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In need of advice...
2 years ago  ::  May 01, 2013 - 10:05AM #3
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Hi mandapanda418,

I realize that you have been blessed with a challenge.  Hope does exist and asking for help is a good first step. 

Here is a goal to set your sights on.  Lilly, the insulin producer and Joslin, the center in Boston, have awards for

type 1 diabetics reaching certain milestones.  There is a 25-year, a 50-year, and a 75-year awards for people who have

managed their type 1 over the given time periods.  Keep asking the questions, read all that you can and we look forward

to hearing about your success.  PS.  Be willing to explore new methods in the management of this condition.  I am a

numbers guy and from my vantage point it has served me well.  This is not a feeling condition.  You may "feel good"

and have blood glucose numbers that are in a serious position.  What does one do, how can I manage this, where

can one go for help and why because you want to live the best life possible.  As always have a great day.


2 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2013 - 7:21AM #2
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You can tell him  that people live into the 70s or 80s even later in life as type 1s.     It is all about taking care of yourself,    never ignore it just  do what needs to be done.    Also remind him this can happen to anyone,    no one gives it to you  it just happens. 

2 years ago  ::  Apr 28, 2013 - 10:13PM #1
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Hey everyone. My name is Mandy. I'm 24 and was diagnosed with Type 1 three weeks ago. I could use some advice on how to tell my boyfriend of two years about the diagnosis. He's in the Air Force and was in the process of qualifying for a promotion (not to mention half way across the country!!!) when I found out and my mom suggested I wait until he came home to tell him. He just called and said he'll be home in two weeks. How can I be honest with him about my diabetes but also not scare him? I just don't know what to say...
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