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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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    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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  3. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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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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    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 · Expert
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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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  9. 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 · Expert
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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 :)
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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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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