Hello! How's it going Mary Lynn...any questions? Take a look at some of the other groups when you get a chance!
I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.
I saw your question about the pump and gastroparesis. When you take injections, all the short acting insulin works right away. If you eat at that time but your stomach doesn't empty, you may have a low blood glucose but then later when your stomach decides to empty, there is no more insulin on board and your BG may go very high.
With the insulin pump, you are able to give a bolus that gives you part of the insulin right away and the rest of it over time so that you don't go too low if your stomach doesn't empty. It is more likely to get better glucose control. Once you have gastroparesis, damage has already been done but by getting better BG control, it may improve to some degree. The insulin pump should be helpful for you.
Welcome to the site. It's good to have you. I see you are from the Johnson City area. I live in Tennessee also and we have a group on here for diabetics called TN Diabetics. Come join us. I am currently trying to get a gathering organized for those of us here on the site. It would probably be in Cookeville, TN, which is between Knoxville and Nashville on I-40. I know that's a drive for you, but if you are interested, let me know.
Once again, welcome to the site!
Oh gosh your my mero! I was born in 63 and I see where you took Type 1 in 64! Also your a fellow Tennesseen! I live in West TN Jackson to tell the truth. You know the town on the insterstase between Memphis and Nashville? You may be interested in our group section. Cara has set up a group for Tennessee Diabetics and is planning an outing for us. You may want to talk to her about that and join the group!
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