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US - Great Lakes Diabetes


US - Great Lakes Diabetes

Join this group if you have diabetes and you live in the US, somewhere along the Great Lakes.

Members: 458
Latest Activity: Apr 2

Diabetes Forum

Anyone out there from the Chicago NW Suburbs?

Started by SugarFreeE. Last reply by Sindhilicious Feb 19. 11 Replies

Chicago Area - Western Suburbs Meet-up

Started by Phyl. Last reply by Sindhilicious Feb 19. 6 Replies

Twin Cities Meet Up

Started by Mikey Nov 14, 2014. 0 Replies

Twin Cities Meet Up

Started by Mikey Nov 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Twin Cities Meet-Up

Started by Mikey. Last reply by MinnesotaAnn Mar 26, 2013. 1 Reply

Twin Cities Meet Up

Started by Mikey Jan 18, 2013. 0 Replies

SE Michigan D-Meetup this week?

Started by Michael Hoskins. Last reply by Cheri Fore Jan 16, 2013. 1 Reply

Rochester Hills, MI Meet Up Sun. Jan. 16th

Started by barbraann. Last reply by Michael Hoskins Jan 15, 2013. 10 Replies

Chicago, IL

Started by RissaMae83. Last reply by Heather Gabel May 21, 2012. 8 Replies

Twin Cities Meet Up

Started by Mikey Apr 4, 2012. 0 Replies

South Eastern Wisconsin

Started by Karin. Last reply by Karin Mar 27, 2012. 2 Replies

Where in the great lakes are you?

Started by Sarah Kay. Last reply by Jerry Mar 26, 2012. 142 Replies

Twin Cities Meet Up

Started by Mikey. Last reply by Mikey Mar 1, 2012. 3 Replies

Twin Cities Meet Up

Started by Mikey. Last reply by mary Dec 18, 2011. 1 Reply

Bloomington, Indiana

Started by type1foodie Dec 13, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by Sindhilicious on February 19, 2015 at 6:20am

Hello TuDiabetes folks! If you're in the Chicagoland area, join me on the TuDiabetes Chicago group on smartphone. Go on All you need is download a free app called HelpAround on your smartphone. See you there!

Comment by E-J Ohler on April 1, 2014 at 6:07am

luzcious2013 I'm in the Kazoo area now 45 years Type 1, pumping for 10 and 4 years CGM can I help? send me a PM

Comment by bufbuffalo on June 27, 2013 at 11:00am

when's there gonna to be a buffalo meet up?

Comment by Susanna on July 31, 2012 at 9:23pm

any teens on here that live in this area??

Comment by Karin on May 7, 2012 at 12:29pm

Southeastern Wisconsin

Hi All, I wanted to share a JDRF event for adult type 1s this Wednesday. See below for details.

JDRF Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter cordially invites you to be our guest at the Transitions Series: Controlling Diabetes: Body, Mind, and Spirit An evening exclusive for AT1 (adult type 1)
networking and rejuvenation

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unified Body Wellness Institute
180 S. Main, Thiensville, WI 53092
Founder: Erik Knuth, CMT, RYT

If you are an adult with T1D who is looking for a safe and welcoming space to heal and renew, this evening is for you! Erik from Unified Body Wellness Institute will lead the group in wellness techniques! PLUS he would like to
offer a whole month's worth of Wednesday classes to our AT1's! Restore
pain-free movement in the body and gain tools for life! What an opportunity to connect, network, and learn more how to rejuvenate yourself.

Please RSVP to Sandy Lange at (414) 453.4673 or (920) 803.8820 or email

Comment by Joe Dennis on March 28, 2012 at 11:21am

I got my vitamin D level back from the Doctor .It was 96 ,Pretty good for someone from NE Ohio.

Comment by Al on November 8, 2011 at 2:15pm
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 Tara on September 7, 2011 at 7:35pm
Hi everyone,
I'm not sure if anyone lives around the fox valley area in WI, but if you or anyone you know is type 1, there's a fun night out planned at the 5th Quarter 2101 American Drive Little Chute, Wisconsin -JDRF Northeast Wisconsin Chapter-
We're trying to get the word out to adults ..thanks
Comment by MI_Dad on March 17, 2011 at 2:49pm
Study: 10 states are diabetes 'hot spots'


Diabetes HOT SPOTS?

Study: 10 states are diabetes 'hot spots'
California, Texas, Florida, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Michigan have the dubious distinction of being "diabetes hot spots," where the burden of diabetes will be greatest in the next 15 years, according to a new study conducted by the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF).

The IAF study sought to discover how the growing diabetes epidemic will spread geographically in the U.S. and how this might affect local economies.

The IAF diabetes study model was based on available national diabetes data including recent Centers for Disease Prevention and Control projections and population projections. It assumes a steady, but conservative, reduction in the number of people with complications due to better awareness of the risks of diabetes, earlier screening and intervention, and more effective therapies.

The IAF model estimated that the overall number of people in the U.S. living with diabetes will increase 64 percent by 2025, from 32.3 million today to 53.1 million--which equates to one in seven Americans. The resulting medical and societal cost of diabetes will be almost $514 billion, a 72 percent increase from 2010, according to the Washington, D.C.-based IAF.

The 10 diabetes hot-spot states now shoulder nearly 60 percent of the cost from diabetes, or approximately $176 billion of the total $299 billion, IAF stated. In 15 years, the cost of diabetes to these 10 states is projected to jump to $297 billion, the institute added.

The breakdown of Americans with diabetes in 2025 within the 10 states, and the cost to each state, are predicted to be as follows:

California: Projected cost of $63.63 billion, 6.6 million people with diabetes;
Texas: Projected cost of $52.17 billion, 5.5 million people with diabetes;
Florida: Projected cost of $40.43 billion, 4.2 million people with diabetes;
New York: Projected cost of $28.38 billion, 2.9 million people with diabetes;
Ohio: Projected cost of $19.76 billion, 2.1 million people with diabetes;
Illinois: Projected cost of $19.67 billion, 2 million people with diabetes;
Georgia: Projected cost of $19.54 billion, 2 million people with diabetes;
Pennsylvania: Projected cost of $18.37 billion, 1.9 million people with diabetes;
North Carolina: Projected cost of $17.91 billion, 1.9 million people with diabetes; and
Michigan: Projected cost of $15.85 billion, 1.6 million people with diabetes.

Study projections indicated that these 10 states will carry half the population burden of diabetes in the United States, with more than 50 percent of Americans with diabetes living in these areas.

The study was commissioned and funded by Novo Nordisk.

Last updated on March 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm EST

Copyright © 2011 TriMed Media Group, Inc.
Comment by Type 1 Diabetes Lounge on March 17, 2011 at 2:45pm
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