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T1 and Early Menopause

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Mitchell Oct 6, 2009. 3 Replies

Statins for all Type 1's?

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March 12, 2007
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I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes when I was in my 4th month of pregnancy with my first child, Ruby. I was 33. Luckily for me, I had an excellent Endo at the time who recognized immediately that it wasn’t gestational diabetes, so I got onboard with MDIs and strict carb counting right away. Why did I already have an Endo? Well, I was diagnosed with acute onset Grave’s Disease when I was 22. Grave’s is autoimmune just like T1, except your body attacks your thyroid instead of your beta cells. So, now I’m down a pancreas and a thyroid. Immune System: 2, Julie: 0

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Cat - Jazzy's Mom and Julie are now friends
Dec 10, 2014
Julie replied to Laddie's discussion 'Animas Pumpers Diasend and G4' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi Everyone, I found another work-around. It's a pain but it works for me. I registered as an international user (Germany) and can see both tabs. For me, I only am allowed to have the account activated for 30 days and then it get's closed…"
Sep 25, 2013
Julie replied to Laddie's discussion 'Animas Pumpers Diasend and G4' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi Steve, I had registered as an international user with one of those countries (can't remember which one) and it worked for a month. However, apparently that was a free trial and in order to keep viewing data (I use an Omnipod and a CGM) I…"
Sep 24, 2013
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For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
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"I've also just been diagnosed with a fibroid (they think). I'm very interested in following and gathering information on hormones (especially synthetic) and how they and other female hormone issues affect blood glucose. Personally, I…"
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Posted on March 12, 2008 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

I was diagnosed as a T1 (isn't that what they called the first generation of terminators?) on Mar 12 2007 during a random urine test while I was pregnant and was put on a super restrictive diet until I gave birth. The year anniversary of this post is a total coincidence:) I remember being really scared for myself and my baby and hoping my Dr.s nutritionist could help me (I already had an endo because I’m lucky enough to have another auto-immune disorder….Grave’s disease.) I was told to eat… Continue

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At 1:39pm on November 20, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Julie...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 5:23pm on November 20, 2011, Linda G said…

Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julie. How's your little girl? She's adorable ♥
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 8:35am on November 20, 2011, brokenpole said…

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

At 6:46am on November 20, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 7:59am on February 26, 2011, Dude said…
Thanks for the friend add Julie! :)
I hope all is well with you and your family! Take care!
At 10:00am on November 20, 2010, Doris D said…
At 12:55am on September 27, 2010, Shirin said…
hi Julie!
If you have trouble with weight gain, my advice is to eat a very carbo low diet mornings and mid day and have your carbos evening time! I have increased my intake of fats enourmously since I was diagnosed, without gaining any weight.
At 4:12pm on January 3, 2009, Jessica said…
Hi Julie! I saw that you are a member of Symlin Users.. do you take Symlin? Wishing you all the best in 2009!

At 11:13am on December 10, 2008, Jason said…
First generation of Terminator was the T-800, followed by the T-1000. :P

Cute kids!
At 2:14am on December 10, 2008, Chris UK said…
Hi Julie, Good to hear from you. I had begun on pump (animas 2020) but have been continuing to have probs with sets so just returned back to injections. Idea is that i take some proper time off over xmas and either give it a real good go or forget idea completely, i work flat out usually so havent given the changeover the respect it needs perhaps.
How are you getting on? As a new diabetic must have felt shock at time you were pregnant finding out you were dibetic? What is graves disease, showing my ignorance as dont know too much about it? ps Real cute baby - hope the sleepless nights not affecting things! Chris



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