Thank you, I have lots of questions.
Hi Everyone, I’m a new member and I’m so glad to have found this site! I was diagnosed about 4 years ago with LADA but never knew there were any resources like this. I just got a new Medtronic 670G with the CGM. I was looking for feedback on this pump. I previously had an Animas pump but am hoping for better control with the CGM available with this pump. I did’t have much choice as far as which pump since my insurance only covers Medtronic. I look forward to reading various opinions on the website and hope that I’ll be able to add some useful information at some point.
Hi, Margaret! Welcome.
I searched “670G” and came up with this list of discussions. I recommend the two started by DrBB that are about seven or eight discussions down on the list.
Hello my name is Mike and my 24 y/o son was Dx at 9 as T1DM. My wife and I and his two brothers have been on the roller coaster since. Like many others his childhood endo (until he turned 21) promoted “eat what you want just cover it”. We learned that highs would harm you in the long run and that lows could kill tomorrow. Then we saw an endo while he was away at school in TN then he moved to TX now back to PA. My son was reluctant to embrace technology and went on Dexcom 5 CGM a few years back and is now 5 months into 670G. Topics of interest include keto diets, low vs. high carbs, hypoglycemia unawareness, acceptable BG ranges, technology and support groups. A1C was high for years and is finally where he wants it. We have dealt with dangerous lows and the muddled, disoriented thinking that accompanies them. He has an older brother who was Dx with terminal brain cancer in 2016 and this does not help with normal depression and anxiety that confront Type 1s. The parent playbooks for both of these diseases do not exist. I hope to continue to learn and maybe our experience can help others new to this debilitating disease.
Oh Mike, you have really been stretched as parents trying to help their children. I had a severely ill son who is now 30 and is doing much better, but the stress was horrible.
I was dx Type 1 60 yrs ago, and I am doing fantastic.
Hi all! I will introduce myself as an European woman having type 1 diabetes for 46 years now. As a kind of by accident I became a diabetes specialist nurse as well and I am proud to tell that I just have finished my MSc at King’s College London. For in The Netherlands they don’t offer nursing studies at this level specialised in diabetes care. I want to learn and share my ideas with you all and also what are actual discussions at the professional’s level. My thesis was also about getting more involved into the perspective of persons with diabetes. But now there is the issue about who tells you what kind of insulin to put in your insulin pump? And then I am talking about next level diabetes care to put Fiasp in 670G pumps. I have a problem with this with my colleagues because of lack of evidence. I think it is their problem not being educated well themselves or just agree that the PWD can handle this with sharing their experiences. Only this way we can provide the evidence, can’t we?
Hello! 32 year old female from Midwest USA. Been in DKA twice despite controlled sugars which led to an accurate diagnosis of type 1/1.5 when I was 31. Most recent A1c of 6.8. Am only recently coming out of survival mode to face what needs to happen next in my life. Have been on CGM pump for almost a year and it has changed our life. Currently, my husband and I desperately want to have a baby, but are up against some significant risks (as many are) with very top end insulin resistance. Attempting to conquer the fear of years of failed weight loss attempts so that hopefully one day soon, it will balance the risk of getting pregnant. This is the first community I’ve ever joined about diabetes, so I hope to make some connections and learn some things!
I was also first diagnosed as type 2…probably because I wasn’t 8 and super skinny. DKA and further testing labeled me as type 1 when I was 31. I’d never heard of this happening before!
Hi SarahMichelle, It is not unusual for a T1 adult to be initially diagnosed as T2. The fact that you had to go into DKA twice before getting a correct diagnosis shows just how dangerous an incorrect diagnosis can be, the first time your life was at stake and still they could not see the writing on the wall.
I am glad your doctors finally woke up.
Welcome to our community.
Hello I’m Masha, I’m 33 and although I don’t have diabetes, I’m learning about it everyday for the last 6 months — since my startup team has got an idea of making an app for people with diabetes. (I know there’s a lot of apps out there, but (of course ;)) we are set to make a really good one, focusing on people rather than on their condition). So I’m here to listen and to talk to people to better understand the daily routine problems of living with diabetes, and to ask for your feedback and opinions in the proccess of app development.
Hi, I’m Anita, Thank you for having me in your group! My Endo is currently trying to figure out what I have type 1 or type 2, but I don’t seem to fall into any category. A little bit about me…I am 55, post menopausal and not overweight, I have been having episodes of hypoglycemia both day and night and both fasting and postprandial. I have been wearing a Freestyle Libre sensor
and so I have been able to see what causes my blood sugar to go up, but the thing that really confuses me is that I cannot not eat any fruit or my bg will go up to 200+ even with just 1 apple. My peptide c was .82 which I thought was low because the cut off was .80 on that specific lab, but my doctor said it was good? My A1C was 5.7 however I feel that the hypo’s cancel out the high bg levels. My antiGAD was negative, I have high cholesterol, high liver enzymes, and two autoimmune diseases; hypothyroidism and ulcerative colitis. I am lactose intolerant and I eat healthy. The next thing my doctor is testing me for is a wheat allergy. I look forward to your insights!
Hi all! I’m Marsha, mom to two crazy little boys, one who was diagnosed a month before kindergarten 5 years ago with T1D. We’ve been plugging along with your basic BG tester and insulin pen since getting out of the hospital at diagnosis. I’m of the mindset that my son has a say in which treatment options we choose as its “his disease” and he’s the one that needs to make the choices that he feels comfortable with. Recently, we’ve been having some roller coaster days, and he’s now interested in a CGM due to the fact that we can see the trending arrow and the low alarm. He’d rather the freestyle Libre, but in the US it isn’t approved for kids under 18 yet, so we are looking at the Dexcom G6 - which is how i found your site
Welcome Marsha! Smart kid–if I had to choose between a pump and a CGM, I’d go with the CGM. Up to now you’ve just been getting a snapshot when you take a fingerstick, but with a CGM you get a dynamic view of how your BG is trending. It can really change your view of how you manage the disease. I just upgraded from the G5 to a G6 and I’m amazed at how accurate it is, also very easy to insert and has a lower profile so it’s less obtrusive. Lots of discussions about it here—just search on G6—as well as parenting T1 issues and other stuff. Glad to have you with us!
Hi I’m Fresca, my hubby was diagnosed about nine months ago with type 2 diabetes. We are struggling along with things he should and shouldn’t eat. So far he’s been doing somewhat well. We’ve had a few episodes of low blood sugar because he didn’t realize he was hungry. Time can be an enemy. I’m learning so much on this site as a caregiver.
Hi Fresca. I was diagnosed with T2 nearly 10 years ago, but I so remember how confused and frightened I was at first. I learned to eat to my meter, each one of us is different, so that in the end you eliminate things which cause a spike in your blood sugar and eat mainly the foods that do not. I eliminated all white stuff from my diet, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes. In fact all bread because wholemeal grainy bread spikes you, just more slowly. That leaves a lot of food to enjoy and work with. Try searching the net for low carb, keto, paleo recipes, omit the foods you cannot eat, but there are some lovely recipes to be found.
Don’t forget if he over-indulges and is high, drink plenty of water and go for a walk. A twenty minute walk and a glass of water can return things to normal.
hi Anita, welcome to TuDiabetes. You might find some helpful info here
I hope you get some answers soon.