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Diabetes and Insensitivity/Sensitivity of Friends

Started this discussion. Last reply by PatientX Apr 21, 2012. 23 Replies

Sorry for using this thing again, guys, but I was wondering how your friends handled your diagnosis if you were old enough to have well established friends or how new people handle your…Continue

New to T1 -- How Long Does It Take To Get Better At This?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan74 May 30, 2012. 33 Replies

Hey everyone! I'm sure some of this ground has been covered, but I want to get all my fears and feelings of failure out there. I was recently diagnosed type I. I'm trying not to obsess over my…Continue


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Marie replied to LAB's discussion 'Charging My Dexter in Europe'
"I spent the summer in England and was super paranoid about charging my Dex that I just brought along the step-down transformer or whatever it is. Then again, it's pretty clunky. It was worth it for me to bring along because I was going to be…"
Sep 6, 2012
Marie replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Community topic: Here comes Fathers Day!!'
"My dad is near and dear to my heart. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town on Father's Day, but we've got a special bond. I grew up with my dad being a type I diabetic. It wasn't out of the ordinary to see all the lancets and…"
Jun 14, 2012
Marie replied to The Diabetic Chef's discussion 'Let's be honest! What's your Pump's name and how did you come up with it?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"My pump's name is Myls (pronouned Miles) as in My Lifesaver. :)"
Jun 9, 2012
Marie joined Sarah Kay's group

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This group is for anyone who is in college and a diabetic. The topics discussed include how to handle exam stress and blood sugars, college humor, and all things related!See More
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For users of any model of Animas insulin pumps.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which…See More
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Marie replied to Tom's discussion 'Let's educate me about ALCOHOL'
"I just turned 21 May 22nd and I somehow managed to survive despite that being my first time drinking since being diagnosed. Haha. All jokes aside, I learned what to do and what not to do from my 21st birthday antics. Let me cover my opinions on the…"
Jun 8, 2012
Jan74 replied to Marie's discussion 'New to T1 -- How Long Does It Take To Get Better At This?'
"I know it, I just hope not several times a day, everyday like now. Though to be honest, it is mostly just when I get my period. I go completely out of control then. It doesn't help that I'm correcting with Regular insulin at the moment,…"
May 30, 2012
still_young_at_heart replied to Marie's discussion 'New to T1 -- How Long Does It Take To Get Better At This?'
"Jan - you'll still be doing corrections for as long as you live. It's the nature of the beast. Maurie"
May 30, 2012
Jan74 replied to Marie's discussion 'New to T1 -- How Long Does It Take To Get Better At This?'
"I was diagnosed 3 months ago and I'm just now getting good readings - but I still do corrections. By "good" I mean I'm correcting 150s and 160s, rather than 180s and 200s. So yeah, it takes a while. Like you, I'm an…"
May 30, 2012
Skapy replied to Marie's discussion 'New to T1 -- How Long Does It Take To Get Better At This?'
"Sorry to hear what has happened to you, but everything will get easier. Just got to keep on sticking to your daily routine and believe that you are taking the right steps to a better life."
May 1, 2012
PatientX replied to Marie's discussion 'Diabetes and Insensitivity/Sensitivity of Friends'
"I have dropped people like your friend from my life. Don't need the negative vibe. But I am thinking your friend was already self centered even before your diagnosis. If you look back at the behavior, I bet you it was always there. Your new way…"
Apr 21, 2012
DEA replied to Marie's discussion 'Diabetes and Insensitivity/Sensitivity of Friends'
"Ignorance is understandable and forgivable, as well as educable. It just takes someone willing to listen as you lay out the facts. If the person is determined to make herself feel better by making you feel worse, well, there's not a lot you can…"
Apr 21, 2012
Sue replied to Marie's discussion 'Diabetes and Insensitivity/Sensitivity of Friends'
"I cannot watch my grandchildren because my daughter-in-law is afraid I will hurt them because I have 'diabetes.' Want to talk about pain!? Nuf said."
Apr 21, 2012
TrueTheory replied to Marie's discussion 'Diabetes and Insensitivity/Sensitivity of Friends'
"+1 Perfect advice."
Apr 20, 2012
KCCO replied to Marie's discussion 'Diabetes and Insensitivity/Sensitivity of Friends'
"After your main post, I thought, Eh, well maybe the friend is really worried about you but doesn't know how to express it well and it comes out as criticism and meanness. But after this update, it seems she is just rotten and selfish all…"
Apr 20, 2012
timmy replied to Marie's discussion 'Diabetes and Insensitivity/Sensitivity of Friends'
Apr 20, 2012

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I'm a 20-year-old college student who was recently diagnosed type I diabetic. It's been a huge shock despite having grown up with a type I diabetic father.

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At 5:55am on April 5, 2012, palomino said…

Welcome to TuD!

At 6:04pm on March 27, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home :)
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".
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At 11:50am on March 27, 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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At 10:11am on March 26, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Marie- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community.

At 3:03pm on March 25, 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 12:56pm on March 25, 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 10:48am on March 25, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.




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