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.

  • Hospitalized

    My son was hospitalized recently due to his live being swollen, and he was in a lot of pain..the Dr. has ran blood work, none has come back yet, but he thinks that he may have Hepititis. He is type 1 diabetic, has anyone ever had this, or know of any one that has? We are not sure what kind of...

    Frustrated mom
    By Frustrated mom 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-04 02:37:33 -0500
  • insurance and diabetes

    daughter is student on texas pool moving to Oklahoma going to OU..anyone know if she can just trasfer from one state pool to another...or any cheaper insurance out there ..paying 550 now..keep running up agains granite walls...

    erica - 19928
    By erica - 19928 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-25 04:20:59 -0500
  • I owe it all to being Diabetic

    I have been reading about many great things here and I have come to realize that even in our seriousness and struggle to deal everyday with our diabetes, we MUST never forget to have fun. I was making a comment on a discussion and found that having diabetes made me much more active, happier,...

    By GabbyPA 41 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-28 02:36:02 -0500
  • How do you keep your records?

    One of my biggest battles with diabetes is good record keeping. The memories in my pump and glucose kit used to be my resource. As I'd reach the doctors office, I'd quickly pull them out and record a weeks worth of numbers. I'm really good about testing my blood sugar regularly (6 times a...

    Melissa Dawn
    By Melissa Dawn 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 13:42:35 -0500
  • What are your trouble foods?

    With my diabetes, I've noticed that certain foods have a greater effect on my blood sugar than others. Awhile ago, I dropped fast foods and pizza from my diet to try and lose some weight. I was astonished at home much better control I could have on my diabetes without those foods. I've since...

    Melissa Dawn
    By Melissa Dawn 124 Replies Latest Reply 2009-07-14 04:18:46 -0500
  • Does anyone have Brittle diabetes?

    Brittle diabetes, also called labile diabetes, is a term used to describe uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. People with brittle diabetes frequently experience large swings in blood sugar (glucose) levels. These cause either hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), which is...

    By jupton1 56 Replies Latest Reply 2012-02-08 21:34:24 -0600
  • high blood sugar

    hi everyone,i'm new to this,but i'm hoping i can find some help before it's to late.i have type1 and it's out of control.my bs is always 300-550.i always feel bad and tired.i'm really trying to get my self under control,i'm only 31 and i want to enjoy life,any comments would help.

    By bulldawg 38 Replies Latest Reply 2012-10-13 15:55:46 -0500
  • Change Up Your Insulin Injection Strategy

    Type 1 Diabetes Center Print Email Everyday Tips Change Up Your Insulin Injection Strategy Regularly changing where you inject your insulin allows you to avoid soreness at the injection site and may prevent fat from depositing under your skin. It is important to understand that insulin is...

    By Dancehawk 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-11 10:40:16 -0500
  • How Big a Burden

    This is a topic that came up for discussion at a meet-up I attended with a group of other Type 1s here in NYC. We were all different ages, from early 20s to early 60s, some pumpers, some on injection therapy; some relatively recently diagnosed and some with it for decades. The question is:...

    Jonathan - 13553
    By Jonathan - 13553 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-03 19:06:46 -0500
  • menstrual cycle

    i know this is not very appropriate but i really do have a problem and if any ladys could give me a suggestion i would appreciate it. Ok i have not had my period in 9 mths! scary but i am not pregnant? should i go get checked out or what? i am waiting for my check from the IRS so i can any...

    By wicky 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-12 11:59:13 -0500
  • Best Footwear For Diabetics?

    Like alot of others, I'm on my feet all day at work. I'm usually in constant motion and doing alot of lifting, and my feet have been really sore lately after work. I wear Skechers and they used to be comfortable but now it seems like they are making the issue worse. What would be the best...

    By BarryE 10 Replies Latest Reply 2015-07-07 18:15:01 -0500
  • 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