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Skydiving advise

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam I am Sep 23, 2012. 10 Replies

I am jumping out of an airplane Sunday afternoon. I am on the pump and have a CGM...has anyone else done this? Will I need to do anything special with my pump? Will the adrenaline rush affect my…Continue

Tags: Adrenalin, skydive, pump, bloodsugar

Omipod and other pumps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam I am Mar 17, 2012. 6 Replies

I recently read an omnipod discussion about how happy everyone was with their omnipods. I was suprised at how almost everyone of these people only had one or two issues and only had an "occlusion"…Continue

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Sam I am replied to Stuart's discussion 'Sorry Honey...' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Hi Stuart. I was thinking of this post after I had one of my worst lows ever. (previous worst was when I was a kid.) My husband works 2nd shift and came home to me barely consious enough to ask for help. I thought about this post between post low bs…"
Dec 10
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Sep 8
Sam I am replied to Nicole's discussion 'Not feeling lows until they get REAL low'
"I disagree with the people who say have less lows and you will start to feel them again...I have been diabetic for over 30 years and have always been able to feel them until the last couple of years. I personally think it had to do with age with how…"
Aug 25
Sam I am posted a status
"I feel like an idiot.-- how do I search on this website? I'm tring to find info on folks opinions about the new 530G pump. I've found inf"
Aug 24
Sam I am commented on Michelle's blog post 'Peripheral Neuropathy'
"I get the tingles in my fingers and my hands when my blood sugars are either rapidly changing or when I'm low. Sometimes it aches at the same time. It seems weird that something that is numb can also hurt."
Aug 24
Sam I am replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"I have to say, you are the first I've heard of a negative response to the pump. The only thing I can think of is your sensitivity to insulin. But I would think that would continue on the shots if you are using th same kind of insulin. Of course…"
Nov 11, 2013
diag10-16-63 replied to Sam I am's discussion 'Complications--not the common ones we are warned about....' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"I’m enjoying the different perspectives within this discussion. Glad to see someone with fewer years on the planet, & with T1, question whether the diseases and/or medical events are actually from diabetes or just part of aging. A few…"
Aug 17, 2013
diag10-16-63 replied to Sam I am's discussion 'Complications--not the common ones we are warned about....' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Great info and links! Thank you."
Aug 16, 2013
Eric replied to Sam I am's discussion 'Complications--not the common ones we are warned about....' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Yeah. I know.... I've got arthritis and I'm only 44. Make sense, really, since arthritis is an immune system response. Eric"
Aug 8, 2013
Eric replied to Sam I am's discussion 'Complications--not the common ones we are warned about....' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Wow...you're the only other person I've met that's had it longer than I have (34 yrs)...glad ur still around! E"
Aug 8, 2013
Frank Marcus Sabatini replied to Sam I am's discussion 'Complications--not the common ones we are warned about....' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Amen to that, everything I have experienced in my 55 years of type 1, both what I perceive good or bad has been a blessing because I was here to see it! Its all good."
Aug 6, 2013
Rene replied to Sam I am's discussion 'Complications--not the common ones we are warned about....' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Susan it looks as if we are both at 47 years but I was 25 when I was diagnosed. The Doctor told me to raise my children well and fast since I would not be around to see them grow up. He said I'd be dead before I was 50 so we had a big party for…"
Aug 6, 2013
Susan replied to Sam I am's discussion 'Complications--not the common ones we are warned about....' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Rene, when I was 14 and newly diagnosed with type 1, I was told by the doctors to do everything while I was young (travel, have children, etc) because by the time I was 45, I would either be in a wheelchair due to a missing limb, or blind and unable…"
Aug 6, 2013
Rene replied to Sam I am's discussion 'Complications--not the common ones we are warned about....' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"It appears that checking your feet and keeping your sugar in control most of the time does not matter. I was told that I have it just because I have had diabetes for 47 years. My doctor also told me that the fact that when I put my hands together as…"
Jul 27, 2013
Susan replied to Sam I am's discussion 'Complications--not the common ones we are warned about....' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Rene, I just googled it - that one sounds like a nightmare! After 46 years of diabetes, I am accustomed to having everything blamed on diabetes and to having some doctors literally afraid to treat me because I am diabetic, but Charcot foot and…"
Jul 27, 2013
Janice replied to Sam I am's discussion 'Complications--not the common ones we are warned about....' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Yes!! There is definitely a disease which causes one to not be able to absorb iron called Celiac Disease, and there is a shared genetic susceptibility with T1 (there are 7 genetic chromosomes which are shared by the two diseases) which means that T1…"
Jul 22, 2013

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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?
to meet and learn from others who have had diabetes as long or longer than me
Date diagnosed
July 30, 1979
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
minimed

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My aha moment

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 7:06pm 4 Comments

I saw an awards show last night with Mary Tyler Moore on it. It has finally dawned on me why I always stop what I am doing when I see her on tv:

As a child, (diagnosed at age 7) I always saw adult diabetics with a lot of health issues in our diabetes classes. Because of this, I think I have always believed that I would never get old. I told my mom as a young adult that quality of life was better than quantity. I felt at that time that taking care of my diabetes was a hassle, that doing… Continue

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At 1:12pm on June 20, 2013, Donna said…

Sam, I have had Type 1 for 50 years and I am still trying to "get control" of the highs and lows. Personally, I feel it is an illusion to think we Type 1's every get "control." It's impossible if one has a life! I just keep trying to gain enough control that I feel good enough most of the time. I also strive to keep my H1c under 7, and exercise, exercise, exercise. These two things are literally lifesavers.

At 7:01am on September 10, 2012, DENNIS C ADAIR said…
Sorry I did not get back to you sooner, but I was at 15,000 ft skydiving, with my pump on. I have jumped with it on at 25,000 ft jumping out if a jet going 250 mph. I hope your jump went well, it was most likely from 10,000 ft and the pull the rip cord at 6,000 ft. I have done over 1,700 jumps in the past 8 yrs- I LOVE IT!
At 7:03pm on November 6, 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 7:58am on November 4, 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 6:32pm on November 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the rabble Sam.....
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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 3:12am on November 2, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
 
 
 

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