diabetic for 24 years, new to the forum

Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Start Here > New Member Introductions

New Member Introductions Please start by introducing yourself to the rest of our community. We would be grateful if you could tell us a little bit about yourself and your experiences with Diabetes. The main aim of our community is to share experiences, knowledge and help increase the understanding and awareness of Diabetes. The introductions forum is a great place to start with the community. ■ RulesGetting Started With DiabetesForum.com

diabetic for 24 years, new to the forum

Closed Thread
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 03-14-2010, 15:11   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 1,491

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 1986

908 likes received
948 likes given
Default diabetic for 24 years, new to the forum

Hi all
Not much of a typer, but a short history
diagnosed in 1986 at 32 years old (I'll do the math for you now 56)
started insulin in 2000
2/26/10 A1C was 6.5 worst A1C in 3 years
11/13/09 A1C was 5.9
started Lantis last week, was on Humalin N

I am riding in the American Diabetes Assosiation New england Classic
Bicycle ride. July 10th and 11th. it goes from Woburn MA, to Kennebunk ME in two days a total of 150 miles (unless you get lost like me then its 159 miles)
I rode in it last year... a great time.
I will post a link to contribute after I get 5 posts.

diabetes86 is offline  
Old 03-15-2010, 05:39   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24,394

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2009

23930 likes received
32255 likes given

Welcome, Diabetes86 . . . I was just reading your reply on the other thread how you biked, then drove, and now are biking again. Good for you - keep on keepin' on!

Good to meet you & I hope you'll come around often to update us on your bicycling escapades!

take care,

Shanny is offline  
Old 03-15-2010, 22:09   #3
Senior Member
Richard157's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kingston, NY
Posts: 3,024

Member Type
Type 1
Diagnosed in 1945

931 likes received
936 likes given

Diabetes86, welcome aboard! You are doing the right things to keep your diabetes under control. Cycling is a great exercise, keep it up! Your next A1c will probably be even lower than 5.9. Any A1c less than 6.0 is a non diabetic level. Good luck with your cycling events!


I have been Type 1 for 73 years. My A1c is 6.2. I pump with the MM 630, and I am using the Dexcom G5.
Richard157 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
62 Years Of Type 1 Diabetes....chapters 1-13 Richard157 Diabetes 20 05-08-2012 20:22
new to forum...25 year diabetic onaughmae New Member Introductions 5 03-03-2010 06:51
Hello All, have had D for eight years; questions gary pagac New Member Introductions 4 04-18-2009 16:00
mark type1 35 or 36 years now..... hypoactive New Member Introductions 2 01-23-2009 23:15
Type 1 for 62 years Richard157 New Member Introductions 6 03-28-2008 22:32

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:27.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.