I'm new

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Hi Everyone, I'm new to this diabetes business and have had a rough start. I was diagnosed in November 2011 and treated as a type 2 probably because of my age, 54. After seeing several specialists, one who took me off of basal insulin and left me with oral meds only, and a trip to the hospital with Ketoacidosis, I have finally found a doctor who determined through blood tests that I am a type 1. Now that I'm on insulin at meals and off of glyburide/metformin, I am feeling Really good. I lost 40 lbs due to lack of enough insulin and ketone production. My weight seems to have stabilized now and I am on the mend. I am so thankful to have found a doctor who is passionate about helping people with this disease. I have so much to learn about carb counting, insulin and timing. I'm up for the challenge though and happy, happy, happy to be alive and feeling good again. Insulin is my new best friend :) Thank you for listening. It's wonderful to have a forum like this.
Posted about 9 years ago
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Hi Beez! Welcome to the Sisters! Sorry you had such a rough start but it sounds like you are heading in the right direction! So glad to see you here! Looking forward to hearing from you!:kiss:
Laurie P., Moderator
Posted about 9 years ago
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Beez, welcome to the forum. Glad you are doing so well after your ordeal. It sounds like you've got a great attitude too!! Hope to hear more from you here on the forum.
Posted about 9 years ago
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Welcome to Diabetes Sisters, Beezus2. I hope you enjoy your time here. :)
Posted about 9 years ago