I’m new to Type 1. It’s only been a month since I was diagnosed.
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I have been type 1 for 50 years. I have battled lows and highs. I use glucose tabs, candy, and crackers. Trying to stop the roller coaster ride.
I play travel softball and there are times when I can’t play an inning because my blood sugar is low and I don’t feel good. Even when I try to stay over 200 for softball games, I drop fast. It’s not fun to miss an inning and let my team down.
I am a medical student and the stressors/time commitment of medical school make it VERY difficult to create a good plateau. I was diagnosed when I was 5 years old and it’s gotten easier, but is still extremely challenging.
I was just married for the second time in August 2019. My husband has chronic illnesses and just had open-heart surgery. Right now I keep a sling backpack with me so I can hold my snacks for when I go low.
I love that the Omnipod and dexcom have given me the freedom to do the different things I love such as go on girls trips!!
One time I crashed my car because I passed out from a low blood sugar. I was lucky to walk away okay and didn’t hurt anyone else.
My A1c was rocky from the beginning. Slowly climbed to a 10, then 11.5, then it was 14+ and I was admitted to the hospital for DKA 6 times in 1 year. I finally put in the work to get my Dexcom and T:Slim insulin pump and my latest A1c was 7.5 – lowest it’s […]
I discovered that I am t1d when I was 15 yrs old. I’ve come a long way to keep up with all that this disease takes. It’s not easy to have a normal life when you need to constantly check your sugar levels and give shots no matter where you are. But I am proud […]
I try to keep my eye on the sugar but there are times I am in situations and I get a finger stick. I am learning to be more conscious of highs and lows. I mostly don’t feel it until it is too late. I am legally blind and sometimes mess up my finger sticks.
I am learning, after having T1D for 24 years, that a low fat, plant-based, whole-foods diet is key to my roller coaster ride with my blood sugars. A Dexcom G6 is a definite must. GCM all the way.
I wear a CGM so we always treat lows before they happen.