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Snow90 replied to red1studio's discussion 'How Low Can You Go?'
"As a T1 LADA diagnosed at age 46, I have been as low as 30 several times, once while running a marathon. I have never passed out from a low and I have found that if you stay calm you can deal with the lows a lot better. I paniced the first time I…"
Jun 16, 2013
Snow90 replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'Brittle Diabetes'
"As Sarah summarised, There is no such thing as a brittle diabetic. That is really just a term to indicate poor Blood Glucose management by someone who is not a PWD and doesn't know any better. I think you have two issues going on here. 1. As a…"
May 20, 2013
Snow90 replied to BeatriceC's discussion 'Lantus Solostar- once a day??'
"Hi, I use a Lantus pen for once a day injections taken at breakfast time. I've never used Lantus any other way so I haven't got anything to compare it with. I find I get about 22 hours coverage and as Cinderfella says you get a consistent…"
May 2, 2013
Snow90 replied to beechbeard's discussion 'Type 1 & Medically Supervised Weight Loss (OptiFast)?'
"Hi, You are confused about Ketosis. Ketoacidosis is the Diabetes type and is very dangerous because it a symptom of High Blood Glucose, see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetic_ketoacidosis. Ketosis is the condition where the body is getting…"
Apr 6, 2013
Snow90 replied to beechbeard's discussion 'Type 1 & Medically Supervised Weight Loss (OptiFast)?'
"I am not affiliated in any way with the following but as a T1 I have found the folowing information to be immensely helpful. I suggest you watch the movie Fathead on netflix, hulu or youtube. Or get your own copy from http://www.fathead-movie.com.…"
Apr 4, 2013
Snow90 replied to Char8833's discussion 'France Cancelled DAFNE here I come !!'
"I did a DAFNE course here in NZ a couple of years ago. It is well worth doing. As others have mentioned it is an intense carb counting course but it also includes a lot of information on how other factors can complicate your dosage requirements. eg…"
Nov 22, 2012
Snow90 replied to WWGirl's discussion 'T1 Diabetes and Statins'
"I am a T1 LADA, diagnosed at 46. I took Statins for a couple of years and quit taking them after reading on the internet that most PWD's on Statins don't actually need them, The risk of stroke and heart disease is directly related to how…"
Oct 11, 2012
Snow90 liked Heidi-Jane James's group T1 Teams NZ
May 11, 2012
Snow90 and emmarose are now friends
May 4, 2012
Snow90 joined Heidi-Jane James's group
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T1 Teams NZ

We are a bunch of fit diabetics in NZ who take part in events like half ironman, Ironman NZ, marathons, 160km cycle challenges and running relays. We work really hard to be safe and manage out BG's well with exercise.See More
Feb 20, 2012
JiMMy replied to Snow90's discussion 'Cramp during Marathon - Help and advice please' in the group Diabetics who run Marathons!
"Hi Bruce, I'm very similar in a lot of ways. I ran my first marathon back in October and have the same issue. I finished it just under 6 hours. But the cramps started at mile 12 and got worse till all I could do was walk. Afterwards I did some…"
Dec 16, 2011
Stephen Meo replied to Snow90's discussion 'Cramp during Marathon - Help and advice please' in the group Diabetics who run Marathons!
"I've never had any real cramping problems except when I go too hard for my fitness. I've read some interesting studies from exercise physiologists that suggest cramping due to electrolyte depletion during an event is unlikely, but at the…"
Nov 13, 2011
Snow90 commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Hi Brian, Congrats on the NYC Marathon finish. Interesting to hear how the salt helped. I will try that on my next long run. Keep up the good work."
Nov 11, 2011
Brian replied to Snow90's discussion 'Cramp during Marathon - Help and advice please' in the group Diabetics who run Marathons!
"Bruce my electrolyte strategy for the race worked perfectly! Day before the race I used 3 nuun drink tablets. Morning of the race I used 2 and ate a packet of salt for good measure. I had no cramping at all and had a great race! Good luck with your…"
Nov 8, 2011
Snow90 replied to Snow90's discussion 'Cramp during Marathon - Help and advice please' in the group Diabetics who run Marathons!
"Hi AcidRock23, I have not heard of CES graduated compression socks, how do they work ?"
Oct 31, 2011
Snow90 replied to Snow90's discussion 'Cramp during Marathon - Help and advice please' in the group Diabetics who run Marathons!
"Hi Brian, I would be very interested to hear how you go with the salt and electrolytes during the NYC marathon."
Oct 31, 2011

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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?
Information and companionship
Date diagnosed
July 11, 2007
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.9%
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 12:20pm on March 7, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Snow- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 7:48am on March 7, 2011, Marie B said…
At 5:01am on March 7, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG (WORLD WIDE) LOVING, CARING, & UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link with loads of info on it to help our new member's learn more "Abouit Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 3:03am on March 7, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community. I have LADA too. I have found this site to be a great resource.
At 7:30pm on March 6, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the family Snow.....
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!
 
 
 

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