Natalie ._c-
  • Female
  • Reno, NV
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Natalie ._c-'s Friends

  • _Danny_
  • Gayan
  • Lilli
  • MrSilver
  • Charles Radley
  • Judith in Portland
  • Mick48
  • maugreeny
  • Karena Bowler
  • socaking
  • dave
  • Denver
  • Alon Levi
  • Chas
  • Lynn

Natalie ._c-'s Discussions

Life's Little Surprises

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Jan 11. 10 Replies

First off, I need to apologize to the staff of Diabetes Hands Foundation, who so graciously and generously gave me a scholarship to attend the AADE meeting last August -- I am very sorry for not…Continue

Evaluating studies from a patient perspective

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yvonne Aug 30, 2014. 6 Replies

I just read a report about a study which said that major weight loss had no effect on cardiovascular disease in T2s, but of course, they should lose weight anyway. That kind of qualifier seems to be…Continue

THE Club

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Quick Feb 11, 2013. 9 Replies

Today, 12-11-12, I have officially joined the Drop Your Expensive Medical Device in the Toilet (AFTER You Peed) Club. :-( But it seems to have suffered little damage -- I can see some wetness on the…Continue

Not World Diabetes Day!

Started this discussion. Last reply by jrtpup Dec 1, 2012. 6 Replies

I made this shirt for ALL YEAR ROUND!! I'm a lousy photographer (especially with a dumb phone) and so it read backwards. But it says DIABETES All day, every day! That's reality, folks! :-)…Continue

 

Natalie ._c-'s Page

Latest Activity

Rikki007s joined Natalie ._c-'s group
Thumbnail

Type 2

A place to discuss EVERYTHING related to Type 2 -- diet, exercise, meds, insulin, complications, emotional stress, family relationships, diabetes police -- everything!See More
Mar 22
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"I told a co worker of mine from Romania that I am diabetic. I told her this in explaining why I don't jump around from job to job because of insurance. This of course is before Obama care. She told me about all the international programs for…"
Mar 17
Natalie ._c- and TheOneType are now friends
Mar 17
Dalimama joined Natalie ._c-'s group
Thumbnail

Type 2

A place to discuss EVERYTHING related to Type 2 -- diet, exercise, meds, insulin, complications, emotional stress, family relationships, diabetes police -- everything!See More
Mar 15
SpiroHere commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"Thanks for the warm welcome. I am a little embarrassed to ask this question, but since I am doing a lot of BG testing, my poor finger tips are paying the price. I am using the Accu-Chek,Multiplex. Expensive but convenient. Any suggestions? Also, is…"
Mar 13
SpiroHere joined Natalie ._c-'s group
Thumbnail

Type 2

A place to discuss EVERYTHING related to Type 2 -- diet, exercise, meds, insulin, complications, emotional stress, family relationships, diabetes police -- everything!See More
Mar 13
Janine M-W liked Natalie ._c-'s group Type 2
Mar 8
Trudy left a comment for Natalie ._c-
"Congratulations on being a featured member, and Happy Birthday!"
Mar 7
Marie B left a comment for Natalie ._c-
"Happy Birthday Natalie!!!"
Mar 7
Doris D left a comment for Natalie ._c-
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!"
Mar 7
Cayla left a comment for Natalie ._c-
"Happy birthday! Hope it's wonderful!"
Mar 7
Linda G left a comment for Natalie ._c-
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY! BEST WISHES on your SPECIAL DAY DEAR LADY!!"
Mar 7
jenny joined Natalie ._c-'s group
Thumbnail

Emotional Support

This a group for non-judgmental attitudes, active listening, honest communication, and finding ways to support each other, whether it's good news or bad.See More
Mar 6
Cayla left a comment for Natalie ._c-
"Congratulations on being a featured member!"
Mar 6
Linda G left a comment for Natalie ._c-
"Hey, look at that! You're a FEATURED MEMBER!! BRAVA NATALIE! "
Mar 6
Natalie ._c- was featured
Mar 6

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Tidbits of new information; community
Date diagnosed
August 19, 1992
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.9
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Tandem t:slim
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://theoddduckout-natalie.blogspot.com/

