another newbie

sofaraway

Senior Member
Hi there welcome :)

How did you find out about this place? I found it from DUK website but alot of new people found it through Balance.

Look forward to getting to know you
 

calliope2503

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
yeah, i found it from there too.
i was diagnosed type one last may with the usual sypmtoms.my gp was surprised that id made my own way there when the tests showed i had ketones and that my glucose was almost 30.i should have realised it was a bit serious when i didnt have to wait to be seen at the hospital,though it was a bit of a surprise when i was told i had type 1 and would have to take insulin. i was quite chilled about it, i think cos my dad had type 1 and i was used to injecting him with syringes...until the week after getting out of hospital and i started having a hypo and couldnt test my blood as i was shaking to much.

i take humalog at meal times and glargine at night, and am relieved that i use a pen and not syringes.
 

sofaraway

Senior Member
I like my pens and have only had to use a syringe a couple of times, wouldn't want to be using them all the time. what pen do you use for the glargine? I use the autopen at the moment but considering switching to the solarstar.
 

calliope2503

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
i use the autopen too. i think the only embarrassing moment i had was a month after being diagnosed. i went to a festival and on the way in security felt my bagand felt the soft case of the glargine and the hard case of the humalog and having to explain what it was.
saying that i dont go and hide away to take it, my friends and people at work are fine about it. though it wouldnt bother me if it did.
 

RWJ

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi
I've just posted a reply to mattr on this page you may want to read, re getting a letter from the diabetis clinicians advising I need to carry sharps etc. I need it for flying, but never thought about other security situations. Must remember to put a copy in my daily necessities box, cheers you've helped me already!
 
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