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Hi from Houston, TX

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Hey all,
I am new here and I am extremely excited to be here! I have been a type 1 diabetic for 2 years and have been having trouble ever since I was diagnosed. I started out taking Novolog and Lantus injections and soon after was put onto the Insulin Pump. I have been in the Intensive Care Unit two times now with Ketoacidosis. (Not fun). I found this forum while searching online for general diabetes information and help. I thought this would be a great place to help me and get me more motivated to get back on tract to live a long healthy life!! I look forward to getting to know you all better!

Cayla :)
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Hello There Cayla: :)

So you are a Newbie here and to Diabetes and your pump? WOW! That's a handful.

What pump are you on? I had always heard that a Person should know how to regulate their blood sugars in and close to the Good range on the Insulin and syringe/pen before they go on a pump. Mainly because if the pump, etc. failed, then they could easily fall back on their previous knowledge of the Insulin/syringe/pen treatment. That is true too though, some Really couldn't get their sugar levels stabilized. So they were put on the pump. Depends on the Dr. I suppose.

Well, we can encourage you along the way and give you info but the strength to get you motivated has to come from within you. Joining a Diabetes Community near your home and meeting Friends that you can touch is even more helpful in motivating People. We will certainly enjoy talking to you, sharing info and experiences, hearing your comments and perhaps we'll even Motivate you once or twice. ;)Welcome!! :)
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Hello Cayla!

Hello Cayla, welcome to our community! How long have you been pumping? It took me three months to get my pumping going smoothly but now it is fantastic. I hope you had a good pump trainer. Getting advice from that trainer might be advisable. Did you have the visits to the ER after starting pumping? If so then you need to increase your basals and maybe decrease your carb ratios too. Your pump trainer could help you with that. I bet there is a local pumpers grouo in Houston. Even a small city like mine (Kingston, NY) has a pumpers group with an online support system. Good luck to you. Ask all the questions you want, we are here to help!

I have been Type 1 for 63 years and I am very healthy. With good control we Type 1 diabetics have a good chance of living a long, healthy life.

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Hi Cayla!

welcome here!

I have visited Houston a long time ago. I remember Texas as a wonderful state :)

I live in Belgium, EUROPE, and I'm a type 1 on an insulin pump.

Hope to hear more from you. Keep up the good work :)
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