"I attempted to get a pump earlier this year and was unsuccessful. I didn't meet the NICE criteria. These included a very high HbA1c, frequent severe hypo's or unmanageable sugar levels(which interfere with normal day-to-day living) and…"
"I'm doing pretty good. Just got home a little while ago. Last night we celebrated Independence Day. Was supposed to go see fireworks, but it was too rainy. So we just stayed at a friends and goofed around lol. How are you?"
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Meet new people with diabetes.Chat etc.
March 23, 1996
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
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I've been Type 1 diabetic for 16 years and so far I haven't encountered any issues with it (touch wood)! I was on Novomix 30 flexpen (human insulin) twice a day, but wanted more flexibility to my regime, so I spoke to my diabetes team about changing it, and they were happy to support it! So now I'm waiting to start the new insulin (Lantus & Novorapid), and I'm looking forward to tailoring my insulin requirements to the food I eat. Exciting times indeed!
About me; I'm a classically trained flautist and would like to play in a professional orchestra one day. In my spare time I like to exercise, so I hit the gym as often as I can, and enjoy cooking and baking my own bread. It's really therapeutic! I like travelling when I can and trying different food when I'm abroad. I'm fascinated by pharmacology and read up on the subject as often as I can. This year I've started to grow my own vegetables, but in particular, chilli plants. I have loads and loads of chilli plants! I find gardening fun and it's a good way of getting some exercise, I thoroughly recommend it!
Gtreeting from a Canadian friend, living where INSULIN was discovered by BANTING & BEST, JULY30 1921. On this JULY 30, I would like to have you and 5 of your friends, join me, in silence, on INSULIN APPRECIATION DAY, to say THANKS for INSULIN, giving hundreds of millions of US a chance to live healthy and productive lives TODAY. AMIGOS will be selling BLUE ROSES that day to support www.restorethebantinghomestead. com We chose this flower because of ite meaning, ""ATTAINING THE IMPOSSIBLE" our mission and motto. Contact email@example.com visually-impaired and I am sure he will jump-start your interest in photography.AS music teacher, how about an idea for the month of NOVEMBER, having a musical program featuring diabetic singers, musicians,composers, etc? On JULY 30 how about musical buffet meal put together by diabetics, with the "HEALTHY EATING TO GIVE LIFE TO YOUR YEARS AND YEARS TO YOUR LIFE' firstname.lastname@example.org AMIGOKIT Keep In Touch
Thanks for the comment. Me too, actually I was looking for info on the affect of exercise with blood sugars etc, I stumbled upon all this by chance. Yeah everything sort of went upside down when I was diagnosed, I actually wanted to be a physio, and now I have this urge to travel and take pics of everything - strange. I've only just really got into it but I think I'm into documentary and architecture. Thank-You I think I'm finally realising it's going to take a little time.. Well your comment made me smile. If theres anything I can do don't hesitate to drop a comment =)
I've had Type 1 diabetes for 13 years. I had all the classic(and quite obvious) symtoms before diagnosis, I'd lost alot of weight, was very tired, lost interest in school work etc and drank nearly a bottle of Robinson's orange per day. I literally couldn't get enough liquid! lol Anyways, I kinda diagnosed myself before going to the doctor's what with reading up about it and everything, and it was clear-cut, I had diabetes. I was put on Human mixtard, this later changed to Novomix 30 which I'm still on. I inquired about a pump, I thought why not? I didn't qualify because I didn't meet the NICE guidelines http://www.nice.org.uk/TA057, but to be honest I already knew this, I just wanted more flexibility and freedom when it came to airports/train stations/restaurants etc where retreating to a toilet can become annoying. I now take Metformin because I have insulin resistance but nothing a good excercise regime won't sort out, which I'm doing. Last year I joined a gym, lost 2 stone and my sensitivity went through the roof, really good. It's something I've come to realize, that excercise and diet are an integral part of good control. I'm healthy apart from diabetes and I've had excellent HbA1c for 13 years, but hey, it's diabetes, there's always room for improvement!
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