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Hi, I'm Snarky Cat and I've been diabetic for about a year and a half. I was 24 when I was diagnosed type 1. Diabetes runs in both sides of my family, including my dad, who has been diabetic for 32 years (I think). So I wasn't really surprised when I got it too; I figured I was probably going to get it some day and I would deal with it when that day came. I take Novolog, and Lantus twice a day.

I have also been childfree since a few years before I became diabetic. Mostly because I don't like kids very much to begin with. Plus pregnancy and childbirth really freak me out. When I was on the fence about having kids I thought adoption might not be so bad, but becoming diabetic really sealed the deal; I'm really glad I don't have a kid (or ten!) to deal with on top of this shit. (Plus I'm po'.)

I hope you enjoy this community and I hope I will be good at carrying out mod duties. Cheers!


Feb. 6th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Well, when I was diagnosed I was unemployed AND had no insurance. I went through the companies themselves to get strips and insulin while I waited to get back on my state insurance (which is income-based, no other questions asked really). Most of the companies I think have assistance programs. The number for Novo-Nordisk is 1-800-727-6500; dunno about Levemir. This was over a year ago, and they sent me SO MUCH Novolog that I'm just now down to the last two pens! (It's not expired yet but I think it might be starting to get weak but that's another rant for another post heh) Hopefully that number still works; I keep them handy by my computer. ^_^


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