bolus.
This is not something I would recommend for everyone. I already had a kidney transplant and so was immmunosuppressed already. And when this graft fails, I don't think I'd do it again. But in the meantime I am enjoying every minute of it. I now test for fun! And it's always normal! No surprises.
The Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School has been funded to continue the Medalist Research Program.
Joslin has for many years awarded a "Gold Medal" to Type I diabetics who have survived for 50 years or more. A few years ago, as my wife approached the 50th anniversary of her diagnosis, I applied for the medal for her.
Shortly after she received her medal, Joslin invited her to fly from coast to coast to participate in some special testing. She does not fly alone, so they agreed to pay round trip tickets for both of us and one night in a hotel near the center.
She has just been invited to return for some more tests that the results of the first exam suggested. Seems that most Type Is who survive, continue to produce some insulin. It appears that some Beta cells regenerate and then the auto-immune system kicks in again and kills them off. The goal is to find some way to rein in the killer cells and thus convert the natural regeneration into a cure.
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