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Type 1 and Gallbladder issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Apr 24, 2014. 3 Replies

I have had type 1 for over 30 years, and I have recently been having Gallbladder issues. (I use a pump) I have also had quite a bit of recent trouble keeping my BG down. Are these related? It seems…Continue

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TSA in Newark, NJ

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Jun 26, 2012. 14 Replies

I flew on United out of Newark yesterday. When I got to to the Security check and realized that they wanted me to go through the full body scan, I said no, because of my pump. An agent was standing…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly WPA Apr 28, 2012. 13 Replies

Has anyone had trouble with Apidra? It is now only lasting 2 days in my pump. Today - I am on my second day with it, and it doesn't seem to be is frustrating to have to bolus the…Continue

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Terry replied to KimK's discussion 'Type 1 and Gallbladder issues'
"I did a quick Google search on "gallbladder diabetes infections," and found this link to a National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse site. I didn't read it carefully but it does mention an association of gallstones,…"
Apr 24, 2014
roodgirl replied to KimK's discussion 'Type 1 and Gallbladder issues'
"I had gallbladder issues prior to the T1 diagnosis. When I 1st met with my endo, he was interested that I had already had my gallbladder removed; there is supposedly a big link between diabetes and gallbladder issues. I just don't know the…"
Apr 24, 2014
Tabacblond replied to KimK's discussion 'Type 1 and Gallbladder issues'
"did you change your diet recently? If you swapped to lower carb and higher fat that could be it, both gallbladder and insulin wise. Especially if you ate low fat your entire life :-)"
Apr 24, 2014
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Type 1 and Gallbladder issues

I have had type 1 for over 30 years, and I have recently been having Gallbladder issues. (I use a pump) I have also had quite a bit of recent trouble keeping my BG down. Are these related? It seems that my basal rate and my bolus amounts are not nearly enough. The constant adjusting is overwhelming. I am usually in the 5.9-6.3 HA1C range, but I fear it will be much higher in my next checkup.Does anyone know of a link?See More
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KimK replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
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Oct 15, 2013
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At 4:31am on October 7, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,KimK. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 4:19am on October 7, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, KimK!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 4:17am on October 7, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kim......
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 1:45pm on September 5, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out sme of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 12:29am on September 1, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:
At 3:47pm on August 31, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 1:54pm on August 31, 2011, 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 1:29pm on August 31, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the circle Kim! Diagnosed the day after Christmas....sigh!!!
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, 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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