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Feb 18
Nori commented on Amy's group 'LADA Diabetics'
"I think finding out you have diabetes is depressing. When I was told I was T2, I was depressed because I knew I could have taken better care of myself! When I got correctly diagnosed as Type 1 LADA, I immediately started Insulin to preserve what…"
Aug 8, 2014
Nori replied to Nell's discussion 'OneTouch replacement?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I LOVE the Bayer Contour. I find it very accurate and I have a backup one (backup doesn't transmit to pump) that is just a good. I love the size and weight. I don't like their supply bag or lancets, so I still use my Accucheck multiclix…"
Jul 10, 2014
Nori replied to Nicole Olie's discussion 'Do you use a dexcom sensor and a MM pump?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have LADA. Started with injections and a Dexcom. Went to a Medtronic Minimed and LOVE it! HATED wearing 2 devices so I stopped the Dexcom and kept the pump. When Insurance allowed I got the Medtronic CGM. I think Dexcom and Medtronic have…"
Apr 21, 2013
Nori replied to Cocheze's discussion 'I need more information about continuous glucose monitoring.' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Had Dexcom CGM and learned a lot, then went on Medtronic insulin pump and didn't want to wear 2 devices so stopped the Dexcom. Love the pump, then insurance approved Medtronic CGM so now have it. I think both Dexcom and Medtronic CGM are good,…"
Apr 6, 2013
Nori replied to LADA_FEAR's discussion 'Awaiting Diagnosis Have Questions' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I am LADA that was misdiagnosed as T2. I was on T2 oral meds (by PCP) for almost a year, even able to be off meds for several months before going to Endo and having GAD and antibodies done. Then got correct Dx of LADA and started Insulin. It is hard…"
Mar 11, 2013
Nori replied to RobinA's discussion 'New and questioning...'
"I don't know but it sounds like LADA. There is not a lot of literature on it, so that makes it hard. I was also Dx as T2, then about 2 yrs later as LADA. I had many symptoms that you describe. I'm still learning a lot myself. Did they…"
Jan 31, 2013
Nori replied to Mom 2 Kyle's discussion 'Deciding which pump to go with - HELP!' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have been minimed since March. I LOVE it! Especially since you can set your basal rates at different times and doses. It has really helped with my dawn phenomenon. I am too klutzy for pod. I tried a Dexcom before starting my pump but found it too…"
Jan 19, 2013
Nori commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"The first one I opened I had to throw away because I couldn't figure it out. Then I was told about the educational video on the Minimed website. It was very, very, very helpful. I put my laptop where I could watch it step-by-step for my next 2…"
Jun 9, 2012
Nori replied to juliannaergrl's discussion 'Newly Diagnosed Type 1, was originally misdiagnosed Type 2... questions'
"I'm a prety new Type 1 too (LADA 9/11, I was also misdiagnosed as Type 2 11/10). I have done low doses of insulin for about 7 months (Lanuts and Humolog). In December I got a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and it is great for seeing tends and…"
Mar 10, 2012
Nori joined Manny Hernandez's group

Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.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…See More
Mar 1, 2012
Nori replied to Jigga's discussion 'Hello friends!'
"Sorry people made you feel bad about 'not knowing,' as a society, we can be so judgemental of others. I am 55yo and was mis-diagnosed as a T2, then found out I am really a T1 - LADA. I was also overweight when diagnosed (as T2), but had…"
Feb 10, 2012
Nori and Laura are now friends
Feb 9, 2012
Nori replied to Laura's discussion 'need advice'
"I wonder if you could get Kevin to his PCP? I'm sure his Dr would put him on some medication that could treat both depression and anxiety. Then, when he is feeling better, maybe he will be more open to counseling, taking better care of himself,…"
Feb 7, 2012
Nori commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I just love you guys! I always learn so much, thanks for sharing! (still learning newbie)"
Feb 6, 2012
Nori replied to Cara1028's discussion 'Uncomfortable?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I am new to this too, have had it 4 weeks. I agree with Lisa c. I have found my abdomen about one to two inches to the right on my bellybutton have given me the best readings (I have adequate belly fat and I found a website showing acupressure…"
Jan 26, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Date diagnosed
September 5, 2010
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Tell us more about you (optional)
Diagnosed as Type 2 on Nov. 30, 2009 at the age of 53 and about 45 lbs over-weight (made sense even though I had lost about 65 lbs). On Janumet for about 6 months and BS got too low, got off meds for about 5 months and BS started to get up near 200. Got back on meds, didn't seem to help, finally got sent to an Endo in Sept and found out I was truly Type 1(LADA). Antibody levels were very high (around 65 and 83). I was shocked and started on Lantus Insulin. Continued to lose weight. Now about 166# for 5'11". I was told to eat more carbs (at least 130 grams a day), to stop losing weight, and now my BS are higher (110 fasting and up to 300 pp)! Just got Dexcom a few days ago. This has all been somewhat confusing and frustrating. I have learned a lot from others blogs and appreciate the posts.

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At 5:29pm on December 25, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home, and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS Nori....
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".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:34pm on December 25, 2011, Doris D said…

Your right down I40 from me. I live in Jackson. The 1/2 way point imbetween Memphis & Nashville.

At 4:32pm on December 25, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:

At 4:08am on December 25, 2011, 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 7:51pm on December 24, 2011, Donna H said…

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

At 2:37pm on December 24, 2011, 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 12:34pm on December 24, 2011, 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 11:50am on December 24, 2011, Marie B said…

hello and welcome Nori! perhaps you know our founder manny Hernandez is LADA and has a similar story. you will find many here! check out these groups




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