Our group has grown recently and I thought it would be great to introduce ourselves and say where in Europe we live!

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I'm from Norway!
Hi to all. I am from Varna, Bulgaria . My town is situated on the Black Sea Cost.
I live in a city named JESI in the middle ITALY that is not so far neither from the Adriatic Sea nor from Rome!! I've been diabetic for almost 16 years, specifically I was diagnosed when I was 9! it's really good to share any kind of useful information among european people with diabetes! that surely makes europe look much smaller! :)
From Belgium
type 1
since 1986

I'm from Bonn, Germany.

If we wanted to meet "halfway", where exactly would that be? Anyone of you living there by chance?
I live near Lisbon, Portugal.
Type 1 since 1993 and pumping for three weeks (Paradigm Veo)
i live in Paris, France. previously lived in the netherlands, sweden and the UK. originally from Istanbul, Turkey
Wow Burcu, you have lived in a few countries?

How have you found the diabetes care in each country? Any major issues?

I live in Etten (gelderland) the netherlands
hi Mike,
i think the UK was the best in terms of the care and support i got from my diabetes team. sweden and the netherlands were very good with the funding of the pump supplies, etc (the funds are scare in the UK)
now in France, I am having a nightmare. i came across an endocrinologist who was incompetent and forced me to come off the pump. little did i know that she actually didnt know how to consult a pump patient. though not sure, i think the experience with the pump in france is limited. had to come back to istanbul for a few days to be put back on the pump. and I had missed it so much! I will see if i manage to find an endo that is pump-literate/competent in paris.
but definitely despite the funding problems, the UK was the best among the places I have lived in.
how are things in Spain?
I am from Holland but live in Poland, have diabetes 1 since 1997 a Accu-Chek pump
I live in Athens, Greece. Been a T1 diabetic since 1985 (25 years and counting...). Althought the health system here is (at least) inadequate for us diabetics, I try to stay optimistic ; )




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