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Minnesota Type 1


Minnesota Type 1

Minnesota Type 1's who want to get together on a regular basis for some exercise or socializing. I am the Midwest Coordinator for Insulindependence and I am starting a DESA Chapter in Minneapolis. The more the merrier! Drop me a line

Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Members: 27
Latest Activity: Apr 2

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Twin Cities Meet Up

Started by Mikey. Last reply by Scott K. Johnson Nov 15, 2014. 1 Reply

Saturday, November 29 201411:00am - 2:00pm.Panera Bread-Knollwood Mallafter thanksgiving but before the Christmas Holiday craziness.....come, visit, share and laughContinue

Dawn Phenom 2/12/2012 Outing

Started by Al. Last reply by Scott K. Johnson Feb 7, 2012. 1 Reply

Dawn Phenom (Insulindependence) will have its next get together at Lebanon Hills Regional Park (860 Cliff Road, Eagan) on Sunday, February 12 from 1:00 to 3:00. Originally we were going to snowshoe,…Continue

Dawn Phenom 1/22/2012 Meet Up

Started by Al Jan 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Dawn Phenom (Insulindependence) will have its next meet up at the St. Louis Park Lifetime Fitness Club (5525 Cedar Lake Rd., St. Louis Park) on Sunday, January 22nd from 11:00 to 1:00. We will meet…Continue

Dawn Phenom

Started by Al. Last reply by Scott K. Johnson Dec 5, 2011. 2 Replies

Insulindependence (Dawn Phenom) will have its next meet up at the St. Louis Park Lifetime Fitness Club (5525 Cedar Lake Rd., St. Louis Park) on Sunday, December 11th from 1:00 to 3:00. We will meet…Continue

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Comment by Scott K. Johnson on May 7, 2012 at 7:07am

Great timing Jigga! Yes, a group of us will be getting together on Wednesday evening of this week! We'll meet at Panera Bread in Edina (3345 Hazelton Road Edina, MN 55435) at 7:00. Very casual, just chatting and visiting for a while. Would be great to meet you!

Comment by Jigga on May 6, 2012 at 8:29pm

Hello friends,

Any meet ups coming soon?

Comment by Al on November 8, 2011 at 1:52pm
Insulindependence will be hosting a free walk/run on Sunday, November 13th at Minnehaha Regional Park from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. This is a chance to meet other people with diabetes and learn about Insulindependence and get your exercise done at the same time. Click on this link to register or copy and paste,
and then scroll down to Minneapolis Dawn Phenom.
Comment by Al on January 15, 2011 at 7:05pm
Sorry about the late notice, but come and find out about Insulindependence, see the above website. Meeting & workout Jan. 16th, from 11:15 AM to 12:45 at the St. Louis Park Lifetime fitness, 5525 Cedar Lake Rd. St. Louis Park. Sign up at or sign in at the front desk. Ask for Sarah.
Comment by Peterspoon on July 13, 2010 at 1:13pm
That sounds great Scott! And even better that you are already connected with other Minnesota folks! Be sure to keep me in the loop!
Comment by Scott K. Johnson on July 13, 2010 at 1:08pm
Welcome Peterspoon & MinnesotaAnn!

I think there's a bunch of local MN folks around here that would love to get together semi-regularly. I'm sure we can pull something together before too long. I met with a couple of TuDiabetes folks recently, and I get together with a few folks fairly often too. I think it would be great to visit with everyone. Let's keep in touch, and I'll let you both know what's happening. :-)
Comment by MinnesotaAnn on July 13, 2010 at 4:49am
Hi, I found this group thanks to Peterspoon. T1 for 22 years. Hypo-unaware for 4 years......Ended up with a Diabetic Alert Service Dog. We have been a team for 1 year now. I have not had a low "episode" for that 1 year...which is a miracle! and thanks to Lily. I am no longer hesitant to go places by myself anymore. Looking forward to chatting.
Comment by Peterspoon on July 12, 2010 at 9:21pm
Hi there, I just found this group and I am super excited! It is hard for me to find other diabetics in the area that are willing and interested in meeting up to talk and/or exercise. I recently moved to the Wayzata area (just west of the cities) and I would love to meet up with some of you guys!
Comment by Scott K. Johnson on May 13, 2010 at 3:55pm
Just found this group! Would you be open to allowing a cranky and out of shape T1 who needs to get moving again joining up with you all? I love meeting up with other folks around the twin cities. :-)
Comment by Heidi on May 4, 2010 at 7:28pm
No. I didn't make it to the talk. I got called out of town. :-( Keep in touch!

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