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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:44 pm 
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Scratch the prediction of things being better within a week. There's now pus involved. (y'all wanted a blow by blow, right?)

Also, I want a prize for not destroying the vegan dietitian on twitter who just told me that diabetes is exciting! because we have so much to learn! And so many exclamation points to abuse!


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:21 pm 
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omg it is so much fun! being a pancreas is a blast!
hope the puss thingy clears up, yuck.


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Diabetes is an adventure, you guys!

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:08 pm 
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Scratch the prediction of things being better within a week. There's now pus involved. (y'all wanted a blow by blow, right?)

Also, I want a prize for not destroying the vegan dietitian on twitter who just told me that diabetes is exciting! because we have so much to learn! And so many exclamation points to abuse!


aw man, that sucks! do they have any other ideas about what it might be?

also, that was a shitty thing to say, especially directly to someone who HAS diabetes. Jeeze! I mean, I get being excited to learn about things so you can help people, but that's not the same as saying the disease itself is exciting.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:20 pm 
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ijustdiedinside wrote:
aw man, that sucks! do they have any other ideas about what it might be?

I don't go back to the doctor until the end of September. And I had to fight the clerks to get that appointment. (They canceled my usual 3-month appointment when I made the emergency one.) While scabs and pus aren't fun, nothing new has shown up since I stopped taking lantus, and I'm not yet worried about my body's ability to heal what's there. If that changes, I'll get an appointment sooner.

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also, that was a shitty thing to say, especially directly to someone who HAS diabetes. Jeeze! I mean, I get being excited to learn about things so you can help people, but that's not the same as saying the disease itself is exciting.

I think she was expecting me to say I'd cured my diabetes by going vegan, and didn't know what to say when I said I had type 1. But yeah, especially annoying since we were having a conversation about how medical professionals need to listen to their patients and take their culture into account when giving advice. And she was bragging about how good she is at it...


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:57 am 
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Aliks and Footie, do you have emergency supplies? Every time there's a natural disaster, I think "I should take care of that," but I never do. I have a hard enough time keeping up enough supplies for current use.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I'm not very good about emergency supplies. My glucagon emergency kits are expired. I have plenty of strips, though. And enough lancets to last me the rest of my life.

I'm in trouble.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I have glucagon, one in a kit here and one at school- and at my sons school a few boxes stashed in different places of glucose tabs, gel, annie's fruit bunny snacks, granola bars. I always worry they'll go on lockdown and he'll have a terrible low. I think I did this after seeing the movie Panic Room haha-I'm still pissed we don't have a glucowatch! I try to stock up on stuff, I'm paranoid that my husband could lose his job someday and we'll have to go through the whole insurance drama-so it's wise to refill even when it's not needed just in case. This came in handy when we moved out of state and had to find a new endo, and wait forever to get an appointment and new prescriptions.
We also have enough lancets to last us for life. We go through mail order and they always ask if we need more, makes me laugh.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I have glucose tablets stashed all over the place, but I don't keep glucagon at work. I don't trust people to know how to use it. I'd rather they just call an ambulance if things are that bad.

When I was in high school, back in the nph days, we had a fire during lunch time. And my vice principal called me a liar when I told her I had diabetes and needed to eat NOW. Why would I lie about needing a sandwich? Ditto a couple substitute teachers in elementary school who wouldn't let me go to the nurse's office.

And I had a boyfriend break up with me after we went to see Panic Room. Human stupidity scares me more than the possibility of a flood or earthquake, I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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what a jerk boyfriend! Did he think he couldn't handle you being with you locked up in a room full of MRE's? I never got why the mom just didn't open up one of those, it's better than nothing. We had problems with a sub last year, didn't have time for my son to eat a snack-I asked if she had time to call an ambulance and scare the children seeing my son have a seizure. She let him eat the next day.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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what a jerk boyfriend! Did he think he couldn't handle you being with you locked up in a room full of MRE's? I never got why the mom just didn't open up one of those, it's better than nothing.

It's hard to ask questions like that when a person is avoiding you... Current husband pre-opens the glucose tab bottles for me. He's a keeper.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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In case anyone else wants to chime in, there's a discussion on a pretty well-known diabetes blog and vegetarianism and diabetes. http://www.diabetesmine.com/2011/10/tes ... anism.html


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I hate how we always hear "you can eat what you need to and cover it with insulin" but as soon as you mention vegan it's "oh noz the carbs!".


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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It's now been more than six months with this stupid allergic reaction, and I don't anticipate that I'll be healed before the end of the year. It largely a cosmetic issue, but I'm so so ready not to have giant sores all over my legs.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:44 am 
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what can i say...diabetes sucks...but i have to live with it


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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You know what's awesome about having a really bad reaction right after working out and sitting in your car sweating and feeling god-awful and waiting for your wife to walk from home to meet you at the car, and you keep drinking juice and feeling like you're dissolving?

Spoiler: show
Not much is awesome about that.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Sorry, Footie. Good for you for keeping up the exercise, though!

I just got back from the endo, and it looks like all my allergic reaction sites from the lantus are going to scar over. It's entirely a cosmetic issue, but dammit I don't want 30 scars on my legs.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Another highlight from today. I was discussing foot health with my endo, and she told me that it's recommended that diabetics not cut their nails. Gee, that's practical.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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We've had it too good for too long.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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mollyjade wrote:
Sorry, Footie. Good for you for keeping up the exercise, though!


I got back on the horse (nv?). Just finished my workout. Took less humalog this morning and ate a little more than usual. I'm spooked!

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Gary Scheiner is offering his online diabetes education classes for free in January, if anyone is interested. I've taken one before. The info is good. And Footface, there's one on exercising and avoiding hypos.

https://www.type1university.com/index.p ... 1&Itemid=7


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I will have to check it out.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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im on levemir and nova rapid. my doc told me that i need to shoot the levemir in my leg insted of my belly. but it hurts every single time...it burns and give me alot of pain. and on worst times there is pretty much blood coming out of my leg after the shot...im always afraid of giving myself levemir twice a day...it sucks...


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Are you refrigerating it? Cold insulin can sting. You can leave insulin unrefrigerated for about a month so long as you don't get it really hot. Keep it less than around 85F. Talk to your doctor about this. It shouldn't be hurting every time.


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