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Joined: 02/28/2010
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. After my transplant I started pumping with a Paradigm pump. 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: Diabetes, Swollen foot and Leg
It sounds like an infection to me. I can't comment on the fall, the 2 may not be...More
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Reply: stem cell
Beware of the advertisements featuring stem cell therapy for diabetes. I don't believe...More
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Reply: how to control the BG in the morning
It is called the dawn phenomenon and it is your body's way to prepare for the day. It...More
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Reply: Blood sugar spikes. Please educate me.
Hi and welcome. Does she have a follow up appointment with an endocrinologist? If she has...More
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Reply: Foot & hand cramping after using large doses of in...
I would suspect that the cramping is more due to the high glucose (if you're taking...More
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Reply: Type 1 Diabetes and Melatonin
I don't know much about melatonin so I can't really say. A general rule of thumb is to...More
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Reply: I'm a Pumper
Congrats on the pumping longevity. Have you thought about putting it in a pocket? You...More
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Reply: Recovering after surgury
It is probably a good idea to test more (every couple of hours) and you will better be...More
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Reply: Too Young for Type 1?
Even a non-diabetic can spike shortly after eating, but you are right to test at the 2...More
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Reply: Pumps when they work they work great; when they do...
Hi Betty. I can't believe your doc has you on Nph along with other insulins. You need a...More
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