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Type one diabetes

Discussion in 'Community Submitted Guides & Links' started by Jed.s, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Jed.s

    Jed.s Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I am a type one diabetic in Australia I’m 20 years old and I’ve had it ever since I was 15 this is the first time I’ve thought about becoming apart of the community I have decided to for the support and to know I’m not alone or we are not alone I fight this disease everyday like everyone of you strong people out there I completely understand what you’re going through
     
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  2. Knikki

    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello @Jed.s Welcome to the forum, I've been T1 for a couple more years than you but we still all learn new things :) Have a mooch around, there are plenty of friendly types round these parts and lots of useful info on the main Home page.

    Well have learnt something new looking at your picture on the Say something thread, never knew you could get Curly Wurlys in Australia :)

    Take care.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi and welcome aboard, lots of helpful members on here with a couple or a lot of diabetes years under their belts.
    Nice to meet you @Jed.s
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Jed.s - you are not alone!
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello friend, welcome to the squad.
    You are never alone and we sail this boat together :)
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Hi and welcome!
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, Jed.s from a fellow Australian. You've been on insulin a lot longer than I have but there are loads of experienced members here that are super cool at answering questions and solving problems. I hope you like cricket. I'm feeling outnumbered here with the Ashes test matches on at the moment.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Jed.s . Welcome to the forum.
    There are a few Aussies lurking around the forum, doing a great job of providing night cover for us pommies.:)
    Nice to have a new T1 recruit to the ranks.
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello and welcome @Jed.s :)

    Tell us more about your diabetes management and how are you finding it living with type 1 ?
     
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  10. Jed.s

    Jed.s Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It’s so relentless diabetes is never easy I’m constantly in pain because of my blood sugars sometimes I don’t even have to have high bloods to feel like I have ketones and I’m doing my best to keep my bloods on the right number I despise people who can just eat without worrying about carbs I look at them eating a snickers bar without a card in the works but me if I wanted a treat I have to inject insulin with anything that has carbs in it but I guess that’s just what diabetes is
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Jed.s What type of pain are you getting and have you by seen by your doctor ?

    Agree it’s relentless, for me the pain is where it interferes with a ‘normal’ life, so out and about and bam a hypo appears from no where, then the days when you feel like your on a roller coaster and levels are swinging high and low. What I do however is to keep challenging myself, so to exercise more, run a race, go biking, anything that takes my mind off it as that’s where I get respite from the sheer relentlessness of it.

    I recommend you get a copy of ‘think like a pancreas’ written by a type 1, it’s a really useful read :)
     
  12. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Not bothered by Snickers bars myself but do still dream of a baguette and Camembert as a picnic foodstuff. Working out the bolus on that would be too complicated.
     
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