Just de-lurking :)

By marshagolightly Latest Reply 2012-07-17 15:15:03 -0500
Started 2012-06-11 11:32:25 -0500

Hi there! I'm Marsha. Diagnosed T2 in 2004. Re-diagnosed T1 in January 2012. I am managing my DM using the Omnipod insulin pump w/Humalog and a low carb diet. A1c in November was 11. February 8.3. Most recent at the end of May was 6. I look forward to getting to know everyone :)

25 replies

Traceyrb 2012-07-17 15:15:03 -0500 Report

Hello Marsha! What great numbers! I just started on the pump in March and in a couple of days will get my most recent A1C. Before the pump is was 10.9 (horrible) but I'm hoping to atleast be in the single-digit range when I get my results. Keep up the good work

marshagolightly 2012-06-12 21:22:08 -0500 Report

Thanks for the welcome troublemaker! I am doing well thank you. I felt so horrible before my correct diagnosis that I forgot what good felt like. The correct diagnosis and insulin pump have truly been a godsend for me :)

jayabee52 2012-06-13 01:36:00 -0500 Report

You know marsha you can reply to people directly under their postings. (Like I am doing now) It makes the replies easier to understand when posted below the post to which you are replying.

Note the "reply" link beneath each posting.

You can also edit your own posts in case you want to change it or correct a misspelling or other gaffe. Next to the "reply" link you'll see an "Edit" link on a response you have posted. You click on the edit link and then when the edit program comes up it will be all in blue background with white letters. Click in the text box again and it will revert to editable text. If you don't click while the blue background is visible, and start typing it will wipe out the entire reply you are posting and you'll need to start over again. (Did that before — didn't like it).

I pray this is helpful.


marshagolightly 2012-06-13 07:30:52 -0500 Report

Wait never mind. Figured it out!

jayabee52 2012-06-13 13:47:18 -0500 Report

yes the operating systems on those smartphones can really be tricky on a site like this.

Glad you figured it out! I myself have never used a smartphone to access DC but I hear folks complaining about them every so often.

jayabee52 2012-06-13 15:31:58 -0500 Report

my g/f has an iphone and I plan to try to use it when I get there (I'm in Las Vegas, she's in Milwaukee, ) to get a feel for how it works on DC. I plan on getting there late Tues. of next week.

jayabee52 2012-06-13 16:12:02 -0500 Report

actually there is a large latino population in Milwaukee, but it was not why I said that. Just wanted to change up experessions a bit.

Caroltoo 2012-06-13 16:20:53 -0500 Report

I wondered? Have been in the area for many years, but thought I caught a trend as I went through some years ago.

troublemaker27 2012-06-12 15:40:48 -0500 Report

hey marsha i'm tori it's nice to meet you.
i'm type two diabetic since december 2008.
so what's it like being a diabetic?
i'm allright with it.
but i hope they find a cure for diabetics soon.

marshagolightly 2012-06-11 19:32:45 -0500 Report

I teach jr high-high school Social Studies at an Alternative/ED(emotionally disturbed) school. We serve our local city as well as all of our county schools. There are about 70 students total. 10 of those are elementary which I don't teach. 2 adults in each class. 6-12 students per class. Our goal is to help kids that just can't make it in mainstream education :)

pixsidust 2012-06-11 18:59:06 -0500 Report

Hi Marsha, What do you teach exactly? Lots of academia in my family. Have three members who were professional students while teaching. Glad to have you here. We are for the most part a good basket of apples with only a worm or two…Makes life interesting

marshagolightly 2012-06-11 17:43:15 -0500 Report

Well the only reason I waited was I belong to a couple of other forums and that keeps me busy. I waited until summer break. I'm a teacher :) So now lots of time on my hands. Until August that is. Thanks for all the warm welcomes! Oh I'm a Buckeye by the way. In case there are any more Bucknuts out there :)

jayabee52 2012-06-11 18:49:03 -0500 Report

OH yes! I grew up in "the Buckeye" Marsha! Grew up on a dairy and grain farm about 1 hr Sw of Toledo OH. I am another "no good, useless nuts". I now live in Las Vegas. but most of my family of origin is living in and around Holgate OH. I plan to return there with my new girlfriend for a family reunion July 8.

old biker
old biker 2012-06-11 17:35:08 -0500 Report

Hi Marsha ..welcome DC..Looking forward to getting to know you..Great A1c…Lurring is not bad,,It's all good :-)

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-11 17:26:22 -0500 Report

Glad they figured out what type you are. Great A1c. Carb counting seems to work out after you get the hang of it. Hope you enjoy dipping your toe into the DC waters. Should be much more fun than just lurking on the fringes.

jayabee52 2012-06-11 17:11:40 -0500 Report

Howdy Marsha! WELCOME to DC and the land of the Non lurkers!

I had been "following" you but now I have requested your friendship!

Your drop of A1c to 6 was fantastic! Way to go!

Blessings to you and yours!

James Baker

marshagolightly 2012-06-11 12:19:20 -0500 Report

Sure I would like to be friends :) i have transitioned great now that I know what is going on with me, my PCP referred me to a GREAT Endo, and learning carb counting etc.

Thanks for the welcome!!

Caroltoo 2012-06-11 11:43:48 -0500 Report

Welcome to "de-lurking" status on d.c. I'm always delighted when someone delurks and starts contributing! Want to be friends?

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