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Started this discussion. Last reply by JustLookin Apr 28, 2013. 9 Replies

I apologize if this topic has been covered extensively, however I am not on tu~D often enough to know. My husband is LADA and I know it varies from person to person, but I am wondering how long your…Continue

Spouse of a newly diagnosed Type 1.......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Em May 15, 2012. 4 Replies

Hello! My husband was diagnosed with Type 1 at the beginning of last month, needless to say we were both a little shocked and of course as you all know life has not been the same since. I decided to…Continue


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JustLookin replied to Shelly's discussion 'Honeymoon...'
"First diagnosed in 2008. Except for 2 pregnancies (during which my insulin requirements skyrocketed), I am still on pretty low dose of insulin (and have currently lowered it further due to taking up more intense exercise)... I need basal (about 14…"
Apr 28, 2013
SonHasLada replied to Shelly's discussion 'Honeymoon...'
"I am new also. My son was diagnosed with LADA in October 2010. I don't know exactly what he is taking but he told me he takes 3-6 units of insulin per meal, depending on how much exercise he has and what he is eating. His doctor had him begin…"
Apr 28, 2013
Dolores replied to Shelly's discussion 'Honeymoon...'
"I got my diagnosis in 2007 I think, and I am still producing insulin. Some people still produce tiny amounts of insulin for the rest of their lives, but not enough to go without injections. I am not sure what people really call the…"
Feb 26, 2013
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Feb 14, 2013
MKSSS replied to Shelly's discussion 'Honeymoon...'
"I am close to three years now, but mine seems to be dwindling."
Feb 9, 2013
pancreaswanted replied to Shelly's discussion 'Honeymoon...'
"i was diagnosed in nov 2011 and am still on very low doses of insulin. was diagnosed as t1. i thought i might be lada, but guess not, as had to have insulin immediately. my doses have gone up and down since then."
Jan 31, 2013
Jen replied to Shelly's discussion 'Honeymoon...'
"If "honeymoon" means a period of relatively stable blood sugars (but still with highs and lows), then mine lasted about three months (diagnosed at age 9). If "honeymoon" means needing little to no insulin, then I never had one."
Jan 30, 2013
Melitta replied to Shelly's discussion 'Honeymoon...'
"Hi Shelly: The honeymoon period can last from a few months to many years (years especially in those who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as adults, as your husband was). Several factors that seem to influence that time period are whether the onset…"
Jan 30, 2013
Zoe replied to Shelly's discussion 'Honeymoon...'
"It really varies, Shelly. I don't even think "honeymoon" is an accurate term for LADA because it is a normal part of the slower onset; but let's not argue words! By definition, anyone who is LADA/Type 1 has had a period of time…"
Jan 30, 2013
Cinderfella replied to Shelly's discussion 'Honeymoon...'
"I never had one."
Jan 30, 2013
Shelly posted a discussion


I apologize if this topic has been covered extensively, however I am not on tu~D often enough to know. My husband is LADA and I know it varies from person to person, but I am wondering how long your honeymoon phases lasted? Thank you in advance.See More
Jan 30, 2013
Shelly replied to Jen's discussion 'How cold are Frios?'
"On a similar topic--- does anyone know at what temperature insulin freezes? Or is otherwise damaged by getting too cold? I travel a lot for work. The other day I was in a hotel and put my carry case in the mini fridge. I keep a cheap little keychain…"
Dec 19, 2012
Shelly replied to jessica's discussion 'what do people do when they have no health insurance but need insulin'
"A couple thoughts- one is that Regular insulin is available at walmart for about $25 per vial. Other thought, more in the long term, is that Eli Lilly's patent on humalog expires in 2013--- which will open the door to low cost generic…"
Dec 18, 2012
Brooklyn and Shelly are now friends
Oct 23, 2012
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Parents, Husbands, Wives, Significant others, Family and Friends of People with Diabetes
May 11, 2012
Marie B replied to Shelly's discussion 'Spouse of a newly diagnosed Type 1.......'
"hi Shelly, we have another Group here for family members besides the ones you've joined please join it, and feel free to ask questions and join any interesting discussions."
May 11, 2012

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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?
I would love to be able to support my husband through this new journey so I hope to learn from those in this community with circumstances similar to ours. I would also love to connect with spouses of diabetics to have a sounding board.

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At 11:21am on May 12, 2012, Sam said…

At 11:38am on May 11, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Shelly- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 12:24am on May 11, 2012, 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 7:59pm on May 10, 2012, Sam said…

Who is that handsome studly guy in your photo?

At 5:12pm on May 10, 2012, 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 4:00pm on May 10, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Shelly. My husband and I both have diabetes, so I can muse from both perspectives ;)
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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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!




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