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Comment by jesikabeth on July 27, 2014 at 2:29pm

Hello Everyone, my name is Jessica and I was diagnosed T2 in 2012. I am currently on insulin (the vGo) and in the process of trying to get an actual pump. I'm 34, a lesbian, currently also battling Cancer. I am looking to connect with others here at tudiabetes and possibly facebook too. Send me a msg via fb if you'd like :) My FB page is

Comment by Ethan10183 on July 20, 2014 at 9:03pm

Hello. My name is Ethan and my son, Orion, is a T1D. We live near Burlington, VT and I've been looking to get involved with some sort of community for a while now but never took the step to. Here is my fb link if you want to get in touch that way:

Comment by Betty J on May 16, 2013 at 3:42pm

Hi Ann, my middle name is Ann. I don't know how old you and your husband are but I'm now 70. I learned how to pump in 1999, so that would have made me about 56 years old. During that time I had Type 1 for 41 years. I had the same problem your husband had with hypos at night. My husband and I would spend nights in the ER because of it. My Endo referred me to a CDE and it was all uphill from there. I believe you're never too old to learn, we might learn a little slower but we do learn. I'm encouraging your husband to not give up and think he's too old because as long as we have breath we're never too old.

Comment by D~Ann II on May 16, 2013 at 12:04am

Hi. I'm Debrah, and my husband is a Type 1 for over 40+ years! I am a Registered Nurse, so I assist with the management of his T1. Actually, my husband and I manage it and the doctor oversees it. :) My husband is the best source for knowing what is going on due to the length of his affliction. We test several times a day and use NPH daily plus the physiological pattern for tighter maintenance, i.e. taking a bolus before meals based on present blood glucose and amount of carbs. When the doctor asked if he would be interested in a pump, I spoke up and said, "I am his pump." :) -- but my husband doesn't want the pump, due to his age. I would encourage all who are young enough to understand the working and mechanism and maintenance of having an insulin pump to go for it. We have relatives and friends with pumps and it makes for a better compliance and control of the disease. It takes so much diligence to stay on top of this disease, and it can really get you down at times. Carbs, infection, emotions, worry, stress, and even the season changes affect his blood sugar. We can count on a nightly episode of hypoglycemia, even with an HS snack at bedtime. I keep icing ready along with juices and other quick easy to swallow snacks. Also keep an emergency kit of Glucagon on hand, which is a small miracle in a bottle!
T-1s are so prone to middle of the night lows. My heart goes out to all diabetics, for it truly is a very serious disease, which can produce devastating complications. My prayer is for a cure. God bless you all.

Comment by Dave Davis on April 19, 2013 at 8:58pm

Hello Everyone. :) My name is Dave Davis, I was diagnosed with Type II back in December of 2012. It would be nice to make friends on Facebook as well. I have a music page as well, where I occasionally share music when I release new songs. I've also started a project to help bring an understanding of stress and how it affects people with diabetes, how to manage stress and reviews of some really beautiful stress reducing music that is out there.

Comment by Sean Jelosek on February 7, 2013 at 9:29am

Hi everyone! My name is Sean and I have been type 1 for 10 years. Even with all of the possible ways to connect online I still do not know any type 1's here in Colorado. My profile on FB is Look forward to getting to know more of you!

Comment by Te on February 3, 2013 at 6:34pm
Hi my name is Shante,I am 24 yrs....happy I found this group ,and I like meeting new friends as a matter a fact I don't have any diabetic friends so it would be nice to meet other type 1 diabetics.
Comment by type1twinsmom on July 7, 2012 at 7:23am
Hi all, I am finding that I do not visit this sit as much as I do Facebook, so I would really like to connect with other Mommies of tYpe 1 children. I have two girls age 7 that were dx in 2010. Add me if you would like to be friends! :).
Comment by Lena Z. (Spiritofbluesong) on May 28, 2012 at 8:57pm

Hello, I'm Lena, I'm from Greece and I live with diabetes for 27 years. I am working towards creating more awareness about diabetes in my country. Love to hear from you! My profile on Fb is

Comment by Sunny T on April 16, 2012 at 7:50pm

Hi all, I was recently diagnosed Type 1 and have just joined this amazing site. My name is Tanya, I am 38 years old and am a runner/marathoner (doing my 8th marathon in 5 weeks) and looking to connect with new friends. I live in Minneapolis but welcome friends from anywhere worldwide. I am on fb at


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