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1HappyDiabetic commented on Emily Coles's event 'Artificial pancreas discussion in the TuDiabetes open chatroom'
"I was on the Bionic Pancreas back in Sept. Hopefully I can make the chat! Ohhhh I miss the glucagon!"
May 14, 2014
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Artificial pancreas discussion in the TuDiabetes open chatroom at http://www.tudiabetes.org/chat

May 15, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
6-7pm PT8-9pm CT9-10pm ETJoin the discussion!!  Members will meet in the TuDiabetes chatroom to talk about the artificial pancreas.  Do you have questions?  Answers?  Hopes and dreams?  Have you ever participated in an artificial pancreas clinical trial, or would you LIKE to?Bring all your comments to share with fellow members.  Together we are a font of knowledge :)See More
May 14, 2014
1HappyDiabetic replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'RIP Barbara @jrtpup: share your memories of Barbara'
"Very sad about this loss. Barbara had such a smile on her face when I saw her in Philly with Manny, David, DiabetesDad and others. She understood the DOC and how impactful the support in this community is. You will be missed honey, smile always!"
Jan 28, 2014
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TuD meetup Phila 6-10-12

"Miss you Barbara! Smile always!"
Jan 28, 2014
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Glu Event - Closing the Loop in Boston - Jan 14th 5-8pm

Come learn about the first step towards "Closing the loop" with the newly approved MiniMed 530G with Enlite: categorized as an "Artificial Pancreas Device System: Threshold Suspend"Presentation will be given by clinical experts and will include a patient panel.Light refreshments will be offered.Link to Facebook event page to RSVP11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston MASee More
Dec 17, 2013
1HappyDiabetic replied to MM's discussion 'Anyone heard about T1D Exchange or Glu ?'
"Hi MegaMinxX et al, My name is Bill, and I am one of the Community Managers of Glu (myglu.org)long time member of TuD as well. If you have any questions or anyone else does feel free to reach out to me. Glu is a growing online diabetes community…"
May 3, 2013
1HappyDiabetic replied to 1HappyDiabetic's discussion 'Hi Guys! We are having a Diabetes Meet Up this Friday 4/18, 8pm @ 111 Crawford Avenue · West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania' in the group Pennsylvania Diabetics
"It's the Marriott West Hotel :-)"
Apr 18, 2013
1HappyDiabetic added a discussion to the group Pennsylvania Diabetics

Hi Guys! We are having a Diabetes Meet Up this Friday 4/18, 8pm @ 111 Crawford Avenue · West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

I know it is last minute but a few of us are presenting at the CHOP diabetes event on Saturday and we have time on Friday night to meet.Location 111 Crawford Avenue · West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania at 8pm. Lobby Bar.Here is the link to Facebook event page we created for it.Meet Up Event Click HereHope to see you there!See More
Apr 18, 2013

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My Letter of Advice and Encouragement to someone just like you.

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:48pm 6 Comments

I receive emails and messages from so many wonderful people. I want to say thank you so much for taking the time to do so, and express yourself. Of the messages I get, some really hit me hard. The ones that revolve around the struggle of being a teenager with diabetes the most.

I recently received a message from someone living that struggle. They are alone, depressed, and not taking good control of their diabetes. Doing random amounts of insulin, not testing their blood sugars, and… Continue

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At 6:09am on November 8, 2012, jrtpup said…

Our Annual Campaign is coming!

Would you consider helping by writing a short comment/testimonial about your
experiences at TuD? The main message for the campaign this year is that no
one with diabetes should ever feel alone. Messages from our community give
people a real-life, personal sense of how valuable TuDiabetes is to each of
us, how it's changed our lives, etc.

If you can, please include a photo of you doing something diabetic (if that
makes sense LOL). Please post to this group
(http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/why-i-participate-in-this-community), or message to me from my page.

Thanks my friends!

At 4:06am on July 12, 2012, jrtpup said…

It's sooooooo hot here. Hope you're staying cool!

At 3:46pm on June 15, 2012, jrtpup said…

Hey Bill

So great to meet you in Phila! Most of the pics of you and I actually turned out to be pics of the photographer LOL. This one is pretty nice though, enjoy!

Hope you got home safely and have recovered.

At 8:04am on June 2, 2012, Marie B said…

Bill, I am really looking forward to meeting you next Sunday at the Philly meetup. This is going to be a very exciting time for us.

At 6:26am on May 11, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

Hi bill, i watched your recent video this morning and you are just the passionate, optimistic, gracious person i would like my son to be as an adult. he is 13 diag at 10, he is responsible, intellegent and by no means a risk taker, so he is well equipt to handle his D and does well, he is just very self concious, does not want to connect with others ( i get it he wants to deal with it and forget it) and feels that i do not understand. he is good when things are going good, when things arent well he can be defiant, sad and angry like when i needed to wake him up to check him last night because i put him to bed at over 300 thanks to a carb fest with dad on duty, ( really he ussually does well with him but clearly some bad choices last night) so it was a rough night but my heart is a little less heavy seeing your attitude, i try to instill these values in him and someday i hope he will be like you! best wishes, amy

At 2:20pm on April 8, 2011, Anna Banana said…
Lately it has felt like diabetes is controlling my life. Like it has more control over me then i have of myself. And everyone expects me to be the perfect diabetic. Im just confused and lost
At 7:03pm on December 15, 2010, MikeyType1 said…

Happy Holidays. I hope 2011 is a good year!!

Keep up the great youtube vids!!!!

At 5:43pm on October 31, 2010, MikeyType1 said…
Happy Halloween
At 1:28pm on September 25, 2010, 870allamerican said…
How's the new light in your family??? I hope things are going well.
At 7:09pm on September 12, 2010, T1Student said…
Congrats on that beautiful baby girl bill enjoy that precious time!



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