We're almost there!

Our launch date for the new TuDiabetes website has been moved back 24 hours

When you log into TuDiabetes tomorrow (April 21st) you will find yourself in our new home!

If you want to join the TuDiabetes community please send an e-mail to TuDiabetesAdmin@gmail.com. We will send you an invitation to join after the migration is completed.

Read about the migration and see images of the new site!

A1c(13% becomes 7,1%in one month!!) + no pump for me

for the ones who red my first blog
they know that i thought it was 8,5 after a month of takinfg insulin

actually, it isn't my first

i called the educater and she told me that they have already maid the first one when i was diagnosed


i asked her how much was it???
imagine < after a 4 months of symptoms and first being diagnosed my A1c is 13%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i mean... a complete whole big 13!!!
biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig shock

so tht means"

1-first being daignosed and four months of syptoms


2-after amonth of being diagnosed and alot of hypos


3-today(after two months of being diagnosed


today my endo said that being on a pump is like commiting a suicial!!!!!

because iam in a honey moon period!!
for those who does not know what it means"
in short,even though i am T1D,in some cases the cells in the pancereas (comes back to life a little)!!
and work again 0 it does'nt mean that i am cured- maybe for weeks or months in some cases
and because of the lows i cant get a pump now!!

so sad, she said that i have to wait and being on a pump isnt just ataching a machine, that its taking the responsibility!

i think i have to wait!!!!

Views: 362

Tags: a1c, pump

Comment by Domo! on April 4, 2009 at 11:19am
it's okay, the wait will be worth it
Comment by Cynthia F. on April 4, 2009 at 7:43pm
most insurance companies will not approve or pay for a pump during the honeymoon period due to the lows and instability of blood sugars. Once you become stable and the endo feels you are ready for the commitment they will help you obtain one :) I will assure you, it will be well worth it to wait.

Congratulations on the great A1c !!!!
Comment by Asma on April 5, 2009 at 5:54pm
thanks ...
check your pages for notes
Comment by Jessie P. on April 8, 2009 at 8:19pm
Hey, it's okay, my wait was worth it. I was diagnosed back in 03, and wasn't accepted for a pump until '05. I see a lot of newly diagnosed on pumps, and I must admit I am a little jealous. After having so many shots a day for about 2 years, it just seemed unfair to me. But I'm glad that I waited, being on shots was hard, and the pump is easier when it comes to that, yes, but it helped me mature with having the disease and come to understand it better. Being on a pump is a very big responsibility, as is shots of course, but wit ha pump comes basal rates, bolus factors, "did I bolus for that last meal?", "should I change my infusion site or let it sit?", and much more. Don't let it discourage you, I remember being told to wait by my Endo in my first year. Then I didn't see the reason for her telling me so, but now I do. It was in my best interest, as most reasoning behind doctors saying so should be.


You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service