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Thread: 6 Good things about having type 1 diabetes

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    Lightbulb 6 Good things about having type 1 diabetes

    1. you have an excuse to leave in the middle of class.
    2. you can tell people that you arnt afraid of needles because you give them daily.
    3. you can go to the front of the line in some amusement parks just because your a diabetic.
    4. you get to have a diabetic alert dog (if you can afford one)
    5. you get to go on these forums.
    6. if you dont want to do something you can blame it on your diabetes.

    add more to the list and we can see how high we can go!
    I am a 15year old girl

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    7. It makes you practice your arithmetic so you get better at it.

    8. It makes you see the doctor regularly, which can mean other health issues get caught earlier.

    9. It makes you think think think.

    10. You get to try out different gadgets (if you can afford them).
    dx age 17, now 25
    on Lantus for 7 years; on minimed 530 G since 12/7/13

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    11. I just 'had' to eat a brownie to stop my BG dropping overnight.

    12. You get a great feeling when an in range number pops up on your meter (at least, I do!).

    13. You get quite in tune with diet and nutrition - even though nobody made me eat differently because of diabetes, I definitely do eat healthier!

    14. Sometimes you can feel pretty strong for dealing with everything that diabetes gives you.

    15. It's taught me a lot about my body in general.
    EMMA - 21
    diagnosed T1 6th july 2007
    pumping with MM522 since july 2008
    MM523 since august 2012
    MM CGMS since november 2009

    cetirizine hydrochloride for solar urticaria dx'd in 2002
    levothyroxine for autoimmune hypothyroidism dx'd 13th may 2010
    venlafaxine, mirtazapine, lamotrigine and diazepam for bipolar disorder
    studying psychology at university

    twitter @emm142

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    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    sligo, ireland


    16. You have a good attitude to life and its little mishaps

    17. You get to meet other cool T1's you might now have known otherwise.

    18. You find out how much support there is available for diabetics from all over the world
    Ciara Keighron
    Type 1 since April '11
    Lantus and NovoRapid
    Pumping may '12 : Medtronic Veo
    A1c at diagnosis 12.3
    Aug A1c - 6.4
    Nov A1c - 6.5
    Feb A1c - 6.9

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    Join Date
    Nov 2010


    (answering for my son)

    19. You get to stay up late some nights if you have to deal with ketones or lows before bed.

    20. You get a present and a cake and get to pick what to have for dinner on "Diabetes day" (his diagnosis anniversary).

    21. The school nurses picked me and my family to give some free tickets to "Sesame Place" last year because I'm one of their "special students."

    22. You get to go to diabetes camp (haven't gone yet, but I'm excited!)
    Mom to Rachel, 13 yrs old; Joey, 10 yrs old; Daniel, 8 yrs old, dx 9/08 (One Touch Ping, 11/09) and dx ADHD 12/10
    Aunt to adult nieces Samantha, dx at 2 yrs old; and Abby, dx at age 25

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    23. Your awesome Mom gets to go on all the field trips.

    24. You can drink juice or diet soda on the bus during the field trip because your Mom carries it!

    25. You have a whole box of things that no one else in the house can touch because it's for your lows.

    26. You can make the toughest kid in the class cringe and you don't even flinch when you test your BG, even better when you take a shot!

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    27. You can make friends w/ the school nurse(better than you might think)

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    This makes me smile.
    Mom to 18yr old dd, dx 7/2009
    Animas Ping 2/2010
    T:SLIM 12/2014
    Dexcom 7 Plus 9/2010
    Dexcom G4 11/2012
    Dx PCOS 5/2012

    The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.

    Albert Einstein

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    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    North Carolina


    This makes me smile too Love this! Great idea!

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    I was just recently diagnosed so it has been hard dealing with my new lifestyle but this post brings up points that make having t1 suck just a little less. Thank you for this post and are you really allowed to cut in line at amusement parks??
    Type 1
    4-28-14 diagnosed


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