Welcome! New members, please, introduce yourself


#90

Hey everyone. My name is Miguel and I’ve been diabetic since 2003 at 25 years old. At first I was originally diagnosed as type 2 (with a blood sugar of 743), but later on tests were done and here I am with type 1.; I’ve been on a insulin pump for almost 2 years and have been on a CGM for a few months. Both devices are making it easier to be diabetic, since I don’t have to deal with injecting all the time or testing my blood sugar constantly. Although I have a million of doctor’s appointments to attend during each month, I am glad that I am doing something about my diabetes. I hope that the further advancements can cure my diabetes (I’m sure we all do). But I’m glad I’m in a community where the struggle is basically the same: we all have similar dramas (waking up all night because your CGM keeps beeping all the time, waking up with blood sugars of 300 (well not always that high).) I’m just glad I’m part of a community where people understand when I have Diabetes Drama (I’ll call that DD for now). lol
Thank you Everyone.


#91

HI…I"m wayne5 (Wayne). I’m 67, married for 43 years, love forums and found this one because, about a month ago my doc told me I was T2. I went to the doctor to check and see if I was healthy enough for cataract surgery, last doctor visit was 20 years ago. I had the first cataract surgery on Dec.27 and I’m stuck doing nothing till my eye heals…just in time to do the next eye and Jan.17. I’m trying to get up to speed on diabetes, reading and watching Youtubes. Having people to talk to about these things really helps. Oh yes, my a1c was 9.7 and my FBG in the morning of my blood draw was 175.
My father became T1 early 70’s so I was not surprised to find out I was T2.

wayne5


#92

Welcome to the community Rob5 and miggytennis. I hope you will feel free to both help and accept help from other members.
It is nice to get to know you both and to hear your stories.


#93

Welcome to TuD Wayne. Please feel free to ask any specific questions you may have on the forum. We have many experienced members who will be able to help you.
I became T2 when I was nearly 70 with no family history.


#94

Hello,
If she ever needs someone to talk to I’m here. I’m 14 and would love to talk to someone about what I’m going through as well.


#96

Thank you for the welcome. My diet and goals are changing almost daily right now so I am sure I will have questions.


#97

I think you should consider following one diet for at least a month and keep records of how different foods affect you. Chopping and changing your diet quickly gives you no opportunity to assess which suits you best. Just my 2c.


#98

Wow! That’s inspiring - good for you!

Good luck! Keep us posted! (fellow CPA here!)


#99

2 posts were split to a new topic: New to Tresiba


#100

Thank you, I have lots of questions.


#101

4 posts were split to a new topic: Worried about vision loss


#104

keep your head up god gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers
we would love to say we used to had a diabetes
never give up

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#105

Hello every one. I am Lisa Graves and a new member to this forum.


#106

Welcome, Lisa!


#107

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.


#108

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.


#109

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.


#110

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.

Welcome