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Frustrated with Pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by MKSSS Sep 15, 2013. 16 Replies

Hi all! I've been LADA for at least 1.5 years diagnosed but 4 years undiagnosed (went through gestational D and T2 before my pancreas finally decided to quit producing insulin all together and…Continue

Mud 5k

Started this discussion. Last reply by MKSSS May 21, 2013. 7 Replies

So I'm really excited. I signed up for my first 5k EVER! It's a "Go Dirty Girl" mud race/obstacle course. I have a few months to prepare, but I've been hitting the gym 4x a week since last summer…Continue

Happy Birthday to my LADA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Sep 28, 2012. 1 Reply

My youngest daughter (pictured as a newborn in my profile pic) just turned three this week and it's also sort of a milestone for me as well. I (who had no diabetes in my family ANYWHERE) was…Continue

Going to a pump while honeymooning?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Type2Tommy Jun 14, 2012. 18 Replies

Hello fellow LADAers. I was finally diagnosed with LADA a few months ago. It took my husband taking me to the hospital and pushing for an Endo. to see me after my Internal Med. doc RX'ed massive…Continue


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MKSSS replied to kphil06's discussion 'Warrior Dash' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I did a mud race last year and just went without it. I'm so glad I did. Aside from getting mud in every pore of my body you also can get jostled around so I'm glad I didn't wear it- it might have hurt if I fell on it (there was LOTS…"
Apr 9
MKSSS replied to Sensorium139's discussion 'So I'm possibly getting a pump soon-ish' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"1. I have the 530 also, and I don't use cgm with it. I have used cgm before but that was before I had a pump! 2. I can't really answer those questions! 3. The Bayer meter is O.K.. Sometimes I questions it's accuracy. I've used…"
Feb 15
MKSSS joined Dede's group


Do you put it in your bra?? Do you use a girdle??? Are you fierce and fun but walking around with a "remote control" all the time. Let talk about ingenious ways to stay FAB with the pump onSee More
Feb 8
MKSSS replied to thompam's discussion 'Diet confusion' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Yes! I've been there!! Just remember you don't have to educate yourself all in one day. I have three kids so I get so angry at having diabetes sometimes b/c I feel like it's a full-time job on top of everything else in my life. I get…"
Jan 30
MKSSS replied to thompam's discussion 'Diet confusion' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Ug, I share your frustration with the confusion! Everyone wants to tell you something different. I go back and forth, but basically I still eat carbs. I like a sandwich WITH bread and I love beans and cheese and chips (occasionally). My cholesterol…"
Jan 30
MKSSS replied to Avi e's discussion 'choosing the right pump for my daughter' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"a 19 year old? Or a 1.9 year old. Sorry I'm slightly confused."
Jan 20
MKSSS and Melitta are now friends
Jan 8
MKSSS commented on Melitta's blog post 'Latent Autoimmune Diabetes Myths: Separating Fiction from Fact'
"Yes, thank you! When I was first diagnosed I was SO confused!!! Actually before I was diagnosed but when I knew something was really wrong. It does strike me as odd though that some in the medical community can't wrap their brains around the…"
Jan 7
Scott E replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Questions to Ask Endo' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I'd suggest you contact your insulin pump representative and ask for his or her opinion on the three doctors -- they will be better able to tell you how much the docs know about the pump and how much of the functionality they utilize. The docs…"
Dec 24, 2013
Kj replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Questions to Ask Endo' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"A couple of thoughts . . . My son has type 1 and one of the most important things to me is the appointment time allotment. I want to feel like I have enough time to explain my worries and not feel pressured about time. We have 45 minutes with her…"
Dec 21, 2013
skinny type-1 replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Endocrinologist ?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I know that when I moved to another state and had no idea where to find an endo that was good, I called my pump manufacturer and asked them who in the area worked closely with them. They gave me the names of several endocrinologists with whom they…"
Dec 20, 2013
PMichel liked MKSSS's discussion Questions to Ask Endo
Dec 20, 2013
Donna replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Questions to Ask Endo' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Ask if he /she has been trained on a Minimed pump. My endo dr actually used one with saline solution to really know what it is like. He uploads data from my pump onto his computer to get my latest readings. Also ask how many people with type 1…"
Dec 20, 2013
MKSSS added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

Questions to Ask Endo

I just got a referral for 3 different endocrinologists. I would love some input/advice on questions to ask the practice before I'm seen. I want to make sure I have a doctor who will support my pump and the technology that goes with it. Thanks in advance!See More
Dec 20, 2013
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Endocrinologist ?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"So THE craziest thing happened last night! The receptionist called me back (granted I've been on the phone with her earlier this week discussing my appointment) and told me that the "Doctor is not doing well" and won't be seeing…"
Dec 20, 2013
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'Endocrinologist ?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"That is good to know about going rogue. I've thought so many times about doing that w/ my pump and just giving myself lots of insulin. Usually out of moments of frustration! I should probably refrain... Thanks for the tip about university…"
Dec 18, 2013

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
July 17, 2009
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At 12:45pm on March 17, 2013, Mari said…

concerning your post on minimed:
just give your body some time to get used to its new BG. I find that with lower blood sugars, I feel less hungry...
good luck!

At 6:42am on February 29, 2012, Scott E said…

Hi MKSSS. I love your profile picture.... what a precious baby!

At 10:41am on February 20, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes MKSSS!

At 4:43pm on February 17, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes!

At 3:24pm on February 16, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home MKSSS...
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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 7:57am on February 16, 2012, Doris D said…

Im a Type 1 too but here we have many Type 2's too. WE try to understand all types of diabetes here. I've been a Type 1 for 38 years now and my daughter is a TYpe 1 for 12 years now. I took TYpe 1 at 10 and she took TYpe 1 at 11. She's now 23 and has 3 kids of her own.

At 2:31pm on February 15, 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 2:10pm on February 15, 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 1:47pm on February 15, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to the community!

At 11:44am on February 15, 2012, Doris D said…

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