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6 months ago  ::  Oct 26, 2013 - 9:55AM #24
justpatti
Posts: 208
type1

Hi John,


Glad to hear you are enjoying the site and getting some great info. It sure has helped me learn a lot and get my numbers under s=control. I just love it here.


Hope you have a great day!


Patti

6 months ago  ::  Oct 25, 2013 - 4:19PM #23
retman
Posts: 6

Hi Patti, this is a great web site ,im getting a lot of great info

6 months ago  ::  Oct 25, 2013 - 3:52PM #22
justpatti
Posts: 208
type1

Hi John,


Welcome to the site. Hope you enjoy it.


Patti

7 months ago  ::  Oct 24, 2013 - 2:41PM #21
retman
Posts: 6

Hi my name is John and new to this site ,I have type 2 diabetes as of Dec.2011

7 months ago  ::  Oct 16, 2013 - 6:22AM #20
moina
Posts: 3

Hello! I'm Monika living in London. I  have no diabetes yet but I don't know in the future. I joined here because I want to understand the diets of person diagnosed with diabetes as I have friends who have diabetes too. But, as if they don't have diabetes because seems they don't mind about diets of diabetic person.

9 months ago  ::  Aug 28, 2013 - 9:43AM #19
amyjos
Posts: 5

Hi everyone!  I am brand new to this site--figured I would get on and meet others like myself with diabetes.  I'm 48--diagnosed type 2  12 years ago when pregnant..gestational but it never went away.  I have been on a pump since then.  I am happy to report that as of 2 days ago I am free for the pump!  I completely changed my diet and pretty much have eliminated all carbs from my diet!  I am currently still on 2 units an hour of lantus and my orals.  I'm hoping someone out there has had a similar situation with getting off the pump--looking to hear how it is after...not having that ability to pump insulin if sugar gets too high.  My numbers are aound 139 throughout the day but that is with virtually no carbs.  Just wondering if anyone knows how long it takes to get me weened off of the lantus?  Also, just curious.  I'm hearing that alcohol lowers sugar levels and I am going out tonight--wanted to have a few cocktails.  I am thinking that it might not be that bad if they go a little lower?  Obviously I will be checking my sugars throughout the night.  Does anybody have any suggestions?

13 months ago  ::  Apr 29, 2013 - 2:15PM #18
copperhairpin
Posts: 856
type2

Welcome Cynthia.  So sorry about your diabetes and arthritis.  It is wonderful that you are taking a proactive stance to help yourself.  I think walking a mile is impressive to begin with.


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13 months ago  ::  Apr 26, 2013 - 4:44PM #17
cynthialr1025
Posts: 1

Hey everyone!I'm Cynthia.  I'm here because my doctor's nurse sent me here.  I've recently decided to truly take hold of diabetes and not let it rule my life.  I've spent years suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis and various other forms that had me on multiple and high doses of each kind of steroid.  This has aided in my high blood sugars.  It wasn't until really recently that I had a reality check and decided this is serious, and I don't want to use the crutch of how much pain I'm in because of the arthritis any more.  I'm really ready to make this life change and I'm looking forward to meeting others who are too doing and going through this.  I'm only 24 and being young with these diseases is not easy.  I've spent so long in denial that it's time that I wake up and change.  

I'm starting with changing my diet and walking about a mile every day.  It's a start and that is certainly better than what I was doing.  

Very nice to meet you all.  

1 year ago  ::  Apr 23, 2013 - 11:42PM #16
yeep26
Posts: 2

Hello, All! I'm Linsy and I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes the summer I was 9 years old...almost 19 years ago. I've had tons of highs and lows with my illness (ha!), from never testing at all as a petulent, bitter teen to knowing that it could always be worse. While it's never been easy, there are a lot worse things than diabetes, although I do still get mad about it from time to time. 

I'm a web based lifestyle and fitness coach which allows for a much more manegeable life with my diabetes. I've lost almost 25 lbs. in the last year and have been able to drastically reduce my insulin levels. I've also managed to bring my A1C down to a 6...from a 7.2. I share my journey with people and help motivate them to start their own and not get off track. 

I'm finishing up my Bachelors degree in History which has been a long journey due to various medical withdrawals throughout the years.  I've gone from using R and NPH insulins, to Humlog and Lantus, to the Insulin Pump as of Spring 2011. I test anywhere from 8 to 12 times a day. 

Diabetes runs in my family but have found little understanding from them in regard to diabetes being a subjetive expereince. While there are some universals, we all experience our illness differently. 

Hobbies: Working out, reading fiction, non-fiction, text books, personal development and everything else in between; board games, dancing: Lindy, East Coast Swing, Charleston;  photography, bird watching, hiking, clean eating, travel, spending time with my friends and my puppies. 

1 year ago  ::  Mar 23, 2013 - 6:05PM #15
msathena
Posts: 1

Hello, My name is Donna and I have type 2 and use Lantus. I was taking metformin for about 8 years and found out in the last couple of months that all the GI problems I had been experincing for over 3 yrs was actually an allergy to the metformin.  My A1C had always been pretty low but my latest had jumped from 6.1 to 8.9!!!  So am now taking control again.  I had never paid too much attention to my diabetes since my A1c's had always been pretty good but now with everything changing I realize that I have to. 


I have never even looked into a community or support group and have only known 3 other people with diabetes.  My grandmother died of complications of type 2, a friend didn't have control and actually died from too much alcohol.  The last is a type one and does very well.  I don't want to end up like the first two.  Luckily, I quit heavy drinking when my friend died about 10 yrs ago and now may only have 1 beer every 6 months if even that.  My mom is joining me on counting carbs and losing weight which is good since she lives with me and does alot of the cooking!  I also have a daughter still at home (16) and one that lives on the east coast(25). 


I used to train for triathlons and bicycling races but really let go of that when my GI problems had set in so I am looking forward to getting back to being active and not afraid to leave the house or having to research where bathrooms are! Sealed  I have joined a gym, walk my dog and will get back to riding my bike.  My goal is to build up my bike mileage and do 100 mile races and to do the STP (Seattle to Portland bicycle ride). 


I look forward to maybe meeting people and making friends!


 

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