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dgarner11 posted:
I hope this exchange will serve as a place where people with type 1 diabetes can gather and share tips, vent frustrations and share experiences

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Lizzy19641951 responded:
Thanks for setting up this T1 exchange. I hope it will stay active.
 
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dgarner11 replied to Lizzy19641951's response:
welcome Liz!!!

I hope we can keep it active as well. Its up to us to do it. Wish I knew more type 1's to invite lol
 
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arealgijoe responded:
OK I voted......In mny ways I am more like a T1 than anything else, however since I am labeled as a T2 (I am NOT like typical T2) you cna resend my vote if ya like.

Smmes everyone so far is an old salt w/20 years, more like 30 years for me.

GOMER
 
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dgarner11 replied to arealgijoe's response:
Gomer..so glad to see you and no matter what pigeon hole your in we like ya anyway
 
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arealgijoe replied to dgarner11's response:
Thanks Dgarner.....

Maybe if I were a PIGeon, I would fit one better....lol

Unlike most diabetics labeled as T2, I DO know and understand what its like to be 100% dependent on shoted insulin, it is very different than when I have a little natural insulin to take up some slack.

To be fair, both have their advantages and disadvantages, when I am in T1 type mode, everything is more predictable...

Glad to see you and Cora started this group. I learned a TON from the T1 group, especially Cora when she posted (to someone else) about HOW to test/check basal and bolus factors and adjust them. I had jsut gone from 3 shots/day to 5 with newer insulins and at the time was in total shutdown (T1 mode). No doctor, nurse or even a CDE explained things nearly as well, and actually it is so simple and easy to understand. IMO more diabetics would do so much better if they were taught likke Cora expalined it.

GOMER

 
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Lizzy19641951 replied to arealgijoe's response:
Hi Gomer, nice to meet you!!
 
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UnseenG33k replied to Lizzy19641951's response:
Hi all,
Thanks for setting up this board. I am glad to have a place to discuss my T1 and learn from your experiences.


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