"Congrats! Been on the mini med 723 for 16 days now, and I wish I done this a few years ago. It has made life much easier. The only issue I have had is the infussion comming off while working outside, it seems that the tape on the infussion set dont…"
"i've been a pumper for a week now and i am loving it , no needles 3 times a day is a blessing :D been having some issues with hyop's and hyper's but i figered it out with some reading here and on other sites , for example my…"
"Thanks fo rthe support and the warm welcome. I actually had a great trainer and she is on call for me for the next month. The good news is that because of my running training schedule and the work that we did with that for MDI, we already have a…"
"Good for you! I hope you got good training, because the pump can be a blessing, but there are always gremlins in the woods trying to trap you, and you need to be on the lookout for when things go bad. The vast majority of the time, they won't,…"
"Congratulations! If you do not have or haven't read the book Pumping Insulin by John Walsh, I highly recommend it. It will tell you everything you need to know about adjusting your pump's many settings. Even though yur doctor or diabetes…"
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"Hi Rachelle. I was just about to start on Omnipod and then deceided to go with a different pump. I am not sure where you are located in Canada but the rep here in Southern Ontario for Omnipod is absolutely fabulous. It was a difficult decision for…"
"Hi Coombs. I was just denied by my insurance company for Omnipod also. They said they do not cover anything through Omnipod. I am assuming that this is because it is still new and that Omnipod is still working with the insurance companies to get…"
Hi everyone. I was asked to write about my diagnosis awhile back so I thought I would share it here as well. It will take a few minutes to read but please let me know what you think of it. Thanks
My diagnosis: Rob M
I am not sure how to put into words the feelings that I experienced when my doctor told me I was a diabetic. I have read that many people equate these feelings to losing a loved one. I would tend to agree with this comparison. In the immediate days following my… Continue
I moved here from Boston in '80s and can't see moving anywhere else. Too bad your very active lifestyle as a runner has not held things back on the diabetes side. I'm certain though the running has had countless other payoffs. On the football side, I used to be a niners fan until the team seemed to have lost all interest in winning another superbowl.
Hi, My name is Kimberly and My son is the diabetic. We were told he was type 2 in 2005 and just 2 wks ago john almost died of DKA from diabetes. I couldnt believe what was happening to him because I didnt think that could happen to type 2. now different doctors say he is considered type 1 and was probable type 1 in the beginning. He lives almost 4 hours away and Its the worst worring feeling a mom can have to not know how his days are. He recently got married and his wife doesnt know much yet. I've been trying to teach her but theres so many changes now. John doesnt have insurence and had Medicaid while he was younger but they droppped him at age 18. Its been a fight to get help for him and supplies. I've been a member of this site for about 2 years but had lost touch for awhile. now I'm trying to get my son to connect hear but feel he isnt interested. I hope things get easier for you and you can adjust to the change. really like the story and I know it will help others to not feel so alone. This desease seems to be spreading almost like cancer. thanks again. Kimberly
Welcome home fellow Canadian/fellow type 2!
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, 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 and take a look at the Canada Embassy page as well, by going to the headings in the aqua coloured box in the upper left hand of the home page. Click on "DHF Grassroots". Once you're in scroll down, click on "Canada embassy", and voilà! The house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
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
Take care....and keep in touch!
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn 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 even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.
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