hey there marie thanks for getting back to me about my kidneys WELL its a low potassium and salt diet so with that and the big d am on bread and water LOL but i keep away from bananas tomatoes have high blood pressure and high cholesterol so am on medication for that also meds for the kidneys water retention tablets and a few other meds the gyms helping keep my blood pressure in check so its mainly diet for the kidneys am doing well the docs say 2 to 5 years before thay have to put me on the transplant list but being mr optimistic i think more like 8 its going to b a kidney and pancreas transplant because of the complications with maintaining a kidney transplant with type 1hav got an interesting future ahead of me but life is an adventure and to give in this early would just b a shame now would it not thanks for taking an interest marie will keep u posted as things go on also attend a renal clinic every three months take care marie talk soon
hey marie thanks for the reply o my god old gauge needles and keytone stix theres a blast from the past glad them dayz r gone i remember my old syringe being a large glass and chrome thing i had to drop in boiling water a right pain in the ass (literaly a pain in the ass OOOOOO ) LOL ......its nice to talk to somone who has been a long time D1 am a bit of a rare one at my local clinics most D1s in my area hav had a kidney transplant already so i keep telling my docters I AM THE CHOSEN ONE not all of them find it funny but its laff or cry so i choose to laff thanks again marie take care talk soon LPCG
hello!! Thx for the sweet welcome! Yes I am recently dx'd with Type 1 diabetes. It's goin. I started a blog to basically journal my new journey as a pin cusion, and insulin junkie!! LOL! It's getting a little easier to poke myself w/needles. I am hoping to get a pen nxt...movin up! I am hoping to learn more about T1.. and I am barely getting the hang of eating right! IT's hard, but you know what? I am not going to let this disease control my life!
Hope your day is blessed!
hey marie cheers for the comment and the disscushion group hav left a reply would luv to know what u think of my reply to martys letter would hate to think i have cut to close to the bone thanks again marie hope all is well with u take care talk soon
Well, I've never had that feeling, but I would assume it's like completing a drawing or other work of art! That sounds pretty cool though, I've never heard of those types of quilts before. I didn't know that about Houston though, cool. May I ask where you're from? I'm from the central Texas area, I just put Austin because I like to be safe online. I wish I could tell the grocery store to stay stocked up on Juicy Juice 4.oz Apple juice, because they were out today. And my blood dropped in the middle of the store. If only they knew it keeps me alive! I didn't have anything to treat a 47 this morning, so it was kind of frustrating.
Yep that's his birthday!! Yours too??? Great!!! Atleast something was done right on one day! HA!! A baled Eagel??? You know I've only seen maybe 2 in my entire 46 years?? But boy are they awesome!!! Nothing like an injured hand. Ya' know we really don't know how much we depend on them til we don't have them to use! Within like 1 year I had carpal tunnel surgery done on both of mine then got a stupid trigger thumb surgery done on my hand. Ya' really don't think about how much you use your left hand (being right handed myself) til you don't have it and hurt yep it can! HA!!
That's very interesting, thanks. I recently started on HRT patches, as I don't think I have any oestrogen production left! The patches have stopped the night sweats and daytime hot flushes, which were awful, particularly if my blood sugar was low. My skin is dry too.
I use my abdomen only for pumping, and my leg for CGM. That leaves one leg free as a spare! Do you find the absorption slower from your leg compared with your abdomen? I did while on MDI.
Thanks for that, I have managed to get my photo in the right place at last! It's good to know that there are lots of other people out there with diabetes to share things with.
How long have you been on your insulin pump? Has it helped with your control? I started on mine almost 17 months ago, and use CGMS with it most of the time. It is very expensive as I have to pay for the CGMS myself, there is no insurance here in the UK and the National Health Service doesn't pay for it. I have managed to improve my diabetic control a lot in this time, and feel so much better for it. More alert and awake, if that makes any sense!
I am a busy person, what with working, and a family to care for so there will probably be days or even weeks when I don't have time to visit the forum.
Thank you for the comment on my page. Welcoming the Members...I enjoy it, yes nice to have somebody say hello.
Tupelo Honey...good song, i love it! Never really listened to Van Morison, now I really like some of his stuff.
My granddaughters are so fun, and I really enjoy them. I get to give them back lol
I lost the link to it, but it's at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, and I believe the exhibit will be open from November 21st to some time in January. That is very cool about the quilting, my mom has done a bit of it here and there over the years and hasn't until recently been able to make time to do it. Quilts are my best friend on high days (:
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