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curious about dx after 50

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anneke de Groot Nov 21, 2011. 30 Replies

how many of you have been diagnosed late, like 50...? do you have diabetes in your family? are my chances (not really good choice of word, really) higher if I have two kids with type 1, but no other…Continue

I need info on aftermath of seizure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Aug 16, 2011. 47 Replies

7 years since diagnostic and the first seizure happened this morning and of course I am not there. my 13 years is at the beach with his dad, who did all the correct things, glucagon and emergency…Continue

how to adjust for food with high glycemic index?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri May 18, 2011. 2 Replies

Last night we had a summer dinner: bbq chicken, corn and watermelon. my youngest son (13) BG before bed was fine, but my oldest (16) was low. could people react differently to high glycemic foods?…Continue


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Valerie replied to Jen's discussion 'Mixed emotions' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I can understand your mixed emotions, but the fact is: diabetes is our reality and there is no other way to put it. When my younger son was diagnosed, he was given a T1 doll at the hospital, he slept with it constantly, then when he went on the…"
Apr 20, 2012
Valerie replied to Marie's discussion 'Diabetes and Insensitivity/Sensitivity of Friends'
"you are NOT the freak, she IS. Nobody needs friends like that. yes she might be scared of what she does not understand, and if that is the case, advise her to seek counsel, but my my advice to you is to ditch her. the last time I had to deal with…"
Apr 17, 2012
Valerie joined Rob's group

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For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Mar 12, 2012
Valerie replied to abbygirl1's discussion 'Animas Ping vs. Omnipod for 3 year old' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"that is us also :)"
Feb 9, 2012
Valerie replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'How do you control your emotions in front of your child??' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"diabetes is hard, do not make it any harder on you and your daughter. tweens and teens's bodies are going through major changes and that affects blood sugars; something that worked one day will not the next day. i tell my two sons to test…"
Jan 6, 2012
Angie and Valerie are now friends
Jan 4, 2012
Anneke de Groot replied to Valerie's discussion 'curious about dx after 50'
Nov 21, 2011
Valerie and ValerieE are now friends
Nov 19, 2011
Valerie commented on Lara's blog post 'Can T1’s have a truly normal life?'
"Me, i am kind of a drama queen, so I do not see anything bad in exaggerating to make a point, especially if it move the AP closer, or a cure. of course, if (i believe you all) those numbers are inaccurate, they could have inserted a tiny disclaimer,…"
Nov 19, 2011
Valerie replied to Mike S.'s discussion 'Dumb People Comments!'
"my mom offered her pancreas to my son (once she was dead, of course)."
Nov 10, 2011
catlover replied to Valerie's discussion 'curious about dx after 50'
"Valerie- I was Dx'ed with T-1 when I was 55. Have had it for almost 13 years. There is no history of any D in my family on either side."
Nov 9, 2011
Valerie replied to Valerie's discussion 'curious about dx after 50'
"good luck with the pump, if diabetes attacked me today, I would go for it right away; it has made my kids' life so much easier to deal with."
Nov 9, 2011
hfw replied to Valerie's discussion 'curious about dx after 50'
"Wonder why the discrepancy between moms and dads."
Nov 9, 2011
hfw replied to Valerie's discussion 'curious about dx after 50'
"I was 50 when I was dx'd, and the assumption was that I was type 2. Eleven years later, I was dx'd type 1. The first was by a family practice physician and the second by an endocrinologist who suspected autoimmune conditions. Metformin had…"
Nov 9, 2011
Brian (bsc) replied to Valerie's discussion 'curious about dx after 50'
"Hemochromatosis is a genetic condition that causes the accumulation of iron, and that accumulation takes place in the organs, including the pancreas (and the thyroid leading to hypothyroidism). This form of diabetes is called "Bronze"…"
Nov 9, 2011
Jen replied to Valerie's discussion 'curious about dx after 50'
"I wonder if people diagnosed as Type 1 at older ages (let's say 18+) have different genes involved than those who are diagnosed at younger ages (under 18). I see a lot of people with multiple Type 1s in the same family where everyone was…"
Nov 8, 2011

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At 5:40am on October 28, 2011, ValerieE said…
j'ai quand même lu qu'apparemment tes deux fils sont t1 ?
héhé des conseils pour t2... j'imagine bien... une personne m'a aussi conseillé de mettre notre fille (presque végétarienne et filiforme qui a besoin de PRENDRE du poids !) au régime fruits & légumes (supposant sans doute que je la gave de junk food -- j'ai ma carte de membre magasin bio donc tu vois le genre de la maison !) mais dans l'ensemble ici en France nous n'avons eu ni soutien ni conseils, y compris une expérience désastreuse d'hospitalisation... le seul point positif de l'Hexagone étant la prise en charge à 100% (quoique.. pas sur les pompes avec capteur). enfin, rien n'est parfait nulle part... pff !
At 5:23am on October 28, 2011, ValerieE said…
Bonjour ! oh quel compliment ! mais non je suis une française (qui aime les US !) vivant en France et essayant de se dépatouiller du mieux possible en anglais ! ;)
il faut que j'aille voir ton profil avant de poser des questions idiotes !
bonne journée Valerie !
At 6:08pm on April 1, 2011, Jesus Ingles said…
Welcome to our wonderful cyber home away from home. Hope you stay awhile, if you have any questions or just need some support, please feel free to reach out to any of us since we’re all here for each other. Look around and join any discussions that might be of interest.
At 10:39am on April 1, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 7:54am on April 1, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Vg, welcome! in case your loved one is a child, please join our Parents Group
At 9:59pm on March 31, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home VG.....
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
Take care....and keep in touch!
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