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US - Northern California Diabetes


US - Northern California Diabetes

If you live in California, north of San Luis Obispo, Kern or San Bernardino and you are touched by diabetes, this group is for you.

Location: Northern California
Members: 180
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2014

Diabetes Forum

Nude Diabetes Advocacy Calendar Seeking Participants

Started by Katie Diabadass Craft Sep 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Sacramento, CA

Started by alwaysacanuck. Last reply by Alisonisayoshi Sep 2, 2013. 5 Replies

New to the Group

Started by Johnny Crouton. Last reply by alwaysacanuck Aug 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Recommendations for a Good Endo for Type I's in San Francisco?

Started by Katrina Schindler. Last reply by Katrina Schindler Apr 26, 2013. 5 Replies

Local Therapists, please!

Started by Emily Coles. Last reply by Ariela Mar 5, 2013. 2 Replies

Camp De Los Ninos vs. Bearskin Meadows

Started by LukesMom. Last reply by DASH Sports Education Feb 28, 2013. 2 Replies

Just Joined This Group

Started by shirehobbit. Last reply by shirehobbit Feb 16, 2013. 6 Replies

Just Joined This Group

Started by shirehobbit Feb 16, 2013. 0 Replies

I am new here too

Started by ladyrayne67. Last reply by Amber Gentry Jan 23, 2013. 4 Replies

type 1s, let's go get some korean bbq?

Started by Anonymous D :) Jan 21, 2013. 0 Replies

Type 1's in the North State?

Started by Zoe. Last reply by Zoe Oct 15, 2012. 6 Replies


Started by Diabetes News and Interest. Last reply by Lisa Shenson Oct 5, 2012. 1 Reply

Type one meet up group fro Adults! BEER AND BASALS!

Started by Katie Diabadass Craft May 19, 2012. 0 Replies

Type 1 Women's Support Group - Novato

Started by Lori Veliquette. Last reply by Lori Veliquette Mar 25, 2012. 4 Replies

Diabetes and Wellness Coaching Offer

Started by Fabiana Couto Feb 25, 2012. 0 Replies

Get togethers?

Started by Amber Evans. Last reply by Katie Diabadass Craft Feb 7, 2012. 4 Replies

Type 1 Women's Support Group - Bay Area, CA

Started by Zoe. Last reply by Amber Evans Nov 30, 2011. 27 Replies

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Comment by MrSilver on February 18, 2014 at 6:52am

I'm new to this group and recently Dx'd as Type 2.

Currently I am a bit overwhelmed with paperwork (Obamacare issues and other red tape, ugh)but I hope to get past that and contribute as well as learn and join in more in this group.

I'm from North Tahoe btw! :)

Comment by cminault on September 15, 2013 at 9:24am

Although I think this change in law is a good thing in general, I am having a problem.

It looks like our new district nurses are using this law to deny a nurse to my son. We had a nurse for a few years and then last year there was a different situation because another student had a nurse and so we were piggybacking on them. That nurse left part way through the year and we were sort of patching stuff together.

Now this year, even though it hasn't really changed our situation, they are sort of using this law change as an excuse.

Sort of frustrating.

Comment by Corinna on March 21, 2013 at 7:06pm

Hi everyone,

I'm writing some grants for the Diabetes Hands Foundation (home to TuDiabetes) to company foundations. And some of them are asking that an employee be listed on the application. Which brings me to my question:

Are there any Safeway employees who
would be willing to help DHF out by
being listed on a grant application
and serving as a reference?

If you or a loved one is willing to help DHF out in this way, please email me at


Comment by Emily Coles on October 26, 2012 at 9:15am

World Diabetes Day Awareness Celebration in San Francisco, CA!! Come join DHF staff and volunteers at the 2012 Bay Area World Diabetes Day celebration in Justin Herman Plaza. Details here.

Comment by Emily Coles on July 26, 2012 at 3:06pm

Hey fellow Northern Californians!  If you're in or near the Bay Area, check out this event about diabetes and kidney health.  I'll be there and I'd love to meet some of my TuD community in person!

Comment by Babs on May 14, 2012 at 9:38pm

Sharing this notice from Beau Bonneau casting in San Francisco. They are looking for Type 1s, aged 6 to 60, who use an Animus Ping Insulin Pump for a commercial:

You are receiving this email for outreach purposes. Please pass on to Bay area family and friends that fit the type below. Thank you!

Beau Bonneau Casting is currently assisting on a Union television commercial for One Touch Ping.
We are seeking San Francisco Bay Area people 6-60 years old who have Type 1 Diabetes and MUST be currently using the Ping or Animas insulin pumps.

They should be healthy, active, positive and able to articulate their experiences with these products in inspiring ways.
This is open to actors and non actors alike, but they should obviously be actual diagnosed Type 1 (insulin dependent) patients who use these products. Auditions will be held by appointment only in San Francisco either Saturday, May 19 or Monday, May 21. If selected for the shoot you will be flown to Los Angeles (all expenses paid, including hotel & flight) along with nice pay for being in the commercial. Shoot dates are 6/6,
6/7, 6/8.

If you fit this type only (Type 1 Diabetic using either the Ping or Animas insulin pump only) and are available for the audition and shoot, please email the following a.s.a.p. to with the following info:
In subject line enter One Touch and your first and last name
1. First and last name
2. Age
3. 2 telephone #s where we can reach you
4. City in which you live
5. What type of pump are you using?
6. 2 recent digital photos (1 close up and 1 standing view). No professional photos, just simple recent snapshots please.

We will submit photos to client and will call you if you are selected to come in for the audition.
Thank you.
Beau Bonneau Casting

Comment by missrobbie on February 14, 2012 at 2:37pm

I just had my baby toe amputed last Friday due to infected ulcer and I would like to talk to other people who had their toes amputed.

Comment by Zoe on February 7, 2012 at 10:19am

I'm sorry you're having a rough time, Chaya. It does sound like you don't have great medical care. I prefer the name "LADA" to "Type 1.5" because it makes it sound like it is halfway between Type 1 and Type 2; it is not. LADA is Type 1, just with a slower onset. You can determine your type by being tested for antibodies and c-peptide. Lantus and Novolog is a normal basal/bolus combination. Have you learned how to count carbs and determine your I:C ratio to dose your Novolog? I strongly encourage you to read Using Insulin by John Walsh. It will help you learn what your doctor's don't really know.

Comment by Chaya on February 6, 2012 at 11:17pm

Im concerned that I have been misdiagnosed? I was told type 2 for about 10 years. Then they thought type 1. Now we are back to type 2. Which one is it? I have heard of type 1.5. I have slowly but surely started to take more meds, and it only seems to get "worse". I prefer natural treatments, but I do take the pharmaceuticals they prescribe. I feel like it is an uphill battle, with weight, energy level, and a medicine overload. HELP! Im now taking metformin, which I took before I started insulin. Metformin didn't work then, doubt it works now? Now I take Lantus AND Novolog. My health care is not ideal, and that dosn't help me manage my BS's. My doc didnt even understand how to prescribe Novolog and I have been taking it wrong for about 6 months!

Comment by Zoe on February 6, 2012 at 11:57am

Welcome, NorCal to the club nobody wants to join. I was misdiagnosed initially as Type 2 as I was 58, and did ok for 15 months on oral meds before my numbers started to climb and I realized I was Type 1. I'm glad you have a sharp PCP who caught it early! There's lots to adjust to and lots to learn. I recommend Using Insulin by John Walsh and don't hesitate to ask questions on here; lots of knowledgeable people on TuD!


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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

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

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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