im new here and i just got diagnosed with diabeties im type 1

diabetic_girly_girl
By diabetic_girly_girl Latest Reply 2014-06-24 15:19:44 -0500
Started 2014-06-07 11:59:58 -0500

im new here I just got diagnosed with diabeties im type 1 what do I do


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samhins
samhins 2014-06-24 15:18:39 -0500 Report

I would agree with the posts above but I would probably say be careful with your googling to begin with, it can be a bit information overload if you try to read everything. I would also say try and chat to someone first hand and don't be afraid to ask anything or everything. Having someone to talk to who understands is definitely good for your mental attitude! And don't worry, it's not all bad! Xx

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-06-08 13:18:23 -0500 Report

Learn as much as you can about diabetes and how to manage it. There is a large component of self-management in our disease. For me, limiting my carbs has been a major factor in gaining control. I started doing that after reading Dr Richard Bernstein's book "Diabetes Solution". See if you can borrow it from your library. Another good book to help you understand what your pancreas did (it doesn't work anymore in us Type 1's) in managing your blood glucose is Gary Scheiner's "Think Like a Pancreas". I'm a 5'3" tall soon to be 65 year old female who has had diabetes for 38 years. I limit myself to 120 grams of carb per day and have been able to maintain my weight at 120 pounds. Don't be shy about asking questions here…it's a great site. Welcome to our world!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-06-07 12:56:58 -0500 Report

Howdy diabetic_girly_girl
WELCOME to DC.
Sorry you now qualify for this shindig, but since you do, I'm glad you're here!

How much has your Dx-ing Dr told you? One of the things you should do is to get a Diabetes care team gathered around you. That would include an Endochrinologhist (referred by your GP) who focuses on the pancreas (not all do) as well as a Registered Dietician (RD - usually through the Endo) and perhaps also a Certified Diabetes Educator for classes to learn of your Diabetes care.

Tnen you could move your cursor to the link at the top "understanding diabetes" and select the link for Type 1 and read what interests you. You could also move your cursor to the link above which says "discussions" and there find a link to Type 1 diabetes, where there will be a lot of discussion about T1 diabetes. You could select a discussion or two to read where you might find something of interest to you.

God's best to you and yours
James Baker (T2)

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