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Old 03-06-2018, 20:27   #1
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Cool Greetings from New Mexico

Just joined up today and wanted to intro myself to this community.
I'm a type 1 diagnosed in late 2017. I have lived as a type 2 for several years but last Nov. my A1C suddenly spiked. My doc and I both suspected my pancreas was shutting down.

None of this was new to me,......you see, my father was diagnosed in the early 1980's with type 1 when he was 50 years old and my older son was diagnosed in the early 1990's with type 1 when he was only 9 years old. I was 60 when type 1 hit me. I have been dealing with diabetes in my immediate family now for some 38 years now so it wasn't a complete suprised when I was diagnosed with first type 2 and then type 1.

I had a few issues (and some frustration) at first but seem to have a pretty good handle on it now. My A1C is down to 7 (from 10.6) and my CBG readings are averaging about 134. I expect my A1C's to be in the 6's on my next Dr's appointment. I'll be retiring in about 6 months and that should give me more time to exercise and be active
My wife as been a great help to me. She's an RN and has helped me with diet plans and helping find healthy snacks and drinks.

I look forward to be active on this forum.......

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Welcome! It does sound like you've got a handle on managing your diabetes, and those A1c numbers are great news. I'm sure you'll have some valuable input on topics that come up here. i look forward to seeing your posts.

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Welcome! It does sound like you've got a handle on managing your diabetes, and those A1c numbers are great news. I'm sure you'll have some valuable input on topics that come up here. i look forward to seeing your posts.
Thanks for the Welcome Steve......

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Hi Vichris88*, welcome to the forum.

Type 1.5 LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) tends to be diagnosed early on as Type 2. I hear it can be squirrelly for a while trying to control your BG because of erratic function of your beta cells to produce insulin. Good to hear that things are much better for you now.

I too am looking forward to retiring, I'm almost 63 and have not firmed up a commitment to when yet. Since I work rotating 12 hour shifts, I should see some improvements just eliminating how inconsistent everything is that I have to do currently.

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a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.4 (10/2018)
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Hi Vichris88*, welcome to the forum.

Type 1.5 LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) tends to be diagnosed early on as Type 2. I hear it can be squirrelly for a while trying to control your BG because of erratic function of your beta cells to produce insulin. Good to hear that things are much better for you now.

I too am looking forward to retiring, I'm almost 63 and have not firmed up a commitment to when yet. Since I work rotating 12 hour shifts, I should see some improvements just eliminating how inconsistent everything is that I have to do currently.
My wife has also wondered about the 1.5 LADA. She sort of suspected that also but when my A1C spiked we all knew pretty much that I had gone to the other side....lol.

Ugh..... I also worked 12 hr rotating shifts for about 8 years. It wasn't so bad when I had reasonable management but it turned south in a hurry with bad management. It was terrible for my health. My circadian rhythm was so out of whack I would wake up and have to think for awhile if it was morning or evening, what day it was, and whether I was due back to work. You don't know just how bad things really are until you get back to a "normal" schedule. It took me 6 months before I could finally sleep through the night without waking up.

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Except for a 9-10 year straight days stretch between 2000 and 2010, my 41 1/2 years at this job have been rotating shift. From a '76 to 2000 was the 8 hour southern swing rotation, from 2010 to now has been the DuPont 12 hour rotation. I like the 12s much better because on the 8 hour shifts I was off 7 days in a 28 day rotation, on the 12 hour shifts I am off 14 days in a 28 day rotation, the 7 extra off days are all together.

I like to hunt and fish, ride horses, work in veggie garden, work in my shop, go camping, and riding my bike, as in bicycle. Just haven't taken much time for any of it lately, I obviously have enough time if I'd just do it.

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64 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Welcome Vichris88. You've come to the right place. Lots of knowledgeable people here. I'm glad I joined. Hope you continue to post.

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