"I can't wait to see what advice/suggestions you might get. I am in a similar boat. My problem is that I just canNOT find a way to predict which way my blood sugars will go. No matter how much I keep track of or try to adjust foods, exercise,…"
"It was really hard for me, trying to be okay with whatever happened but still trying to figure out what I should do and what was best. I think, in the US at least, that when you're considered "high-risk" as we are as diabetics,…"
"Just wanted to say yes, I did have natural births with big babies, but in my case the doctors were not suggesting a cesarean, either...although they did offer to do one if I had wanted to. With both of my babies, the last u/s predicted they would be…"
I had a HypnoBirth almost 4 years ago, and am getting ready to have another here in a couple of weeks. I LOVED it. It was the most amazing and wonderful thing, giving birth, made me feel like I was ten feet tall. It was intense and hard…"
"When I was in labor, my blood sugar was low, and I had to *make* myself eat something because it was going to take 45 minutes to an hour to get "approval" to get something in my IV...which, THAT made me pretty mad, since they would've…"
I'm so glad you asked, as I often wonder if I'm the only one...That is to say, I didn't have a homebirth or even a midwife but strove for a "natural hospital birth," oxymoron that that is. I've found that the…"
"Okay, so I was curious exactly how to answer your question, so I took my own advice and went to Kellymom, and here's what she said. Basically, a low-carb diet CAN cause milk supply to go down (which is of course not the same as not having ANY…"
Thanks Susan, I'll keep you informed. Funny thing is that my insurance paid for the pump but turned down the request for a continuous glucose meter as they say it is still experimental. It carrys FDA approval,so why is that?
Hey Susan, Kim Johnson here just thought I would say that I appreciate the support and I think that as another Type 1 diabetic that we all need someone to talk to who has the same disease and can understand what we are going through. I would really like to continue to talk so if you can email me... Model4u_22@yahoo.com
I tink thes is one place to where we cam all be accepted no matter what trouble we have and I've found that the ppl here are very understanding in that field. Way back when I took it you didn't tell anybody about your health and now this place and orther's like it are great for doing that! One more thing about this site so far as I know nobody will put you down for not being in the best control or having other problems that will cause you to go high at times. I have been a member on other sites (which shall remain nameless) to where they did! Noone on this site hasn't done that to me yet!
Welcome to the tudiabetes.com family. I am also a Type 1. It great to have you here. This is such a great community. So many knowledgeable and supportive people here.
Here are a few tips; on how to make the most of the site. I invite you check out the different groups; we have: there's an excellent chance you will find more than a few that you can identify with.
If you find the community useful, please:
-Link to us on your blog/site (if you have one).
-Invite; family, friends, colleagues and anyone whom you feel may benefit from it.
-Consider making a donation by clicking on the "Donate" button on the right side of the page, to support the work we do.
Also, if you know of any local newspapers, TV or radio stations that you feel could be interested in writing about our community, please let them know about our recent Press Release, announcing the community: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/8/prweb546849.htm;
Last, if you run into Spanish-only speaking folks, please let them know about EsTuDiabetes.com;, our sister Spanish-speaking community.
We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your experiences with us.
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