Hello everyone! My name is Hannah and I have been a Type 1 Diabetic for 7 years. I currently updated to the Omnipod Dash and use the Contour meter that goes along with it. I also use the FreeStyle Libre CGM, but I’ve considered the Dexcom G6. I was diagnosed when I was 16 years old and now I am 23. Type 1 Diabetes does not run in my family, however, Type 2 does! My diabetes was caused by the swine flu (worse than the actual flu) when I was struck by it in the 9th grade. I was sick for two weeks! Apparently, over the next year and a half, it attacked my pancreas. I had all the symptoms, except a coma, when they diagnosed me! How scary. Overall, for me diabetes can be a struggle, especially on days where I cannot keep my blood sugars in range, but there are good days with it too. On the bright side, when I went to the endo a month ago, my A1C was 7.5!
Some questions I’d like to ask you all to learn more how you deal with it on a daily basis are: What kind of products do y’all use for your diabetes and how long have you had this disease? Has having diabetes caused you to give up certain activities, foods, or anything else? What does your endo consider an in-range blood sugar? How did you become diabetic and what is your A1C now? How old were you when diagnosed and how old are you now?
This way I can get to know each of you. It really interests me when I can connect with you all and make long lasting friendships! The answers to these questions can be short, simple, and sweet or in-depth (paragraph wise). I like all kind of answers! If you have some questions you’d like to ask me, please don’t hesitate in asking them. I’d love to chat!