Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Janet :) New Jersey...far, and yet right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario...a city named Kitchener-Waterloo (2 cities joined together). I'm a wife of 33 years, mom to two grown children, a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator and graphic designer....I speak French and English, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things). Keep in touch, ok? luv....linda
I developed really painful stomach aches around age 10. Was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in DKA at 17 (one month before you- Sept 1, 2006). Gallbladder removed at 20 showing scarring and long term disease. At 21, a year later, had acute pancreatitis- terrible pain!- had surgery to remove multiple stones in the pancreas and common bile duct- recovered pretty well.
But now it's been ten months since I had pancreatitis and it still hurts to eat (and drink!) and I've been vomiting and so forth. Much less pain than before but I'm afraid for long term, and I'm underweight- started losing in 2008 and it's been up and down but mostly down. I'm seeing a GI doc in two weeks and I'm not sure what to tell him or what to expect.
I'm wondering if my diabetes and gall stone issues are at all connected, but I don't know. The digestive problems (I never can tell if/when my food will digest which makes it hard to bolus) definitely add to my diabetes problems, but I wonder if they could have triggered the diabetes or something.
Anyways, do you still have pancreatitis related problems other than diabetes? I am wondering about pancreatic insufficiency, delayed digestion, pain, etc.
hi Janet, Happy Birthday! I don't know if you enjoy the State Fair, but I'm pretty active there with the quilting exhibit in the Richards Building. I'll be there Aug 9, 11, 12, and 13 from 10-2, so if you happen to be there, ask for me, or just look around for the gal with the insulin pump clipped to her shorts!
Lee's potstickers. they come in several varieties, all good. I have them with a spicy dipping sauce:
1 Tbl. chili bean sauce (get at Chinese grocery)
2 Tbl white rice vinegar
1 Tbl. light soy (can use regular soy)
there's a Chinese grocery on Rt 46 if you get off Rt 80 at the Lake Hiawatha exit. It's near Kmart and across from a Holiday Inn. It's next to a Chinese restaurant called Jasper's. They have lovely vegetables, things like baby bok choy that you don't find anywhere. My husband and I cook a lot of Chinese.
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