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Andrew Jensen and Alissa are now friends
Mar 11
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Oh! BABY!!!

A group for those of us who are hoping, wishing, praying, wanting to be pregnant one day. A source of pregnancy web links, helpful tips. frustration, support, happy thoughts, etc.See More
Jan 21
Shelley Scott Avon replied to Alissa's discussion 'Meeting other diabetics & UK conferences' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"think it would involve us planning"
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"WOW Alissa...You're a featured member!!! BRAVO!!"
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To get in touch with other people with diabetes, and learn new things.
Date diagnosed
September 28, 1998
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Paradigm
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Back on the Rollercoaster Ride

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 3:59am 0 Comments

Hey all! It's been a very eventful past few weeks. I'm currently in Australia and doing a bit of travelling around, staying with various people and enjoying the culture.

I recently wrote a blog post about how I thought that in coming to Oz it'd somehow magically straighten out my levels. Well, two weeks later, and I'm still experiencing horrendous rollercoaster diabetes - which…


hope you are all having a great 2010 so far

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 1:51am 1 Comment

well, i've definitely had an interesting 2010 so far. i've had to miss work due to snow, which has caused havoc in the UK for sure. and today i'm 'snowed in' again - for those of you who don't live in the UK, it's just a couple of inches really, which is more than normal, and all the fuss is because it's not actually melting (which it usually does!)

anyway, it's pretty easy to keep myself busy cooking yummy things, cleaning, working, watching tv and being crafty. i've definitely had… Continue


Posted on December 4, 2007 at 7:08am 1 Comment

Well, this is my first post...and as such, I would like to introduce myself to all you lovely people reading it!

My name is Alissa and I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I am also a drama student at university in England in my final year at the moment. I have a beautiful and supportive family, and try my hardest to keep my levels in check! It is pretty difficult to keep it in check as a student, as I have no structure or routine to my day, though I have tried to implement one.

I have…


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At 9:26am on August 31, 2012, Linda G said…

WOW Alissa...You're a featured member!!! BRAVO!!

At 12:28pm on October 3, 2011, evdoxia said…
hey alissa:):)
thank you for the accepting:):)
At 5:13am on July 29, 2011, Beibhinn Burke said…
Hi Alissia!
I read your very interesting and informative diabetes blogs!I really enjoy them..keep up the good work!
At 3:19am on July 20, 2011, nellie1972 said…
thanks for the friend request....sorry its took so long to respond. Guess I am just not very observant (will pay more attention to the sides of the screen in future) xx
At 5:38am on July 13, 2011, Kain said…
Yo Alissa. I was always under the impression that you couldn’t get insulin pumps on the NHS (in reference to your neat little Pedro vid), although keep in mind I’ve not been keeping up with diabetic related issues recently and have just rekindled the interest. I had a blood testing kit a few years back which you could hook up with one of them USB leads yet everything’s wireless now as you mentioned.
At 5:44am on May 13, 2011, Osob said…
Hi Alissa,
Glad to see someone from my neck of the woods always makes me smile, I was watching your videos and they are great love the cooking ones esp will be sure to make the Dark Chocolate Mousse it looks fab.
Hope all is well.xx
At 10:06am on April 20, 2011, Tim said…
Hi Alissa,
I'm enjoying your video's, they're very informative and well done. There is one problem, however... I have sudden urge for Dark Chocolate Mousse lol.
At 2:59am on March 30, 2011, Patricia Bason said…
Hi Alissa thanks for the friend add and nice to meet you :)
At 11:56am on January 22, 2011, Dude said…
Hiya ALissa! Thanks for the Friend Add! :)
At 7:50pm on January 18, 2011, Robyn said…
Thank you for the friend invite!!



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