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rick phillips left a comment for 1DebY
"1Deby, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Nov 13, 2013
1DebY posted a status
"I have had a few hypo events since the last month. I found regular soda worked great for raising me up to acceptable levels in 20 min."
Jan 18, 2013
1DebY and Youssef are now friends
Jan 18, 2013
1DebY posted a status
"Stressing with hubby as he gets ready for his combat deployment."
Jan 18, 2013
Linda G left a comment for 1DebY
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you 1DebY.... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why…"
Nov 13, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for 1DebY
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Nov 13, 2012
1DebY replied to Kelly's discussion 'Seeking stories of misdiagnosis'
"I can identify with your frustration. My first Endo mentioned a test for LADA but never performed one. My levels would swing badly, to 400 and then back down. I experienced frustration because there was no remedy advised since my A1C was acceptable.…"
Sep 28, 2012
1DebY liked Emily Coles's event Live videochat with Jeffrey Bluestone, Ph.D., UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost; Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Sep 20, 2012
catlover left a comment for 1DebY
"Hi 1DebY- Welcome to TuD. We are so glad you joined the community. We offer support and info to all of our members. Check out the Groups and join a few that appeal to you."
Sep 16, 2012
Doris D left a comment for 1DebY
"WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottom of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes."
Sep 15, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for 1DebY
"Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for…"
Sep 14, 2012
Linda G left a comment for 1DebY
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home 1DebY.... This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends. Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance.…"
Sep 14, 2012
1DebY is now a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes
Sep 14, 2012
1DebY liked Amy's group LADA Diabetics
Sep 14, 2012

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To gain information and network with others like me.
Date diagnosed
November 10, 2007
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
I studied in the fine arts in high school and went to study it at the Art Institute of Atlanta. I returned to college but obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Later I returned to obtain my Masters of Education in Art but I lost my job like so many others and that put everything on hold.
I worked in healthcare for 12.5 years as a sleep technologist, 3rd shifts, and a volunteer EMT-B for 9 years. I like to help other people.
I was diagnosed with diabetes in November 2007 after returning home from a memorable trip to Italy. No one in my family had it so it had to be a mistake, right? I could not fight the diagnosis with weight loss, exercise or food choices. Extreme fatigue, lack of sleep, extreme thirst and hunger was a routine at that time. Nothing worked to beat the diagnosis. My levels would swing from 95-398 before Janumet was added. My Endocrinologist thought I had LADA due to not being but a few pounds overweight, no one in my family having it and my Mom having Celiac Disease. Information on the internet was slim and other professionals scoffed at the idea when I mentioned it. Ok, so I am deemed crazy by other doctors on top of having to deal with wacky diabetic things. It would explain the lack of relationship to food and my glucose levels and possibly why my levels increased 200-300 digits with heavy cardio. Everything was working ok for a while on Janumet 50/1000. My base levels increased to over 200. My new healt providers tried Amaryl which did not touch the levels for 3 weeks. Now, over the past 2.5 weeks, I became insulin dependent with base insulin and fast acting due to my swinging levels from 200-508. I now only peak at about 300...which is a great improvement but I am still in the adjustment phase.
I am married to an military NCO and am very happy. On the same day I got fast acting insulin (9-11), seems the whole world fell apart too. Hubby got a call saying he might be sent overseas for a year deployment next year.
I have to master my glucose levels so that if he is sent away, he will not worry. I have to master my glucose levels as best I can.
We have no children but have a fluffy doggie that is kind of like our child. She is an old doggie but she has lots of life in her still. :-)

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At 1:06pm on November 13, 2013, rick phillips said…

1Deby, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:42am on November 13, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES DEB!!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
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Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!
http://bigbluetest.org/
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At 8:33am on November 13, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,1DebY. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:01am on November 13, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you 1DebY....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 2:20am on November 13, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 10:05am on September 16, 2012, catlover said…

Hi 1DebY- Welcome to TuD. We are so glad you joined the community.
We offer support and info to all of our members. Check out the Groups and join a few that appeal to you.

At 5:05am on September 15, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottom of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes.

At 4:41pm on September 14, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 3:41pm on September 14, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home 1DebY....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:57pm on September 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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