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Type 1 or LADA?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melitta Oct 3, 2012. 18 Replies

Hello all. I am new to all of this- diabetes and this site. My husband was diagnosed as Type 1 last month. Since then, I have heard people use both terms 'Type 1' and 'LADA' in describing adults with…Continue


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rick phillips left a comment for Brooklyn
"Brooklyn happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Jul 5, 2013
Brooklyn replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'Blood in Reservoir' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks everyone! I had known it was possible to have bloody cannulas, but never realized it could travel up into the reservoir like that. His bg was fine for the day he had it on, but it definitely would have gone bad once the clots tried to go down…"
May 26, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'Blood in Reservoir' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've had that happen once before. I toughed it out and was OK for the normal 2 days I get out of a pod. BG tests were average too."
May 26, 2013
NicIan replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'Blood in Reservoir' in the group OmniPod Users
"I haven't had that happen with the pod yet, but I imagine it will. Occasionally with MDIs I would have a "bleeder" that left a bruise the day after. And ouch! Those hurt."
May 26, 2013
Jacob's mom replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'Blood in Reservoir' in the group OmniPod Users
"my son has had a few bloody canulas and they do usually hurt more than others sometimes we try to ride it out, if it clears like belinda suggested with a bolus things can be fine, but a bloody canuala for jacob are usually a sign of a partial or…"
May 26, 2013
Belinda replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'Blood in Reservoir' in the group OmniPod Users
"As I understand it, when the cannula goes in, it picks up skin, blood & human tissue. Normally the insulin flushes it out, sometimes it doesn't & the debris causes an occlusion. In your case, it sounds like the irritation produced more…"
May 26, 2013
Brooklyn added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users

Blood in Reservoir

Tonight my husband noticed a fair amount of blood around the cannula of his pod, and decided to change it out. It was only a day old, but had been slightly more uncomfortable than normal. As he was filling a new one, I glanced at his old pod and noticed the insulin left in the reservoir was tinted red. I held it up to the light, and saw several clots of blood in there as well. Has this happened to anyone else, or does anyone know what caused it? This was the first time in 6 months podding that…See More
May 26, 2013
Brooklyn replied to Cason's discussion 'How do you handle the mood swings?' in the group Type 3 Diabetes
"My husband was diagnosed with T1 9 months ago. The one thing that has truly helped us both was to attend a T1 support group. We are in our late 20's, and I think the rest of the group (maybe another dozen or so people) are in their…"
May 14, 2013
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Mar 7, 2013
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Mar 7, 2013
Brooklyn replied to Stacey's discussion 'Current Podders Using a Distributor Other Than Insulet' in the group OmniPod Users
"As another Edgepark user, thank you for the information. My husband is getting ready to order his next batch and we were hoping for the new ones as well. He got both the pods and PDM from Edgepark in December, though."
Mar 7, 2013
Michael replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'Extended Bolus Set-up' in the group OmniPod Users
"If you are having problems finding the extended bolus after a finger stick I would cancel and start over with the info you already have and when it asks to use the finger stick info say no and then it will show and extended bolus. A quirk in the…"
Jan 13, 2013
Brooklyn replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'Extended Bolus Set-up' in the group OmniPod Users
"Apparently extended boluses were turned off on his PDM- so that's why we never noticed it. It isn't an option until you go into your settings and enable it. Just in case others might have the same issue."
Jan 13, 2013
Brooklyn replied to Sagwabetes's discussion 'How much do you bolus for coffee?'
"I make my own almond milk- super easy, cheaper, and you can control the taste. Always an option if you can't find unsweetened!"
Jan 12, 2013
Brooklyn replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'Extended Bolus Set-up' in the group OmniPod Users
"Awesome, thank you both so much! Don't know how its possible we never noticed that option after selecting a bolus! smh. The things that are right in front of your face... :)"
Jan 11, 2013
Scott Wilkins replied to Brooklyn's discussion 'Extended Bolus Set-up' in the group OmniPod Users
"I used it last night for our pizza night out. I use a 3/4 hour extention for that. Before using pods and on MDI I would usually end up with an insulin reaction about 2 hours after eating pizza and extremely high the next morning. Extended release is…"
Jan 11, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
my spouse/partner
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
August 10, 2012
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6.5- March, 2013, 6.9- November 2012, 12.9- at dx, August 2012.
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Wife of T1 diabetic, diagnosed August 10, 2012.

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At 4:45am on July 5, 2013, rick phillips said…

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

At 3:42am on July 5, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 6:42pm on September 26, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Brooklyn!
August 10th is little more than a mere month 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There's a group here called..."Type 3 diabetes", for those who have a loved one with diabetes.
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 12:14pm on September 26, 2012, Stress said…

Welcome to a great site!!

At 9:51am on September 26, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!! Please enjoy it here with us!!!
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At 9:11am on September 26, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Brooklyn, welcome to the community! let me know if you have any questions, and join us in the chat room anytime.

At 5:15am on September 26, 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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