Amber Gentry
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  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • United States
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Marie B left a comment for Amber Gentry
"Hi Amber, join us in the chat room sometime, we have been talking about Stoner's blog this morning"
Aug 22
Amber Gentry left a comment for Amber Gentry
"Thanks Rick!"
Jun 22
Amber Gentry left a comment for Amber Gentry
"Thanks for the bday wishes Linda! Things have been rough lately (2 surgeries- 1 in Jan, 1 last week) but, I'm trying to get more active online again ;)"
Jun 22
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Amber Gentry
"Amber, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday."
Jun 21
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Amber Gentry
"Amber, Happy Birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Jun 21, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Amber Gentry
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Jun 21, 2013
Amber Gentry left a comment for Jim
"Thanks for the comment Jim. It's always nice to be able to relate to someone else."
May 30, 2013
Jim left a comment for Amber Gentry
"Hi Amber, your post on "what we are afraid of?" struck a cord with me. Your story is very similar to mine. I only heard about kidney, eye an limb issues then in July of 2000 I started having issues with my stomach and then I started…"
May 26, 2013
Amber Gentry replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'What are we afraid of?'
"I've had diabetes 23 years. I got it when I was 13, no one else had it in the family and we lived 30 minutes from town. I had 1 endo apt/yr. I spent most of my time NOT thinking about what could happen and a great deal of time in my 20's…"
May 23, 2013
Amber Gentry replied to ladyrayne67's discussion 'I am new here too' in the group US - Northern California Diabetes
"I don't know if you're aware of the Diabetes sisters group that meets once a month in Novato. There is a topic posted by Lori in Northern Ca Discussions group for more info. I also live in Santa Rosa. If you ever need a ear, Valerie or I…"
Jan 23, 2013
Amber Gentry replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"When it was first brought up in my apt they weren't to excited. But a couple overnight lows that I didn't feel (hypoglycmic unawareness) in the 40-50 range, I was woken up; didn't wake up from the low.. and they covered it right away.…"
Jan 23, 2013
Amber Gentry replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"it didn't take to long for me, my endo knew how to submit it... within a week. as far as quantity she just took how many (average) I was using and filled the prescription for it. I think I get like 12 a day, I don't test that often, but…"
Jan 23, 2013
Amber Gentry replied to DeeJay's discussion 'Medtronics Horrible Sensor Pain' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"read and agree with a lot of what was said in the comments. I just remind myself that the lancet for testing my blood when I was first diagnosed (20+ years ago) left bruises and they called it the guillotine.. and look how far they've come."
Jan 23, 2013
Amber Gentry replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I switched to the Bayer from the One Touch. I do like that it has a light that you can turn on at the test strip port.Makes for easier night testing. Not sure how I feel about the USB charging yet. The consumer in me wants to just put in a new…"
Jan 23, 2013
Amber Gentry is attending Emily Coles's event
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World Diabetes Day Awareness Celebration at Justin Herman Plaza and Ferry Building

November 14, 2012 from 5pm to 8pm
Each year monuments all over the world are lit blue in honor of diabetes awareness. Join us in 2012 as we revere in the beautiful blue lighting of the historical and famous Ferry Building and gather for inspirational talks, music, fun activities and crafts, a resource fair, and more across the street at Justin Herman Plaza. Watch our …See More
Nov 13, 2012
Amber Gentry replied to KML's discussion 'Starting the Minimed 723 soon...' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"hard abs doesn't seem to be a bad problem to have :) I too wear mine for 6 days, tried for 7 this week, but, that didn't work. I wear a piecc of tape over the sensor, and over the transmitter (like a T) That way moisture has an escape…"
Nov 11, 2012

Profile Information

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?
connecting with other diabetics
Date diagnosed
April 22, 1990
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Paradigm
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://twitter.com/ambr_dwn
Tell us more about you (optional)
I have not had any easy road with my diabetes. I lived in a pretty rural area growing up. So I didn't know anyone w/ D. and until recently had no support group. Joined twitter and Diabetes Sister group. Also, have Neuropathy (gastroperisis and postural hypotension) I am Really enjoying the connections I have recently made

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At 7:30am on August 22, 2014, Marie B said…
Hi Amber, join us in the chat room sometime, we have been talking about Stoner's blog this morning
At 5:09pm on June 22, 2014, Amber Gentry said…
Thanks Rick!
At 5:06pm on June 22, 2014, Amber Gentry said…
Thanks for the bday wishes Linda! Things have been rough lately (2 surgeries- 1 in Jan, 1 last week) but, I'm trying to get more active online again ;)
At 7:37pm on June 21, 2014, Linda G said…

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From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Amber!!
(You haven't been commenting in a while...I hope everything is OK)
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At 2:48am on June 21, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Amber, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 10:38am on June 21, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Amber, Happy Birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 6:11am on June 21, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy, Happy Birthday,Amber. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:31am on June 21, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES Amber!!
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!
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At 7:33am on May 26, 2013, Jim said…

Hi Amber, your post on "what we are afraid of?" struck a cord with me. Your story is very similar to mine. I only heard about kidney, eye an limb issues then in July of 2000 I started having issues with my stomach and then I started hearing all the other complications that for some reason are rarely talked about. As you know, gastroparesis is nothing you want to mess with. Their is a ton of guilt that comes with it, since it completely jacked with my future. Anyway good post.

At 9:40pm on November 6, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Amber!

 
 
 

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