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Being bad again !!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Type1Gal Sep 24, 2011. 7 Replies

Hi All,well not going so well lately, went on the pump for the first time at the end of June, I was great with a new found enthusiam towards my diabetes and to hit it head on. Constant blood testing,…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Cora Sep 21, 2011. 20 Replies

Still being a fairly new diabetic, The thought has crossed my mind, why cant they transplant a pancreas and cure a diabetic ?? They seem to do everything else, heart, lungs etc ? Can anyone enlighten…Continue

Having Serious Doubts..............

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melitta May 14, 2011. 8 Replies

Well due to go and order my pump on the 24th May but after reading some of the forums eg: problems with sites bleeding, sore sites, problems for ladies hiding pumps, problems catching on lines etc. I…Continue

Pump next step

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie Apr 28, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, Im a new member and am currently carb counting for the next few weeks before the pump. Im for some reason petrified of the pump, I hate needles and have enough trouble giving myself the…Continue


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May 13, 2012
Lila replied to Natalie's discussion 'Being bad again !!'
"I wonder if it helps to not think of it as a battle. For me, it's just part of my routine. And life is all about routines. After all, most of us wouldn't dream of leaving the house in our pajamas, without having brushed our teeth. I have…"
Sep 24, 2011
Zoe replied to Natalie's discussion 'Being bad again !!'
"I think AR makes a good point, that having other activities that you enjoy is really important. It almost doesn't matter if they're "good for" your diabetes or "bad for" your diabetes (within but the point…"
Sep 24, 2011
acidrock23 replied to Natalie's discussion 'Being bad again !!'
"The thing that always saved me was having hobbies and diversions I didn't want diabetes to get in the way of. When I was younger, it was partying and rock and roll, neither of which are recommended by the ADA but when you are bolusing at 2:00…"
Sep 24, 2011
Zoe replied to Natalie's discussion 'Being bad again !!'
"Your description of your "good" weeks sounds a bit exhausting. Perhaps if you worked at managing your blood sugars, but didn't feel it had to be "perfect" you wouldn't then react by being "bad" and neglecting…"
Sep 24, 2011
Theresa replied to Natalie's discussion 'Being bad again !!'
"I think because it is constant - there is no light at the end of the tunnel. My hope is that my son just makes it a part of his daily life kind of like brushing his teeth. You just get up and get on with it. Good luck and May God bless you!"
Sep 24, 2011
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Being bad again !!

Hi All,well not going so well lately, went on the pump for the first time at the end of June, I was great with a new found enthusiam towards my diabetes and to hit it head on. Constant blood testing, weekly uploading my data to my specialist, counting and weighing everything to correctly enter into my pump. My levels were doing great !well that lasted about 4 weeks....... now im not even checking my sugars unless I eat, which is not much lately as I work at a job that makes it very hard to stop…See More
Sep 24, 2011
Cora replied to Natalie's discussion 'Transplants'
"Depending on where you go, you may even be able to get a pancreas tx without prednisone. I have been steroid free with my kidney since 2002 (pancreas in 2008). I think I still like to post on these boards because I feel it would be a waste of my 42…"
Sep 21, 2011
Gary replied to Natalie's discussion 'Transplants'
"Let's just hope to god that Dr Faustman's theory using BCG can actually be sufficient enough to stop the attack on our cells. I have a feeling there will be additional treatment needed but at least she's trying to stop what's…"
Sep 21, 2011
Cora replied to Natalie's discussion 'Transplants'
"I think it is old data. My transplant center (U of Minnesota in Minneapolis) does a lot of pancreas txs and some (not most though) are done alone. They do a lot in the overall, well over 150 per year and I think that they get maybe 5 or 6 that…"
Sep 21, 2011
Emily Coles replied to Natalie's discussion 'Transplants'
"Wow. This is a story I've never heard. Thanks for sharing it, Doris."
Sep 20, 2011
Baby Tee replied to Natalie's discussion 'Transplants'
"My kidney dr said they will do both a kidney and pancreas transplant, if you like when they do a kidney transplant. Usually the pancreas isn't too in demand, so they are easy to come by. He also said that most pancreast transplants don't…"
Sep 20, 2011
Natalie ._c- replied to Natalie's discussion 'Transplants'
"Plural of pancreas is pancreata. Or at least that's what I read in a medical journal article. :-)"
Sep 20, 2011
bluefrango replied to Natalie's discussion 'Transplants'
"It can work for some. Type 1 is [most often] a disease of your immune system, not your pancreas. Your pancreas was healthy until some of the T-cells in your immune system destroyed it. A transplant is fixing what was destroyed by the disease. As…"
Sep 20, 2011
Cora replied to Natalie's discussion 'Transplants'
"That's one person. I know literally dozens of pancreas transplant recipients, some with their organs as long as 15 years or more. Pancreas transplant are not any less successful than any other transplants of delicate type organs (I mean…"
Sep 20, 2011
Kelly WPA replied to Natalie's discussion 'Transplants'
"I do know someone that had his new pancreas killed by a 2nd autoimmune attack - that is not theory, it actually happened to someone. The problem with autoimmune stuff is many of us have multiple autoimmune problems. The original attack on the…"
Sep 20, 2011

