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Tara commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'US - Great Lakes Diabetes'
"Hi everyone, I'm not sure if anyone lives around the fox valley area in WI, but if you or anyone you know is type 1, there's a fun night out planned at the 5th Quarter 2101 American Drive Little Chute, Wisconsin -JDRF Northeast Wisconsin…"
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"Hey, if your adult or know of an adult that is type 1 and in the fox valley area, JDRF is hosting a get together night at the : ‎5th Quarter in Little chute Time: ‎7:30PM Thursday, September 29th Check out their face book page: JDRF…"
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pre-diabetes?? really??

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 6:15pm 9 Comments

My daughter is type 1 and this week i was told i have pre-diabetes.....really? in the world of diabetics, is there really such a thing, and what makes if different than being told your type 2?? i already eat right, exercise and at a good weight..i'm not sure what else i can do....since my daughter is type 1 and i have the testers already, i've been checking my self in the am, i run from 107 -130....

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At 10:27am on April 4, 2011, LiL MaMa said…
I had gestational diabetes with my son in 2005 and was never checked again after that just assumed it went away. January 2010 I was diagnosed as "type 2" with a fasting bg of 126 and an A1C of 6.0 very active underweight and only 23 years old. For about 6 months I had very good bg even some lows on a diet of about 90-120 carbs a day (no meds) then my numbers started to slowly creep up and I was decreasing carbs and increasing exercise. By January 2011 I was exercise about an hour and half a day and eating about 30 carbs max a day, I was then rediagnosed as type 1.5 LADA and placed first on Humalog mealtime insulin and two weeks later Levemir basal insulin. I still only eat about 30 carbs a day and only take 2 units of Levemir at night which is a teeny tiny dose.
At 1:05pm on October 29, 2010, Sarah said…
hello samantha how are you doing?
At 8:15am on April 19, 2008, Kirsten Sigrist said…
What happened with your puppy???
At 4:47pm on March 7, 2008, Kathy said…
Thank You very Much!!!!
At 10:15am on February 28, 2008, Maureen said…
Thank you for the welcome, Tara!
At 5:41pm on February 15, 2008, Kathy said…
Hi. I saw your comment on Sarah's blog and don't know how I missed you guys! Please join the Great Lakes Group too. I live in Minneapolis.
Welcome to Tu Diabetes.
At 1:21pm on February 15, 2008, Sarah said…
what is your name? do you have Littlest pet shops? do you hav webkinz?
At 3:05pm on February 14, 2008, Lovenny said…
Hi Tara, my daughter is a few years older than yours. She's 11 and was diagnosed in August of 2007. We have our pump training tomorrow. When will she be on the pump? Good luck!
At 8:25am on February 9, 2008, Kristin said…
Is your daughter excited about the pump? There will definitely be some exciting parts and some parts that are hard to get used to... like any transition I suppose! Send out questions as you guys get started!!
At 7:57pm on February 2, 2008, Katie I. said…
Hey there Tara,
I saw your comment and wanted to go ahead and respond before I forget!!
I just barely remember a few brief moments of my life before the big D. For example, I remember I loved Little Debbie oatmeal pies when I was little, and one time when my mom bought some, I ate WAY too many and got sick! LOL. And I remember telling one of my friends in 1st grade how incredibly thirsty I was, and asking if she was thirsty. I remember she looked at me funny and said, "No, I have enough spit in my mouth." (LOL!) Meanwhile, I could not WAIT to get to the water fountain at every opportunity. That was right before my diagnosis, obviously.
I think it's wonderful that you seek to find out as much as possible about the emotional effects of living with T1, so that you can feel true empathy for your daughter. But I must say, living with it as a kid isn't nearly as difficult as living with it as an adult, in my opinion! As a child, you have a wonderful amount of innocence and, well, ignorance about the potential complications and long-term effects of T1. I remember I had a live-in-the-moment type of outlook, like every child does, and it was great. The most difficult feeling for me when I was little was feeling different. I struggled with that, but every child is different, and a child who is outgoing and not as shy and unsure of herself as I was probably would not struggle with it or think twice about it. I can only speak for myself in that regard.
One thing my mom did that really helped me was she refused to pity me. We constantly talked about the great things that T1 had brought me: a sense of maturity, an ability to keep an appropriate outlook and perspective (and not sweat the small stuff), a tireless work ethic and amount of tenacity and attention to detail, a deep respect for my health and my body... I could go on and on. Whenever I said to my mom, "IT'S NOT FAIR that I have to deal with this!!" she would say, "I'm sorry, but you know what? LIFE is not fair." And that would be it. It seems sort of harsh now, but I appreciate her for that response now. You cannot afford to have a "poor me" attitude with T1, in my opinion.
Hopefully your daughter will not still have T1 (and we'll ALL be cured) by the time she is my age. But if she does, she will appreciate knowing the good things that T1 has brought her.
God bless,



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