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#21

Nice to hear from you @jkupke . There are lots of discussions you can add to as well as initiating your own questions.


#22

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#24

Hello, My name is Jamin and I am a 51 year old male and have been a type 1 diabetic for 37 years. Over the years I have been on many different types of insulin and have used many different types of delivery methods but I recently have started with the 670G. It has been what everyone says it is… not the artificial pancreas cure that I have been waiting for for over 20 years, but something that has made managing my daily life with diabetes much easier. It has taught me more about my lack of good blood glucose control (when I have been pretty good my entire adult life) and why my A1C’s have been steadily increasing for the last 4+ years although I didn’t change much in my normal daily routines or eating habits.

I have searched for answers on the 670G and it has always lead me to this site and the forum and the best answers are always from someone who has dealt with the issues already. I have had a few issues with the 670g that I almost didn’t make it to today to type this, but after the initial large fluctuations with by numbers while in manual mode and waiting for sensors to be delivered I was finally able to get to the auto-mode and it has made what used to be something that I never did anything without planning for if I had snacks or enough insulin or when I would need to check a blood sugar again to now something that I don’t really need to be that concerned about. The 670g is also the first pump that I have stuck with for more than a few months and although not fully automatic, it is smart enough in auto-mode to protect me from myself and over estimating carbs or putting off eating a meal because I am busy only to be alerted before that can cause an issue.

I am thankful for a forum like this and will be checking back often to see other people’s experiences and contribute where I can give some useful information.


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#26

Hi everyone my name is Vanessa and my son who will be turning 2 this coming November was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 17 months. It’s been an emotional roller coaster for me and my husband since he’s our only child, we never expected that our son would have to go through something like this that is life long. I decided to join this forum because it is really comforting in hearing everyone’s stories and how they manage. It’s really nice for me to hear from people who can truly relate.


#27

My daughter trinidy is 14 and desperately seeking peer support and someone close in age who understands what she is going through.


#28

@jjkaz the 670G has been discussed numerous times, If you would like to read some of these posts and maybe comment on them try doing a search for the 670G . You can find the search button in the upper right corner of the page.

Welcome, we look forward to hearing your experiences with the 670


#31

@Type1Mom4 Thanks for joining our community. Unfortunately you are correct that diabetes is a lifelong journey. It is our hope that we can help each other along the way.


#32

Welcome. @jjkaz!

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how the forum has helped you, and to share a little about how the 670G has impacted you. I look forward to hearing more about your experience pumping and APing.


#33

Hi, @Type1Mom4.

Welcome. I’m sorry to hear about your son’s diagnosis. My son was diagnosed when he was three. He’s now 15. I remember how it felt like our world had been turned upside down when he was diagnosed. Let us know how we can help.


#34

Joody70 Hi I’m Joody and was diagnosed with Type 2 6 years ago and have been on Insulin for 4 years. While it is a constant challenge, I am controlling my diabetes through diet and exercise. The beginning years were very challenging for me because of another autoimmune disease diagnosis requiring high does of prednisone, raising my blood sugar even higher, causing the need for high doses of insulin. Prednisone was with me for over 2 years and since off that drug, my insulin dosages are much more doable. Like everyone, I’m sure insulin costs are high, and I did find some relief from going to Canadian Insulin.


#35

Hi, I joined a year or more ago and have been reading posts but not participating otherwise. I was diagnosed with T1DM in January '73 at age 15. I’m currently using an Omnipod pump and Dexcom G6 CGM. I work as a social worker in a medical setting after a career change in 2012. I still do some freelance writing and editing work as well. I’m married and have a 30-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter. Thanks to the many posters who’ve helped me over the past 18 months when I was changing insulin pumps and starting on a CGM!


#36

Hi all! I’m a long-time lurker who finally registered. I actually registered several years ago, but didn’t end up posting much at that time. I’ve had type 1 for 34 years and use a pump and CGM. I find that reading the posts in this forum helps me stay motivated and focused on keeping the diabetes dragon tamed (as best I can). I’m looking forward to becoming a more active member!


#37

Hello everyone! :slightly_smiling_face:
I’m new to this space. I found this forum by accident. I’m very interested in diabetes and digestion. I think I have pre-diabetes (hyperinsulinemya) and I had all kinds of symptoms because of this. My parents have diabetes and I was curious about other examples here.
I’m an architect in real life, I love studying nutrition and everything about weightloss. I’m from Romania.
Don’t know what to say more. :hushed:
Have a great day!
Victor


#38

celdridge here. type 1 since 1971. CGM user since 2008. currently trying to track and predict my insulin and carb sensitivities, inspired by the work of the “openAPS” community. I Inject Lantus and Novolog and I count carbs.


#39

Hi everyone, I’m Robin, a 52 year old woman who was diagnosed with T2 at the end of May. The first few weeks I was sort of in denial and didn’t really make many changes. Then went to see the hospital network nutritionist (to the tune of $400 - what a waste of money for a 30 minute sit down to recite ADA recommendations). I then discovered Dr. Jason Fung, and have read his Diabetes Code and reading his Obesity Code now. I also joined the Diet Doctor website, which I find a wonderful resource as well. I’ve been limiting my carbs to healthy carbs (not processed) and try to keep it below 50 a day most days.

I was diagnosed with an A1C of 11.9, my re-check I brought it down to 9. At that appointment, I asked for a prescription for the Freestyle Libre, because I was so desperate to get this under control that I was doing finger sticks up to 10 times a day to try to determine patterns in my BS. While I have to self fund, I consider it one of the top tools in my arsenal for fighting this battle. It shows me the trends I was trying to graph out myself with finger sticks alone. It also keeps me “honest”.

I go back for my second A1C check next week, and if my Libre is accurate in predicting it, I’m trending for 5.4, but I’ll be happy with anything under 7 (baby steps).

My personal goal is to get off of all diabetes medications through a low carb healthy fat diet, intermittent fasting and exercise as my strategy. I’m currently on Metformin and Trulicity.

I’ve lost over 40 lbs so far and I often tell people that diabetes ended up being a blessing in disguise for me - I have finally taken charge of my health, and am enjoying this new lifestyle and making food choices to live versus living to eat.

Look forward to participating more here!


#41

Hi @rabernet, Looks like you have attacked this problem with a vengeance. Quite impressive.


#42

Hi, I am Sylvie, a 52 Years old Diabetes Nurse in Austria. I wanted to join the club,because I am always searching for the newest experiences and knowledge so I can better help my patients. For the Moment my Diabetologist and I are searching on Informations how to establish a loop with a Dexcom G6 :slight_smile:
Hoping for an interesting time here at the Forum.


#43

Hi, @Jenny32! Glad you chimed in after reading around for a year. :slight_smile: I hope you will continue to do so!