Hey my name is Erin im 17 and i was diagnosed a year ago Friday at Childrens Hospital Boston. I'm still getting the hang of things but i think i've been doing a decent job. My A1C today was 5.9 today at my check up. I'm very active. I am a competitive swimmer and skiier. I live in a small town so I don't know many people my own age with diabetes so its definately comforting to know that i am not alone. It's quite isolating sometimes.
I totally agree it's very isolating! I live in a big town and don't know that many people w/ diabetes! Tu/DOC are the cure for that I think?
I'm jealous you are good at swimming. That's one thing that always kills my BG...
tu/DOC and BG? hahaha you lost me :)
Tu= Tu Diabetes
DOC= Diabetes Online Community (I didn't start here but left another site, long story...)
BG= blood glucose
hahah ohh gotcha. when were you diagnosed?
Welcome to TuD Erin. I hope that you enjoy yourself here and find this site helpful. Childrens Hospital Boston.....one of the Very Best, I hear. :)
Haha im reading Brave New World right now have you read it?
I love "Brave New World", one of my favorite books!
Welcome. Sounds like you're doing a little better than decent! Doing competitive sports with diabetes is a challenge and to nail your A1c while continuing to compete is a great accomplishment.
Hi and welcome. TuD is a wonderful site, great place to meet others and share information. You are definately not alone, although yes I agree it feels that way at times. I will be going on 29 years this spring with type 1 D, and I think over that course of time in person, I've known maybe 3 other diabetics, and only 1 of those 3 being another type 1. Glad you have joined.
Thank you so much :)
thank you :). swimming and skiing can be rough on my blood sugar. sometimes i have to get out of the pool after about twenty minutes to binge on smarties haha but skiing is a bit easier, when i ski and run i use a camelback with kool-aid. great invention but im sure most of you have already figured that trick out