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: 54
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2014

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

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of What's on your mind? to add comments!

Comment by Linda G on July 2, 2012 at 8:37am

I...N-E-E-D a brain drain lol

Comment by jrtpup on July 2, 2012 at 8:09am

It's an anomoly for me. Love historical fiction too, and wonderfully brainless mysteries. Beach books!

Comment by Linda G on July 2, 2012 at 7:29am

Arhch No!....I admire your selection....presently all I want is brain candy! Reading Philippa Gregory (The Queen's Fool), while awaiting the next from Diana Gabaldon....I LOVE historical fiction!

Comment by jrtpup on July 2, 2012 at 6:59am

Whatcha reading? I just started The Seven Stages of Money Maturity, written by a Buddhist financial manager. Veeeeeery interesting.

Comment by Linda G on July 2, 2012 at 6:37am

What's on my mind today.....I actually have time now to follow threads and read blogs here in Tu.ville, now that school is over. To get up later than 6 am...have a nice leisurely shower and enjoy my first cuppa on the verandah...reading a new book in the midst of gently blowing trees, and the sound of Cardinals and Jays....sigh!

Comment by Linda G on July 2, 2012 at 6:30am

Thanks pup....putting up shelves so that they actually STAY up is one thing, my beef is with some of the instruction sheets. I mean...could they be any more cryptic!! And the size of the print! Cheese Louise...you literally need a magnifying glass...once you've actually located your language of choice!!!

Comment by shoshana27 on July 2, 2012 at 6:08am

good thing you know how to hold a screw driver.
i used to love to do things with tools but since i had carpal tunnel & neuropathy & my eyes are not what they used to be ...well you know the rest......

Comment by jrtpup on July 2, 2012 at 5:17am

Had the brilliant idea yesterday to put one of those shallow door-mounted pantry shelf units in the door of my supply closet. The point was to free up a couple of wire baskets for my new closet.

Got in the screws, hung it up, loaded it with boxes of lancets, strips, dexcom inserters, yada yada. Stepped back to admire it and BOOM.

The guys are coming to work on my bed/bathroom today - I'm sure they'll be able to make it work but geeeeeeeeeeeez!!!

Comment by jrtpup on July 1, 2012 at 7:36pm

Happy Canada Day! Hope you did something special.

Comment by Linda G on July 1, 2012 at 5:13pm

Thank you Doris ♥


Members (54)




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Spare A Rose, Save A Child for Valentines Day

Here’s a new way to celebrate Valentines Day: Buy a dozen roses, spare the cost of one (about $5) and donate to IDF’s Life for a Child program. By doing this, you will help children in need of life saving insulin. Those of Read on! →

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)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service