By M.organ Latest Reply 2013-08-12 20:45:12 -0500
Started 2013-08-05 20:07:49 -0500

Hello all!!
I am new to the site and just wanted to say hi :).
I have had T1 diabetes for 18 years now, and I've certainly had some ups and downs. I can't wait to hear stories and be able to relate to them! Sometimes it feels like I'm the only one out there dealing with it!

I'm happy to say I've never had any hospital visits (besides when I was diagnosed) even though I've come close twice. I am on an insulin pump. But God has certainly pulled me through many rough patches.

If anyone is interested, I have a personal blog where I did a mini series (in November) about my diabetes! Feel free to go read about it :). Have a wonderful evening! small

6 replies

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-08-11 12:48:32 -0500 Report

Well the dexcom sensor and transmitter is really small only about an inch long and about 5/8 inch wide. I'm not thrilled about wearing 2 things either and am also self conscious in my bathing suit, but considering the anxiety I've been experiencing concerning the lows, the cgm is helpful.

Angie Type 1
Angie Type 1 2013-08-11 12:19:44 -0500 Report

Welcome Morgan! You are not alone! T1 are out there…not in my home town haha…at least I can't find any…but we are. I'm in this 25 years now and no hospitalizations either. God has blessed me dearly. Not easy at times.. :)

M.organ 2013-08-11 12:25:57 -0500 Report

Haha thanks Angie :). Good to know you guys are out there haha! Wow, 25 years, that's awesome. I'm hopeful to get to that point :). Have you had any close calls?

Angie Type 1
Angie Type 1 2013-08-12 20:45:12 -0500 Report

Yes, when my son's were babies I was very, very active and my blood sugars would be up and down all the time. I've had to call the paramedics a few times but by the time they came I was coming around…it was very scary back then. Then I went on the pump and it got a lot better buy it's not without setbacks either. Now that I'm older I've had different issues with highs and from hormones every month. My sugars go through the roof then and it takes me awhile to get them down. It's still sort of a guessing game at times at least with me. One day it'll work well and the next day I could eat or do the same thing or nearly the same and it's "out of control".

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-08-07 18:38:38 -0500 Report

Hi M.organ, I'm a newbie here too. I was diagnosed type1 almost two years ago. I'm also a newbie on the pump and the cgm. I'm using the omnipod it's so awesome to be off injections. :)

M.organ 2013-08-11 12:25:00 -0500 Report

Yeah, for sure! And good for you!! 2 years and on the pump with the monitor! Took me awhile to actually want the pump haha. What's the cgm like? I'm a competitive swimmer and I just never wanted something else sticking off of me with a bathing suit, the pump is enough haha.

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