Needing Other Diabetic Support....

By Meghan1985 Latest Reply 2010-07-03 09:29:06 -0500
Started 2010-06-28 09:26:38 -0500

I'm new here, but have had Diabetes for awhile. Anyone hear about the New Pancrease Trasnplant? I'm interested but unsure. Also trying to get pregnant but my sugars are so high, even with the pump. Don't know why. Just moved to Rockledge and now have a great new Dr that seems to really want to help…Any info would be appreciated.

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GabbyPA 2010-06-28 17:30:12 -0500 Report

Hi Meghan,
Good to have you here. I know you will find all kinds of great support and friends. I like to think we are all kind of special. =)

Here is a link on pancreas transplants from our News Articles.

I hope they help. Having a good doctor will make all the difference in the world. Glad to have you hear and we will eagerly await the "baby announcement" =)

Meghan1985 2010-06-29 00:09:41 -0500 Report

Thankyou so much!! Other than eye problems (not huge yet) I don't have anything showing up yet. I appreciate the support, as you all clearly know, sometimes it's really needed…Thanks

bettymachete 2010-06-28 14:41:32 -0500 Report

Nice to meet you Meghan. Welcome to DC. I know nothing about the transplants but I do have a t-shirt that tells everyone that I will take I am glad you have found a Doctor that is helpful. I don't have any real advice to give you right now but I am sure there are many others here that can.

Best Wishes

Meghan1985 2010-06-29 00:11:06 -0500 Report

Having a shirt like that would be awesome!!!! I find humor in the lows and some of my history, that would just add to it. Let me know where you found it…Thanks

gregsteele 2010-06-28 11:55:59 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC you have joined a group with the most wonder ful people youll ever find iwas dx in jan this yr and knew nothing about the D until i joined there are people here that can answer just about anything you need to know and they genuinely care i cant help with anything on the transplant or islets but someone will if i can help with anything else just ask again welcome love to all GREG

Meghan1985 2010-06-29 00:12:47 -0500 Report

I guess welcome to the D club and hope all goes well on your end. I've had Diabetes for 18 years, any questions, I have a few answers. Thanks

kdroberts 2010-06-28 09:53:34 -0500 Report

If you want to get pregnant then any pancreas or stem cell transplant will be out you because you need to take anti rejection drugs that basically knock your immune system down. Work with your doctor, your pump manufacturer and a diabetes educator to get the pump set up properly for you and to teach you how to use it and your blood sugar readings to make changes on the fly.

Try to take small steps so you don't get overwhelmed and you should be able to bring your sugars in line enough to have a baby safely.

Meghan1985 2010-06-29 00:19:48 -0500 Report

The Dr I have now put me on the CGMS thing for a weekend. My insurance won't help pay for it unless my sugars are continuously below 60..When I got the report back, which I knew this because I physically keep track of my readings, but here was 2 below 100 and the sensor only read to 400 and my kit reads to 600 and above that says HI. Why would they give it to people who are only low? Doesn't being high cause just as many problems? It's not like I eat alot or when I do eat it's carbs and sugar, but my sugars just run high, and I've been on the pump for 8 years, I think…Just find it odd and unfair. Thanks for the info, will definitly look into it and try to make a wise decision.

kdroberts 2010-06-30 10:18:20 -0500 Report

They will give a CGM for people who are continuously high as well as low, especially for people on the pump. It sounds like you really have a simple problem of not having your insulin levels worked out quite right. When you eat, how do you work out your bolus? Have you changed your basal settings ever?

Meghan1985 2010-07-03 09:29:06 -0500 Report

My Dr's been helping with the basal rates and just started me on Symlinpen 60 and my sugars have been perfect. Watching what I eat and how much..etc..Thanks

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