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Old 12-10-2010, 14:54   #1
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Hi everyone

I am type 1 diabetic, not a new one but new in here. I registered here because i'd like to get to know diabetics all around the world. I hope you understand my english, it isn't perfect as you can see but i'll try my best. I'm from Finland and diabetes has been my so called friend since 1989. I'm 28 years old.

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Old 12-10-2010, 15:36   #2
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Welcome to the forum

i hope that you visit us regularly. This is by far, THE best place for us diabetics to talk freely and openly about whats going on with us.

Please feel free to ask any questions that you might have, as i feel that there are no "dumb" questions

You can do this, you can.

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A1C: 1/2010: 7.8 ; 6/2010: 4.7 ; 9/2010: 5.1 ; 12/2010: 5.2 ; 4/2011: 5.3 ; 9/2011: 5.3

Completely Off Medication December, 2010.

9/2011 Lab Work Results (4/2011 in parenthesis)
A1C: 5.3 (5.3)
Cholesterol: HDL 134 (133) LDL: 53 (53)
Triglycerides: 29 (30)
Current Weight: 195

I am sometimes too "harsh". I feel that sometimes one must be "harsh" to get the point across.
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Old 12-10-2010, 16:42   #3
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Hi everyone

I am type 1 diabetic, not a new one but new in here. I registered here because i'd like to get to know diabetics all around the world. I hope you understand my english, it isn't perfect as you can see but i'll try my best. I'm from Finland and diabetes has been my so called friend since 1989. I'm 28 years old.
Welcome milla

I understand you English just fine Nice to meet you. Its always good to have another person to offer more insights into dealing with diabetes. How are you managing yours? Do you use injections? or are you pumping?

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A1c in March 2010 12.6%
current A1c 6.3%

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Metformin 1000mg twice a day
Neurontin 300mg three times a day
Cymbalta 30mg a day
Symlin injections 60 mcg before meals
pumping with the minimed Revel and novalog
Milk Thistle twice a day
Fish oil twice a day
Nexium once a day
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Old 12-10-2010, 18:54   #4
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Thanks for accepting me here

I just realized that our units might be different.. A1C-unit is % and bloodglucose is mmol/l. My A1C is now 6,7%. And i'm very happy with that My diabetes is very difficult to handle but thank god, i got the pump! Life has been very different ever since! My pump is AC Spirit Combo and insulin is Humalog. I love combo, the remote control is luxury especially when it is freezing here. Right now is -20 degrees, very nice..

Now i must go, daughter seems to be tired.. bed time is now Good night everyone!

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Old 12-10-2010, 20:56   #5
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Hello milla, it is nice to meet you! It is good that you are using a pump, it makes things so much better. I have used a pump for 3 years. I have been type 1 for 65 years and am very healthy. Take good care of yourself and you will be a healthy old man (woman?) like me someday.

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Old 12-10-2010, 21:13   #6
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I agree...the pump is the best thing I ever did. Of course, right now I am having to take supplemental injections because I am taking prednisone But, its only temporary

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Type 2 since age 16
A1c in March 2010 12.6%
current A1c 6.3%

Currently taking:

Metformin 1000mg twice a day
Neurontin 300mg three times a day
Cymbalta 30mg a day
Symlin injections 60 mcg before meals
pumping with the minimed Revel and novalog
Milk Thistle twice a day
Fish oil twice a day
Nexium once a day
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Old 12-10-2010, 21:13   #7
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Good to meet you, Milla . . . glad to have another type 1 and pumper . . . do please visit often. Looking forward to getting acquainted!



(p.s: and you're welcome to tell Richard you're perfectly happy becoming a healthy old WOMAN . . . )





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Old 12-11-2010, 19:55   #8
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(p.s: and you're welcome to tell Richard you're perfectly happy becoming a healthy old WOMAN . . . )
Hopefully i'm not changing my sex!!! Not even at old age To Richard: thank you for welcoming me here. Really nice to hear that it is possible to be type 1 and nothing else, no retinopatia, nefropatia etc. (sorry, i dont know the english words for those, hope you'll understand).

And yes, i am a woman 28-year-old, i work in foodstore selling fish but at the moment i'm home with my 1-year-old daughter and i'm also pregnant. First ultrasound next wednesday We live at countryside in a small village. Me, my husband, daughter and dog. The dog is bernese mountain dog. I'd like to get to know you all, so tell me about yourselves

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Old 12-11-2010, 20:01   #9
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It sounds like a wonderful life, Milla . . .

I'll get back on here in a little bit & post more about myself for you . . . stay tuned.




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Welcome to the forum. We are glad you're here. Please visit often. It is always interesting to meet people from all over the world that I share something in common with. I look forward to having you join us on this journey to a healthy life!

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