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If you live in Florida, this is the place for you. Share the great places you’ve found. What do you recommend doing? Where to stay? We live here, so we should know better than anyone the best Florida has to offer.

Members: 104
Latest Activity: Nov 22, 2014

Diabetes Forum

Looking for an endo in Pensacola

Started by KCsHubby (Dave) Sep 6, 2014. 0 Replies

So FL Meetup

Started by elaine peterson. Last reply by pinkice Oct 18, 2013. 20 Replies

Hello Fla

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

Punta Gorda

Started by Snorkeler. Last reply by pinkice May 7, 2013. 1 Reply


Started by Cynthia Kahn. Last reply by YogaO Sep 26, 2011. 9 Replies

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 YogaO on December 21, 2010 at 8:56am

Jay, Is the Surf Station a Surf shop? If so, I drive past it every Tues, Thurs and Sun on my way to the gym.


I may have to go over there tomorrow; looks like they are having a nice sale on jackets.


Fair Winds,


Comment by Jarret on October 25, 2010 at 9:14pm
Thanks Jay! Jax is nice. It's close to the beaches and I95 makes it easy to travel. I found this website through an internet search and it looks pretty nice. I became T1 just before my 18th birthday, so its nice to see others with similar stories. Take care
Comment by araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) on October 6, 2010 at 7:56am
Hi Jay! You know I've just moved here--so I'm still figuring that out :). We found a great beach at Atlantic Dunes Park (near Linton off A1A). There is also a great fresh market at The Boys on Military Trail near Atlantic. I'm really looking forward to riding my bike around town and discover some more.

Thanks for the welcome!
Comment by jconroy on September 15, 2010 at 3:55am
I've lived in FL off and on for quite a few years, so I'm familiar to hurricane season, but when storms come, I always find myself unprepared as far diabetes supplies are concerned. Just curious, does anyone have a sort of emergency disaster-relief diabetes supply kit stashed away?
Comment by Jay on September 8, 2010 at 9:47am
Wendy, from St. Petersburg is our latest member. We now total 68 strong. St. Pete is a great place to visit. There's always a lot going on there. Catherine's son, Stu, lives there with his fiancee, Lilly. Stu rides and races bicycles and they both love the place. It is always fun to visit with them and finding some new place to visit. The last time we were there we went to the Sunken Gardens. So, welcome Wendy. We'll look you up the next time we're in town.
Comment by Jay on August 14, 2010 at 5:20am
Welcome to jconroy. She is number 67 to our group and appears to know all the ends and outs of Gainesville and Jacksonville.
Comment by elaine peterson on August 12, 2010 at 5:55pm
There has been lots of discussion about that, Vin. Research the forum. Have fun!
Comment by Vin on August 12, 2010 at 4:58pm
Hey, gainesville is same ol' same ol' ... any other diabetics drink more than their supposed to? Just hard being in college and not drinking ? Just one of my concerns.

Comment by jconroy on August 12, 2010 at 4:09pm
This is nice. I live in Dunnellon, work in Gainesville, and visit Jacksonville 2-3 times a month for a couple of days. I love talking to other diabetics, but have only actually met like 2 or 3 t1's in RL since being diagnosed (1996).
Comment by Jay on July 16, 2010 at 8:10am
Catherine and I also visited Sunken Gardens. Amazing plants and well worth the visit. And welcome to Jeff as well as Andy Redmond. We're up to 64 members.

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