Hey, my name is Katie and I have type 1 diabetes. I had hereditary pancreatitis when I was 9 and again when I was 16, I had two suurgeries on my pancreas but they were unable to save it and I was in extreme pain. I had my pancreas completely removed along with my spleen and gallbladder on July 14, 2002. I was put on a minimed pump in oct of 2002, and I’m now on a omnipod pump and a dexcom CGMS. I’m also on a waiting list for a diabetic alert dog. I worked as a paramedic for 4 years which really made my take care of myself better. I saw far to many people that didn’t take care of their diabetes. I have been married for 5 years and I stay at home with my two amazing children! I hope to find some friends that have to put up with all this stuff in their lives too. I feel somewhat alone diabetes wise.
Hi, Katie. You're not alone! Can't say I've had surgery on my pancreas, but I have had a few surgeries elsewhere. I was diagnosed with Type 1 in September 2004. I actually used the OmniPod for several months before switching to the Minimed.
welcome to both of you :o)
welcome, katieann! happy to have you here.
i mean, not happy about the reason, but you know what i mean... ;)
Thanks everybody, So nice to know Im not alone!
Jessica I see your in KC I lived in Overland park, then olathe till I was 13!
cool! it's a small world. :)
Katie, I know how you feel about feeling alone with diabetes. Not many of my friends understand how difficult it can be sometimes.
Seems like this is a great place to meet people!
Hey there Katie!
I’m new to this website but also looking for other diabetic friends! would love to connect with you girl!
Hey all I’m new to the site not to diabetics I’ve I had type 1 for 20 years now
Hey I’m Alex I can be your diabetic friend lol