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Started this discussion. Last reply by Oakville27 Jan 10, 2013. 28 Replies

So my angst and anger and annoyance aside, (that's a lot of 'a' words), I have a boyfriend, and he loves me immensely. He knew at the beginning of our relationship that I was a type one diabetic; our…Continue

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Oakville27 replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"Yeah - if everything in my life is going smoothly one day, I can take some funky numbers in stride. If the stuff's hitting the fan at work, etc. and I get a bad number, it's tough to keep things in perspective at times. At the very least…"
Jan 10, 2013
Holger Schmeken replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"Have you ever listened to a speech of Aimee Mullins? I find it truely empowering to listen to her. I hope you will like it too."
Jan 8, 2013
JustGettingBy replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"That seems to be a pretty decent way of looking at things. I agree that I should be doing something like that but I feel.... Betrayed or something. I'm working on it.."
Jan 8, 2013
Holger Schmeken replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"Let's imagine you do not have T1 but a wheel chair? Do you want your boyfriend to never use his legs again out of sympathy? You are the one that has T1 diabetes. You are the one with problems to accept her faith. You are in denial and that is…"
Jan 8, 2013
JustGettingBy replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"I am learning more and more that I am the one who truly has to deal with this. I get so excited when my levels are okay and then so utterly depressed when they aren't. I was just put on gabapentin and clonizapam (don't remember the…"
Jan 8, 2013
JustGettingBy replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"Haha it wasn't for me, it was for him.. I do a lot of the cooking as well, buy he never seems to eat it. He likes the fast food, or microwave dinners as opposed to the lentils and pasta that I like.. But thanks for the input."
Jan 8, 2013
Oakville27 replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"I definitely have moments of frustration with my GF and, more frequently, her family. She's come to understand more about my BG and what my numbers mean, but for a while she was confused about what needed to be done for low BG and high BG,…"
Jan 6, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"Ice cream, really, I tried to defend him earlier. But ice cream in that situtation, really. A little sensitivity training might be in order. Still I don't think you should throw the baby out with the bath water"
Jan 6, 2013
acidrock23 replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"Hmm, re the ice cream, did he mix up "eek, I'm high" with "eek I'm low" and think he was treating it? It's great that your doc will involve him in the process. I took MrsAcidRock along when I had some appointments…"
Jan 6, 2013
Deborah replied to JustGettingBy's discussion 'help..'
"I can empathize with many of your concerns. My BF & I had been together for 5 years at the time of my dx as T2. While my BF tried to be helpful and flexible as I got used to living with diabetes, my diabetes certainly put a strain on our…"
Jan 6, 2013
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
I hope to get more understanding about what I have been diagnosed with less than a year ago, and I hope to gain some outside support.
Date diagnosed
March 16, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1 (March, 2013)
Type of treatment/devices you use
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I was diagnosed in March of 2012, after a month and a half of the textbook symptoms of frequent urination, excessive thirst, weight loss of 15 pounds in a week, dry mouth, etc. My primary care doctor said it was just college stress; I asked for a full blood test, and she never checked my A1C or glucose levels. I ended up in the ER in March with a level of 1093 and in stages of ketoacidosis. I spent five days on an insulin drip. As a 20 year old, trying to get through college, dealing with the ups and downs of life, money, stress, not having a home, etc, this was not something I needed to have happen. My boyfriend has been as supportive as he can be with my aggressive mood swings and trying to make me check my levels when I couldn't care less. I haven't been keeping my levels steady, or even under 250, except when I have a hypo attack in the middle of the night..

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At 11:57am on January 4, 2013, Linda G said…

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At 9:34am on January 2, 2013, jtreit said…

Feel free to send me an email and we can find a time to chat!

At 8:26am on December 31, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend!!
Cambridge....a distance away, but it feels like you're right here!
(We have a Cambridge nearby...but not a lovely and as large as yours!!) That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario...a city named Kitchener-Waterloo (2 cities joined together). I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 28, the other 26), a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!!
Keep in touch, ok?

At 1:47am on December 30, 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 1:47am on December 30, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

I am originally from Boston but lived many,many years in Lexington and was an Educator in Arlington. I miss MA.

At 1:18am on December 30, 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 6:48pm on December 29, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home JustGettingBy!!!
OMG....Your PCP should have her license revoked!! A full blood work includes something as common place as an A1c...or fasting glucose, ESPECIALLY in view of your symptoms!! She HAS to be reported....what INCOMPETENCE!!! With sugars THAT could have been dire. Of course...she'll try to minimize that to cover her tail.
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Young Adults with Diabetes".
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!
Take care....and keep in touch!




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