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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by derivadow, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. derivadow

    derivadow Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm Tom--I live in London with my wife and two children and work for Wellcome Collection, part of Wellcome (a biomedical charity) doing digital things.

    I've recently i.e. last month developed Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 47 (harumph!) following a stomach bug of some sort I picked up from swimming in a river on a camping trip. I ended up in hospital for 4 days with DKA, which fwiw is something to be avoided.

    I'm now getting use to my new normal.
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Wellcome is a great place to work and a warren to explore. They helped me out on some work stuff.
    Your new normal will soon just be normal - and there is some great tech to help when you are ready. In the meantime ask any questions and get the basics sorted.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @derivadow . Welcome to the forum and also the wonderful world of T1 diabetes.
    Good to hear that you are getting use to your new normal.
    I have to admit that even after 28 yrs sometimes things are far from normal where T1 is concerned.:)
    Personally I believe that positivity is the best way to live with T1 and you sound a positive guy, things are looking good already.;).
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Hello @derivadow and welcome to the forum :)

    Lots of new friends here with many years of experience to help support you on your way.
     
  6. derivadow

    derivadow Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Diakat, thanks for the links and good to hear we were able to help with your work :). Getting my hands on some of that tech is on my todo list! At least Freestyle Libre's look like a good idea... before that I also need to work out what to do about my insulin when travelling across time zones (but that's probably another thread).

    hi @therower, yeah I'm trying to stay positive--I reckon that I can't do much about being T1 so I might as well get on with what I can control even if that does mean I can't drink orange juice (and coffee) for breakfast :(

    hi @Robinredbreast

    hi @Juicyj :) it seems like a nice community here.
     
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    Lillyse Type 1 · Member

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    Welcome to the type 1-club! :joyful:
    You can find so much useful info here! I've had type 1 for 11 years now, but am still learning a lot of new things, especially since finding this forum. Hope you'll like it here!
     
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