Hi everyone, I am new to type 1 and would like to share my experience with it so far.
I was diagnosed with type 1 last September and it’s been… okay so far lol.
I was diagnosed after the typical symptoms except I would call it a “dry mouth” instead of "thirst.
My most recent and only (so far) HbA1c was in December, and I got 5.1%.
Now, I know some of you are wondering/worried that I might be experiencing regular hypos… although I have experienced 3 (2 in last 4 days) hypos so far, my bg numbers rarely drops below 70.
I would like to mention that my doctor said anything above 60 is not really consider a hypo, but the hunger and little shakiness I feel above 60 are “false hypos”, not quite sure if this is actually true but that’s what she said .
My after meal numbers are usually 120 mg/dl and under, and I usually allow myself a snack if it’s under 110.
So, now with some questions to the veterans…
Q.1 Is it easier for some people to control diabetes than others?
Q.2 Taking insulin on certain parts of the body takes longer for the insulin to kick in, is this true?
Q.3 Are fast foods a big NO NO? (and I mean “fast foods”, not fast food restaurant salads and burgers w/o any condiments)
I know I have few more questions but this is all I can think of now lol.
I would also like to say that I respect everyone on this site and other forums with diabetes that are fighting everyday.
I got a lot of quality information as well as motivation from all of you for the last few month, and I thank you for that!