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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Scott Taylor, Jul 29, 2018.

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    Scott Taylor Type 1 · Member

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    Hi everyone, my name is Scott Taylor i'm a type 1 diabetic and have been since I was 7 years old and looking to find out more bout people and how they manage their diabetes.

    Look forward to hearing from you all.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Scott Taylor
    Take a look at the Type 1 stars are us thread. Lots of chat, tips and discussion there.
     
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  3. Scott Taylor

    Scott Taylor Type 1 · Member

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    Will do many thanks and thanks for the welcome Diakat
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Scott Taylor, Welcome to the forum and all things diabetic. There are type 1 diabetics here who have been managing their condition for 1, 5, 10, 20, 30, 45, up to, I think, 60 years. My specialist says to all his new type 1 diabetic patients to ensure they obtain a good normal age retirement plan, the outlook is that good.
    After 45 years on insulin I was suffering from night-time hypos despite 8 injections of insulin per day. Moving to an insulin pump made all the difference and has kept me stable for the past 7 ish years.
    Of course, I was 'perfectly behaved and sensible' (NOT) in my younger years with such adventures as week long canoe trips and the like, but now, retired, kite flying and making as a hobby plus some health advocacy work keep me off the streets (most times).
    Best Wishes with your journey and please keep reading, learning and posting !!
     
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    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Scott Taylor, I'm pretty new here myself but already learning lots and finding it's nice to share experiences with others :)
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Welcome to the forum @Scott Taylor. I'm Type 2 so don't know much about Type 1 but there are lots of T1s on here.
     
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    Scott Taylor Type 1 · Member

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    Hi all thanks for the welcome’s and little intro’s I will look over the site and catch up with some the forum chat rooms. I will post more about myself later. Thanks again for the lovely welcome.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Scott Taylor ,

    Have a warm welcome to the forum from me.

    Get stuck in.! No question is too silly... :)
     
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    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Scott and welcome.....

    I have been type one for nearly 20 years and have been pumping since 2013...previous to that MDI using DAFNE since 2008/2009.....

    even now my control is by no means perfect, but I plod along quite nicely....

    look forward to hearing from you..
     
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    Hello and welcome to the site @Scott Taylor :)

    Lots of experience and friends here to help you if you need it, what regime do you use and how are you getting on with your type 1 ?
     
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    Yeah getting on ok, sugars aren’t perfect but try everything I can to bring them under control. Have been diabetic for 26 years so haven’t really known anything different.
     
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    I have learnt that there is no such thing as perfection with this, every day throws new variables into the mix, as long as I can stay as close to my target range as possible and avoid hypos not sweat the big numbers then that's good enough for me, are you on injections or a pump Scott ?
     
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    Injections but I have been on the course for the pump but I choose not to have it as I couldn’t see it benefiting me.
     
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    Any particular reason you didn't choose the pump ?
     
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    Didn’t think it would nice having the pump attached 24/7 at least with injections it’s done and then you put them away till you need them again.
     
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    Hiya Scott, I'm like yourself T1D since childhood 37 years ago, I'm new to this site and have difficulty finding my way round to threads I've already written, so apologies to anyone for that, I too got offered the pump but declined because this new carb counting was doing my head in, I'm used probably like yourself the old exchanges counting, why break was not needing fixed I thought, but here anytime you want to chat etc.
     
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    Hi @Scott Taylor and welcome to the forum - I’ve been T1 20 years, and got my first pump last month after years of not being keen on the idea. It’s been amazing, I love it. I’ve got a tubeless one though. Every day I wake up wondering which fairground ride diabetes will take me on today...
     
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    I held out against getting a pump for years but eventually the night hypos despite 6 + injections per day became too much. Once stabilised on the pump there was no looking back. I call mine Limpet. You get used to the wearing of it and whilst you have to bolus doses in for meals there is actually only one injection per 3 days and things like that highish readings around 4 to 5 am (Dawn Phenomenon) are much more easily catered for. In Australia where I live all TIDs under age 21 on pumps are subsidised for CGM equipment, that is how important health authorities take things. The rest of us on pumps only get our pump consumables subsidised. I know it is different in the UK but just to show that pumps are important.
     
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