July 8, 2010 4:06 am at 4:06 am #979481
To add to rebbitzen’s question. Im curious what people think about a type 1 marrying another type 1. Some people arent so excited about itJuly 8, 2010 9:31 am at 9:31 am #979482
a type 1 marrying another type 1 have 50% the risk for the childeren to get itJuly 9, 2010 3:09 am at 3:09 am #979483
but a type one marrying a non diabetic is not a risk at all, right? ( i mean not more that anyone else’s chance of getting it)July 9, 2010 5:15 am at 5:15 am #979484
I thinks its 5% if the mother has T1 7% if the father, and if both it’s abt 12%. Not sure I’m correct but it’s definitely in this range. I’m also not sure about the general population, will have to look that up.
tralala, there’s a 50% chance only by identical twins. That means if one twin has T1 the other (identical) has a 50% chance to get it too.July 12, 2010 2:26 am at 2:26 am #979485
Allsgr8 – I’ll try and answer you now. Protein can be converted to sugar. I posted this before. This usually occurs during a fasting state, but doesn’t have to. Maybe when you eat chicken -your body digests it slowly and then uses the protein to build other protein. But, when you eat eggs, your body quickly digests it and all of a sudden you have a lot of protein in you -some of the protein is used for your metabolic protein needs and the extra is converted to sugar like I expained in previous posts.July 12, 2010 1:44 pm at 1:44 pm #979486
hmmmm sounds interesting maybe ill discuss it with my doc when i go there next! thanksJuly 13, 2010 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #979487
health, interesting info. I always knew protein could sometimes raise BG, didn’t know how. My doc actually sees is a lot happening with chicken, he calls it the chicken effect…
Would you know why coffee could raise BG, even with a minimun amount of milk?
Dairy I guess has the same answer as protein…July 14, 2010 2:44 am at 2:44 am #979488
Yes, milk has protein in it. An interesting fact about coffee, if it’s caffeinated -Caffeine can cause hypoglycemic symptoms even with a BS at 75 -80 mg/dl.July 14, 2010 4:00 am at 4:00 am #979489
what do you mean by hypoglycemic symptoms?July 15, 2010 12:14 am at 12:14 am #979490
he might mean the sweating,shakiness..etc that accompanies hypoglycemia.July 16, 2010 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #979491
I’m going out for the first time, and i’m very nervous about my blood sugars. How should i take my glucose monitor, and a drink just in case….July 16, 2010 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #979492
I would say, leave your house a little higher dan normal, and take some winkies, not a drink, it’s smaller and more convienent
hatsloche rabbe!July 16, 2010 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #979493
Well, from what you’ve posted in the past i assume the boy knows your a type 1 so in that case its no biggy if you take something small and sweet along..I just make sure that im a bit higher than usual before i leave the house and like this i dont really havto worry..stress raises your bgl’s a bit so you prob wont go low unless you bolused too much beforefore ..Hatzlocha Rabba and may this be the right one! 🙂July 18, 2010 2:24 am at 2:24 am #979494
amen, but i dont think the boy knows!!! please daven for me!July 18, 2010 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm #979495
Forever -Allsgr8 listed two. Here’s more: fast heart rate (first slow), high bp (first low), breathing fast, pale, palpitations, weakness, twitching, nausea & vomiting, air hunger. Possibly convulsions and/or coma later.
Allgr8- And I thought rebbitzen was talking about going out for the first time after she was diagnosed as a diabetic. I guess my mind is too much on medicine.
Tralala- Winkies are a bad idea. They sell glucose pills in the drug store; this way you know how much sugar you’re getting (mg/gm).July 18, 2010 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #979496
here they don’t have the kosher ones, but I know exactly how much sugar I’m getting. 15 grams per package!July 18, 2010 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #979497
health- from what rebbetzen has posted in the past she was diagnosed at age 9 i think so shes a pro at that already..its just dating for the first time!
Also, most diabetics will probably tell you that they use winkies. theyre great because they are pure glucose as opposed to juice which is fructose and takes more time to raise BGL. They’re better than gulcose tablets simply becuase theyre cheaper 🙂 also, personally, when i go low i dont need to measure exactly how many miligrams of glucose i need i take a drink or eat something really sweet and then i feel better within 10 minutes usually.. i assume most other diabetics dont either measure exactly how much they need.. what does everyone else out there do?July 18, 2010 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #979498
The glucose tabs are not kosher.
tralala, the winkies are about 7 grams per package.
