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Jul 15, 2010
paula replied to Danny's discussion 'POLL- What month were you diagnosed?'
Jun 16, 2010
paula replied to JeffD's discussion 'So, now I am a diabetic.'
"Jeff all of your thoughts and feelings are so normal.I went through the same thing when i was newly diagnosed. It takes time to adjust to such a major lifestyle change. Be patient and easy with yourself and take it one step at a time. It does get…"
Jun 16, 2010
paula replied to T1Student's discussion 'Over treating lows?'
"I always treat lows like that with 3-4 sugar packets under the tongue.Or if i am at home i have a couple of spoonfuls of straight honey followed with OJ.If it is still low in 15 min i repeat the process. I will take a more complex carb. after i have…"
Jun 15, 2010
paula replied to Sandy Blue's discussion 'Using the abdomen as the insulin injection site'
"I have been injecting for over 32 years in my stomach several times a day I am also lean and i do have some scar tissue. I also look at my stomach all the time.."
Jun 8, 2010

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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?
connecting with others, support system, we all need it
Date diagnosed
June 5, 1978
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About Me

I have had type 1 brittle Diabetes for over 30 yrs. I was 24 yrs. old at the time. Many advances have occurred since that time.When I first became Diabetic I was neurotic about it. I never relaxed I was always stressed out.I tried to be perfect with it all the time.Until I came to terms with the fact that there is no perfect.
I have over the course of time developed a lot of patience with myself and the disease.
I am currently single and live in South Florida on the beach.
I spend most of my time taking care of my Diabetes and over all health. I am very much into holistic practices and natural health. I am particular about my diet and eat as much natural or unprocessed foods as possible. I have always had and still have recurring issues with low sugars. I also have hypoglycemic unawareness which is sometimes very stressful!! I have to practice meditations and stress free living everyday because i find that the disease itself is stressful and after having it for 31 yrs. 24/7 with no break from it I can easily get burned out from the ongoing everyday drill! I have had to modify my lifestyle a lot to maintain better mental, emotional health.
I am a very open and positive person and very willing to help others.

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At 4:44am on July 16, 2009, Ellen Sherman said…
I do not have great fluctuations since I am adhering to a diet based on the same amounts of carbs, fats, proteins and adjust my insulin if I need to based on less exercise, higher carbs or illness. So far it has worked most of the time.
At 3:41pm on July 15, 2009, Ellen Sherman said…
I split my dose of lantus morning and night and find that it works better for me. I take novolog. I am on a very strict low carb, low fat diet requiring less insulin.
At 1:30pm on July 15, 2009, Ellen Sherman said…
I totally agree; there is no way you can control this disease without testing. I have found that by researching and learning as much as you can, you can be most proactive. My body is constantly changing and its needs vary tremendous from month to month day to day.
At 3:56am on July 15, 2009, Ellen Sherman said…
Hi Paula,
I love exercise as it helps me control my diabetes better and also relieves any tension I may be feeling. Hope all is well.
At 8:28pm on June 13, 2009, Karen said…
Thanks for your great response. I sent you an email.
At 6:10pm on June 13, 2009, Karen said…
Just read your history and I need something to address my issues of late. What type of meditation do you use.

42 years of this crap and now life issues are destroying me.
At 10:31pm on April 5, 2009, Mark said…
Thanks, Paula. I think a holistic approach is the only sane one, whether someone has diabtetes or not ;-)
At 9:08pm on November 24, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…

Happy thanks giving Paula,and all years to come.
At 12:47pm on October 27, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Hallo Paula,
We have 2 nice groups,Nostalgia & Poetry Club........
At 10:05am on October 22, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
It is nice to live on the beach,the open seas are magnificent and the waves songs are relaxing.I wish to retire and live in Alexandria,Egypt. Do you write poetry, Paula? Wish if you join Poetry Club.Nice to talk to you.



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