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Ventura County Diabetics Group


Ventura County Diabetics Group

A place where local people living in Ventura County can help support each other

Location: Ventura County, California
Members: 8
Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2014

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Comment by Ethan on February 28, 2014 at 6:48pm

Hi Gayle, sounds like you guys know how to get the best out of Carp. another person a few months ago mentioned that their family rides from Carp to SB. I'm inspired. That sounds really fun and when my kids get a little older We'll have to try that. Hey, I'm in on this group! It will be fun to stay in touch.

Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on February 23, 2014 at 10:18pm

Welcome Ethan. I love Carpinteria! WE camp up there a lot and do bike rides from Carp to Santa Barbara all the time. Hoping this group will grow a bit so we can have a Ventura Cty meetup sometime soon.

Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on February 23, 2014 at 10:16pm

Comment by Ethan on February 23, 2014 at 9:47pm

Look forward to connecting and reading peoples stories. I have had type 1 for about 34 years. What I like about it is Type 1's are proactive and generally maintain good energy around the issue of managing it.

Comment by myra on May 1, 2012 at 12:57pm
Thanks for the info Gayle:) Going to check out the website.
Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on April 30, 2012 at 9:04pm

Hi all,
This is for all the women in this group who are interested in getting together for some emotional support through the help of I joined this group and have volunteered to start a PODS meeting in the area. The meeting is just about offering a safe, nurturing place we can get together for personalized peer support, regardless of how long or what type of diabetes you have. You can read all about it here:

I'm having the first meeting at my home on Wednesday, May 16th, at 7pm in Newbury Park. Please email me if you are interested and would like address/directions.

Hope you can make it!

Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on April 12, 2012 at 11:06am

Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on April 12, 2012 at 10:42am

Glad to have you join the group! Wish we could get this group going and someday have a meetup!

Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on April 12, 2012 at 10:41am

Comment by Timothy on April 12, 2012 at 2:52am

Type 1 in Woodland Hills I know its just outside but I work in Thousand Oaks. :)


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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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