i finally met a gal that has type 1. she's in my bio class and overheard a classmate asking me what had happened to me last semester (ah-hem.) she was like, "do you have type 1? me too!"
wow, i never thought i'd be happy to say 'me too.' but i was.
this gal answered some of my T1 girly questions. she's a pumper.
however, she told me about how she got super-duper sick last semester (pnemonia!) and almost lost her scholarship. *yikes*.
so i asked her all about 'why we get sick' so easily. she consoled me in saying that if your sugar's in tight control, you shouldn't get sick anymore than a 'normal' (WTF DOES THIS MEAN?!) person gets sick. anywho, i just hope i stay in good control, 'cos what happened to her did not sound fun.
does anyone have any stories or advice regarding getting ill and being type 1? as a newbie, i'd love to get clued in. however, because i'm a naturalgeek, let me know of anything that works. because *yikes!* i've read that echinacaea is really bad for people with autoimmune disease due to the immune-system already being in hyperactive mode---don't need to stimulate it anymore!