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Posted on December 16, 2014 at 3:00am 6 Comments

Philmont

Yesterday morning I published a long version of my diagnosis story on the web site administered by my friend Scott Johnson. If you are so inclined you can view the site at the following address:



http://wp.me/p2FeRC-1yK



A bit about Scott, he is a long time blogger and he operates one of the premiere independent blog sites for people with diabetes. The site is titled Scott’s Diabetes. You can view his site at:



http://scottsdiabetes.com/



I hope if you do read my blog and explore Scott’s rich site. Scott’s site is a wonderful read. In fact I read his items at least weekly. His site gives me inspiration to blog on TUDiabetes. This blog is the continuation of the story I published on Scott’s site, it is part two of my diagnosis story:



Have you ever had to explain Diabetes to a non-diabetic who has to make a decision about you or your future? I found m yself in that situation shortly after my diagnosis, in of all places New Mexico before and while I was backpacking. The situation was that I was in New Mexico; about as far away from anything that could save me as I could be at age 17.



I had been diagnosed and 3.5 weeks later I left for New Mexico for a month of backpacking on and off property at Philmont Scout Ranch. Today we would never allow this sort of thing. In fact, even Philmont prevents a new insulin dependent diabetic from doing this. They now publish rules to prevent this sort of thing. But this was 1974 and back then people had the good sense to not show up to backpack so soon after diagnosis. I showed up. I sort of told a…

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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?
nothing really
Date diagnosed
June 21, 1974
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2 (Yeah that is better, go Rick)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
medtronic
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Badfinger - Baby Blue (1972)

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At 8:43am on December 16, 2014, Susan said…

Hi Rick,
thank you so much for the warm welcome. It's a pleasure to join the site. I do hope that it will help stablize my sugar levels. I've been a dibetic for about a year .. and it's not getting any easier! thanks again. Susan

At 11:38pm on December 13, 2014, noha said…

Thanks everyone , glad to join this community

At 8:26pm on December 9, 2014, mariejean said…

Thanks for the welcome Rick!! I enjoyed your blog. Nice photos of you and your family!

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