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Offline himtoo

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46th Diaversary today
« on: 11 August 2018, 08:54:47 AM »

Hi All


On this date 46 years ago ...my mother rushed me to hospital ..where i was diagnosed type 1 and put straight on insulin


I am so pleased to be here and still going strong for back in those days i was told that even with looking after myself really well my life expectancy was reduced by 25% ( and life expectancy for men back in 1972 was estimated at 74 )


so a big shout out to all the fantastic developments in the world of D treatment -- ( blood pressure tablets , blood testing , laser eye treatments , eye injections , insulin pumps , cgm , etc )
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #1 on: 11 August 2018, 11:00:30 AM »
Congratulations Paul!  What a lot of changes you have seen in that time!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Offline sedge

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #2 on: 11 August 2018, 11:49:27 AM »
Happy diaversary - you beat me by a week or two !
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline Lisa65

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #3 on: 11 August 2018, 01:55:07 PM »
Congratulations Paul 🎊
T2, diagnosed June 2010 4x500mg Metformin
Oct 10 HbA1c 6.6 TC 5.59 Trigs 1.17 HDL 0.86
Jun 11 HbA1c 6.3 TC 4.26 Trigs 0.71 HDL 0.93
Feb 12 HbA1c 5.4 TC 4.14 Trigs 0.61 HDL 1.25
Sep 12 HbA1c 5.8 TC 5.08 Trigs 0.65 HDL 1.45
Sep 14 HbA1c 5.9 TC 5.1  Trigs 0.65 HDL 1.55

Offline Paulines7

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #4 on: 11 August 2018, 03:32:33 PM »
Congratulations from me too. 
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018. 50 Jul 2018. Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline GrammaBear

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #5 on: 11 August 2018, 05:46:42 PM »
Congratulations himtoo.  You have seen a lot of improvement/changes in your lifetime with diabetes.  Aside from insulin, is there anything that stands out in your memories as something that made a big difference in your management of this disease?
Type 1
Tandem Tslim pump Oct 2015
Dexcom G5 CGM Sep 2007
A1C 6.5%~ Sep 2017

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #6 on: 11 August 2018, 08:15:51 PM »
Congratulations 😂

Sure gives me hope that I'll be doing well when I get there. I'm about 20 years less on my diabetes journey lol
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #7 on: 11 August 2018, 09:56:54 PM »
Wow happy diaversary
Type: Lucy.
Lantus and Apidra. Metformin XR, Propanolol

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #8 on: 11 August 2018, 10:15:01 PM »
I dunno about Paul but there have been a number of things that have happened which have changed the way for me.  First one was the ability for patients to obtain disposable syringes, next was the invention of the glucometer and that being available to us.  Then the invention of synthetic insulins and the cartridge and refillable pen system, followed by the reintroduction of carb counting and more precise dose adjustment, which they'd originally put in the dustbin in the early 1990s.  Most recently, for me - the invention of and release into the wild of the insulin pump.

Goodness only knows what will come of the next 46 years - but at the moment I'd like to still be here to celebrate 100 years of insulin treatment and my 50 year anniversary!
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #9 on: 11 August 2018, 10:45:55 PM »
Congratulations you are catching me up!

My exact date is lost in the mists of time as I was a child at the time. It was summer but I don't even know the month.

I recall mum boiling glass syringes and resharpening big needles. Disposables on prescription were a joy but my parents brought them before I started working as they saw how much more convenient they were when they got some for a holiday. What's staggering is that my first meter cost over £200 having dropped from over £1000 a year previously - now they are  given away. I did buy extra strips as my consultant (GPs could not prescribe them) thought 25 per six months adequate.

In my teens I did not expect to hit 30 but BG meters came along just in time as I found out 0% sugar in urine could be BG of 11 and 2% 12!
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #10 on: 12 August 2018, 01:17:46 PM »
25 strips for 6 months omg!!!!!!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #11 on: 12 August 2018, 02:07:24 PM »

 :) thanks for all the great replies  :)


to celebrate yesterday I had a pump failure about 2pm -- fortunately realised by about 4:30pm with a BG of 17.7 -- we were at the seaside watching the kiddies play on the beach and dads trying to fly kites etc etc.


changed out the pump in the car and rage bolused  :banghead: on the new pod ( i love this great diabetic slang )
was back down to 6.1 by 8pm -- had a light supper of cold chicken and a green salad ( very low carb )




Gramma Bear--- there have been so many things that have come along or changed --- but i suppose for me it has been the preventative medicines ( to prevent high blood pressure and protect kidneys)
that have effectively stopped me developing the kind of issues that were a certainty back in the 1970's
also -- eye treatments are another huge change ..........

laser and injections and vitrectomies


finally --- these latest tech things like Libre , dexcom ( and Miao Miao ) that can be used with a smart watch and remotely to other peoples phones are truly amazing for parents with young children
 
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #12 on: 12 August 2018, 02:21:46 PM »
Here's a link (I hope) to a picture of my first meter. You had to put a stop on the strip, wait exactly 30 seconds, rinse, dab gently and put in meter.
https://goo.gl/images/TpVHA4
No way you could do that discreetly!
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #13 on: 12 August 2018, 04:37:55 PM »
Here's a link (I hope) to a picture of my first meter. You had to put a stop on the strip, wait exactly 30 seconds, rinse, dab gently and put in meter.
https://goo.gl/images/TpVHA4
No way you could do that discreetly!
Good grief, how big was that thing???
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


© 2015 Patti Evans

Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #14 on: 12 August 2018, 06:37:15 PM »
Here's a link (I hope) to a picture of my first meter. You had to put a stop on the strip, wait exactly 30 seconds, rinse, dab gently and put in meter.
https://goo.gl/images/TpVHA4
No way you could do that discreetly!
Good grief, how big was that thing???

It was about 7" wide - bit like a plastic housebrick - so not discreet.

What puzzled me was the reluctance of diabetes clinics to accept them. I changed hospitals a decade later when they had the same attitude to HbA1c! Sadly I suspect their attitude contributed to poor outcomes!
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.