Type1 for 30 Plus Years


Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.

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Sorry Honey...

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Stuart Dec 11. 32 Replies

Had a little "challenge" this week, which suffice to say I won't go into detail about. It was bad, really, really bad (sic. diabetic stuff) by any possible measure.My question for you my peers....…Continue

Tags: sorry, advice, counsel, experience, lover

50y.o. (almost) now what ...

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Fred Goldberg Dec 10. 9 Replies

Nearing fifty "soon", what kind of changes were necessary for YOU, re: dosages and so forth.How much did you need to tweak the carb counting? How much did you have to change/alter what you used to…Continue

Tags: percentage, anticipated-changes, anticipate, anticipated, formula

Blood sugar "stuck" despite comping with insulin

Started by Ms Ashua. Last reply by Fred Goldberg Dec 10. 8 Replies

Hi everyone,I am t1 x 50 years and in relatively good health, no significant issues at this time. I am new to pumping., OmniPod for about 6 weeks.My question is not specific to the pump. I noticed…Continue

You Did Not Take Good Care Of Yourself???

Started by Richard157. Last reply by artwoman Oct 17. 27 Replies

Those of us who have been type 1 for a very long time have probably dealt with a lot of ignorance from people giving us bad advice. Has anyone ever told you that "You Did Not Take Care Of Yourself"?…Continue

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Comment by Sue R. on December 7, 2011 at 4:09am

Hi, Peanut,
Yes, frequently the same dose, same meals at exactly the same times works day one and not day two. I'm from the same era as you and find severe insulin reactions the biggest problem.
I long for the days when there was no pre-lunch dose.
Good luck with everything!

Comment by Sue R. on December 7, 2011 at 4:06am

Comment by Baby Peanut on December 6, 2011 at 7:31pm

i've always been brittle, some times are better than others. what works one day may not work the next(i do factor in a lot of stuff, & tend to eat very similar or identical meals/quantities as much as possible, which is annoying if i eat out but i don't do that too much). i only need short-acting before breakfast & dinner. my attention & self care has only progressively gotten better over the years actually, it's a process to say the least. it is time for another step though, & i am going to see if i can find a cde & work with them probably early next year. i found a good site to help me with my carb counting quest for now, you enter everything you eat & it calculates how many carbs there are in it, which is important for unlabeled food. i am keeping a food diary for the 1st time too, which might help with the binge eating, :) we'll see how that goes. not sure how to apply all this to my benefit yet, but, i guess that's where the cde would come in.i went insane last night but got right back on track today, i don't feel much like a rockstar at the moment, but, thanks for your feedback, both of you.

Comment by ShelbyH on December 6, 2011 at 11:46am

Hi everyone,
Apologies, I was on a lot last week and then went MIA. Finals - Grad School - enough said..
Welcome Peanut! Sorry to hear about bad lows. I hate them! I think sometimes life and personal issues just take precedence. We are people with busy lives and bad days, we just happen to have to always have to pay attention to our bodies.  It is a royal pain some of the time.  If you have the time, CDE's are way better than Endo's because they have the time to scrutinize your BS #'s.  Also, in my experience, they have been very caring and empathetic.  I wish you luck and please feel comfortable talking or asking about anything here, we are all in the same boat.  BTW, you are a ROCK STAR for having diabetes as long as you have.  Don't forget that.

@Janina - thanks for the head's up about that test.  I am interested.  Do you think since I am Irish I don't have to worry about the alcohol test?  HAHA just kidding!!! I love your input on VitC..  Thanks!

@Josh - at some point along the way here, you said you were boring now.  NO WAY.  Dude, you have traveled the world and get to travel for work.  That is so awesome.  I have to admit, I somehow can still hear my mother's words, "Traveling is not safe for you!!!"  So, now as an adult, I am a little scared.  : (  I will work through that fear, thanks to hearing stories like  yours. 

OK have a great week, I have 2 more papers to write, wish me luck!


Comment by Richard157 on December 6, 2011 at 9:04am

Hello Peanut, welcome to our community! If you have not been counting carbs and you are type 1 for 47 years, then you probably have very unstable control. Did you take better care of yourself in the past and have been more careless recently? Carb counting is the very best way to determine proper premeal insulin dosages. That will help stabilize your control and will result in fewer insulin reactions.

Comment by Baby Peanut on December 6, 2011 at 6:35am

hi, i just joined tudiabetes & this group. i was dx'd in 1964 at age 2, just turned 50 recently. i'm going through a difficult time with bad insulin reactions, lose days, passed out at a friend's house last week, that kind of crap. am working to resolve, am even starting to count carbs & consider a diabetic educator cause obviously there may be something i don't know :) i have to run but i'm glad i joined this site & this group, cheers!

Comment by Josh F on December 5, 2011 at 3:37pm

In fact i am reading this now.


Comment by Josh F on December 5, 2011 at 3:35pm

Hi Janina,

No I have not. But I would love to work on any aspect of my care than could improve my outcome and future. I am finding the what ifs are causing me great focus and desire to finally fine tune myself and change my life for the better. Thanks for the suggestion.

Comment by JaninaWalker on December 5, 2011 at 3:27pm

Josh_F...have you had a GGT blood test done? It measures the effect of damage alcohol has done to date and while my numbers in 2000 and 2005 were pretty good at 20 and 21 respectively in Cdn terms, I discovered Dr Klenner said VitC could fix that and my test is now 14. Ideal would be under 10. I've used Calcium Ascorbate for 12 years as the best version for plenty of reasons I could explain. It only takes about 8 months to drop the test that much. My liver and kidneys are in top shape even though I am 54 with type 1 for over 30 years, so don't ignore my recommendation. Look up that doctor. He is quite famous.

Comment by Richard157 on December 1, 2011 at 8:43am

Th Quick sets gave me many problems for my first 6 weeks, so much kinking. I have used Sure-T's ever since. The Sure-T has a choice of 6 or 8 MM steel needles that stick straight into your body. It is painless for me. I never use a set more than 3 days to avoid scar tissue. Rotating sites is very important, scar tissue causes poor absorption of the insulin, which results in very high blood sugar. I test at least 12 times per day, keep a thorough chart, and do basal testing every month. Using variable basal rates throughout the day and night gives me very good control. If I had to go back to injections I would not have that stable control, and there would be so much high blood sugar. My A1c's would probably be much higher too.


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