Amber Gentry
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  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • United States
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rick phillips 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
Amber Gentry replied to KML's discussion 'Starting the Minimed 723 soon...' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have both the MM pump and CGM. I had some problems with the accuracy at first with the cgm, but, I have found that I was calibrating when my bg's were going up or down, so, I watch that better know, and haven't had a real problem with…"
Nov 11, 2012
Amber Gentry joined Caoilte Pickle's group
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Inked Diabetics

If you have tattoos, or simply admire others' ink, this is your home! If you've ever had people say, "Tattoos? But you're diabetic!", come on in! Share artists, responsible studios, locales...A place to share your ink (keep it tasteful, kiddies!)See More
Nov 8, 2012
Amber Gentry replied to Linda Booth's discussion 'Does Reglan Work?' in the group Gastroparesis
"I found that the Raglan made me feel "weird" for lack of a better word. Kind of like spacy restless, jittery. I was in the hospital for a week in April and they put me on Erythromycin- normally used as an antibiotic but apparently also…"
Nov 8, 2012
Amber Gentry replied to boedica's discussion 'trying to regulate bg with gastroparesis' in the group Gastroparesis
"I was diagnosed with gastroperisis in Jan(lost 20 lbs in 4 weeks). Since then I've learned that red meat is only a rare occurrence and only if it's a lunchtime meal. There are a lot of veggies that I avoid now too. the neighbor brought…"
Nov 8, 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 10:38am on June 21, 2013, rick phillips 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!

At 12:50pm on November 6, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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