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Melissa Lee (MelissaBL on TuDiabetes) is a long-time member and supporter of TuDiabetes. Melissa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10, DKA and comatose with a blood sugar over 1000.

A member of the Diabetes Hands Foundation's Board of Directors for the last two years, Melissa will take over the chairmanship of the board in 2015.

Melissa joins us to discuss peer-to-peer fundraising to support the work of Diabetes Hands Foundation, which hosts TuDiabetes.  See Melissa's fantastic peer-to-peer fundraising page here.


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    Accepting my Type1 and OWNING it, not letting it own me :)

    Started by diabeticdoll in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Mike Ratrie 15 minutes ago. 1 Reply

    I spent a few weeks in ICCU, and it was my final wake up call, get it together, it is not going to go away, and the more i just take enough insulin to survive, the more i am cutting down my life, and the quality of my life is lower. I am doing…Continue

    Problems with New Dexcom

    Started by CC in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Forum 29 minutes ago. 0 Replies

    After reading many of your positive comments about Dexcom's accuracy and after wearing a rep's loaner for 2 weeks with excellent results (compared to my old Medtronic sensor worn at the same time), I bought the Dexcom. It worked great for 5 days.…Continue

    Tags: Dexcom

    Type 1 and Weight Loss

    Started by Steve Mann in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by JaninaWalker 40 minutes ago. 24 Replies

    Hi folks... hope you can provide some guidance here... I am a 54yo M and have had T1D for 42 years. I've always kept in great shape and worked hard to maintain my BG. As I've hit the 50s though, my metabolism has slowed and its taking a lot of extra…Continue

    Tags: loss, weight, T1D

    Love and Diabetes

    Started by Marps in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Tiki 1 hour ago. 18 Replies

    How does your loved one support you- or not?What could he/she do better? How has he/she surprised you with actions of support?Love is wonderful- let's discuss!Continue

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    JDRF Funding for a Cure 2014

    Posted by joshualevy on September 17, 2014 at 7:36pm 0 Comments

    In the US, we are in the "Walking Season" when JDRF asks us to walk to raise money for a cure. So I'd like to do my part, by reminding you all of how important JDRF is to the human trials of potential cures for type-1 diabetes, which I…



    Posted by A. McIntosh on September 17, 2014 at 8:52am 2 Comments

    I try to make my sensors last for 10 days. Sometimes the sensor adhesive rolls up after I wear certain clothes. Im always in the gym too, so its even harder to get the sensor to last that long. I try adhesive tape, but after a shower the adhesive…


    This Leg of My Journey

    Posted by Tiki on September 16, 2014 at 7:17pm 4 Comments

    We all live one life; but in this one life is sprouted many journeys. Many different paths that we travel all at once. Allow me to tell you the story of one such journey in my life.

    I suppose it all started when I was nine years old. It…


    Driving in Reverse

    Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on September 16, 2014 at 10:30am 3 Comments

    Driving in Reverse

    How is your driving these days? Not the car, or truck but your diabetic driving. How is that going? Have you…


    A New Movement..

    Posted by edenseffort on September 16, 2014 at 9:27am 0 Comments


    There is a New Diabetes Movement..


    one to get much needed attention to Type 1 Diabetes

    one that may raise some eyebrows - but will get people…


    Over 9 pounds lost and Feeling Good!

    Posted by jesikabeth on September 16, 2014 at 4:43am 3 Comments

    I started a LCHF way of eating last week, and I am pleasantly surprised with the results thus far. I have lost over 9 pounds in 8 days. WhooHoo!

    I saw my doctor yesterday and she was very pleased with my progress.

    Plus my blood…



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