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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!

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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 Elizabeth on February 27, 2012 at 7:11am

I'm at the point where I hope my kids don't have kids. I dread to see what the world will look like 50 years from now. You know what bugs me the most? The decline in monarch butterflies. When I was a kid, I lived in one of the migration corridors for monarchs, and we saw HUNDREDS of them each summer. ONe summer, we captured over a hundred in the course of several hours. We put them in between a window and a screen, and then in the evening we released them all at once. It was amazing to watch them fly off. I don't think I saw a single monarch all last year. Tiger swallowtails, yes, but no monarchs.

Comment by jrtpup on February 26, 2012 at 8:51am

I worry for my children, and theirs. We tend to be so shortsighted *sigh*

Comment by Trudy on February 26, 2012 at 8:35am

How are you doing, muleman?

Comment by muleman on February 26, 2012 at 8:31am

Well if the world is not convinced by now , the term Ostriches, and Heads in the sand, springs to mind!

Comment by Doris D on February 25, 2012 at 12:52pm

Nope I think this winter proved that to them

Comment by Trudy on February 25, 2012 at 12:36pm

Some folk think that Global Warming is a hoax -- Ha!

Comment by Doris D on February 25, 2012 at 12:30pm

It's been almost springlike here too. I'm really hoping that this warm winter dosen't mean a HOT summer around here (hotter than usual thatis)

Comment by Linda G on February 25, 2012 at 9:43am

Inasmuch as I enjoyed the warmer Springlike clime, I too
the unseasonably warm weather disturbing!

Comment by muleman on February 25, 2012 at 9:36am

I find it more disturbing Mary. There is a substantial change in world weather, and all life is affected! Still we will always have re runs of White Christmas I guess!

Comment by Marie B on February 25, 2012 at 9:18am

this is the first year our lake has not frozen over during the winter. I miss seeing the kids ice skating and ice fishing. I'm sure it will mean more millefoil this summer too.


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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)


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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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