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What's on your mind?


What's on your mind?

This group is for all those events & thoughts we want to share that may not fit in another group. Topics that are not D-related are welcomed. Post whatever's on your mind!

Members: 55
Latest Activity: Mar 7

Diabetes Forum

Death of a friend... (non D)

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Judith in Portland Nov 18, 2014. 1 Reply

I learned of the death of a friend this morning. The mother of one of my best friends. She died early this morning.Want to borrow the life experiences of this entire community. Looking for ideas to…Continue

Tags: non-D, Non-diabetic, issue, solace, comfort

Flu Shot

Started by wendy. Last reply by wendy Jan 14, 2014. 4 Replies

Does anyone know if there is a pneumonia shot you get that is separate from a flu shot ? Have you gotten both ? We are all going for flu shots next week.I want my daughter who has Type 1 for sure get…Continue

Pink Slime

Started by Emily Coles. Last reply by mistressbinky Jan 13, 2014. 11 Replies

Nothing to do with diabetes!Yes, I'm STILL pondering the "pink slime" issue that was in the news (and then out), a few months ago.  And the thing I'm thinking is this:  I think pink slime is a good…Continue

Tags: meat, beef, pink slime

Insulating the Garage Door... ANYBODY?!?!?

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Holger Schmeken Jan 8, 2014. 3 Replies

Bought a kit to insulate the garage door. Standard sized garage door 85" high, generic door, thin composite material, metal sheeting on both sides. There is no place to tuck/secure the insulation…Continue

Tags: cold, weather, kit, door, garage

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Comment by Holger Schmeken on February 17, 2014 at 9:35am

Today I enjoyed Chilly Gonzales on the piano:

Comment by Marie B on January 30, 2014 at 9:06am

we're having a celebration of Barbara's life today in about 4 hours. please come and share your memories in the chat room

Comment by jrtpup on January 11, 2014 at 6:01am

Big, mushy gentle hugs Ricko. RA, diabetes, occasional craziness we all love you. Sending magical zaps to your BG.

Comment by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on January 11, 2014 at 5:10am

What son my mind? A blood sugar of 326 for 24 hours now despite so much insulin my eyes are floating. I get that diabetes is tough, believe me after 39 years I get it. But if I had to pick RA or diabetes., I am taking diabetes. Now that is a mouthful to say form a guy who hates, I mean hates diabetes.

Oh and just when i was feeling sorry for my self yesterday, In comes an MS patient for in infusion. Want a dose of realty sit next to her and be pretty upset about RA. Once you put all of that together I guess we are doing pretty good.

Comment by muleman on August 4, 2013 at 8:17am

Just been to my daughters for a great lunch and back to our apartment for a snooze before church 7.30pm. Car temp was 37c and the humidity made it like a Luisianna swamp outside ha ha! Even the street paving is pushing up as the land dries out! But hay, I love the warm summers. It's great for my bones!
I wish I could meet some of you guys one day. Your all such a treasure to have around! Dont worry be happy!

Comment by jrtpup on August 3, 2013 at 3:32pm

I'm with you Albert, happy messages always lift my whole day!

It's raining here in Delaware - again - but the 20' spaghetti squash vines seem to love it!

Comment by muleman on August 3, 2013 at 11:31am

Rick philips, Thats a great message. cannot ride a bike any more but I am with in in Spirit ! It's really great toget your happy message here!

Comment by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on August 3, 2013 at 10:24am

What is on my mind? This magnificent weather, here in Gods country (aka Indiana). Wow what a beautiful day and to boot I had a bicycle ride with a beautiful woman (my wife of course). Things cant be much better.

Comment by jrtpup on July 22, 2013 at 6:35pm

Ohhhhh crap! Hey, at least it's sparking clean, and the rice just HAS TO work! I've heard of some people using a hair dryer on low as well. Keep us posted!

Comment by bagpipegirl on July 22, 2013 at 1:55pm

Whats on my mind? hmmm, at the moment this. Why? oh Why? did I not check my pockets and wash my cell phone? It is currently sitting in a bowl of uncooked rice after it took its exciting ride in the washing machine. Ugh....


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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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