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Diagnosed almost two months ago as type 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Nov 16, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi everyone!Almost two months ago, on September 25th, I was diagnosed as type 1. It's been a really interesting couple months to put it mildly...My doctor says I have been the model patient - which…Continue

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Ren commented on Ali's blog post 'To pump or not to pump?'
"I found that I skipped shots because it was inconvenient or I just didn't want another poke that day. My A1C is much better with a pump, to be sure. I've also gained weight - about 20 pounds - since I started insulin therapy. Every so…"
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Brian Wittman commented on Ali's blog post 'To pump or not to pump?'
"To a large point, I agree with Karen. I have had my pump for about 16 months and my endo couldn't be more happy with my control, although I wish I had a tighter handle on things. Life is full of choices. Diabetic life makes one make a choice…"
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Karen commented on Ali's blog post 'To pump or not to pump?'
"Carbs are still carbs no matter what technique you use to deliver insulin. I think the mind set of using pump to have more control is over-rated, bottom line with diabetes you cannot eat high glycemic foods. With diabetes everyday is different and…"
Feb 18, 2013
acidrock23 commented on Ali's blog post 'To pump or not to pump?'
"I got the pump when I was heavier. My A1C went up as I started guessing at adjusting stuff unscientifically but the pump really helped me keep track of what I was doing a lot better than I did on my own, while still not writing anything down. As I…"
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jrtpup commented on Ali's blog post 'To pump or not to pump?'
"I echo what Lila and Holger said. Yes, a pump can help keep your numbers in a better range, but it won't help with weight loss. It's a wonderful tool - I love my pump! The ability to set multiple basal rates and to know how much insulin…"
Feb 18, 2013
Holger Schmeken commented on Ali's blog post 'To pump or not to pump?'
"Most of the weight gain is water. The insulin is important for the kidneys to retain water. Without insulin the water balance is not working as it should. Your weight gain just shows that this is normalizing again. Please expect that this will take…"
Feb 18, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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 connect with people who have type 1 like me.
Date diagnosed
September 25, 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
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http://mylifemytype1.wordpress.com
Tell us more about you (optional)
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on September 1st, 2012.
I'm Cali born, PNW raised! I am so thankful for my family and friends who have been so supportive and loving!!

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To pump or not to pump?

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 10:31am 8 Comments

Hello world,



My name is Ali. .. I am 21 - and my world got tipped on it's end last September 25th when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes...



I did really well for the first few months! I had consistent bg levels in the low 100's, etc - and then the Christmas invasion of candied confections hit; wonderful pies, and other such sweetness hit me like a train of temptation bound for diabetes hell.

I injected a lot of insulin - and I gained weight. A lot of the weight… Continue

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May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALI!!
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At 9:58am on July 23, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Ali, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 2:44pm on July 23, 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 ALI!!
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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 every day!
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At 6:17am on July 23, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY< HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ali. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:49am on July 23, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Ali happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 8:17am on November 15, 2012, Doris D said…

Welcome to our family my friend!!!!! look at the groups and join any u want to. I'm hoping u enjoy it here with us come join uson our live chat at the bottom of our homepage anytime u want to

At 2:31am on November 13, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is 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 vent to, if needed.
At 4:23pm on November 12, 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!!!

At 2:50pm on November 12, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Ali!

At 2:14pm on November 12, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Ali!
September 25th....not even 2 months ago!! How's it all going?
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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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Young Adults with Diabetes".
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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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DO THE BIG BLUE TEST (BBT)....For more info, see the upper left hand corner of home page. There's a video there too about the BBT!!!!
C'MON...YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
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Take care....and keep in touch!
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