":) thank you; you brought tears to my eyes.. i cry a lot too, and it just gets harder at my age and i am just so sick of it! my teachers are sooooooo agravating and try to make me stay in class when i am low and i;ve gotten detentions for leaving…"
"((( )))) Vickki this is the hug Im dying to give you. Im old (in comparison) and new to being type one. Im having such a hard time I cry often. I cannot imagine going through this at your age. Please know this is the best p[lace to come and vent. I…"
"hey umm i have had the pump for about 2-3 years...
and with the low, i was always told to drink a 6oz glass of juice, wait for 15min. then test, if my blood was back where it was supposed to be, i would have a half of a peanut buttes sandwich, and…"
"of course we can! ;) we just have to stick together and remember what is important! do u have an e-mail, myspace, aim, or cell? if u do we can stay in toutch! grr, i have to go c my endo on june3rd....Dx (that is a mad/sad face) cant wait to hear…"
"thank you that helps a lot! i will try to do that from now on. and u are right, most people only know about type 2... but as long as I know what to do and what is right, i will be fine. i am an artist, i was thinking of putting my art in my photos,…"
"wow i was diagnosed at 7-8.(spent 8th b day bewing dx'd in a hospital bed) and at 12 i did the same thing but i am now healthy again. i love the site and all the support. i was good today i went fishing and my highest reeding was 196, not too…"
"Hey Vikki :)
I hate my endo too! he just does the same stuff over and over again. and when he reads me my a1c, i cry. :\ and i'm 15. I'm not doing good either with controling my diabetes. my recent a1c was 11..
we can help eachother out (:…"
"Hi Vikki! I'm so glad that you found TuDiabetes! This is a great community for support and just to know that you are NOT alone!!
Often, there are support groups for people with type 1 diabetes organized by the Juvenile Diabetes Research…"
"vikki you are in a tough spot. correcting a teacher (esp in front of a class) usually ends up with a punishment of some kind. lets face it almost all of the people you will meet will not understand diabetes, and if they know anything it'll be…"
"hey just a warning... you wont like the omnipod, i didn't but that doesen't mean u wont!! go ahead and try it but i recommend the medtronic minimed insluin oumo.. they are offered in diff. colors, sizes(for insluin compacity), and site…"
wow fishing! that's cool =]
i woke up in the middle of the night and i was 44! so i ate something and waited half an hour to test again and i was still 44. so i ate again and went to bed. when i woke up today i was 179, i guess i over treated the low :(.
anyway i had a light breakfast and an hour after later now im 207 =( (i hate myself when i over treat the lows). i guess i should go take an extra unit.
i noticed you are on a pump, how long have you been using it?
thanks for the friend add =]
I'm really sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time with your diabetes and your family :( But glad you joined us here. it is TOTALLY AWESOME! everyone is so supportive and helpful and friendly.
You are not alone, we are here to help you if you ever need anything dont hesitate and ask.
i was dx at the age of 10 (so i know what it is like to be 13 and diabetic) spent the fist couple of years taking good care of myself (of course with the help of my mum). Then a while before starting high school i started neglecting myself (not testing at all, eating what ever i want to when ever i wanted without taking extra units to cover it) thinking it was easier when i neglected my diabetes.
When i got my a1c tested it was 8.2 (and the lab said that greater than 8 is uncontrolled diabetes) somehow when i read this it made me change my mind about wanting to take care of myself coz i dont want to be blind when i grow up, dont want to suffer from kidney diseases or any other diabetes complications, and i certainly dont want to die young.
i decided i would start taking care of myself.
One or two months ago i started by testing before every meal and watching what i eat. now i test more than 10 times a day, dont eat bad food (or at least try to =]).
I know im not doing perfectly as i am supposed to, but right now im overall pleased with myself. hopefully ill be doing better soon :)
i should shut up now =]
How are you doing today?
Greetings from a insulin-dependent, clinically dead, in Boston,since 1977, with a BG of 880, in TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, where INSULIN was discovered by BANTING & BEST, JULY 30 1921. As a 91 computer rookie, my years and experiences have given me some solid advice to share with others. THE PERSON THAT KNOWS MOST ABOUT THEIR DIABETES, WILL LIVE THE LONGEST. Join a support group with others in similar problems. Seek out a local LIONS CLUB, they have an excellent diabetes awareness program, I have been in LIONISM since 1972. Have a good diabetes team (diabetic specialist, dietitans,podiatrist, social worker, pharmacist), L isten to your body, it tells you when to eat, what to eat, EXERCISE, rest, sleep, Wear a MEDIC-ALERT identification, it can SPEAK for you in case of emergency. Have a DIABETIC BUDDY, someone you are in touch with EVERYDAY. email@example.com
Hi! I'm thirteen, too. Welcome!!! You'll love this site, everyone is so great and helpful and supportive. I'm in seventh grade also. I'm sorry you feel so alone with diabetes, but I can understand. I'm the only kid in my school with it. Just remember that you're a normal kid! :) Hopefully a cure is close!
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