Type 1 Forum and Discussions

  • Should we reduce the frequency of retinopathy screenings?

    I just finished reading an article by Medscape that highlighted research that proposed reducing the frequency of retinopathy screenings from once every year to once every two years for those patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes that do not show signs of retinopathy upon initial examination....

    By abbeysue 7 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-24 10:40:53 -0500
  • Type 1 Diabetic on Australias new Biggest Loser

    Hi there Just wanted to let you know that there is a Type 1 Diabetic on the latest Biggest Loser in Australia. You can clearly see his Medtronic pump. Have a look. Would be good to support him. https://www.facebook.com/BiggestLoserAU/videos/10154599374168323/

    By newlT1 1 Replies Latest Reply 2017-03-07 11:15:42 -0600
  • OmniPod Issues

    12 year old son, lean, very little body fat, wears OmniPod on side thighs. By the 2nd day, pump stops dispensing properly (usually without system acknowledgement). My son doesn’t like it on his buttocks. Anyone have this situation and suggestions to avoid/reduce problem?

    By Anonymous 4 Replies Latest Reply 2016-05-16 15:14:31 -0500
  • Newly type 1

    Hi, so I just got this app, mostly because my friends don't really understand my difficulties and I was hoping that I could talk to other people that had trouble connecting to family and friends when they were diagnosed. I'm 20 years old and I was diagnosed Type 1 on February 27th, 2015. When I...

    By Jaime329 10 Replies Latest Reply 2015-05-08 12:59:26 -0500
  • Is Diabetes in your Genetics?

    I have two beautiful little boys that are very healthy and strong and I would hate to have anything happen to them so I and have been contemplating lately and have been doing some research on the odds of my children or grandchildren having diabetes if I have type 1 diabetes. I am just curious to...

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    By Jeanette Terry 6 Replies Latest Reply 2015-04-02 12:13:53 -0500
  • Balancing a career, a baby, a husband who works nights, and type 1 diabetes. Any advice??

    Being a newly wed, having a baby seems like the most natural progression in our relationship. My husband works a lot of 12 hour night shifts, and I am a full time real estate agent. Obviously, our schedules aren't ideal to bring a child into the mix, but my husband and I want to be parents so...

    By Cattaztrophie 4 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-26 13:47:42 -0600
  • Newly diagnosed

    Hi! I was just diagnosed with type 1 a little over three weeks ago! I am 23 years old and everyone around me keeps telling me that it is crazy this diagnosis came at this age! I have been lucky that my blood sugars have been in the 100s consistently since I began insulin shots! I am wondering...

    By efaley922 11 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-08 09:03:24 -0500
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  • Type 1 Lifer

    Hi everyone! I've been type 1 since I was 17 months old and am now a healthy 32 year old woman. I've been on a pump for 13 years and love it! What a life changer! I don't have any super secrets to staying healthy other than just making common-sense choices about diet/exercise. What are your...

    By robinsab 9 Replies Latest Reply 2014-07-25 00:17:15 -0500
  • Immune System build up

    Does any one have any suggestions or know any products that work to build your immune system other than vitamin C which I am taking now. It seems that I catch every bug that goes around and think I need a stronger immune system to fight off these bugs.

    By mustangpeg 5 Replies Latest Reply 2014-07-04 19:42:35 -0500
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  • I'm a leaving on a Jet Plane...

    Looking for advice from my diabetic peers who travel through airports a great deal. HAve not traveled by air in well over a decade…. What is the current thinking/experience, procedures for getting myself and my supplies through airport security with minimal hassles. Syringes, pens/vials,...

    By Stuart1966 6 Replies Latest Reply 2014-06-02 11:28:13 -0500
  • Experience Switching To Paleo Diet

    Disclaimer: I am not preaching or saying this is what you should do even though it has been very helpful for controlling my sugars. I just wanted to share my experience with shifting to this diet since I have seen a lot of talk around about it. I am a T1 since 2012 and take humalog/lantus. I...

    By Dfresh52x 2 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-12 18:38:50 -0600
  • Any good vitamins out there?

    Hey I was wondering if there's anything out there that you can buy like good vitamin pills? I'm kinda eating fatty foods because I am working n I'm on camp n that's all they serve. N is there anything u can get for energy? Cuz I don't have much sometimes ? Just figured I'd ask u guys because I...

    By melissa1987 4 Replies Latest Reply 2014-01-26 18:59:45 -0600
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  • Pins and Needles

    Having had diabetes for 20 years, I am now 31 and predictably am experiencing some of the complications that being a Type 1 might bring. Whilst there's nothing alarming (standard eye checks and 1 bout of laser treatment) I find that if my blood sugar runs low during the night, I wake up with...

    By ColonelSharkey 0 Replies Latest Reply 2013-11-30 02:14:37 -0600
  • Pump vs MDI's

    So I would like to know from my fellow Type 1's, which do you like better, Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) or the Pump. I have completed the steps, and my pump should be coming within the next two weeks, but... Is it better than taking shots? Do you like it better?

    By Starry_D 6 Replies Latest Reply 2015-03-08 21:19:12 -0500
  • Diabetes in college

    Anybody willing to give a college student advice on how to manage her diabetes. At this point in my life it's just so hard and I don't know how to get back on the right lane.

    By Anonymous 4 Replies Latest Reply 2013-09-15 16:33:31 -0500
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  • Diabetic Alert Dog Book

    If anyone is interested checking out something diabetes related that I worked on, I posted a link below. I wrote a section for this book. It is something diabetes related that I am very proud of. I wanted to share with folks who might appreciate it. http://www.lifesavinglabradors.com/

    By 1rahrbunny 0 Replies Latest Reply 2013-08-29 07:11:07 -0500
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