I usually just use any candy, works fine for me, never measure milligrams. Do any of you feel like eating everything in sight when low?July 19, 2010 12:34 am at 12:34 am #979499
Yes Totally! I feel like eating the house when im low! I think its because I know that I can eat anything and I dont have to feel guilty about it 🙂July 19, 2010 12:37 am at 12:37 am #979500
yes i’ve had diabetes since i was 9. and i’m petrified to go out! i dont know how to do thisJuly 19, 2010 1:41 am at 1:41 am #979501Mosh3Member
that is very interesting that protein raises the bg. you eat n. i know for sure that is the case with vegetables. also to the rebetzin i am almost sure the boy your going out with knows. if he did his hw and asked people and you dont hide it like its a terrible crime than people have let him know. its fine and the chance that your kids will get it is 50 50 but you should really talk to a dr. sometimes people get it because hashem wanted it to be so and it has nothing to do with genetics. i personally know two people with diabetes , one just had their 6th child and the other her second and they are fine!!!!July 19, 2010 7:24 am at 7:24 am #979502
I dont have to feel guilty about it :)
Until that high shows up on the meter…
I think it’s a bec the brain is in a panic mode, all it can think is “I NEED SUGAR” :0
Mosh3: the chance of a Type1 parent having a diabetic child is less than 10%. And yes, everything comes from Hashem, not only sometimes: ALWAYS.July 19, 2010 1:37 pm at 1:37 pm #979503
Rebbetzin- if the boy doesnt know you should definitey ask a she’lah because I and lots of other people were told not to tell until the third date!July 19, 2010 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #979504
i did not have this problem(telling or not)I didn’t want to feel guilty my whole life that i am “missing” something , and he’s not!I know I didn’t take it myself, but I still have this feeling.
eg.Do you now know how such a pregnancy goes?much harder then a normal one, many appointments, very strict bg,… so when I was pregnant, I felt like, I have my problems, he has his!
Forever1, i meant 2 packets, which i always take…July 19, 2010 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm #979505
tralala- im not sure what you mean? could you explain what you wrote in your last post?? …what do you mean by i didnt have this problem about telling- did he know before you went out? or did you tell him on the first date? etc..July 19, 2010 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #979506
I didn’t even want to go out with someone who’s with everything ok!I didn’t want to feel guilty my whole life that I have D and he is a “normal” boy
As I mentioned before, you can ask my e-mail from the moderatorsJuly 19, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #979507
homework or not, i dont think he knows. And if he does, it would be a lot easier for him to say something straight out, so i dont need to keep running to the bathroom to take my blood sugar, and possibly stuff my mouth with winkies! i’m so not looking forward! Hashem help!!!!!!!July 19, 2010 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm #979508
rebbitzin- i am exactly like you i have gone out only 2 times before and each time i was so nervous i asked a rav and he said it was a personal choice whether i wanted to tell or not. part of me wants to because it would make everything easier but i also feel like why should every boy know? (though i am in no way ashamed of it…) i am also very confused and so happy to find others in this situatuion… (i am now 20 and was diagnosed with type 1 at 11 years old…)July 20, 2010 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #979509
Rebetzin- do you normally go to the bathrooom every half hour to check your sugar..i assume and hope not! so why should it be any different when your on a date? just be normal check your blood sugar before you leave the house (i mean before he comes) and then you should be fine..if you do feel yourself getting low and you dont wanna tell the boy just excuse yourself to the bathroom and eat a candy or something..its going to fine dont worry hashem will help you just like he helps everyone else!
cofeefan- welcome to our forum here! im also 20 and in shidduchim..does anyone know that you have diabetes?July 20, 2010 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #979510
allsgr8…. yes alot of people do, i am not shy about it i just don’t feel like every boy needs to know… i’d rather them get to know ME a little before they get to know the diabetes… does that make sense? what do you do?July 20, 2010 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #979511
cofeefan- Yes that makes perfect sense!! Happens to be that i was only diagnosed when I was 18 years old so at that point my parents felt it was best if we kept it just between our family.. a couple of reasons for this, firstly, for shidduchim! there is nothing “wrong” with me..its just a nisayon from hashem and there’s no reason that i only need to be redt to boys with “problems”. Secondly, because I wasnt a child anymore it was not imperitive that others know about the diabetes in case of emergency. When a young child is diagnosed its important for others to know in case something chas veshalom happens but i was already an adult- with hashems help i baruch hashem was never in a situation that anyone needed to know about my diabetes.!
So, basically boys dont know about my diabetes until i tell them (which i will only do after a third date iyh!)July 21, 2010 12:56 am at 12:56 am #979512frumladygitMember
How dangerous on the scale of dangerous is having a 1.3 blood sugar score? One night I had taken too much insulin and went down to 1.3. I know it felt bad but could I have died?July 21, 2010 2:01 am at 2:01 am #979513
allsgr8- i totally agree with you i’m glad to know someone else shares the same view as me… just one question.. what do you do on a date with your meter etc? i am on the omnipod system that has a meter and control device that is the size of a blackberry that i MUST have on me at all times… i don’t know what to dowith it when i go out… last few dates were BH either in the winter or when it was rainy that i had to bring a coat/jacket but now in the summer i don’t know what to do with it and winkies if i need them?July 21, 2010 2:43 am at 2:43 am #979514
what do you suggest for chizuk for someone with type 1 diabeteis whose 21 years oldJuly 21, 2010 3:08 am at 3:08 am #979515
1.3 should be abt 25 mg/dl, that’s quite low, BH you caught it on time. Cofeefan- maybe a cute little wristlet, or just wearing something with pockets??? Winkies you can get away by tucking it in somewhere, but the PDM is more of a challenge.
