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Hi all. New type one diabetic.


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Old 10-09-2011, 11:58   #1
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Smile Hi all. New type one diabetic.

Hi all.

I was diagnoside with type one last Sunday. Its been a scary ride since then. I am a bit depressed over having this but there is nothing I can do to change it, so im going to just have to learn to deal with it now. I said I would look for a few forums on the net to get involved in to learn as much as I can about my condition so i can deal with it better.

I hope I can get some good help and information here and in time give some back. My main worrie at the moment is my diet! I really dont know how I should be controlling it or what I should be eating and what I shouldnt..

Thanks and I hope to talk to ye all more soon.


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Hello Stephen. We have many type one members, and you'll be right at home here. Some are young, some are not-so-young, some have had diabetes many years, some not-so-many. Some were diagnosed in their youth/childhood, some in their young adulthood, and some in middle age. Diabetes - even type 1 - is no respecter of persons. Anyone is fair game. I'm sorry it found you, but I'm glad you found us.

Ask all the questions you want, and tell us what your medical team has prescribed. Have they said you're in a honeymoon phase? Are you counting carbs to calculate your bolus?

Since I'm non-insulin-dependent type two, I'll not touch on how you should eat. I need to cut carbs drastically, but that isn't necessarily the case with you. But watching your carbs will mean using less insulin, which is good.

Take care, visit often, and thank you for joining us!




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Thanks Shanny :-)

Im 28 and as I said it was only last week I found out I had it so its still all a big new world for me. I really have not been counting my cardbs, I have just been eating 3 solid meals a day, im not sure if im doing ok or not but time will reveal all as I start to learn more and more. I deffinetly intend on sticking around, this is for the rest of my life so im going to always be looking for more ways to help my health and share any knowlage I recive to people.

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Old 10-09-2011, 17:42   #4
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If you don't have a meter yet, you'll have to get one as soon as possible. That little gizmo will become your very best friend, because it's the one who can tell you how you're doing when your body doesn't know if it's afoot or horseback. The veteran type ones can tell you better what to look for regarding your blood sugar levels.

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I have a meter for testing my sugar levels already they gave me that in hospital... I went to hospital last sunday night and to be honest death was knocking on the door i was so sick... they couldnt get a line into me to treat me and i was touch and go... after bout 3 and a half hours the got it and i got insulin then and LOADS of fluids. I was lucky! So im really a newbie :P

I dont have insurance no, Im in Irealnd and we dont really need it here, everything is free as far as health care go`s.. when you have a chronic illness like diabites any medacation you need or toold like to check you suger levels are always free. So im ok there.

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like Shanny, I'd like to welcome you to the group. I really like your attitude about treating yourself. You'll do well, and go on and have a good life. Just give yourself time to learn all you can about what you, individually, can eat, etc. and settle in. You'll soon have things sorted out and be doing fine.

Sorry I can't help with more, but I'm type 2 and controlled by diet now, not sure it'll continue to be that way, but happy in the meantime!

In any case, pull up a chair and pour yourself a cuppa!




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Old 10-09-2011, 19:18   #7
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Thanks for the welcome Patdart glad to be here.

Well the way I look at it, if I dont treat myself well and live healthy im just going to run into major problems. Its comming to terms with the fact that I have this is what is getting me down. Its like last Sunday when i was diagnosied was the start of my life! The life i lived before was not the best. Time now to look after myself!

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You hit on something many of us faced, and that is a wake-up call to take care of ourselves. I'm also T2, but diabetes has forced me to evaluate everything about my health: diet, exercise, addressing other health issues as they come up. In that way it's a blessing.

As you said, it's time now to look after yourself, and diabetes will be whispering in your ear to do that. Hey, you can end up healthier than most of your peers if you listen to the voices in your head

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A1C: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other Stuff
2/13/11 .. 14.7 . . . . . . Trig/HDL ratio .. 5.5 to 2.2 in 6 mo
5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
9/8/11 .... 5.6 . . . . . . . No meds, No statin
2/24/16 .... basal/bolus insulin 2-3 days/wk due to steroids

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Thanks moon.

In sure i wont be allowed to forget what I have to do as for voices in my head this the right place for that sort of thing lol im only messing heh of course I know what you mean. I guess you are right, with the new diet and healthy way of living I probably will be healthier and fitter then most of the people I know (Besides been diabetic) im not so sure id call it a blessibng do?!?!?!

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Give yourself some time, you may learn to call it a blessing as time goes along.




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