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IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY Sep 25. 14 Replies

I was reading the featured topic which caused me to question things so thought I would pose them here so we can all contribute.ARE OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS WEAKENED ALL THE TIME OR JUST WHEN OUR BG LEVELS…Continue

Tags: Prevention, Health, Risks, Flu, Illness

Lighten up! What helps you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 2hobbit1 Sep 8. 2 Replies

IMG_2724.JPGI am pretty hard on…Continue

What Frustrates You About Diabetes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1DebY Sep 4. 38 Replies

JUST VENTING about things that I find frustrating...some things are laughable and some things are not.Ever have anyone to announce your medical condition to a stranger while you are standing there…Continue

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1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"I seem to have worse reactions to mosquito bites, fire ants and thankfully I have not had any new bee stings to assess. I take my flu shot yearly. I do not know if I will take another pneumonia shot since I ended up with cellulitis from that shot…"
Sep 25
Dave replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"One thing that's absolutely true for me is I heal more slowly when my BG has been averaging significantly higher. This is not exactly the same as the while cell / antibody / macrophage foreign-invader immune system, but they're not totally…"
Sep 25
Zoe replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"Good clarification, Joel."
Sep 25
jjm335 replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"I think that there is a bit of confusion going on here. People with classic autoimmune conditions (like T1D) do not necessarily have weakened immune systems. The problem is rather that our immune systems, which have evolved to recognize (and attack)…"
Sep 25
Leah replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"I've found that I'm more susceptible to common conditions like staph infections and bad colds, but not for the bad stuff you are exposed to in a hospital setting. I have all my vaccinations so I'm not worried; the harshest diseases…"
Sep 24
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"I agree with you Michelle and often question if good immunity is tied to good blood glucose control. I am not sure about your history of blood glucose but know some of us swing wildly...so i question, when are we weakest in our immune system? I…"
Sep 24
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"I wish you much luck in your battle against heart disease Tiki. Do not give up. Keep those levels as good as you can. Help those who you can with the information you posted here. You offer a wealth of information! I thank you."
Sep 24
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"Super interesting contribution! Since my Mom is Celiac, her immune system is depleted as well! I have learned the acidic conditions in our stomachs prevent a lot of bacteria from flourishing however from the stomach-outward, may be an issue. I also…"
Sep 24
1DebY replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"I feel the struggle with your questions. My Mom, who has Celiac also deals with those questions. I deal with them and had a big worry when I was undiagnosed and came into contact with some bad diseases. It is a way of life to question these things…"
Sep 24
Zoe replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"I absolutely do not consider myself immune compromised and other than the things Terry mentioned I don't think we are more likely to get sick than anyone else. Actually as I type 1 I have a theory (completely unproved) that being subject to…"
Sep 24
Michelle replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"I've had Type 1 for 37 years and I think I am less prone to illness and infections than most people. I don't think I've had a cold or other virus for at least five years (can't remember last time) and when I do get something,…"
Sep 24
Tiki replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"I have to say that I have been type I since 1987 and have never been more prone to viruses than the average healthy joe. I have had the flu maybe three times in my life (rarely get a flu shot), and have had colds maybe three times as well. I…"
Sep 24
JohnG replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"I'm immunosuppressed all the time, I take Prograf and other immunosuppressant's. I have not caught anything in the last 24 months since my Liver transplant and don't think I'm more susceptible to catching something but what was…"
Sep 24
Terry replied to 1DebY's discussion 'IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have'
"In the last several months I've done quite a bit of reading and listening to the topic of gut health and immunity. I've been persuaded to believe that the quantity and diversity of the bacterial population in your gut are a large influence…"
Sep 24
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IMMUNITY & BG LEVELS Questions I have

I was reading the featured topic which caused me to question things so thought I would pose them here so we can all contribute.ARE OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS WEAKENED ALL THE TIME OR JUST WHEN OUR BG LEVELS ARE HIGH? IF SO THEN HOW HIGH MAKES ONE MORE LIKELY TO BE ILL?I was working at a hospital where H1N1 flu killed one patient and one healthcare worker (who had asthma). In this setting I kept all raw cuts covered. I washed my hands religiously yet, I could not prevent coming into contact with a TB…See More
Sep 24
2hobbit1 replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Lighten up! What helps you?'
"For me the hard part in my Dlife was to begin to look at things as simply data. Not should of, could not. Simply data points with no guilt attached. If you can begin to make that mental shift then then when you test there is no good or bad readings.…"
Sep 8

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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My dear Aunt was not spared this condition. She is Mom #2.
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To gain information and network with others like me.
Date diagnosed
November 10, 2007
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.8
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 9:17pm on September 5, 2014, Linda G said…

AWESOME DEB!!! You're a FEATURE MEMBER!! BRAVA!

At 1:06pm on November 13, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" 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!!
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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
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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