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Posted on June 24, 2011 at 4:09pm 2 Comments

Good morning everyone !!! Just wanted to share my good news with all my fellow Diabetics, well got out of hospital yesterday after meeting my new best friend, my Medtronics Minimed Veo.

270373_1902153191414_1169229537_1814166_5765856_n.jpgAfter many serious doubts Im glad to report that… Continue

Big Day

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 12:48am 6 Comments

Well ordered my pump today and the big day is the 23rd June...... Dont know if Im nervous or excited....

Hello Fellow Aussies !

Posted on May 7, 2011 at 9:04pm 1 Comment

Hi all, fairly new to this site and have just found this group woohoo ! Im T1 and about to go on the pump, glad to see fellow australians on here.

Have a great day everyone !

Restless Legs Syndrome

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 6:53pm 12 Comments

Hi All,

I suffer this with the diabetes so my doctor tells me, do all diabetics get it ?? It gets me out of bed sometimes it just drives me nuts. Has anyone found anything that helps with this condition ??

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At 8:08pm on May 8, 2011, Ant97gtr said…
Hey Natalie, thanks for the friend req :-)

Its great to meet a fellow Melb D! Such a beautiful family you have.

Take care...
At 7:27am on May 4, 2011, Holger Schmeken said…
Greetings to the other side of the world and thanks for the friendship.
At 11:09pm on May 3, 2011, Gerri said…
Thanks for the friend add. Holler if you need anything.
At 6:16am on May 2, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Nat, I saw your post in the Spirit Group. I've had my Spirit for years now, and I love it! I have the security of knowing that if something happens to my pump, I can immediately switch over to my spare pump. Mimimed does not offer a back up pump, so if you have a pump accident, you need to know how to go back on shots until they can get you a replacement. I have always used Minimed infusion sets, however. the luer lock connection is the same. You spoke of the pain on insertion. Make sure you are looking at comments on infusion set introducer needles, and not the CGMS device, which the minimed brand is known to be brutal and very scary. I also use a Lidocaine/Prilocaine cream when I can, it completely numbs the skin so I don't feel anything. of course, if I have to make a change right away, I don't wait for the cream (takes an hour to take effect) and it's not really painful.
At 1:05pm on April 28, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Nat-Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 9:20am on April 28, 2011, Doris D said…
At 7:54pm on April 27, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 11:55am on April 27, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 10:43am on April 27, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILY YOU WILL EVER SEE MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have a question just ask one of us or go to our Forum and ask it and all of us will try to help you. We're like a family though (you know how all families agree and disagree right? WEll that's us some agree with what ppl say some don't. Families huh?)
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