Quite a trip

i was diagnosed when i was 9 years old. coming up this November it will be 15 years that i have had type 1 diabetes. its quite a trip how quickly the time flies. no complications thus far. still just trying to figure out how to balance everything. it seems when i get one aspect down another goes out the window. oh the joys of life with type 1! 



HAhHAhAHHAh didn't know i was making my own post! meant to reply i guess.

i thought Facebook was hard. holy moly

I was diagnosed right after my 6th b-day and I turn 50 in 2 weeks. I have been thru the highs and lows. IU have had good times and bad, but I have not stopped living my life and doing what I want. It is a long, hard, and different trip we take as type 1s, but we come out more independent, stronger, and hopefully, smarter about what we can and cannot do.

My diabetic anniversary is Aug. 10 and so far, I have no complications from diabetes. All my physical ailments come from living an active and physical lifestyle. We are constantly going thru changes and learning new techniques to deal with our disease. All I can tell you is, keep your spirits up and learn from past mistakes. Talk with your endo and family to keep you in line and remember, we are the only ones that can determine our lifestyles. Don't let this disease control you. Take control of it and have fun in life!

My husband has had T1 since he was 5 yrs old and he is now 25; we have been married for 18 months today. I haven’t seen his blood sugars controlled since we’ve been together. He recently developed hypoglycemia unawareness and has dropped dangerously low several times. We’re working with his Endo closely now. It just doesn’t ever seem to get easier. He is programming his pump like he is supposed to but the heat throws off his blood sugar or when he gets a cold or pretty much anything. It’s a struggle. I have read so much on this disease these past 18 months and still feel helpless. He is healthy, no complications at this time but it’s a constant battle. I’m glad I found this site to help me better understand Type 1 diabetes.

cootie- Diabetes, and life in general, is always changing.  You never know what's around the corner.  Guess that's what keeps things exciting.

Jen- Your husband's hypo unawareness can be reversed if he stops having so many lows.  It sounds like he needs to reevaluate how he's using his pump.  It might help to: fast for 24 hours and verify basal rate is correct; aim for one target blood sugar (like 100, instead of a range of 80-120); temporarily have a higher target blood sugar (like 130) to prevent lows; verify carb ratio, insulin sensitivity factor, and insulin duration time are still accurate and set correctly in the pump; carb count diligently for a while to make sure he's being accurate.  Until the hypo unawarness is resolved he should also wake up to test every morning around 2am and be sure to test EVERY TIME before driving.  This is a lot of stuff, but it's totally worth the work to get rid of lows and not have the hypo unawareness looming over your heads all the time.