So glad I found this site! :)

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Hi all! I just learned about this site while reading the latest issue of All You, which I picked up today at Wal-Mart. (I love clipping coupons!) I'm a 24-year-old Type One who lives in Colorado. I've had Type One for 12 years and have been on a pump for about 10. I've been married for 5 years and have a dog. No kids yet, though I'm hoping to someday! I'm a writer/editor, and my husband is a veteran (served in Iraq twice). I test a ton -- 25+ times a day -- and HATE lows. I'm having some troubles with going low in the middle of meals, which is terrifying to me.



That's about all! Would love to connect with other Type One women, esp. those in similar situations or who have had kids! My A1Cs are typically 8-9.



Erin
Posted about 9 years ago
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Hi Erin,
I'm glad you found the site too! DiabetesSisters has been such a help to me over the past few years. I've had Type 1 for almost 25 years (since I was 10) and have been on the pump for about a year and a half..I love it. I just had my lowest A1c ever (6.7%) and I just ran my first marathon two weeks ago. I've also been married for 5 years and don't have any children.
I'm amazed at how much you test; that's dedication! I hate lows as well and would be nervous getting low during a meal; have you tried waiting on your bolus? Do you have a good diabetes educator or doctor to work with on that?
I look forward to hearing from you! :)
Posted about 9 years ago
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Hi Erin!
I'm new to this site but have a few things in common with you. I've been Type 1 for 28 years, going on a pump in 2000. My guess is your basal rates are not quite right. Talk to your endo or educator about doing a basal test during the day. My endo has had me do them during the night, trying to make sure my early a.m. basals are accurate.

I test about 7 times a day myself but will do more if I'm extremely high or low. Seems to me that, by testing so much, you're not confident with any of your rates, basal or bolus. I'm in agreement that you need to meet with your educator or endo again to discuss your problems.

Take care!
Posted about 9 years ago