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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 anna's discussion 'Discrimination by endocrinologists?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"We move around a lot (we are a military family) and I can attest to the frustration of trying to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!!!!! Its mind boggling how hard it is to find a good Endo. Heck, I had a hard enough time just trying to get ahold of my local…"
MKSSS replied to Timbeak48's discussion '530g Clip Screw' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Yes! In the clear pump clip that I actually purchased! Well, although I think it was a pin that came out not the screw- but because the pin came out the whole clip part came apart. I thought about writing the company, but I guess I never got around…"
Aug 14
MKSSS replied to David A. Rambo's discussion 'Anyone else trying to stay off insulin and eliminate gluten?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Yes I agree! I spent almost two years misdiagnosed as T2 as a slim 29 y/o. Not only is the education process different for those with T2 (loose weight, watch what you eat, exercise regularly to lower your bs, etc.), but my thought processes were…"
Aug 7
MKSSS commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'Ten (10) things I have learned about being diabetic in the past 40 years!!'
"Thank you SO MUCH for the opportunity to laugh! It's not too often diabetes = funny. You made my day. My husband might have an issue if I wake up naked with 15 firemen around, haha."
Aug 3
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I did get Think Like a Pancreas at the beginning of my dx and it was (IS) very helpful. When I realized that I need to be the one to control my basal settings I was able to go back to the book and had an "aha!" moment- so THAT's what…"
Jul 19
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Yes! But the doctor was from a different culture so maybe he didn't really see any big deal operating out of the house?! It was really just bizarre. Thanks for letting me vent."
Jul 19
Mari replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
""Think like a pancreas" changed my life!"
Jul 18
Chris replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I second these great resources. MKSSS...I am impressed with your perseverance and bravery. That house based endo sounds like a nightmare. Was that in the US? I have to admit my overwhelming anxiety over getting the right endo. Managing this illness…"
Jul 18
Cindy replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"You may want to also check out additional books--Think Like a Pancreas and Take Control Of Your Diabetes (available on the TCOYD website. You can read them several times and still get information from them."
Jul 18
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I just ordered it. Thank you!"
Jul 18
Sam from Alabam replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Wow!I can't help you with the doctors, but you can help yourself with this book.…"
Jul 18
MKSSS commented on Dede's group 'SASSY PUMPERS'
Jul 18
MKSSS replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thank you for the encouragement. I'm learning at stages how much of an advocate I need to be for myself! But in order to advocate for yourself you have to KNOW what you are advocating for. There is so much to learn about diabetes. I think…"
Jul 18
Marypat replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"MKSSS- I am so sorry to hear the problems you have had. I think TuD is a good place to vent and get support. I had gestational diabetes, was misdiagnosed with T2 almost 20 years later and then finally diagnosed as LADA by a Nurse Practioner- not the…"
Jul 18
Donna replied to MKSSS's discussion 'CRAZY experience' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hey, never have to apologize for needing to is part of the disease in my experience. I have found that one of your best resources is one of the local Medtronic trainers when it comes to the pump.I have been on the pump about 5 yrs. now and…"
Jul 18
MKSSS added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

CRAZY experience

Hello friends! Can I just vent about my HORRIBLE doctor experience. Ok. So no one ever warns you that when you become a diabetic that you will have more than just your disease to worry about. I was dxd in 2012 with T1 diabetes after a misdiagnosis of gestational (well, to be fair I WAS pregnant) and then T2. I've shared my story here before. And to complicate matters my husband is in the military and we move around...alot. That makes having consistency of care near impossible. I was originally…See More
Jul 18

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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.
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.
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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…

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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