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Newly diagnosed with type 1

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Jenniferp82, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Jenniferp82

    Jenniferp82 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Sept 7th 2017 in hospital I was newly diagnosed with diabetes type 1. With insluin iv drip and antibotics for my kidney infection and huge kidney stone inside my left kidney, currently on abasaglar and novo rapid. Plus been epileptic for 21 years which is controlled with medication. I am due operation very soon due my health conditions. Adjusting to life with epilepsy and diabetes. But I carry my bumbag with my insluin and glucose tablets and blood sugar monitor also. Pretty organised incase of a hypo.
     
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  2. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jennifer and welcome.
    There's plenty of support available on here if you feel you need it, in particular practical support from other T1s and morally from the likes of me (T2). There's lots of encouraging and supportive reading here too.
    Best of luck
     
  3. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Having your kit with you is a great move, welcome to the forum.
     
  4. Daibell

    Daibell Type 1.5 · Expert

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    Hi. It can't be easy. When you have the operation do discuss with the surgeon/anaesthetist how your insulin will be managed. I always hang on to my insulin and do my own injections with their agreement. Be careful if sliding scale insulin is intended as this can be bad news if the nurse managing it is too busy or doesn't understand how to use it.
     
  5. Deanoh

    Deanoh Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Jennifer!

    I'm also recently diagnosed T1, people on the forum are great and everyone chips in when help is needed :)
    Good luck with your op!
     
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