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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by gertie222000, May 28, 2018.

  1. gertie222000

    gertie222000 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi my name is Amanda! I was diagnosed with type 1 in February of 1985. I was four years old at the time and was admitted to the hospital. In the 33 years since I have only been hospitalized one other time because of my diabetes. That was when I got DKA for the first time, about four years ago. So far I have no major complications........thank God! I contribute my success to the two most amazing parents anyone could ask for! I also strongly believe that Camp Hickory Hill was a huge part as well. I went every summer and spent a few weeks with kids of all ages who had the same deasese as I did. We had fun and we learned how to manage our deasese. The staff was amazing! I honestly don't think I'd made it this far without them. Today I am a mother of two healthy boys. I am blessed beyond measure!
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi Amanda, great to have you here.
     
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    Salvia Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Amanda, and welcome to our community.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi @gertie222000/Amanda and welcome to the forum. I'm Type 2 and don't know much about Type 1, but you seem to be managing it well. I hope you will be sharing your experience wit other T1s on here.
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Amanda, I live in Oz, down under and have managed to be on insulin for 51 years. Cataracts replaced, carpal tunnel releases ( nerve at wrist) and releasing of some trigger fingers. So, as my specialist doctor says, make sure you have a retirement plan worked out. You will have experienced the changes in eduction and treatment over the years and all your hard work allows you to enjoy all these things. After about the 45 year mark I was finding my intensive basal-bolus regime, up to 8 shots per day, was not working well enough. I started on an insulin pump and have not looked back. I was at risk of losing my driver's license and with that at least part of my work so I am thankful and only wish I had embraced the pump much, much earlier.
    Retired now and loving it. Enjoy your children and your life. I never stop learning and I know that you are the same. That is how one survives. Fly a kite or two with your kids !!
     
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    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Amanda.. Massive welcome.. 1981 my diagnosis year.. Great decade.. Apart from the diagnosis that is!
     
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