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Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by Raf1209, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Raf1209

    Raf1209 · Member

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    Hi I’ve been recently diagnosed with Type 1/ LADA. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cope during tough times or even simple things like cutting down on snacks lol. Any help would be amazing
     
  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Raf1209 ,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Tell us a little more about your prescribed medication regime?
    Snacking; what choice do you normally go for. There maybe alternatives?

    LADA; I'll tag in @Antje77 :)
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    @Raf1209
    Your profile says you are 16, so “straightforward” T1 seems more likely- why are they saying LADA?
     
  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Hello, and welcome to the forum, @Raf1209 .
    Are you on insulin already?
    I found it easier to choose different snacks rather than cut down on snacking. Of course I can inject for dorito's, sandwiches or sweets, but I find it hard to get the dose right, so I usually opt for things like cheese, meats, pork scratchings, olives now.
     
  5. Raf1209

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    I’m not showing signs of 100% type 1 is what the nurses told me but i definitely had the antibodies required for T1
     
  6. Raf1209

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    Thank you and yes I am on night time insulin as I’m in the honeymoon phase currently so i dont need to inject after every meal
     
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    Thank you :) I am currently testing 5 times a day and on night time insulin because i am still producing little insulin.

    For snacks i tend to have some crackers or a cheeky chocolate bar here and there.

    Do you usually find you get hungrier more often than before? Or is it just me
     
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    Little_Lucy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I too myself do love a snack. To stop myself from snacking so often I have 4 meals a day!! Obviously the 4th meal isn’t massive but I will have it when I get home from school and it stops me from snacking without insulin :)
     
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