Hi there whoever-may-be-reading-this, name’s Tristan and I’m a recently diagnosed type 1 diabetic (hooray) as of about a month ago. As far as I know, no one else has had diabetes in my family.
Never, ever saw in a million years that I’d get anything, let alone diabetes, at the rip old age of 22, being a relatively healthy person. I had gotten sick in September '09, and between then and december had slowly been losing weight, among other things. Pretty much type 1 diabetes symptoms to the letter, actually. About a week or so into December I had pretty much crashed to the lowest point I’ve ever felt in my life, ended up going into the ER with a bs of 600+ or some such I was told.
Hell of a way to end 2009!
Anyhow, found this community, I believe, googling about different meters that I could look at among other things, being in a general “must take in every bit of info possible” mood. Lurked a bit, seems like a very nice place so I figured it’d be nice to sign up to read/post with other diabetics because I’m really lost with this. So uh, hello, nice to meet you all and glad to see this community is here!