Aloha!

I am so happy to have found this group! I'm Melinda, I'm a mom, Navy wife, daughter, friend, photographer, beach bum, shopaholic, world traveler, computer geek, baton twirler, scrapbooker and Type 1 pumper! I have had diabetes for 16 years, diagnosed at 11 in 1992 (when meters were HUGE, test strips had to be wiped off with a cotton ball to test, and it took forever) and did my first 8 years with shots before switching to pumping before my senior year of college. I am so grateful for these last 8 years of pumping - while I am still not in great control (at the moment), it has been such a better fit for me than MDI.

I am going through some not so great complications now - I have had over ten laser treatments on my eyes since 2006 due to retinopathy and have some kidney changes, but all in all things are good. It's all about perspective - I had no complications at all until I had my children, and they are the greatest things that ever happened to me - so if this is the trade-off, it is well worth it. I always wanted to be a mommy, and I was never really sure it would ever happen for me, so I count my blessings everyday. So far, my babies are diabetes free, and I am hoping it stays that way.

I am striving to do better, and am not sure why my A1C is through the roof at the moment - I just lost 50 pounds in the first half of 2008, though, so maybe that is triggering some general weirdness in my body. I thought losing weight would be great for my body, by diabetes has a way of just screwing with everything!

Well, enough about me - for now! Hahahaha.... Thanks to everyone who took the time to welcome me, and I look forward to getting to know you all better...

Melinda

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Comment by Sweeter Cherise on October 7, 2008 at 5:54pm
Nice to meet you! Welcome to Tudiabetes:) If you need anything let us know
Comment by Carrie on October 7, 2008 at 11:41pm
Welcome Melinda!
So glad you found the site! We have so many caring people here, and feel free to ask questions anytime!
Best,
~Carrie
Comment by Katherine on October 10, 2008 at 3:41pm
Nice to meet you, Melinda! I was diagnosed in 1992, too! Great to see you've found us. I'm so happy to see you have kids! =) It's always been a fear of mine, conceiving. But it's thru people like you that I can gain the confidence that it CAN happen! Well, WELCOME! We're glad you're here!
Comment by Katie I. on November 6, 2008 at 10:06am
Hey Melinda! I'm so glad you joined TuD. Thanks for commenting on my blog post re my pregnancy and my family member who has a big mouth!! That's too bad that your MIL acted weird about your two kids, but I have to admit that it's kind of nice to know that someone else out there understands my situation!!
Do you mind if I ask whether you had your eyes checked during your pregnancies? I am always concerned about my eyes just because I have had T1 for so long and now I'm wondering if pregnancy will affect them. Anyway, thanks again and I hope you have a good day. :)
Katie
Comment by Jody Chesen on November 15, 2008 at 6:49pm
Melinda: Your support is very much appreciated regarding my Mommy/Baby concerns. Thank you so much!

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