My name is Lesley Jordan. I've had Type 1 diabetes since 1968, when I was aged 2. I've had quite a lot of laser treatment to my eyes, along with one cataract removal. I have other auto-immune conditions; hypothyroidism, pernicious anaemia and primary ovarian failure.
Before pumping I was very discouraged in my diabetes care - nothing seemed to make it as controllable as the clinic/Balance magazine suggested it should be. I would sometimes go for several days without doing a single blood test.
Pumping has made things completely different, and I now have no trouble testing 4+ times per day. If the result isn't what I expected, its so easy to correct. My quality of life has greatly improved, and my HbA1c is described as "exemplary" by the clinic!
I'm now doing what I can, within INPUT, to raise awareness of pumping in Essex.
Pages on this website she has written, edited or contributed to
- Using a DiaPort - Lesley Jordan talks about starting on the DiaPort - where the insulin goes straight into you, and not into the fat under your skin
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Created: March 2005; Last updated: Wednesday 19 July 2006