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Seeking Advice with Diabetes and Personal Relationship!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenna470 Apr 12, 2013. 30 Replies

I am a 28 year old and have been a T1 for 18 years. It has been a roller coaster ride over that period of time but have learned a lot over the years,both positive and negative. I have always been…Continue

Scatter Laser Surgery for Diabetic Retinopathy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stress May 23, 2012. 5 Replies

I am a type 1 diabetic of 18 years and just had the scatter laser surgery treatment on my left eye 2 days ago. My vision has been fairly blurry, even more so than before the surgery! I know my doctor…Continue

Scatter Laser Surgery for Diabetic Retinopathy

Started May 9, 2012 0 Replies

I am a type 1 diabetic of 18 years and just had the scatter laser surgery treatment on my left eye 2 days ago. My vision has been fairly blurry, even more so than before the surgery! I know my doctor…Continue

 

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Jenna470 replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice with Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"I appreciate all of the people that have commented on my posting and have offered their advice. I had my A1C taken last week and I have dropped to 7.3 from my prior 8!!! I am really using this as an exrta incentive to bring it below 7! I know that…"
Apr 12, 2013
Mikki's Mama replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice with Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"Kuddos to all of you who have this 24/7 disease!! I dont have any advice other than I am glad you are taking better care of yourself so that you will have the best possible life. I have a 5 year old daughter who got this lovely disease at age two. I…"
Apr 12, 2013
Geri replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice with Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"I have had type l diabetes for about 42 yrs now and I have also been blessed with two children and three grandchildren. Please don't feel like you will not be able to have children because of your diabetes!!!!Just find the right doctor to help…"
Apr 4, 2013
Bob2 replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice with Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"Jenna, First and foremost you must get your A1c down, if you have problems now after only 18-years think what it will be like in another 20, I was diagnosed 56-years ago when I was 8, back then it was horrendous, I remember the doctor telling my mom…"
Apr 4, 2013
Lisa replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice with Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"Good girl...get that A1c down. I have a 6 year old and his last A1c was 5.8 he has no lows and he wears a pump and Dexcom. I keep his control very tight! AS far as having a baby...there are many options. You could have someone carry the child for…"
Apr 4, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"I have not said anything yet, I wanted to see what other people said. I have to tell you, diabetes can destroy those around you. You may believe that you alone own your diabetes, but it does affect others. We even at times call people who love us…"
Mar 17, 2013
PatientX replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"To me it seems you are a smart person who can do what it needs to get things under control. So I will answer your question from a relationship point of view based on a few bad years I had a while back. I once attended a wedding where the minister…"
Mar 16, 2013
bojibridge replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"Haha you bet! I should say that it's not always easy to let the past go, but I do okay at it. The physical and mental parts if diabetes are always a work in progress. I struggled for soooo long to get my a1c down from high 9's, and…"
Mar 14, 2013
Jenna470 replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"I guess the fear of hchildren comes from when a diabetic already has proliferative retinopathy and gets pregnant, then there is an significant risk that your retinopathy can get worse. Also, my husband feels that a pregnancy will do much more damage…"
Mar 14, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"I wouldn't say you "can" change what you are doing because moving from 12 to 8 is proof you already have changed. There's like 1000 miles between 11 and 8 and a couple of hundred yards between 8 and 6 I think. They are tough…"
Mar 14, 2013
Jenna470 replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"Boji, You are completely right that I should not weigh myself down with past neglect. I need to move on with the past and accept that it happened and that I cannof chage anything that I did back then. BUT I can change what I am doing currently and…"
Mar 14, 2013
Jenna470 replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"Thanks for all the pertinent info. I do own Dr Bernstein's book but have not been able to read it due to still being in the process of healing from the viitrectomies. I plan on reading that book to get some additional great advice. i am in the…"
Mar 14, 2013
Stuart replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"Oh, and FOR THE RECORD.... Which high, which low episode specifically GUARANTEED-caused where you are at, right now?!?!?! Ever considered the possibility, YOU MADE NO MISTAKES, and yet got complications anyway??? The Joslin medalist studies seem to…"
Mar 14, 2013
Stuart replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"At the end of the day, those who choose love us, to be a part of our lives... not by blood but through their love of/for us.... they get a seat at this "proverbial table" and have a very simple choice, stay or go, period. Every second of…"
Mar 14, 2013
Kari replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"First off, can I ask why children are now out of the question? I put myself through something similar from the ages of 18-21, I had A1c between 10 and 14 all that time. I was diagnosed with retinopathy and got scared....as I began my laser…"
Mar 14, 2013
bojibridge replied to Jenna470's discussion 'Seeking Advice wuth Diabetes and Personal Relationship!'
"I second the statement about not feeling guilty about past mistakes. I was not vigilant in my teens, but come on, I was a teenager! I refuse to feel guilty. Maybe sad that I wasn't more careful, but I'm sure as heck not going to carry that…"
Mar 14, 2013

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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?
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Date diagnosed
September 25, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.3
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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At 4:50pm on March 11, 2013, Marie B said…

hi jenna, I just read your discussion, things are so different now for type 1s considering pregnancy than when I was your age, and still many had kids, even when home blood testing wasn't around, so don't lose hope, you are with us, we understand. Please join this group, in any case
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/ohbaby

lots of gals there have turned their diabetes around and had kids. let me know it there's anything else I can help you with.

At 7:23am on November 17, 2012, Doris D said…

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At 6:33am on May 15, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Jenna470. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
My birthday is today too.

At 2:21am on May 15, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Jenna470!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 6:05pm on April 10, 2012, Linda G said…

Thank you for adding me Jenna!
luv....linda in canada

At 10:52am on April 10, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Jenna- Thanks for the friend add. If you have any questions about the site,just stop by my page. I have been a member here for over 2 years and it is the best place to learn about D.

At 2:10pm on April 9, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 1:50pm on April 9, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn 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 even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 9:13am on April 9, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Jenna, welcome to the community.

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/animasusers

At 9:13am on April 9, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Jenna- Hello and Welcome to TuD!!!!!

 
 
 

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