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newly diagnosed and scared sh**less!

I am a 38 year old mother of 3. have two boys 10 and 12 and 3 year old daughter. i am 5'4 and weigh 108 pounds. my normal blood pressure is…

Started by stephanie

89 Jul 26, 2013
Reply by Sarah

No Words to Speak and Nothing to Say... I'm a T1 Diabetic.

I'm a newly dx'd T1 who as a professional communicator can find no words to express how I feel. It's been a little over a month since being…

Started by NewT1Brotha

66 Jul 24, 2013
Reply by acidrock23

Recetas en Español para gente con Diabetes

OK, mi gente... a sacar las recetas del baul!!! Aqui les va un buen link de la Asociacion Americana de la Diabetes. Estoy seguro que hay e…

Started by Manny Hernandez

7 Jul 23, 2013
Reply by Norma Coello- Plum

Starving Kid

Hello Everyone..... My name is Amanda and my son , Jake, (8) was diagnosed this past Monday with T1D.... Needless to say I am extremely ove…

Started by Jake's mom

12 Jul 22, 2013
Reply by Jake's mom


OK. I know what A1C is, and I know what BG's are. But what are bolos? A few people mentioned those. I am not sure I spelled it right. Thank…

Started by BeatriceC

11 Jul 21, 2013
Reply by David (dns)

Lexi is Lying about BS!!!!

Good afternoon all. I am a 30 year old step mom to 4 sisters! One of them is 8 year old Alexis and at the age of 5 she was diagnosed w/Type…

Started by Lexi's Step Mom

28 Jul 13, 2013
Reply by Spock

High Sugar

My blood sugar 30 day average is 366 and my doctor just says add 2 units of Levimir and it will start heading down I'm at 94 units at night…

Started by Tinman17

149 Jun 25, 2013
Reply by Terry

Does it get better?

Hello to anyone reading, On 6/5/2013 at around 7:00am in the morning I was diagnosed with Diabetes. Since that day I have experiened every…

Started by Chuck Banks

4 Jun 24, 2013
Reply by Cinderfella

April 26, 2013

A week before, I had a routine check-up with my doctor. She asked if I worked out, yes. Asked if I ate healthy, yes. Asked if I drank enoug…

Started by Sara

6 Jun 24, 2013
Reply by Sara

The big picture

After all the support, and medical attention there is something else. Being an individual with good morals and a hardworker i can't help bu…

Started by Chuck Banks

22 Jun 13, 2013
Reply by acidrock23




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Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

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