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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by CrankyKat, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. CrankyKat

    CrankyKat Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi everyone, I’m Kat.

    29year old from Dorking :3

    I have an odd history with diabetes. Going back through the family my mum was diabetic type 1, aunty from my mums side as well has my gran both the same. My sister is chronic type 1 and my gran from my dads side is type 2!

    I was originally diagnosed as type 1 when I was thirteen, showing signs of extreme anger, tiredness, over drinking and being overweight.

    I then lost a shed load of weight and later got diagnosed with type 2 as I was having too many hypos.

    For a few years I was on medication (metformin) then got to a stage where my diabetes was being able to be managed via diet.

    4 months ago I was again put on metformin and have also been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy but under close eye from my specialist as I apparently don’t fit the stereotypical type 2 profile being under 9 stone so I am having my first fasting blood test to see what my insulin reserve is... worried!

    Anyways, apart from all that I am a fitness and food freak that is obsessed with finding new things that I can eat on my low carb diet!

    Well... that’s me! I hope to speak to everyone soon :)
     
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  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @CrankyKat ,

    Welcome to the forum..

    Look forward to hearing more soon!
     
  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome. Hope the tests sort out your diagnosis asap.
     
  5. archersuz

    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. I'm just the other side of Gatwick here in the sunny south east.
     
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    Grateful Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Billy7764 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Kentoldlady1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!! You are a bit of a puzzle. Diabetes really is not a one size fits all disease, even tho a lot of gps think it should be and get cross with us for not fitting the blue print. Good luck with it all.x
     
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