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SHORTYGETFIT's Photo SHORTYGETFIT Posts: 477
4/26/11 8:54 A

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Hi Olivia,

Glad to have you here. I've had Type 1 for almost 3 years now. emoticon

" Sometimes God places people in your life who help and encourage you even when they don't know it"


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4/23/11 5:53 P

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Hi, I've had Type 1 since I was ten...almost 11 years! I've struggled with my weight and a lot of diabetes issues (my A1C is always too high) I'm so glad to have found this team! :)

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MELIAMIA83 Posts: 5
4/2/11 12:46 A

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Thanks for the info, Valerie! I know that it's not all the insulin's fault. I am just as guilty of not taking care of myself properly. I will definitely check out the book you mentioned. It's so great to be able to talk with others who are going through the same thing because you know you can trust their advice is genuine and could possibly work for you as opposed to a generic statistic formed from some sort of health survey lol. Thanks again. I really appreciate it!
Melissa

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4/2/11 12:38 A

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Unfortunately this is not my first journey with the battle of the bulge lol. I have been struggling with weight loss all my life. I am one of the blessed ones who received the "fat genes." My mother is asian and she and that side of the family are relatively small, but my dad is American and somewhere in the genealogy was someone who wasn't so small. Either way, exercise and weight loss have been drilled into my brain from a young age. Also growing up in a military house hold I was pushed to do many activities at once and expected to perform beyond best. Not complaining because it's made me who I am today on the inside, but may have hindered me physically. So there's a catch 22, which is what my primary care physician considers my situation lol. So far I exceeded my goals today. It's like with any kind of habit or addiction; you just have to take one day at a time. Thanks for your post!

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4/2/11 12:34 A

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Wow! That sounds amazing. I don't think my b/s has ever gotten that low or maybe it has and I just didn't have enough time to check it before I felt I was gonna pass out lol. I usually start feeling it once it gets to 60 or below. My blood sugar drops a lot so it's become a close enemy lol. Thanks for letting me know what that meant. Now I have some more options when I am able to get back on the pump. I miss being able to let it measure out how much insulin was being delivered instead of me having to count carbs and do it manually emoticon

CE1966 Posts: 89
4/1/11 4:28 P

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Welcome! This is a great place to learn and share. I'm 44, and have had T1 for 19 yrs. I'm a huge fan of exercise, and have found that it tends to pull my weight loss along. That is, as long as I also stay in touch with "calorie reality", ha! I've tried the working out like crazy and eating like crazy approach and that definitely didn't work! Guess I'm in the moderate carbs camp...average 120 grams per day and bolus accordingly. Have you tried to lose weight before, or is this the beginning of your journey?

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4/1/11 10:14 A

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While I love my pump and hope to never be without it, I've achieved and maintained a 5.6% A1C on injections. I also lost 38 pounds in three months while injecting.

I had stumbled across Richard K. Bernstein MD's Diabetes Solution, which really put carbs in perspective for me.

I highly recommend reading it and trying a carb reduction diet to see how it affects not only your numbers but also your weight loss efforts.

Welcome!
Valerie

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Sh*t is hard. Do it anyway.



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4/1/11 9:08 A

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I have the minimed revel pump and cgm system and it is great. CGM = continous glucose monitor. I have hypo-unawareness so the CGM is a life saver for me. If I did not have it I would go low low and not even no it. I could have a blood sugar in the 30's and not even know it so having something that monitors it every five mins was the best tool I could have!

"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13


I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)


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MELIAMIA83 Posts: 5
4/1/11 7:11 A

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Thanks for the reply, Carey. I was on the pump for 2 years and unfortunately had to come off due to financial reasons. The pump was definitely ideal and more convenient and I hope to get back on again some day soon. I'd like to get the omnipod. It's wireless, waterproof and tubeless. Every pump wearer's dream! lol. Do you mind telling me what CGM means? Thanks for the words of encouragement. I hope to learn as much as I can from everyone.

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4/1/11 12:03 A

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Welcome to team! I'm Carey. I am 28 as well!! I have been diabetic for over 22 yrs. I have had lots of success with my weight loss after going back on my pump and CGM smoother lines and better control has helped when all is taken care of. My last A1c was 5.8. I use lots of exercise and tag method of insulin dosing as well as lower carb meals. I wish you lots of luck in you journey of weight loss and getting healthy.

"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13


I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)


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MELIAMIA83 Posts: 5
3/31/11 10:35 P

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Hello everyone! I am new to this site, but was referred by a good friend. I've been dealing with type 1 Diabetes for almost 9 years. I was diagnosed when I was 20, but it onset while I was 19. I am 28 now. It has been a rough few years, as I am sure everyone here knows all about that. What I would like to gain from being apart of this team is knowledge and to be able to provide my experience to help others as well. Also, I would like to know how everyone handles trying to lose weight dealing with Diabetes and other predisposed health conditions. I am all ears. I have hit rock bottom on the weight scale and I refuse to let it go any further. It's literally, "Do or Die" time. I look forward to learning more about everyone. emoticon

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