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Looking for an endo in Pensacola

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So FL Meetup

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Hello Fla

Started by pinkice. Last reply by YogaO Jul 16, 2013. 2 Replies

Punta Gorda

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Can't find a good endo?

Started by Patticake. Last reply by Sandy Palmer Apr 13, 2011. 2 Replies

Shelters or some kind of governmental financial help in Orlando, FL?

Started by ♥Jolly Dolly♥. Last reply by Fighting for Stephany Nov 14, 2010. 4 Replies

More coverage from Florida Medicaid

Started by Fighting for Stephany Nov 14, 2010. 0 Replies

Here Comes the Wind - Hopefully Not!

Started by Allen Kimmitt. Last reply by Jay May 30, 2009. 1 Reply

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Comment by amanadana on April 9, 2014 at 7:37am

Hello Everyone!

I am soon moving to Miami, doral area. I would also like some recommendations, for diabetes team/endo for myself and my daughter myself and my 4 year old are both T1, currently being treated at Naomi Berry Center in NYC where we live. Will be moving to Miami in July, looking for a peads and endo for both of us and what is available in that area. Were both on pump and CGM. I appreciate all advice as we find a new team thanks!

Comment by Allie Beatty on April 1, 2014 at 7:35am

Hey Everybody!! I'm about to move to Jacksonville, FL and I'd like recommendations for a diabetes team at the Mayo Clinic. I've had T1D since 1985. I wear an Omnipod pump, a Decom CGM, and I use Humalog. I need an endo, a retinal specialist who is comfortable with surgery. My vitreous tends to hemorrhage. I had a kidney transplant in 2010 and it's working like a champ, now. I'd also like recommendations for a kidney doc. Anybody have suggestions to build my new diabetes team? I appreciate all responses!!

Comment by socaking on March 20, 2014 at 4:30am

Type 1 Support Group in South Florida
Hey EverybodyI am starting a support group for young adults –ages 18-35 in the Broward /Dade County area of South Florida. This group will be very informal and we can get together to just to talk about what’s on our minds and just hang out. Please email me on the website if you or someone else you know would be interested.

Comment by Jay on August 15, 2013 at 9:30am

Let's send out a warm welcome to Capri142 -- our newest member. He lives in Jacksonville, so he'll be a good resoure to find out the happenings at the beach. Give him a holler and make him feel at home.

Comment by Jay on July 25, 2013 at 11:47am

Comment by Jay on July 25, 2013 at 11:47am

Angela Lee has also joined our group, We invite you to tell us a little about yourself.

Comment by elaine peterson on July 25, 2013 at 10:36am

Don't know about THAT cold, but I do try very hard to get away in the fall when it is still gross here and so nice other places.

Comment by Donna on July 25, 2013 at 10:14am
That's ok, Elaine. Most Floridian women over 50 are "hot" lol. Maybe you all ( not y'all) should make a trip to somewhere very cold in the winter like Minnesota and do some research on blood sugars.
Comment by elaine peterson on July 25, 2013 at 10:10am

Oh! Ummm....oops!

Comment by YogaO on July 25, 2013 at 9:56am

Donna, that's an interesting observation and a great example of how everyone's diabetes is so different. I find the exact opposite to be the case, but I am also more active in the summer.

Elaine, I am not commenting on how hot you are ...


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