"Hello Brian, welcome to TD! If I understand it correctly, you were diagnosed 74 years ago. That is 6 years before I was diagnosed, in 1945. I was born in 1939, the year you were diagnosed. I have some mild nerve damage, and no other diabetes related…"
"Hi Michelle, I have had Type 1 since 1939 and recently found I have hypoglycaemic unawareness. NICE has recommended that this is a reason they accept for CGM on NHS. It took me 2 years pleading to get it. Keep trying. I am sending this because I…"
"I've had a 7plus for nearly a year and find upper inner thigh to give most consistent readings. Using abdomen seemed to be upset by trousers & belt. I always put the sensor horizontal. 21 days is my record."
"I tried one out for a week and got this quite a few times. Now, I see that several people are saying that you have to have the transmitter on the same side of your body as the receiver is on. Really? It's a radio transmitter and at that short…"
"Hallo Manny, Best Wishes to you and to all TuDiabetics in 2012. I have now had a CGM for one month which led me to think how lucky we all are with the extraordinary advances seen in detecting and measuring glucose thu' the ages. I have written…"
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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using a CGMS and need advice
March 1, 1939
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Had Type 1(before the name was thought of) since 1939. My father was a doctor so I was diagnosed early-age 7. On pig insulin straight away. Eventually became a Dr myself at St Thomas's London and became specialist Haematologist. Retired 1989. 2 hip replacements. Coronary bypass 2010.
Still going strong.
Well I got fed up and fitted a new sensor but ohh dear now instead of ??? I read ERR 1' so I looked in the good green book , one more fingerstick and Bingo its working! Thank you all for listening. Brian
Hello Brian, welcome to TD! If I understand it correctly, you were diagnosed 74 years ago. That is 6 years before I was diagnosed, in 1945. I was born in 1939, the year you were diagnosed. I have some mild nerve damage, and no other diabetes related complications. I hope you have good diabetes health too!
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And nicer than ever before! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN!!
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