• Male
  • Arlington, VA
  • United States
Share on Facebook

J2times's Friends

  • DC Reporter

j2times's Discussions

Confused by my newly diagnosed T1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe May 31, 2011. 7 Replies

About 8 months ago, I had a routine physical and the results from the blood test put me in the prediabetes range. They were at the low end, but a little over a year earlier, my mother also tested…Continue


j2times's Page

Latest Activity

j2times updated their profile
Aug 30, 2013
j2times joined Leslie Dare's group

Insulin Pen Users

This is a place to talk about the use of insulin pens.
Aug 30, 2013
j2times joined Jessica's group

Virginia Diabetics

Live in Virginia? Have diabetes? Join this group!See More
Dec 5, 2012
Linda G left a comment for j2times
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you j2times.... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey,…"
Nov 8, 2012
j2times replied to Timothy's discussion 'The difference between type 1 and 1.5'
"Type 1.5 is different from Type 1. Though there seems to be a grouping of a number of different types as Type 1.5; MODY, LADA, etc. With LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults), the GAD antibodies of T1's are present, but there is typically…"
Apr 10, 2012
j2times posted a status
"Got lab results back yesterday. Nine months straight, with six months drug free, of A1C at 5.6%!"
Mar 16, 2012
Tom replied to j2times's discussion 'Where do you get your calories?' in the group T1DM Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and High Intensity Training
"Are you trying to get bigger or stronger? If you're trying to get bigger you're going to need more carbs because carbs/insulin are very anabolic. No one's ever really gotten to big on a keto type diet, just ripped. When i bulk i up…"
Nov 13, 2011
EricG6410 replied to j2times's discussion 'Where do you get your calories?' in the group T1DM Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and High Intensity Training
"Ya that could be a lot of deli meat if you are trying to pack in the cals. I dont get too fancy with my food choices at all. One thing that really saves me is making a huge meal in the crockpot 1-2x per week so i can eat the leftovers throughout the…"
Oct 19, 2011
j2times replied to j2times's discussion 'Where do you get your calories?' in the group T1DM Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and High Intensity Training
"Thanks for your reply! I'm somewhat familiar with paleo and a little less familiar with the ketogenic diet. That blog looks like a gem. I'm looking forward to digging into that! I've been loosely following carb-backloading,…"
Oct 18, 2011
EricG6410 replied to j2times's discussion 'Where do you get your calories?' in the group T1DM Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and High Intensity Training
"I stick with mostly proteins and fats (from REAL FOOD), limit my carbs to veggies and fruits. You may need to have a carb heavy (try to stick with oats, yams, NOT WHEAT or any processed crap) after you workout. Check out the paleo diet for…"
Oct 18, 2011
j2times added a discussion to the group T1DM Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and High Intensity Training

Where do you get your calories?

In any strength sport, you need a considerable amount of calories to continue your gains. I'm a powerlifter, pretty novice and training for my fist meet. Before my dx (LADA), I was easily consuming 3500 - 4500 calories/day and making great gains in my lifts. Since, I cut out a lot. I drank a minimum of 1/2 gallon of milk and did pretty freely consumed carbs (though I limited this to mostly whole grains after prediabetes came up in my blood work). This has resulted in a rather large decrease in…See More
Oct 18, 2011
j2times joined Amy's group

LADA Diabetics

Do you have Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults? Need support in having this type of Diabetes. Do not understand much about it? Join us as we discuss, support and learn more about LADA!See More
Oct 11, 2011
j2times posted a status
"Got good news, bad news from the endo. A1c was 5.6! Antibodies present, T1 confirmed."
Sep 23, 2011
j2times replied to j2times's discussion 'Confused by my newly diagnosed T1'
"No further tests have been ordered yet. I go back this Friday and will bring this up with her. With diet, right now, my biggest difficulty is getting in enough calories! It's amazing how easy it was to get a 3500 - 4000 calorie/day when I…"
May 31, 2011

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
More information & support
Date diagnosed
May 5, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

Comment Wall (8 comments)

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

At 3:41pm on November 8, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you j2times....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

At 7:29pm on May 26, 2011, Jane said…
I completely agree with Donna's comment to you...about it becoming secoond nature, but let me add that even though you will adjust to the new "way of life", there will always be days that absolutely mystify you! Don't let those throw you...remember one very important thing above all...you are human!
At 11:44am on May 24, 2011, Doris D said…
Hey your right about this site! As I said we're all here to help. I can tell you this is just a thing to get used to. I've been a Type 1 for 38 out of my 48 years here on earth. I know that it all seems so over whealing but as you go on it will be as natural to you as getting up in the morning!
At 3:38am on May 24, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 3:34am on May 24, 2011, Marie B said…
hi there and welcome! let me know if you have any questions about the community.

At 3:28am on May 24, 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 6:18pm on May 23, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

Here's a link to help our new member's learn more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 6:17pm on May 23, 2011, Jane said…
j2times --
Welcome to this wonderful site! Even if you did find us by accident, I think you will find that we are not only a site filled with loads of quality information, but also one with people who sincerely care and are here for one another.
I see you are very newly diagnosed and can only imagine how overwhelmed you must be. As a type 1 myself for nearly 45 years, I'm impressed that you are managing with oral meds, diet and exercise and wish the absolute best. If you have any questions or if there is anything i can help you with, don't hesitate to contact me!



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service