David
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  • New Westminster
  • Canada
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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?
By connecting with other Type 1's and sharing experiences
Date diagnosed
November 11, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.6%
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Veo
Tell us more about you (optional)
After being diagnosed with Type 1 in 1993 I was on injections for about for about six years first using syringes then quickly moved on to syringes plus a Humalog pen. One day my wife and I were watching the Miss America pageant and I saw the winner, Nicole Johnson talking about having Type 1 and using a pump. I had never heard of a pump but knew it was for me and so I got onto a pump very quickly. I attended a local diabetes support group but found us 'pumpers' were not getting much opportunity to talk about our unique issues so I started a group on the side just for pumpers. I ran the group for about seven years until 2009 when an employment opportunity at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics took over my life. The pumper group did not carry on during my absence so I have been sort of floating on my own for the past while. I'm happy to have found a place where I can share some of my experience and learn from others with Type 1. There's so much focus on Type 2 that often I feel we are left out. Glad to be here to help and be helped.

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At 4:53pm on December 31, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!!
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 3:45am on December 31, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 8:18am on October 15, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!! Please enjoy it here with us!!!
here'a a link to get u on ur way with us http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
to comment back to us just hit the "comment Back" bar under our comments

At 2:56am on October 15, 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 2:21am on October 15, 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 4:22pm on October 14, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home David...fellow Canadian!
November 11th....hard to forget!
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!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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