I am new here and I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Brooke I am 28 years old, I have been a Type 1 diabetic since the age of 12. I started going to diabetes camp that same year and I saw this cute 16 year old counsler (he has been type 1 diabetic since the age of 7). Three years later he noticed me, we became friends and started dating shortly before I turned 18. We were married in 1998 and had our first child a year later in October of 1999. Sixteen months later she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Two years later we were told that my husbands kidneys were failing. Here we are 5 years later (and two more kids)and his kidneys are bad enough that we have been referred to the transplant team for a kidney-pancreas transplant. My husband takes a blood pressure medicine that masks the effects of low blood sugar so he has 4-6 seizures a year. The most recent one was last night (see my pics)other than all of that we are happy and love life even with all of our complications. I have not had any issues outside of difficult pregnancies and I am looking for a place to chat and find others that can relate. Anyone out there dealt with a kidney-pancreas transplant? Anyways I hope this isn't TMI. I also feel I am very knowledgable about diabetes and love to help people. I am available to chat on msn messenger if you would like or you can send me a message and I will help all I can. I'm not looking for sympathy just a few friends. Ok so I guess thats it.
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