Newly diagnosed 27 year old

@Dennis i dont envy your position at all dennis … so i should reword my comment and change it to in my 23 years of being a type 1, the cgm is by far the largest tech improvement in my eyes! soon on the horizon for the masses that want it will be a reliable closed loop system… currently there are options for a reliable closed loop system done by the diynotwaiting community called loop…

i know there has been plenty of advancements in insulin in the past 70 years, but in my time of being a diabetic the advancement of insulin is a knoll… yes there are quicker acting ones, yes there are more flat basals etc… but nothing break through in my timeline compared to yours…

Just admit you had a cookie and move on. We’ve all cheated before lol


That’s something even my endocrinologist never explained at least flying from Columbia, SC to Mumbai, India

Is there an app like that for the iPhone and Medtronic 670G insulin pump with guardian sensor??

I have the G5 and use iPhones app. I love it have had it for 2 yrs now. It is the single most bestest thing for me! As everyone says you can use the data so many ways that it isn’t funny. One thing I like is the weekly recap that they email to me. Using this I stay in range about 95% of the time on average. The best thing is the alarm function. For me it’s the lows that plague me. Highs no problem. But I can set the alarm at whatever level I want. I use 80. I drop very fast most of the time and this gives me about an extra 5-10 minutes to treat. Ie eat candy or drink a soda.
But the phone app lets you share data with up to 5 people. It’s very cool, but at first you need to tell whoever to give you time to treat before they call you. It’s hard to eat, talk on the phone and drop like crazy. They can see everything you do just a few minutes lag time. And it works over great distances. Hundreds of miles. Don’t know the full range but know it works over 800 miles. So I’m waiting for insurance to approve the G6. If it works half as well as the G5 you will love it.
Good luck with everything. If you have questions, just ask.

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When you had a streak of good days (levels in range) followed by an unexplained bad day (levels not in range), what do you do? I find myself frustrated and angry and resenting my body for having this disease. Stress raises BG. How do you control it? I’m lashing out at the ones I loved and that’s not fair to them.

@Dev_Renae Devin. I agree. It took a long time for me to accept diabetes; to accept that this wasn’t the result of something I did or did not do, accept that I got it, that there is no way it’s going away and there isn’t a darn thing I can do to change it.

Once you make peace, once you grieve your loss of good health then you can start making headway on dealing with the frustration, the resentment, and the blame game.

Your CGM and your home blood glucose meter both stink. Fast acting insulin stinks. Errors and even misleading food labels stink. Variables such as activity and stress can change your insulin dose and outcome +/- 100% so guess what, your blood sugar is not going to be perfect, or even, or even predictable most of the time. These are the facts of diabetes.

Most old timers just get a reading, make an adjustment, and move on to something else. The pain and anger are optional. You will get there I promise.

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Well here’s a few things I figured out.
Reason why you have diabetes type one! DNA, it’s genetic and well you have no choice or God said hah!
Being an ass toward family, friends, coworkers etc. apologize now for future indiscretions. The sugar levels are going to mess with all of your emotions and any analytical thinking you do. It’s very , very, very, frustrating! Which raises your stress level, etc. so plan for it to happen. Warn people it’s not you being an ass but it’s a reflection of how the disease affects you and your attitude towards the world in general. Then practice counting to 10 before you open your mouth. Trust me it’s ( your mouth) is gonna get you in trouble. Especially if your sarcastic in nature, normally for being funny, it is gonna come back to bite you in the butt.
Most importantly!! Good days and bad days don’t always truly reflect what you are doing. Ie. following a certain diet, Drs orders, yada yada yada. Those days may just be good or bad because you are T1D. For me, I’m very regimented in my treatment, I analyze every thing! No patterns, no specific triggers, no days of to heck with it I’m gonna eat anything I want I’m not sick! If you do the last one your gonna pay for it physically, be it weight gain, diarrhea, feeling horrible, somehow your body will get even with you for being “bad”.
Those days suck and you can only blame yourself. But it goes into item 1, increases frustration! Back to square one!
The more you feel you’ve got this disease under your thumb, it can and will most likely slap you down and say so you thought you had me under control! That’s why everybody says manage diabetes. Some days go great and your lovin’ life, other just flat out suck!
Even tho I keep in range above 90% of the time, the last %ages can be a real pain. It’s got a lot to do with how you react to lows. I’ve found it best to treat them slowly and methodically. Example, your alarm goes off, I set mine at 80, gives an extra 5-10 minutes. Sometimes you need it. Can’t find a soda or you feel really lousy and you don’t feel like responding immediately. But point is based on reading I treat myself by a set plan. I get the alarm and I go to my fist remedy. I wait 15 minutes, check levels and see if it’s rising. If not, I go to remedy #2. Wait again and check, if we’re rising I’ll stop if not go to #3 or #4, whatever works to stop the low.
I drop really fast, faster than the alarm setting on the app, so I turned that off. I average going low 3 to 5 times a day so it’s routine for me.
The last and most important thing to say!!! Take all that everyone tells you about diabetes under consideration. EVERYBODY reacts differently to like situations. You may follow the textbook or write your own script. That’s what you have to figure out, what works for you and only you!! I even include drs advise here for me, because they tell me do x,y,z and I’m screwed. If I follow my own thoughts, usually not too bad. I listen and tell Drs my concerns and ask what if I do this? What’s the worst that will happen? At first they were not understanding of me, me questions or my results, when I did not follow their instructions exactly. Until I proved to them, that if I did it their way, it was a bad thing for me! Now most of my drs trust my judgement and let me do it my way with their advise on how to keep me as healthy as possible. That takes time and you gotta be able to scientifically prove your statements. Not easy to do, but it can be-done. My first A1C reading was a 13.7! When I was first diagnosed. Since then I have run between 5.3 to 6.0. I lately have consciously brought my level up from 5.7 to 6.0 to try and stop nighttime lows. Only sleeping in 2-3 hr shifts really gets old after a few years.

Ask me anything, I’ll help if I can! This disease is a daily discovering of some new issue I have to deal with today.
Hopefully, you won’t have to deal with the things I do, but be ready for it if you do!