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acidrock23 commented on laurenG's blog post 'Keep on Swimming'
"I'm not a huge swimmer but it has killed my blood sugar the times I've done it. I would eat a snack if I ran into some swimming. It sounds like you're really on top of things and that's awesome that you are pushing yourself…"
May 8, 2013
laurenG replied to boshra's discussion 'getting back into shape...' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Just wrote about this on my blog, actually :) 1. I prefer swimming as my main exercise, which I try to do for 1-1.5 hours at least three times a week. I did it for many years as a kid and just picked it up again a few months ago. I'll also try…"
May 8, 2013
laurenG posted a blog post

Keep on Swimming

It has been awhile since I felt this exhausted after a workout. I try to swim at least three times a week, and I've been incrementally increasing the distance over the last couple of weeks to avoid hitting a "plateau." I don't consider myself a fitness fanatic, but I do believe exercise is important for my physical and mental health. However, as a type 1, I find myself constantly worried about the effects of exercise on my blood sugar and sometimes, especially on days like today, I wonder if…See More
May 8, 2013
laurenG commented on laurenG's blog post 'Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?'
"Great, thanks for the info! I will invest in a Frio for the trip!"
May 7, 2013
David (dns) commented on laurenG's blog post 'Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?'
"I concur w/Gerri. I use two types of insulin, keep them refrigerated all the time, and typically get close to three months' use from a vial with, as she said, no loss of effectiveness."
May 6, 2013
Debe liked laurenG's blog post Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?
May 6, 2013
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Athletic Diabetics

For all you athletes with diabetes (or wannabe athletes!) - a place to exchange workout tips and encouragement.
May 6, 2013
laurenG commented on laurenG's blog post 'Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?'
"Thanks for all the comments! Looks like Frio has some happy customers. I guess what I'm primarily concerned about though is keeping my extra insulin cool...not the pen that I'm going to be using during the trip (we'll only be gone…"
May 6, 2013
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Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?

Well, hello there. I'm new to the TuDiabetes community! I've had type 1 (possibly LADA...?) for four years. I love to travel. I was actually diagnosed while studying abroad in Chile. Thankfully, I am in good health with no complications thus far. Recently, my husband and I decided to do a 10-day group trip to Peru and Bolivia. I'm excited to be returning to South America for the first time since I was diagnosed, but apprehensive at the same time. Ever since my diagnosis, I've had the…See More
May 6, 2013
David (dns) commented on laurenG's blog post 'Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?'
"My experience with the Frio has also been consistently good, though not in quite such extreme conditions as others have described here."
May 6, 2013
Brian (bsc) commented on laurenG's blog post 'Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?'
"I'll also vouch for the Frio's, but I would caveat their use. You need to still keep the pouch out of the scorching sun and not place it in very high heat conditions like a closed up car in the sun. And they don't work well in very…"
May 6, 2013
Gerri commented on laurenG's blog post 'Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?'
"Welcome, Lauren. I've used a Frio successfully for travel in hot climates. Used it in Turkey, Greece & Italy in the summer without any problem. It's also kept my insulin potent for domestic outings with temp in the 90's."
May 6, 2013
laurenG posted a blog post

Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?

Well, hello there. I'm new to the TuDiabetes community! I've had type 1 (possibly LADA...?) for four years. I love to travel. I was actually diagnosed while studying abroad in Chile. Thankfully, I am in good health with no complications thus far. Recently, my husband and I decided to do a 10-day group trip to Peru and Bolivia. I'm excited to be returning to South America for the first time since I was diagnosed, but apprehensive at the same time. Ever since my diagnosis, I've had the…See More
May 5, 2013
Linda G left a comment for laurenG
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Lauren!! --------------------------------------------------------------- This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making…"
Apr 22, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for laurenG
"Welcome Lauren, This is a place where we come together to support each other. To share our problems and experiences and to help each other. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their…"
Apr 22, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
Information sharing on nutrition, exercise, etc.
Date diagnosed
April 27, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

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Keep on Swimming

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am 1 Comment

It has been awhile since I felt this exhausted after a workout. I try to swim at least three times a week, and I've been incrementally increasing the distance over the last couple of weeks to avoid hitting a "plateau." I don't consider myself a fitness fanatic, but I do believe exercise is important for my physical and mental health. However, as a type 1, I find myself constantly worried about the effects of exercise on my blood sugar and…

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Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 7:41pm 6 Comments

Well, hello there. I'm new to the TuDiabetes community! I've had type 1 (possibly LADA...?) for four years. I love to travel. I was actually diagnosed while studying abroad in Chile. Thankfully, I am in good health with no complications thus far. Recently, my husband and I decided to do a 10-day group trip to Peru and Bolivia. I'm excited to be returning to South America for the first time since I was diagnosed, but apprehensive at the same…

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At 6:02pm on April 22, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Lauren!!
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This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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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!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:47pm on April 22, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Lauren, This is a place where we come together to support each other. To share our problems and experiences and to help each other. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions.

This is a place to come for understanding from other people with diabetes.

Please feel at home, you are with friends.

At 12:33pm on April 22, 2013, Marie B said…

hi there and welcome! let me know if you have any questions about our community. nice a1c!

At 1:50am on April 22, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 7:39pm on April 21, 2013, rick phillips said…

LaurenG, welcome to TUDiabetes, the diabetic community that cares for people who have diabetes. We have been waiting for you to join us and we are thrilled you are here. Please take your time, explore the site and ask us questions or give us your views. If i can help in anyway please ask me and I will be glad to help, if I can.

 
 
 

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