Glad to be back!

For some bizarre reason, it has taken over a year for me to be able to get back into Today, finally, a password reset worked, after trying probably 18-20 times before.

I’m a T2, diagnosed 33 years ago, but I’ve been on an insulin pump for nearly fifteen years now. Was doing great up until this past year, when my A1C has crept back up to 7.6 (from an average of 6.2 to 6.6 over the past 14 years.) Will need to test both my basals and bolus rates, and I have to admit I’ve been putting it off. I’m also coping with binge eating disorder, which I did not have when I was diagnosed. In fact, I was relatively thin at initial diagnosis. But a lot has happened in the past 33 years and some of the BED can be directly blamed on two years of very severe lows under difficult circumstances which caused my to start drastically overeating. Had it under control for quite a while, but have kind of lost it the past year (PTSD, I think…)

Anyway, I’m so glad to be back. Although I’ve been reading the forum posts, haven’t been able to post or reply before. Looking forward to participating again. BTW, I’m posting this under T1 and LADA because I identify more with those categories due to both being on a pump and also no longer producing any insulin at all, even though I recently tested negative for antibodies (was not tested at first diagnosis in 1984.)



Welcome back, @Ruth4! I’m sorry you had difficulty signing-on. I’m sure there are people here who can identify with your current challenges.

Welcome back @Ruth4. I’ll bet someone here has faced challenges similar to yours and can help.

Thanks to both of you. I’m wondering if anyone out there belongs to O.A… I’m looking for a sponsor who understands insulin-dependent diabetes.

Here is a link to a list of 13 topics over the years here on TuDiabetes. I decoded OA to mean Overeaters’ Anonymous; if that’s not the case then joke’s on me!

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Yep…Overeater’s anonymous. I’ve had no luck finding a sponsor who understands diabetes, and I am extremely tired of people telling me I CANNOT - NEVER- eat things with sugar, even when I’m having a low. I try to avoid lows but, let’s face it, they happen. Protein and vegetables are not going to bring me out of it!

And thanks for the list…I’m going to go check it out right now.