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JeffD replied to Mandy's discussion 'Speech By the ADA's Richard Kahn'
"If he is talking about the improvement of the diabetic community as a whole, ie. the average does better, he may have a point. I have read that compliance is a big issue with medications. So getting more folks to actually take their meds is…"
Jul 19, 2010
Mandy replied to Mitchell Boeshart's discussion 'Type 1, Type 1.5 or Type 2?????'
"Not all Type 1 is auto-immune. There is a 1a - auto-immune, and a type 1b - Not autoimmune (idiopathic) diabetes. It usually found in minority populations, but it still exists. Also antibodies are only positive about 80% of the time, even in…"
Jan 9, 2010
Mandy commented on Melissa Lee's blog post 'Dropped from Insurance - 6 weeks before baby'
"I'm so sorry! I hope you win in an appeal. Our company in a money crunch, just did the same thing. They called it an audit, and everyone had to resubmit documents or face "prosecution and loss of job". They were very clear and very…"
Jan 2, 2010
Mandy replied to The Diabetic Welfare Queen's discussion 'Slightly high sugars this morning...'
"Are you about to start? Typically BGs rise a few days before, and plummet on the first day."
Jan 2, 2010
Mandy and Cynthia Kahn are now friends
Dec 28, 2009
Cynthia Kahn left a comment for Mandy
"http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/ the information on your event is different from that on the CWD page. Which is right?"
Dec 28, 2009
Mandy replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Animas Ping Question'
"Losing your prime happens a lot to me this time of year. It is always caused by a drastic change in temperature. If I go running outside, and come in, it will usually alarm about 30-45 minutes later. I wouldn't call it a flaw in the pump, but I…"
Dec 20, 2009

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My Sweet Life

I'm a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic at age 29, learning and living with every day that approaches. Savoring every moment in a new way and I'm now living the sweet life.

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Thrilled to Be Here!

Posted on October 4, 2007 at 9:04am 2 Comments

New to Diabetes, New to Blogging and I'm absolutely thrilled to be here!

I know I will learn a lot, and it will be soooo nice to be able to discuss things with other people who understand. I currently know no one with diabetes type 1 or type 2, so I'm starting from scratch.

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At 11:09am on December 28, 2009, Cynthia Kahn said…
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/ the information on your event is different from that on the CWD page. Which is right?
At 9:11pm on October 29, 2009, Alli said…
hi mandy,

thanks for adding me. i can;t tell you what a relief it is to hear from you--i haven't found anyone who's been in my situation, just people who've ended up with problems after being diagnosed. and i just saw from a message right above this that you have vitamin d issues too? my dr. put me on crazy supplements a few months ago after a horrible bone density scan.
anyway, i'd love to talk more with you about everything.
At 8:27pm on July 24, 2009, Cathy said…
Hey Mandy I am curious how you got your free ping skin? Who is CWD? I would like to try one out for my ping.
At 3:54pm on May 7, 2009, Vanessa Garcia said…
Thank you for the encouraging words of advice, i appreciate it.
At 2:05pm on April 11, 2009, Suzanne said…
Since they don't actually know exactly what causes type 1, all they do know is that we are prone to additional autoimmune disorders. One of my good buddies on the site, Rick, has rheumatoid arthritis from his years of t1. I also have Hashimoto's thyroid disease too. For me all of my autoimmune disorders have been treatable so I just roll with the punches. Let me know what the docs tell you and what they want to try for you. Since these disorders are system wide, it is best to get the diagnosis and start treatment to minimize their impact on your overall health. I would suggest you add foods high in omega 3s as this has helped me tremendously. I eat salmon and other fish alot now and I use flax seeds on yogurt and peanut butter sandwiches. Apparently these help lower the inflammatory numbers in your blood, thus helping your symptoms.
At 6:45am on April 11, 2009, Suzanne said…
I am happy to share about my sarcoidosis. It actually took almost 2 years and tons of tests for my rheumatologist to finally give me the diagnosis. I had tons of bloodwork, xrays, muscle tests, a muscle biopsy, and more. All the while I had a rash on my chest, dry eyes, and extreme muscle pain and weakness (that was part of the myositis part of the diagnosis). Apparently my blood work did not give them a typical result that they expect with sarcoid's so it was alot of ruling other stuff out. Based on what they were able to figure out they decided to put me on steroids and if my inflammatory numbers came down, I would be diagnosed. So that is what they did, they put me on prednisone which hosed my control but made my symptoms disappear. Now they are weaning me off steroids and I take methotrexate, a chemo drug. I truly feel cured from these meds, no more pain or other symptoms. Unfortunately I will have to take meds forever for this but it sure beats some of the other complications I could have gotten!
At 2:08pm on February 20, 2009, Cathy said…
I hope my levels do so much better. I feel tired all the time right now. I have no energy. I don't know though it might be the winter blahs. I get them every winter. I am excited and scared all at the same time about the pump. I wanna do better but I am scared of messing up. Thanks for all your info.
At 6:36pm on February 19, 2009, Cathy said…
P.S. I live in The S.E. too.
At 6:35pm on February 19, 2009, Cathy said…
Wow good a1c level. I hope when I get my pump mine will be as good. Right now it is 6.8 but it is probably higher now because of some weird 500 reading lately. Congrats on the level.
At 6:45pm on January 20, 2009, Terry said…
Semmes is basically Mobile.

Thanks for saying hi. Take care of yourself. Terry



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