Hello Cliff, welcome aboard! I have read about several people who have had two pancreas transplants. Do you intend on trying for a third transplant? How are your kidneys? Ask all the questions you want, we are here to help.
I have been Type 1 for 64 years and I am doing very well. I certainly hope you will be successful with your insulin treatment. Have you considered an insulin pump? I have used one for30 months and I have the best control I have ever had.
Hey Richard good to meet you.
I am, in deed, trying for another transplant. In fact, they are reviewing my insurance now to see if I have coverage for a third try. My kidney is doing great. No worried with that.
I have been asked about using a pump. I have met a few folks that have used them and they, too, seem to like them. But, I think I'd rather not. I've been managing my B/S pretty well so far.
I'm a bit curious about how long you've been type 1. 64 years! That's amazing! If you don't mind me asking.... have you had any complications? I've had retinopathy(sp) in both eyes. But, my vision is still good. And as mentioned above my kidneys failed. If you'd rather not post your reply here, please send me a PM or e-mail. I know it's none of my business. But, I'm curious because diabetes runs in my family. A grandparent on both sides had type 1 and my sister and her daughter are type 1 as well. Both grandparents are gone now. My sister is on dialysis because of the damage from diabetes. My niece is doing well thus far. She is managing herself well.
Thanks for the warm welcome to the forum.