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4/30/13 4:45 P

Hi..I am also new to insulin and am on the pump trying to get stable. been on the pump for 3 weeks now...learning. I also have celiacs if anyone has any info on this subject as well?

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4/16/13 10:54 A

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Oohh you've been through a lot, and as for your age, why not, be PROUD, I am and I'm 55, to be 56 in October, I'm definitely proud it tells that you've been through "life" a ways and enjoyed every step of it...even with the "downs" the "ups" make up for them! We can say we've lived through the "hippie" years, the "yippie" years, the Vietnam War as well as Dessert Storm and Afghanistan (and many others); we've seen the presidency of the first African-American man, the running of a woman for VP, the first woman on the Supreme Court; and the moon walk, both by Armstrong and Jackson. :D We've learned to laugh, to cry, to love without asking "why", we just do. We've learned to smile through the sadness, to cry during happiness. We are Children of the age of Aquarius and terrorism, one much better than the other! We've seen acts of terrorism that are so horrifying we never could imagine they'd happen, but we've also seen such happiness that is unimaginable. We deserve the right to say how old we are, and to be proud of it, so yell it from the mountaintops: I'M 55 (for me).

Now, back to subject at hand, yes, I get distracted sometimes. I've had Type 1 Diabetes since 1975 when I turned 18, see if they'll allow you to try the insulin pump. I have had one for 10 years and I LOVE IT. For someone who had been on 9 shots a day, to stick yourself (for insulin) once every 2 or 3 days is wonderful. It can really help get blood sugars under control and following the diet/nutrition plan here, helps a lot because it figures out everything for you! And to put the tubing (very tiny) in, you use something just like what you stick your finger with, you put the items in this little "cup" like thing and push a button and it's in..and it's never hurt for me. You still stick your finger but that's nothing, of course I'm so used to it, but it's very important. You want to keep good control over your diabetes, you RULE IT, not let it rule you.

If you have any problems, please ask, we can help, or at least I will, just message me if I miss it. I don't ignore anyone. :) Have a beautiful day! emoticon

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3/21/13 11:08 A

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I had to have surgery and had my pancreas and spleen removed. They transplanted what islet cells they could from my poor pancreas but I became an instant Type 1 diabetic after surgery. I had my surgery almost 2 months ago so I am still very new and they are trying different insulin pens to find the right one for me because right now my blood sugar is a little touchy. I would love to hear from other people that are new to insulin diabetes. By the way, I don't mind printing my age, I'm 56. emoticon

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