Emily
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  • Henrico, VA
  • United States
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Emily's Discussions

Fake amputation scare tactic

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Jan 25, 2012. 2 Replies

The other night I stepped on a piece of glass and the first thing I thought was 'WHAT IF IT GETS INFECTED AND I HAVE TO GET MY FOOT AMPUTATED'I realize that this is something that happens. It's good…Continue

pump vs. MDI

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Jan 1, 2012. 7 Replies

ok so here's the backstory, I was diagnosed type 1 on June 20, 2011. I tried to get a pump right away because everyone just told me that's what you should do. I learned after meeting with an Animas…Continue

Finger pricking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan S Dec 8, 2011. 16 Replies

I've been type 1 for 6 months an this is the first time this has happened. I was at work in the break area and I was going to check my bg. I pricked my finger tip and then I squeezed it to get a…Continue

overwhelmed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott E Jul 1, 2011. 60 Replies

I was diagnosed type 1 on june 20th 2011 and I literally have NO idea what I'm doing. I guess because I'm 20 I'm supposed to be able to handle this. I don't meet with a nutritionist until the 6th and…Continue

 

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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Emily
"Emily, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday."
Jun 12
Linda G left a comment for Emily
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Jun 12, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Emily
"Emily, Happy Birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Jun 12, 2013
Leann and Emily are now friends
Apr 6, 2013
Emily and jrtpup are now friends
Dec 5, 2012
Ayomideji left a comment for Emily
"happyy birthday to you.... wishing you longlife in good health. enjoy yourself"
Jun 12, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Emily
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Emily.... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)"
Jun 12, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for Emily
"Happy Birthday, Emily!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Jun 12, 2012
Emily replied to Shannon's discussion 'MedicAlert bracelets - do you wear one?'
"Me too. That way you never forget it :)"
Mar 17, 2012
Emily replied to Dolores's discussion 'Whats the most annoying comment you've ever gotten about diabetes?'
"Last time I went to get my Apidra pen refilled I found out there was a shortage and when I called my Endo to get a new rx for novolog, no one returned my call. I finally had to go to Patient first, as I was totally out after my last pen failed. I…"
Feb 26, 2012
Emily and Michael are now friends
Feb 9, 2012
Emily replied to MeganJ's discussion 'Med Alert Tattoo pros and cons' in the group Inked Diabetics
"My doctor hates tattoos but he told me that if he had diabetes he would get one too. I have the words 'insulin dependent' and a tiny syringe on my left wrist. I love it because I've never been big on jewelry. There's never been a…"
Jan 31, 2012
Emily left a comment for Liz
"I know it will. Having a supportive group of family and friends is wonderful, but talking to people that have gone through the same thing makes such a huge difference. I've talked to people here about things my parents or boyfriend just…"
Jan 31, 2012
Liz left a comment for Emily
"Hey! Thanks so much for the comment! Glad you've read some of my blog. Yeah, it was a pretty rough time... I'm so glad to have found this website. I've been looking for ways to find support and I think this will really help!"
Jan 31, 2012
Emily left a comment for Liz
"I started reading your blog and really enjoyed it. It funny because we were both terribly sick at the same times but our diagnoses were months apart.  Glad you joined:) -Emily "
Jan 31, 2012
Emily replied to Regina's discussion 'A lukewarm rant: You know they have machines to measure your blood sugar?'
"I know she meant juvenile diabetes but I was only diagnosed a few months ago at the age of 20. A lot of people that I knew before being diagnosed were confused about how someone older had juvenile diabetes so I guess I'm a little sensitive…"
Jan 29, 2012

Profile Information

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?
support and advice
Date diagnosed
June 20, 2011
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

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my first few days as a diabetic

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 9:47am 7 Comments

On June 20th, 2011, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I had been showing symptoms for months but I just never thought to be tested or go to the doctor. I was drinking tons and tons and peeing all the time and for a few weeks I'd been feeling really weak. I thought I was sick from not eating right or exercising enough so I just tried to eat healthier and I just felt worse and worse. Finally I went to work one morning and felt so terrible that I called my mom and asked her to make me an… Continue

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At 4:03am on June 12, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 4:12pm on June 12, 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 EMILY!!
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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 1:54am on June 12, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Emily, Happy Birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 8:43pm on June 12, 2012, Ayomideji said…

happyy birthday to you.... wishing you longlife in good health. enjoy yourself

At 4:52pm on June 12, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 6:17am on June 12, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 2:26am on June 12, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Emily!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 5:42am on January 31, 2012, Liz said…

Hey! Thanks so much for the comment! Glad you've read some of my blog. Yeah, it was a pretty rough time... I'm so glad to have found this website. I've been looking for ways to find support and I think this will really help!

At 7:20pm on July 4, 2011, Linda G said…
At 5:26pm on June 26, 2011, Julia said…
Hey Emily! Welcome to TuD! If you have any questions, just send me a message. I'm not an absolute expert, but hey, I have been dealing with this for a few months now and try really hard to take care of myself. BTW, I was diagnosed September 9, 2010, so... nine and a half months ago. Anyone and everyone are here to help ya!
 
 
 

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