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Started this discussion. Last reply by Magnifmeggers May 25, 2011. 4 Replies

I've been a type 1 diabetic for a little under a month now. Luckily there's a lot of diabetes in the family and my older sister's had it since she was 9 so it doesn't feel all new and scary to me. :)…Continue


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"Was in Bergen Norway for a whole summer in 1978 and had a great time. That was before I become diabetic in 1981, which is totally unrelated. My D came about from having a gold crown inserted next to an amalgam filling in another tooth and that…"
Feb 7, 2013
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"When I say I have diabetes I often get stories about people that my conversation partner knows who are also diabetic...along the lines of "oooh, yeah my friend has that, she almost died..."(and then they go on and tell me all the horrific…"
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Correct carb counting is very important. The members of this group can present pictures of their meals and the estimated carb counts. This way we can improve our judgement and learn to overcome common mistakes by sharing our experiences.
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At 3:26pm on February 7, 2013, JaninaWalker said…

Was in Bergen Norway for a whole summer in 1978 and had a great time. That was before I become diabetic in 1981, which is totally unrelated. My D came about from having a gold crown inserted next to an amalgam filling in another tooth and that causes more metals to get into the digestive system in microscopic particle sizes but enough to set off the autoimmune attacks. But I learned this 17 years later, so people are really on their own to discover what is the cause for their individual case. Especially dentists will deny it because that exposes them to lawsuits. But notice how the world is gaining more sense and metals are minimized or at least covered with porcelain so the chewing surface is covered. Many countries now discourage amalgams in favour of white composite. I wish you a life of staying ahead of the game in figuring out how to control the diabetes to avoid all potential negatives. It is possible.

At 4:04am on May 27, 2011, Linda G said…
At 2:48pm on May 24, 2011, Dude said…
Hi karenpat! I hope you are doing well and enjoying Spring! Thanks for the friend add :)
At 3:40am 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 3:36am on May 24, 2011, Marie B said…
hello karenpat, welcome! let me know if you have any questions about the community.

we value our artists here. Many of us deal with the stress of a chronic disease by making art.
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 11:55pm on May 23, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome. :)
At 6:12pm on May 23, 2011, Jane said…
Welcome! I know you are probably feeling really overwhelmed, but believe me, it will get better and it will become more manageable. I'm a member of the Care Team, but more importantly, I have lived with type 1 for nearly 45 years and completely understand what life with type 1 is all about. Send me a message at any time if you have a question...I would be more than happy to do whatever I can to help in whatever way possible. . . even if it's only to be a sounding board!
Have a great week!

At 6:11pm 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.

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