Joanna
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Type 1 for 37 years

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"So many changes have taken place since I was last on here. The most recent one is that I lost my Dad on Nov. 4th."
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35 Years of Type 1 Part II

So after begin told by the doctor to go sit out in the waiting room while she talked to my father all I wanted to do was cry but did not want others to see. So I recall sitting on a large vinyl couch picking up a LIFE magazine back then they where huge and covering my face while I cried. One hour later I was in the hospital with a bg of 600 mg/dl. Having been hospitalized 2 other times after begin diagnosed which was not uncommon trying to get stabilized I remember having to attend those awful…See More
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Mar 4, 2010
Joanna commented on ChristinaNadine's group 'Diabetics in Montana'
"Just a thought.... Any chance of one day all of us meeting somewhere ? Or there is toxbox where unlike skype you can use video with more than one person."
Mar 2, 2010
Joanna commented on ChristinaNadine's group 'Diabetics in Montana'
"Ive had type 1 for 33 years now. I was dx when I was 12. There was a bad strain of flu going around in 1976. I'm OK with my diabetes care to a point somethings I'm not getting any help with and feel like im talking to a brick wall but what…"
Mar 1, 2010
Joanna left a comment for Jo
"Hey Jo ! The meeting is at wild joe's in bozeman starts at 7 pm its across from the ellen theater. It would be great if you could come. Im the tall fat one with short dirty blonde hair with glasses : ) Look forward to seeing you there ! Joanna"
Mar 1, 2010
Joanna left a comment for Jo
"Hi Jo ! Yes I'm still in Belgrade and you ? Starting to look for work and it's driving me nuts not working lol Nothing new same ol same ol. Do you know Dena D. ? If so me too! There is a meeting this coming up tuesday in Bozeman some type…"
Feb 26, 2010
Joanna commented on ChristinaNadine's group 'Diabetics in Montana'
"It was snowing earlier this morning but has now stopped and the sun is shinning, snow is melting whoo hooo ! Get the shorts out : )"
Feb 4, 2010

Profile Information

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?
Support and meet new friends
Date diagnosed
July 23, 1976
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Paradigm 722
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://my1sweetsarabear@gmail.com
Tell us more about you (optional)
I was diagnosed with Type 1 in 1976 just one month before my 13th birthday due to a bad strain of flu that was going around at that time. It attacked my immune system. I started on the insulin pump in 1980 and have been pumping ever since. 35 years later I have no major complications.

Joanna's Blog

35 years of Type 1 Part III

Posted on November 5, 2011 at 4:42pm 0 Comments

After the meeting with the twins I was bound and determined that nothing was going to stop me from getting that insulin pump. So the next day I made a an appointment with my doctor. I could not wait for that day to come! Finally that day was here and I was ready! I point blank said to him I want a pump. His reply was well I would not want to wear something that big on my belt. I looked right at him and said it will not be you who will be wearing the pump it will be me.

Now keep in mind… Continue

35 Years of Type 1 Part II

Posted on November 5, 2011 at 11:45am 2 Comments

So after begin told by the doctor to go sit out in the waiting room while she talked to my father all I wanted to do was cry but did not want others to see. So I recall sitting on a large vinyl couch picking up a LIFE magazine back then they where huge and covering my face while I cried. One hour later I was in the hospital with a bg of 600 mg/dl. Having been hospitalized 2 other times after begin diagnosed which was not uncommon trying to get stabilized I remember having to attend those awful… Continue

35 years of Type 1 diabetes Part 1

Posted on November 5, 2011 at 6:17am 3 Comments

35 years ago July 1976 seems like another lifetime ago. I was 12 years old at the time and just like any other kid glad that summer vacation was finally here. At that point in time there was a bad strain of flu going around called the hong kong flu or what we know today at the swine flu. I remember my mother begin so sick from this flu I was scared she was not going to make it through.

This summer vacation from school was one that not only changed my life but my parents. I was an active 12… Continue

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At 6:13am on November 5, 2011, Trudy said…
Antique, huh? I expect you're a wise one! I'm impressed at how well you're doing.

Real estate is in fact my big problem. I'm using my pumps on weekends, rotating my tummy area, sometimes use my upper butt area. It was a big blow when my thighs stopped absorbing, so I decided I'd be careful to preserve what's left. We eat rather well and at odd times on weekends, so it works out well. Have a good weekend!
 
 
 

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