Type 1 Diabetes Forum and Discussions

Join the discussion in our type 1 diabetes forum where real diabetics and advocates share their thoughts, tips, and experiences on the unique challenges facing type 1 diabetics. From insulin pens, pumps, and syringes to hypoglycemia to blood glucose monitoring to dealing with complications of diabetes, sometimes, you just need to talk to someone who knows what you’re going through. Our type 1 diabetes forum is the place.

  • mood swings

    My husband takes insulin and lantus to control his diabetes but I am having problems with his mood swings. He goes from loving, kind person to a rude, cruel person in nothing flat. He does not remember what he says or does. I am so lost....

    By jitter 17 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-02 00:48:44 -0500
  • Early age

    Hi my name's Gabe.. I have a 3 year old son (will be 4 in 2 months) who was diagnosed with t1 2 months after his 1st birthday - November 26, 2oo5. I'm just curious I'm looking through the posts and I see a lot of young ages.. The youngest I've noticed being 3.. How old was everybody when they...

    By gabrg 26 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-10 15:12:38 -0500
  • Are there any parents that have a hard time?

    there are days when I have to just about sit on my son to make him do tests and then there are days when I wont even ask him and he does them without any problem. I need some suggestions to help my son is 9 and we have been doing this for 2 years without major problems until lately.

    By stef 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-05 15:47:08 -0500
  • 14-day average success

    Many of you will recall my dad (John Crowley) mentioning a while back that he had challenged me to bring my 14 day average down to 150, with a reward in store if I met that goal. At first I was very diligent and I got my average all the way down to about 160. Then I broke my nose playing...

    By diabeticmidfielder 16 Replies Latest Reply 2010-05-24 23:34:46 -0500
  • Any runners out there?

    I'm T1 and I do injections. I've signed up to run a half marathon in August. Have any of you run this distance (or further) before? I'm wondering how to keep my blood sugars in check while I'm running. Do you carry a tester? How often do you check your blood sugar? My guess is that because of my...

    By aubreyoni 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-25 04:52:36 -0500
  • Of Low Blood Sugar and Nightime

    After talking to a friend with diabetes recently, I have been thinking about dropping low during the night and how scary that can be. I'm lucky enough to wake up, without exception, whenever I drop below 55 or 60. Has anyone had serious issues with dropping low during the night and what do...

    By diabeticmidfielder 23 Replies Latest Reply 2017-11-14 20:46:25 -0600

    ON MY BLOG www.diabetestalkfest.com/blog I am officially dubbing July 1 as CGMS DENIAL DAY. Me, along with many others are sick of being denied coverage for the CGMS. Join me on July 1 to raise our voices as a community. If you have been denied coverage for the CGMS by your insurance...

    By Ginacaps 14 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-29 01:49:23 -0500
  • Anyone out there own a disetronic d-tron?

    My husband got a new pump and I find myself with extra supplies that I can't return. Free to anyone. First come first serve. Leave a comment or send me a message.

    By BrookeT 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-20 08:09:32 -0500
  • Trying to get pregnant

    HELP!!!! I am looking for information about T1 and pregnancy. I called ADA and they sent me a bunch of stuff but only 2 things that were of any help. Does anyone know where I can get a lot of info?

    By optimalirish 22 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-19 16:13:21 -0500
  • Bolus Insulin Shots

    I have noticed that other diabetics on insulin mention that they are able to adjust their bolus insulin amount based on the carbs in what they eat. My doctor has me using Novolog in the following format: 6 units at Breakfast 4 units at Lunch 6 units at Supper He never mentioned anything...

    By BarryE 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-17 09:26:59 -0500
  • can't stop loosing weight!

    i have type 1 diabeties. i was wondering if anyone knows away for me to gain weight? i am loosing way too much weight and cant seem to stop i am downt to about 100 pounds. i cant afford to keep loosing this weight! i look like walking bones! can someone please help me/ thanks

    By luv2tan 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-14 04:43:12 -0500
  • Complication from Insulin Reaction?...

    Hi Everyone, I wanted to ask if anybody knew if there could be possible side effects or complications from a "prolonged" insulin reaction...My husband had one last night and we're not sure if it lasted several hours, the usual shaking didn't happen, it was quite different from previous reactions....

    By Spiderchicky 12 Replies Latest Reply 2009-03-13 20:38:34 -0500
  • New Member Saying Hello

    Being new to diabetic connect, I wanted to introduce myself and say hello to everyone. For the past few years I have been dealing with health issues that I did not think would be related to having diabetes. Just like many people, I had a fear of doctors & hospitals. I realized something was wrong...

    By BarryE 22 Replies Latest Reply 2013-08-16 22:47:04 -0500
  • Diabetes & Arthritis,

    The CDC says that at least 50% of people with diabetes also have arthritis; that is in comparison to 27% of all adults. This is based on a the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a nationwide, randomized telephone survey in which participants answered questions about their...

    By jupton1 39 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-08 13:03:27 -0500
  • 3 Year Old Grandson & stomach pains

    My grandson was diagnosed in August and despite rigorous watching, testing, etc. his sugar is still up and down which is scary. However, the thing that concerns me the most is now whenever he has just eaten he cries with stomach pains. Is this normal in type 1? Because he's so young it's hard...

    By Tdh 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-21 18:08:24 -0500
  • Eyes

    quick question: I have had some bleeding behind my eyes in the past. Had laser and all was fine. Currently there was slight bleeding behind right eye. I noticed my eyes are somwhat redder than usual, but I did just start a new job. Could this mean there is bleeding going on, or just be irritation?

    By junabelle 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-19 06:29:49 -0500