So were a bunch of 20 yr T1 girls here, how cool is that:) yos11- you can send em here 😉July 21, 2010 3:17 am at 3:17 am #979516
okay whats that supposed to mean forever1July 21, 2010 3:21 am at 3:21 am #979517
the truth is we probably know each other! did any of you go to the diabetes shabbaton?!July 21, 2010 3:26 am at 3:26 am #979518
lol forever1…. that’s certinly a solution to our worries…. (if we cld find 20 yr old type 1 boys that is…)July 21, 2010 4:10 am at 4:10 am #979519
forever 1-that is cool!
yos11- when was the person diagnosed? was it at a younger or more mature age? My way of coping in the beginning (I was 18 yrs old) was that I felt that hashem was watching over me more than any other person in the world because he has to keep my blood sugars under control at every second of the day (of course i gotta do my part to keep them under control but you get the picture!). So i felt a special closeness to hashem. I also told myself that i was getting more mitzvos than any other “healthy” person beauese every time i checked my blood sugar i was getting a mitzva of vnishmartem meod l’nafshosechem. .btw i am totally not the rebetzin type of person this was just my way of dealing with the nisayon!
cofeefan- im still on injections because like i mentioned before i keep it quiet, so i dont have a cgm etc. i just dont take my meter along with me ..i check my numbers before i leave the house and take along some small candies in a purse or whatever..July 21, 2010 4:55 am at 4:55 am #979520
Go out with men who work in medicine -since they already have experience dealing with sick people. (Sick -as in diagnosed with medical issues.)July 21, 2010 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm #979521
health…. i think that’s a great idea except for the fact that we can’t just pick a boy who works in medicine like there is hundreds of them to chose from… especially because we are all young… but if you can find me one i definately agree it’s a good idea
and it still doesn’t solve the problem of whether to tell or not (at least for me) because i don’t need every boy knowing about it… doesn’t matter that he is in the medical feild he still might not be the one for me and i don’t need him knowing about my diabetes. it’s a complicated decsion that each person has to make on their ownJuly 21, 2010 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm #979522
yos11- I was advising you to refer that person to this forum. Was that person recently diagnosed? Does that person know anyone else with T1? It’s always great to ‘talk’ to someone that gets it…
cofeefan-How do you like the omnipod? If you don’t mind me asking, how discreet is it? When you dress up for a wedding etc?July 21, 2010 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #979523
hi again does anyone know if there are any Jewish books on diabetes type 1July 21, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm #979524
i love the omnpod! it is the 3rd thing i tried and i’m telling u it’s really the best!! no one sees it! for weddings (and dates…) i make sure to put it on my leg and even after i point it out to my friends they can’t find it! it really got me in great control (my A1C went from 7.7 to 6.8 in 3 months…) and the handheld device looks like a blackberry so when i give a boluys peole think im texting i would strongly reccomend it!July 21, 2010 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #979525
cofeefan- my doctor who’s trying to get me onto the pump claims that there’s some type of band that you can put aroung your thigh and place your pump on it and it just stays there. that might be an ideal solution to hiding your omnipod if it fits..
btw does anyone know of an adult endocrine in the brooklyn area or manhattan who’s good cuz im still using a pediatric endocrine.
Also, i was thinking that maybe we should each daven for each other for shidduchim..how does that sound?July 22, 2010 12:46 am at 12:46 am #979526
allsgr8- i used that band when i had a different pump.. that’s a gr8 idea for my PDM i’m gonna try tp find it thanks!!
as far as the daveing for eachother.. BRILLIANT idea! count me in!!!July 22, 2010 1:08 am at 1:08 am #979527
or and as far as endocronogist (spelling?) i use dr. elizabeth wallach in mount sini medical center in manhattan. she is great! she is technically a pediatric doctor but she takes people until 22 i thinkJuly 22, 2010 1:58 am at 1:58 am #979528
So for now my doc is willing to keep me and its in brooklyn so maybe ill stick with her until she kicks me out…:) my doc is very good with the pump so in a way i wanna stay with her until I get onto the pump.
the thing with davening for eachother is that the mods dont let us put personal info up here so maybe we should just daven for eachother by user names..hashem know who we mean dont worry! 🙂July 22, 2010 2:28 am at 2:28 am #979529
hey i use Dr zwickler in Pomona he happens to be excellent diabetes doctor hes a frum guy and has semicha does anyone know himJuly 22, 2010 3:16 am at 3:16 am #979530
Coffeefan -There aren’t that many frum singles in medicine believe it or not.
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