Hi I’m new here I live in the UK.
Hi yes I had glandular fever really bad. And I reckon this started mine off.
@Libby66 Hello! Sorry I’m late to the party, but how are you holding up?
Hi yes plodding on as you do how are you doing?
Hi, Hannah, I’d love to answer some questions!
Products I use: I have the Dexcom G6 and the omnipod.
How long have I had this disease: 2 years I was diagnosed at 12
things I have had to give up: I haven’t had to give up anything yet i thought when i would be older i might wanted to join the military but having Type one I can’t but i think i’m okay with that.
foods: I haven’t given up foods i just choose not to eat to much sweeties because i want to manage my disease well and live a long time.
becoming diabetic: I had gotten the flu both type A and B. I went into DKA and was in a coma for three days the doctors thought i would never wake up.
A1C: I was 10 something when i got diagnosed and my A1C before i got the CGM and Pump was 6.1 that is lowest i have been so far that i know
I am trying desperately to keep it down but at my last appointment i was 6.8. Which according to my doctor is really good, but i am striving to get it down much lower. I’m 14 now and actually i have a sister who is 23 and graduating college this year. My email is Bqpower12@gmail.com. If you ever want to talk!
Hi Eve @EveBq, that is a real “OUCH”!!! at the time of your diagnosis. From what else you have written, I offer you two “thumbs up” for your willingness to take seriously the task of managing your diabetes - you are doing great.
I really like your attitude - so positive. Now if you’re willing to accept a thought from an old timer who has lived with fairly well with diabetes for more than 60 years, don’t let numbers [A1c changing from 6.1 to 6.8; both in-range] bother you but rather use them to guide future decisions. Consider “your history” too, in addition to looking at food, insulin and your activity; if your A1c was recent, it encompasses the winter months where your outside activity may have decreased and also a bunch of holidays that you enjoyed. What I’m trying to say, enjoy living and your life, don’t let diabetes keep you from doing anything [practical] that you want to do, and use numbers like the 6.8 to guide adjustments. Remember too that lab tests can at times be a bit-off in accuracy.
Thanks a lot! That’s really appreciated.