I know some of you live outside the U.S. and are American citizens. How do you get supplies and prescriptions? I am checking our healthcare coverage and looks like we will be OK for doctors and even…Continue
I usually do the 7 day thing with my MM CGM, but have read here about people going longer..Hit 7 days today, recharged the transmitter, and restarted as "new sensor." It is doing a 3 hour warm up.…Continue
It has heated up here, pretty quickly, this week and my D is a total wreck. My wonderful, stand by me husband is as tired of it as I am and showing the strain. I lowered my basal from 12.75 to 10.45…Continue
"I have a MiniMed pump and I travel very frequently. I never disconnect abd always walk through whatever system I need to with my pump and I have NEVER had a problem. I have been doing this for the past 10 years. When going through the full body…"
"I had T2 misentered into my file when I moved a couple of years ago. Maybe my A1Cs confused them or something. My GP fixed it at my last visit.
I think that JDRF is an "operation" and doesn't want to do the chore to change their name.…"
"You said it Zoe! Even something as critical as getting enough test strips is based on the correct Dx. It can take an act of God to get "them" to change the Dx to type 1, once the type 2 Dx is entered on the file. And there are,…"
"Understanding for parents of Type 1 children is great, Leah, but since more people are diagnosed Type 1 as adults than as children, I think we are the ones that need understanding! It's good that you were told you had "type 1…"
"When I was diagnosed in 2010, I was told that I had "Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes". Some parents grew up with that terminology and its easier for them to understand what their kid is going through if they can use the…"
"I was 10--52 years ago, so was diagnosed while a juvenile. The point for me is that lots of people, who are not juveniles, are diagnosed every day. AND it is type 1 diabetes. I think my problem with it is inaccuracy, as you do not need to be a child…"
"I have a feeling that since JDRF is focused on type 1, it is helpful to their fundraising if type 1 is associated with children. And let's face it, as one of the major funding sources for research into a cure, my thoughts are whatever works."
"While yes, the term "juvenile" is antiquated, the JDRF does not discourage it's use. Simply because charities and organizations that raise money "for the kids" get a lot more of people's pocketbooks. It's the fund…"
"I disagree with it being inaccurate....it may be for you, but not for all. I was diagnosed at 9 years old. So, I was a juvenile diabetic. But now I am an adult type 1. I could care less what people call it or call me. I would rather focus on taking…"
"I think it needs to go away, it's very antiqued and inaccurate ...and has been inaccurate since they figured out what type 1 diabetes is. I usually say I''m a type 1 or insulin dependent . I still get "I didn't know…"
"When I was diagnosed in 1991 the terminology was "insulin dependent diabetes mellitus" so I'm not sure when "juvenile diabetes" was replaced by IDDM. I think "juvenile diabetes" was used back then but I don't…"
"As mentioned, JDRF is distancing itself from that term:
In addition, we understand that the word “juvenile” is no longer descriptive of the disease or those burdened with it. Today, 85 percent of those with type 1 diabetes in the U.S are…"
Hi - I just read your comment re restless leg syndrome. I have had it since my early teens and it keeps getting worse and worse (I'm now 60). I cannot go on a long car trip, or even to a concert or lecture or movie without taking a load of requip, which then in 2 hours gives me the side effect of a major frontal headache. I think most of my doctors think I'm exaggerating how bad it is. One doc put me on iron supplements, which upset my stomach. I even ordered an expensive TENS machine off the web, which, essentially did nothing. I used to get immediate relief from a hot bath, but, that no longer works. Sometimes I have to just stand and read for a couple of hours until the flare passes. At this point, it is far more challenging to live with than the db. Please let me know if you have fouind anything that helps.
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