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Hello Chris, welcome! Tell us about yourself, and ask all the questions you want. We are here to help.

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Good to meet you, Chris . . . tell us more about yourself & how you manage your diabetes.

Thank you for joining us & I hope you'll be posting often.
 

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hi all new to this site but not diabeties
just thought id drop a quick line to say hi to all fellow diabetics
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Hello Chris and welcome to the forum, come on in and get comfortable and tell us all about your diabetes and how you manage the beast. Visit often and take care!
 

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hi all and thanks for the warm welcome
well im 36 and have been type 1 for 11 years had a nightmare with the nhs
my current medication is im on mdi using novorapid and levermir
been after a insulin pump for over a year now but am just going round in circles
im finding it hard with my condition i do have good control ie my A1c is 6.2 but i do have regular hypos worst lately was a 1.9 not good
tend to stay away from carbs as much as i can but i do like the odd naughty thing or 5 lol
just find that the medical staff that deal with our condition dont see how difficult it sometimes is being diabetic :confused:
 
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hi Chris... I'm a newbie to this site too. It's good to know there are others experiencing same thing or similar... sharing experiences & knowledge helps I reckon. I'm not sure why I didn't think of these forums before? I'm not usually a forum person.... but I think I'm hooked. hehe. Welcome! I'm not T1 like you, although T2 requiring insulin (coz I've had it 12 years now & pancreas worn out a bit). I inject insulin 4 times daily... know what you mean by hypo's... although I can't imagine I've ever been 1.9 knowlingly... I've had the slurred speech & all a couple of times though. I know someone who is T1 and has a pump like you're saying... I heard they're damn expensive... but worth it. Hopefully you can obtain one soon to help better manage your BGLs. :)
 

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hi there mep
never saw the 1.9 coming was washing my car and bang it came out of the blue
change of subject i see your in oz was there this time last year 4 3 weeks was looking to move there its a beautiful country i was in brisbain i loved it
u didnt say how old you are
ps thanks for the reply
 

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Not sure I've had a chance to greet you, mep . . . so I'll hijack Chris' thread for a second to say hello & welcome. Really glad to have you join us . . . I've been away for the holidays & need to catch up with all my new friends! It's been wonderful to return & find many new active members! Yay! :D

hi Chris... I'm a newbie to this site too. It's good to know there are others experiencing same thing or similar... sharing experiences & knowledge helps I reckon. I'm not sure why I didn't think of these forums before? I'm not usually a forum person.... but I think I'm hooked. hehe. Welcome! I'm not T1 like you, although T2 requiring insulin (coz I've had it 12 years now & pancreas worn out a bit). I inject insulin 4 times daily... know what you mean by hypo's... although I can't imagine I've ever been 1.9 knowlingly... I've had the slurred speech & all a couple of times though. I know someone who is T1 and has a pump like you're saying... I heard they're damn expensive... but worth it. Hopefully you can obtain one soon to help better manage your BGLs. :)
 
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that wouldn't been scary for you Chris. The most common time I have hypo's this year is when I'm grocery shopping. It gets a little scary when I suddenly can't feel my feet on the ground or I suddenly feel like I'm pulling to the left all the time (both usually my first sign I'm hypo), then the other symptoms.. so I'm hanging on to the trolley and trying to find sugar at the same time. I'm 37 yo. I love Oz too... I see you're in UK... haven't been there yet.
Hi Shanny... nice to meet you. I've decided to chat on a forum for a change and see what everyone else is experiencing. I don't know very many diabetics at all actually so don't usually get to share experiences on the subject... it's good we have the net for such things now. :)
 

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hi mep ps whats your real name
well as for conversing with fellow diabetics i dont other than on the internet i dont know any at all and find that hard
i was out at dinner on xmas eve and i saw this other young lad checking his bm before hae had any food and took some insulin just wanted to go and have a chat but the wife said dont bother him hes out with family guess she was right but i have ahd so many bad experiences whilst out in public that for a long time i would nip off to the loo to check my blood levels and have a injection i felt like a lepper
think the worst time was when we went out for an indian meal and as i am on mdi i have to inject when i eat so had a quick jab at the table and looked up to see around 7 or 8 people looking and pointing i was so annoyed they were looking at me as if i were a heroine addict i was so upset i have only just started to inject in public again dont see why we should have to go into an toilet to do what is needed :(
 
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yeah it's a bummer hey... when I'm dining out I just say to ppl with me... "don't mind me" and jab right in front of them... it's usually almost done under the table anyhow. But you're right... sometimes you get a look or two. Just think of it that they're blessed with not having to inject... well actually there's probably ppl with worse off conditions out there anyhow than diabetes. I don't disclose real ID details online... 'mep' is derived from my name anyhow... I don't mind everyone calling me that. cheers :)
 
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forgot to add I think the biggest issue publicly is that ppl don't recognise when you're having a hypo... that's a bit scary. I was talking to a friend of mine in public one time and I full on had slurred speech & was in a sweat and all and they didn't even recognise I was having a hypo. I guess if I passed out that would've been a clue. I do my best now to tell absolutely everyone around me that I know what to look for and what to do... have to.... even with my work colleagues... they don't even recognise either. They recognised for first time only a few months back when I had one in front of them & they went flying about looking for sugar.... but I beat them to it... at least I'm organised!
 
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