Short Diabetes Biography

Thought I'd give you a short diabetes biography. I was formally diagnosed in 1993, but there were clues that it was going to happen for a year or two before that. Because I also had hypothyroidism (which turned out to be Hashimoto's) my PCP referred me to an endo. Assuming that I was Type 2, although I was not obese, he started me on Glucotrol (a sulfonylurea, all that was available at the time), which didn't do a thing for me. After enduring unacceptable BGs (180-200 fasting, over 250 PP) for 5 months, I asked for insulin, although HE didn't think I was doing badly. HE wasn't symptomatic, you know? So I endured the whole protocol of NPH at night, which fixed my fasting, but did nothing for my PP's, then 70/30, a nightmare of highs and lows, then mixing N + R, then Humalog + N, and finally, in 1999, a pump. The pump has given me the freedom that I so missed during the whole saga of shot therapy!Last year, I suffered a major depression (have had Major Depressive Disorder since I was in the 5th grade), and my diabetes control went to h*ll. I didn't stop insulin completely, but didn't take enough, so I ended up in a hyperglycemic, hyperosmolar coma, which is what happens when you DO have enough insulin in you to keep you alive, but not enough to keep your BGs down. It has a 50% mortality rate, but when I didn't show up for a picnic, my friends came looking for me, and got me to the ER, and the rest was luck. Although I have never been tested for antibodies, my CDE told me that in the hospital, I did not respond to Type 2 protocols, and that I needed to consider myself Type 1 for medical treatment reasons.After that experience, I found the resolve to get serious about diabetes control, and found TuDiabetes, which has been a godsend! (Thanks, Manny!)Since I am retired, and need to do something useful with my time, I have become interested in advocacy for ALL PWDs, all types, all ages. Being a former teacher, I am particularly interested in diabetes education and support for the newly diagnosed, and emotional and social support for the badly-discriminated-against obese diabetics (not always Type 2!). While I think the CDEs and dietitians are doing the best they know how, they don't always understand OUR point of view, unless they have diabetes themselves. It amused me that last week at AADE, when I talked to the CDE's about Type 1, they assumed I was Type 1, and when I talked to them about Type 2, they assumed I was Type 2. As if you could tell by eyeballing someone, especially us older folks! LOL!

Natalie ._c-'s Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Natalie ._c-'s Blog

A lovely day with Zoe

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 9:17pm 9 Comments

I just got back from Sacramento (I live in Reno) after spending a lovely day with Zoe. For starters, the weather was pleasant -- warm, but not unbearably hot. We recognized each other immediately, and sat for a while in a nice little coffee house, and fell to talking immediately. It turns out that we have a lot in common, as well as some complementary differences. Of course, we did talk about diabetes, but that was not all of it by a long shot. We took a walk through the Sacramento History…

Continue

Having a bad low

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 4:38am 18 Comments

I got up to go to the bathroom, and as always when I get up in the middle of the night, I checked my CGM, and it said 58 and dropping. OK. The bad part was the arrow pointed southeast. So not dropping fast. And then I looked at my pump, and somehow, in my sleep, I had programmed 298 carbs, and a square-wave bolus of 7.5 units at 1 AM. And I had told it my BG was 79.

Well, I better check it on my meter, and I'm looking at 48 with a significant amount of insulin on board, although I…

Continue

The Odd Duck Out

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

New blog entry on body image.

http://theoddduckout-natalie.blogspot.com/

When I'm 64!

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 3:47pm 19 Comments

If you're old enough to remember the Beatles, you'll remember this song. One line went "Will ya still need me, will ya still feed me, when I'm 64?" So today being my 64th birthday, yesterday night, some friends took me out to dinner. Well, it was my birthday, right? So I had some Italian tomato cheese soup, a lovely filet mignon, a whole, big, baked potato, and some chocolate cake with ice cream for dessert. And enjoyed every bite of it. And paid the price, too!

First off, I do have…

Continue

Comment Wall (202 comments)

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

At 6:05pm on March 7, 2015, Trudy said…

Congratulations on being a featured member, and Happy Birthday!

At 12:41pm on March 7, 2015, Marie B said…

Happy Birthday Natalie!!!

At 12:39pm on March 7, 2015, Doris D said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

At 12:36pm on March 7, 2015, Cayla said…
Happy birthday! Hope it's wonderful!
At 12:36pm on March 7, 2015, David (dns) said…

Happy Birthday! :-)

At 12:33pm on March 7, 2015, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! BEST WISHES on your SPECIAL DAY DEAR LADY!!

At 3:47pm on March 6, 2015, Cayla said…

Congratulations on being a featured member!

At 2:51pm on March 6, 2015, Linda G said…

Hey, look at that! You're a FEATURED MEMBER!! BRAVA NATALIE!

At 7:18am on November 25, 2014, Kathy said…

Happy Thanksgiving, Natalie.

At 8:18pm on October 23, 2014, JaninaWalker said…

When you were undergoing all those tests were any tests done where iodinated contrast medium was injected? That can cause kidney damage. So it may not be your fault that your kidneys suddenly deteriorated and the doctors aren't likely to tell you that. They are way more likely to tell you that you have had diabetes for years. That is very unfair, but is based on the logic of the medical community. Given there are protocols in place for everything, when standard tests are done, the odds are in their favour and not the patient’s favour. It’s a good thing you are a smart person able to do lengthy online researching for answers.

 
 
 

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service