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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Emma6606, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Emma6606

    Emma6606 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi Guys
    I'm new :) Started off with Gestational diabetes back in 2010... injecting insulin into the bump :) Got rid of it... but piled on the weight after and it came back with a vengeance.
    I was diagnosed spring of 2013 with Type 2... struggled with the Glucophage - tummy problems, dizziness... and just went into denial and gave up
    Was with a nurse for a check up 2 weeks ago and advised her of my diabetes... (she is a diabetic midwife) She explained the importance of control... especially as I would like to have another baby and will plan for that in the next year or so...
    So - now... I'm a fully fledged diabetic! Trying my best to control... learning what foods make me spike... so thought id sign up and chat with others and maybe learn some tips :)
    Got my H1abc's back ;) at 6.5% so not really sure how bad that is but I know they want me below 6% before getting pregnant... bearing in mind the H1abc was for a time when I was off the Glucophage and over XMAS!!! :)
    So - I'm going to try to bring that down now... and have no idea how difficult the road ahead will be yet!
    Here goes...
    xx
     
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    Garr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend

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    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Welcome to the forum Emma :)
     
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    2christine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    lots of love and good luck to you emma:)
     
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    Diane 40 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi Emma!
    I'm new to the forum today too! Been a type 1 diabetic since 2007, diagnosed at the grand old age of 32!
    I'm on MDI and just started metformin this week, it's quite an experience!
    Had lots of ups & downs since diagnosis & a surprise pregnancy which ended wonderfully with my little Benjamin born June 2008! Stay positive & know that you are doing everything you can to prevent diabetes ruling you!!! Diane x


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    Hi Emma and welcome to a great site. :)
     
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