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AF Izzy 04-30-2019 14:46

New type 1.5
 
Good morning! My name is Jerry, and I am a new type 1 diabetic. I was diagnosed 26 February of this year when I was admitted to the ICU with an 850 blood glucose level. The doctors explained I went full dka, with the vomiting of jet black multiple times overnight and very delirious symptoms. I just wanted to sleep. Unfortunately I was on a business trip and was in a hotel by myself when this all occurred. Luckily I text my wife every morning before I leave for work, when I didn't that morning she knew I've been feeling ill, and she knew something was terribly wrong. She proceeded to call me multiple times on my cell phone until I woke. My slurred speech an out-of-body experience alerted us that something had gone terribly awry. Luckily my training for my job told me to get to a public place where I was able to find help in the form of an ambulance right and 5 days in the hospital. I know I'm very fortunate and settling in to the idea of having this diagnosis. I'm currently on lantus, metformin, and humalog. I had been on a freedom lite sensor since March but recently upgraded to a Libre continuous 14-day sensor. Today is day one on that sensor and was disappointed that my diabetes M app for my Android won't support the 14-day Libre sensors. Curious what kind of Android apps people are using for the Libre system. I really like the diabetes m app I am not tied to it. I like the idea of having a one-stop-shop app attract Google fit fatsecret runtastic etc. Looking forward two conversations learning how other type ones are faring and adapting to my new way of life with like-minded people. Thank you

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itissteve 04-30-2019 14:51

Welcome to the forum, Jerry! Looks like you took a bumpy road to get here but I'm glad you're here. There's a lot of information and support here. I hope the people using Libres will fill you in on the apps they use.

I'm a Type 2 myself but I'm curious why you listed yourself as a Type 1.5 in your profile and a Type 1 in your post. Were you Type 2 before the dka episode?

AF Izzy 04-30-2019 15:15

Nope I was brand new to diabetes when diagnosed. Never had an issue with blood sugar in my annual blood work last June showed nothing alarming. My endocrinologist is treating me like a type 1, but the onset looks more like a type 1.5 from my understanding as I am 35 years old

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itissteve 04-30-2019 15:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by AF Izzy (Post 1318935)
My endocrinologist is treating me like a type 1, but the onset looks more like a type 1.5 from my understanding as I am 35 years old

Thanks for the info, Jerry. I also got a little more information that clarified my understanding of Type 1.5. Important to know... :smile2:

BG83 04-30-2019 23:58

Hi AF Izzy, welcome aboard!

I am a type 1 diabetic that was like you, hospitalized in an emergency with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA).

mbuster 05-01-2019 01:56

Hi AF Izzy, just want to welcome you to the forum. I'm Type 2, only on metformin, and stick my finger multiple times a day, so no hands on knowledge about CGMs from me. I am always curious about anything diabetes related though, so I'll watch with interest.

Cassie2922 05-01-2019 15:41

Hi, AF. I'm a type one as well.

What do your typical meals consist of?

alamogirl 05-01-2019 22:54

Welcome to the forum AF Izzy. I'm a T2...diagnosed 2 years ago. I love it here and have learned so much from everyone. I hope you continue to visit and post.

AF Izzy 05-01-2019 23:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cassie2922 (Post 1318983)
Hi, AF. I'm a type one as well.

What do your typical meals consist of?

Cassie,
50ish carbs, lots of salad, i am blessed with a high metabolism [emoji6]

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