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Hey everybody..

I'm Jen. I was diagnosed with diabetes nearly 4 years ago. Although i've never been told what type I am, I think i'm type 1. I'm on insulin twice a day.

I'm really bad when it comes to taking my insulin. My diet is pretty good minus the sweets. :D I think because I'm young I've got a bad attitude towards everything, which isn't good..

Anyway, just thought I'd say hi!!

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Hello Jen, welcome to Diabetes Forum! Are you using an insulin mix in a pen? Taking only two injections per day usually involves a mix. The best control for a type 1 is called basal/bolus control. That would be a long lasting insulin, or basal, and a fast acting insulin taken before each meal. That would involve at least 4 injections per day. Your doctor owes you an explanation on what type you are. Ask him/her about basal/bolus if he says you are type 1.

Ask all the questions you want, we are here to help!

Richard
 

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Hi Richard..

I'm on NovaMix 30. As for doctor/nurse, i don't see anyone about it all. I wouldn't even know who to contact about it to be honest.

Thanks for your help!

Jen
 

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Jen, who diagnosed you? That doctor should be the one for you to see. I know many diabetics in the UK and all of them see a doctor or nurse for check-ups and blood tests and getting their A1c's. Those visits are very important. I am going to send you a message on your profile page. Look for it.
 

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I'm not sure who diagnosed me. I had a miscarriage and they tested my blood sugar levels and it went from there really.

What are AC1's?

Don't think i got your message on my profile either.
 

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Welcome aboard, J3n. We're glad to have you join us!

I just want to support Richard's suggestion that you find a medical professional to help you along with this. Having regular tests & better control will go a long way to heading off serious complications in the future.
 

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Jen, I just realized that the profile message I sent to you was rejected because the UK site I posted there is not accepted in a profile. we are not able to send you private messages yet, either. I will try doing it here in this post.

Here is the UK site I am recommending for you. They can help you there better than we can here. Good luck!

General Discussion - Diabetes Support Forum UK
 
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