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Greetings From Across The Pond

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Tim_Hopkins, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Tim_Hopkins

    Tim_Hopkins Type 1 · Newbie

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    Visited diabetes.co.uk looking for updated news about diabetes research and progress improving diabetes management. Diagnosed September 21, 1968 at the age of 14. Juvenile diabetes was what my condition was called. Graduated from combining Regular and NPH insulin to separate injections of Humalog and Basaglar. I feel awfully lucky to be alive and well. Played soccer all through high school and college. Stayed in shape by working as a peanut vendor at major league baseball games at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN. Also worked Minnesota Vikings and assorted other events. It was fun vending peanuts at two Rolling Stones concerts. Just five years ago I joined a diabetic support group in south Minneapolis. I'm the only type 1 diabetic in the group. My successful experience managing diabetes for so long led to me becoming the facilitator of our weekly meetings. I learn a great deal from the type 2 diabetics in our group. The greatest concern for diabetics in the U.S. is the tremendous cost of all aspects of diabetes management. Unfortunately the Trump administration is set on destroying Obamacare. If they succeed I'm looking for a more affordable nation to live in with diabetes. My biggest health problem comes from hypoglycemia unawareness. I do pretty well by testing my blood sugar at least eight times a day.
     
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  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. There are quite a number of your countrymen here. Well done on such a great job of managing your T1 successfully and for the support and advice you give at your sessions.
     
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