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Misdignosed as type 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melitta Jun 28, 2012. 13 Replies

Well I found out yesterday that I was misdignosed as type 2 back in August of 2011, I'm adult onset Type 1. I really always had my doubts about being type 2 and don't really understand why doctors…Continue

Question about CGM results?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Jun 18, 2012. 3 Replies

My Endo put me on a CGM last Friday and I’m to turn it back in tomorrow, Tuesday 6/5. I have been doing the finger sticks along with it and was doing pretty good staying within range but hit a low of…Continue

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Podcast about insulin

Started May 24, 2012 0 Replies

Hi everyone, I just wanted put this out there for anyone that wants to listen to the podcast from Robert Ferguson. He is a certified nutritionist and fitness specialist and I started following his…Continue


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Karen and CJ are now friends
Jun 9, 2013
Karen liked Dianne's discussion New Type 1 (LADA)
Dec 28, 2012
Karen replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"T1 Aug. 2011 at age 47"
Dec 6, 2012
shelly commented on Karen's blog post 'Thanks for Welcoming me to TuDiabetes'
"weight too fast, very thirsty and very lethargici hate to say this but you are type 1 frome all thesymptoms you ware having if you need more info let me know"
Aug 19, 2012
Karen commented on Phishery's group 'Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group'
"I've bought Julian Bakery net carb bread about a month ago. It's not bad really, best if toasted I think. Haven't bought it since because it's $6.00 a loaf! Ouch!"
Aug 16, 2012
Karen joined Holger Schmeken's group

Carb Counting by Example

Correct carb counting is very important. The members of this group can present pictures of their meals and the estimated carb counts. This way we can improve our judgement and learn to overcome common mistakes by sharing our experiences.
Aug 6, 2012
Karen joined Amy's group

LADA Diabetics

Do you have Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults? Need support in having this type of Diabetes. Do not understand much about it? Join us as we discuss, support and learn more about LADA!See More
Aug 6, 2012
Karen joined amy mercer's group

Diabetes and Women

A group for women living with diabetes who want to share stories and ask questions about women's health issues: pregnancy, infertility, menustration etc.etc.
Aug 6, 2012
Karen joined Caoilte Pickle's group

Inked Diabetics

If you have tattoos, or simply admire others' ink, this is your home! If you've ever had people say, "Tattoos? But you're diabetic!", come on in! Share artists, responsible studios, locales...A place to share your ink (keep it tasteful, kiddies!)See More
Aug 6, 2012
Karen joined Phishery's group

Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group

This is a group for anyone that is using Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution in full or in part (using a very low carb diet of around 30g/day) to manage their diabetes.
Aug 2, 2012
Karen replied to Molly's discussion 'Do you drink diet soda? Coffee? Wine? How much? How does it affect your BG?'
"It probably is but I know there's a difference in the taste, or at least it is to me, diet coke seems to have an after taste and I don’t get that with the coke zero."
Jul 31, 2012
Karen replied to Molly's discussion 'Do you drink diet soda? Coffee? Wine? How much? How does it affect your BG?'
"I don't drink diet soda anything, I never liked the tast of diet sodas. Once I became the big "D" I swicthed over to Coke Zero and I love it, it has no affect on my BG. I also love drinking iced unsweet tea with lemon and that's…"
Jul 31, 2012
Karen and Melitta are now friends
Jun 28, 2012
Melitta replied to Karen's discussion 'Misdignosed as type 2'
"Hi Karen: I am glad you found them useful! I wrote them in part because I am lazy.....SO many people come to TuD suspecting they are misdiagnosed, so I wrote those so I could just provide links and not repeat myself over and over (broken record)."
Jun 28, 2012
Karen replied to Karen's discussion 'Misdignosed as type 2'
"Hi Melitta, yes I have read several of your blogs and find them VERY useful. Thank you so much, you are so helpful with all your information!"
Jun 28, 2012
Melitta replied to Karen's discussion 'Misdignosed as type 2'
"Hi Jan: I am with you! There was nothing latent about the onset of my Type 1 diabetes at age 35."
Jun 26, 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?
learn from other type 1
Date diagnosed
August 4, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

Karen's Blog

WOW...Stupid Insurance!

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 12:34pm 3 Comments

I'm so frustrated...I'm denied insurance because I'm on insulin...REALLY?! So, I had insurance through my husbands work but they no longer offer it so I'm trying to get covered somewhere else. Now I'm just screwed!!! Sorry, I just had to vent!

Thanks for Welcoming me to TuDiabetes

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 10:07am 5 Comments

Thank you everyone for welcoming me to tudiabetes. I'm t2, insulin dependent since Aug. 4, 2011. I take Levemir 2x daily and Novolog 3x daily. I had no clue what was wrong with me at the time, lost way too much weight too fast, very thirsty and very lethargic. Admitted to hospital and was told "Has anyone every told you was Diabetic?" REALLY?? SERIOUSLY?? I had no clue what the symptons even where for diabetics! They immediatly put me on insulin. I have felt so much better now that I have it…


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At 8:44pm on March 14, 2012, Robyn said…

Hello and Welcome!!

At 4:17am on March 13, 2012, Parrformance said…

Have you had a C-peptide test and an antibodies for T1 test done?

At 9:18pm on March 9, 2012, Linda G said…

At 12:06pm on March 9, 2012, catlover said…

Hi KJT2- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 11:01am on March 8, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful group. 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 9:18am on March 8, 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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