Kirsten Welter
  • 31, Female
  • Bologna
  • Italy
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Started this discussion. Last reply by debb Oct 6, 2008. 5 Replies


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Jan 18
Linda G left a comment for Kirsten Welter
"Greetings Kirsten....and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Jan 23, 2011
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Jan 23, 2011
Kirsten Welter replied to Danny's discussion '5,000 DIABETES YEARS'
"4685 + 19 = 5004!!!!!!!! wow. that is a LOT of years lived by many different people with diabetes!!!"
Oct 28, 2010
Kristin left a comment for Kirsten Welter
"Hi Kirsten! Hope that you are well :) Check out this discussion and add your years :)"
Oct 27, 2010
Kirsten Welter updated their profile
Oct 24, 2010
Kirsten Welter replied to SS's discussion 'Pregnant with Type1 + Hypothyroid - help!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congratulations! I also have hypothyroidism and take 200mcg of Eutirox (I think the European version of Synthroid). I know that during pregnancy, you usually have to increase thyroid medication but not always in the beginning - it can be at any…"
Oct 7, 2010
Kirsten Welter replied to Sharray's discussion 'HELP!!!!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Don't stress too much about it! I had the exact same thing in the first few weeks, from weeks 4-7 (I'm now 12 weeks). I took TONS of insulin, regardless of what my pump told me to give myself (like double or triple the amount), and just…"
Sep 29, 2010

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What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Paradigm 522

A little background....

I have been living in Bologna, Italy for the past three years as my husband is Italian, but I am originally from the United States. Having lived a bit of everywhere, I last lived in Davis, California where I went to college. I am 26 years old and have been diabetic since I was 7 and on a Minimed pump since I was 10.

I love travelling, reading, running, hiking, skiing - basically doing anything outdoors! I have done a lot of international traveling and would love to offer any advice that I can to people with questions.

Living in a foreign country and trying to figure out the whole health care system and how to make the best of the situation is quite a challenge, and since moving here I have turned to fellow diabetics for a lot of support. I started using a Minimed 522 and the cooresponding CGMS a year and a half ago. I am really happy with it and have had a 6.5 A1C for the first time EVER!

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At 4:41am on January 23, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 5:16pm on January 23, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Kirsten....and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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 5:10pm on January 23, 2011, Doris D said…
At 11:27pm on October 27, 2010, Kristin said…
Hi Kirsten! Hope that you are well :) Check out this discussion and add your years :)
At 7:17pm on January 23, 2010, Lois said…
Hope you had a great day and didn't celebrate too hard! lol

At 8:10am on January 23, 2010, Marie B said…
Happy Birthday, Kirsten!
At 2:13am on September 21, 2009, Alessandra Paganin said…
ciao aspetto a Esino!!!Yuppie =-))))))) big big hug to you!!!!
At 4:29am on February 16, 2009, Alessandra Paganin said…
Ciao Kirsten, a little ciao from here too!How have you been my dear? I hope you're all right and not feeling any pain! There's a lovely sun today, it's great to see it!
Big hug to you from your friend Ale x
At 11:39am on January 30, 2009, Linzie Pflumm said…
Hey, oh wow it is so exciting to find someone else out there with similar experiances as you. It's cool to know that there are people going through the same thing you are. Yes my a1c was by far my lowest as was yours and it is really exciting. Congrats on your a1c and keep doing well.....
At 8:42am on January 26, 2009, Vanessa said…
Hi Kirsten... I'm Ale's sis... how are you?Ale has told me many beautiful things about you... Do you like Italy?... WHat is California like?It must be wonderful! I'd like to visit it! Hope you'll have a nice week. Vanessa



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