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.