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New diagnosis....no answers yet....a little frustrating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Mar 5, 2011. 26 Replies

Just passed my 5 month anniversary and still have no answer as to what type.After starting to experience extreme thirst, excessive urination and losing 40lbs inabout 3 months plus feeling generally…Continue

 

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Linda G left a comment for DiverDon
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Don... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)"
Aug 9, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for DiverDon
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Aug 9, 2012
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Neuropathy

Foot pain, numbness, nerve pain, does anyone else know what I'm going through? Yes, we do!See More
Oct 20, 2011
Linda G left a comment for DiverDon
"Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Don....luv your profile pic!!! Too funny :) Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Aug 9, 2011
brokenpole left a comment for DiverDon
"Happy Birthday, DiverDon!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
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VICTOZA

For people who use Victoza or would like to learn more about it.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life.You can also approach your physician's…See More
May 2, 2011
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This is a place to talk about the use of insulin pens.
Mar 18, 2011
DiverDon replied to Sue59's discussion '4 words is harder than you think......!!'
"oh no, not again !"
Mar 8, 2011
Tom T replied to DiverDon's discussion 'New diagnosis....no answers yet....a little frustrating'
"100% agreement then, we just disagreed over a word then, sorry:) Gold standard, you got it. Misdiagnosis is a huge problem. It saddens me that we see so many people come here with a likely case of misdiagnosis that isn't being considered…"
Mar 5, 2011
Melitta replied to DiverDon's discussion 'New diagnosis....no answers yet....a little frustrating'
"Hi Tom: You are right, there are no guarantees in life and I should refer to antibody testing ((glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies (GADA), islet cell antibodies (ICA), and insulinoma-associated (IA-2) autoantibodies) as “the gold…"
Mar 4, 2011
Zoe replied to DiverDon's discussion 'New diagnosis....no answers yet....a little frustrating'
"I agree. We can make educated guesses, but nobody on a website can diagnose you. I'm not suggesting you were asking us to.I just know that we all like to relate and especially for those of us who were misdiagnosed this is a bit of a hot topic.…"
Mar 4, 2011
Lila replied to DiverDon's discussion 'New diagnosis....no answers yet....a little frustrating'
"Hi DiverDon - at the moment this discussion is kinda speculative. I do think you should get an antibody test done and then this discussion can continue. Without the antibody results, a lot of this is interesting and informative, but ultimately…"
Mar 4, 2011
Tom T replied to DiverDon's discussion 'New diagnosis....no answers yet....a little frustrating'
"A test that falsely identifies non-diabetics can not be definitive. Someone with insulin-resistant T2 or gestational diabetes, like the general population, can have circulating autoantibodies in the absence of overt autoimmunity. Like the general…"
Mar 4, 2011
Melitta replied to DiverDon's discussion 'New diagnosis....no answers yet....a little frustrating'
"If a person is diagnosed as having diabetes (bg > 125 mg/dl fasting, meets criteria) and is antibody positive, the person has Type 1 autoimmune diabetes, and yes it is definitive. DiverDon has been diagnosed as having diabetes, so if DD is…"
Mar 4, 2011
Tom T replied to DiverDon's discussion 'New diagnosis....no answers yet....a little frustrating'
"No, it's not definitive. Circulating autoantibodies are found in non-diabetic individuals, typically several % of the general population, and much much higher in first-degree relatives of T1s. Many of these individuals will never go on to…"
Mar 4, 2011

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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?
friendship, networking, information
Date diagnosed
September 21, 2010
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
12.8 (Sept 2010) 5.7 (Dec 2011) 5.7 (April 2011) 5.5 (July 2011) 5.6 (Nov 2011)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 7:59am on August 9, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Don...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 2:32am on August 9, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 2:09am on August 9, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 10:27am on August 9, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Don....luv your profile pic!!! Too funny :)
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 5:43am on August 9, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,DiverDon. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 1:11am on August 9, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, DiverDon!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 7:35pm on March 2, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community. Love your dog!
At 6:03pm on March 2, 2011, Kathy said…
Hi there. Please stop over and join the Great Lakes Group - just a way to connect members geographically. I live in Minneapolis.
Welcome to Tu Diabetes. Nice to have you with us!
At 3:36pm on March 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the gang DiverDon.....
Take a peek at some the blogs/discussions as well.
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 2:31pm on March 2, 2011, catlover said…
Hi DiverDon- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here. Love the pic of the pup !!!!!
 
 
 

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