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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Mar 12, 2014. 5 Replies

Insulin Pens

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Amber and Stress are now friends
Mar 12, 2014
Dave replied to Amber's discussion 'Omnipod?'
"Omnipod changed my life. I say that a lot around here about both the Omnipod and the Dexcom G4, but it really is true. The difference in my freedom, control, precision, and then all the positive physical and mental improvements -- easily rolled back…"
Mar 12, 2014
swisschocolate replied to Amber's discussion 'Omnipod?'
"I was on the pod for 30 days, but dumped it. it was in september, i was due for an upgraded and thought it might be a possibility, but nope, not for me… still, i think the pod is a great tool for many, it was just not for me."
Mar 12, 2014
Dave replied to Amber's discussion 'Omnipod?'
"Swiss, I thought you were on a minimed? When did you start using the pod?"
Mar 12, 2014
Stress replied to Amber's discussion 'Omnipod?'
"Love my Pod - yes, you will have issues such as the screamers but overall I'm happy with it. I was MDI for 28 years and also did not want the tubing issues so I went with Omnipod. Lately I've been placing it on my thighs and have great…"
Mar 12, 2014
swisschocolate replied to Amber's discussion 'Omnipod?'
"Definitely worth trying it out. make sure to join our Omnipod-Group, where lots of experienced users can give you advice!"
Mar 12, 2014
Amber posted a discussion


6 years ago I decided to get a Medtronic pump. After about 8 months I couldn't handle it any more and stopped using it. Don't get me wrong I loved what it did for my diabetes but I simply couldn't live with that thing on me. I was always getting the tubing caught on something and either giving myself crazy bruises or yanking it out completely. I could never keep the tubing tucked in and it was always hanging out or getting in the way. If I slept funny the tubing would get a kink in it and then…See More
Mar 12, 2014
Amber updated their profile
Mar 12, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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 meet other people with diabetes
Date diagnosed
May 15, 1989
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use

Who am I?

I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 6 years old. No one else in my family has diabetes, just lucky me! Although I have been diabetic for so long I try not to let it get me down. I live my life as close to normal as possible.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 8 years. He is the love of my life and I am thankful for everyday we get to spend together. We have two absolutely beautiful sons! Cyrus is 7 and Malakai is 2. I also have a 2 year old bull mastiff dog named Guinevere and a 12 year Siamese cat named Stormy.

Currently I am a cashier at a grocery store. Definitely not my dream job, but it will do for now!

I love spending time with my family first and foremost. I am a very passionate cook, from appetizers to desserts, I love doing it all! I also love to do outside stuff; gardening, camping, walking, swimming, if it is outside I probably like doing it. Reading is also a passion of mine. Chicago sports teams are my favorite. I am a die-hard Cubs and Bears fan, no matter how bad or good they are doing, you will always find me cheering!
Well that is enough for now, don't want to bore anyone!

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Hair Color

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 7:44am 3 Comments

Every time I color my hair, no matter what shade, it always fades fast. Oh and it's not box color I go in and get it done. I am thinking it might be because of taking insulin. Are there any other insulin users out there that experience similar problems? Or does my hair just not play nice with color?

No Sugar Added

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 7:17pm 6 Comments

I am sooooo thrilled! I received my copy of the "No Sugar Added Poetry" book today! It took me by surprise because I wasn't even expecting it! I have only read a few of the poems so far, but I love what I have read. I can't wait to share it with everyone, so far those people I have shown want a copy for themselves. Beautifully put together! Thank you everyone who took part in putting this together it is a unique and inspiring work of art for those with diabetes!

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At 3:51am on February 4, 2014, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 2:33am on February 4, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Amber, Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 5:55pm on February 4, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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 right now!

At 3:55am on February 4, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 12:55am on February 4, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 10:54am on February 4, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Amber....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 6:07am on February 4, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 5:51am on February 4, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Amber!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 12:40pm on August 29, 2010, Abbey said…
Hi Amber! I noticed that you RSVP'd not to come to Young and Type 1 this Wednesday, hopefully we'll see you in October? It's great to meet other diabetics in the area.
At 9:57pm on June 19, 2010, Monica said…
Hi Amber how are u??Well its been a while quick update!! I got prego had a baby girl!! She is about a month now!!Well my 3 year old got diagnosed with type 1 in APRIL!! It was the hardest thing in my life!! Well now its taking care of him and feeling guilty that its my fault..but well they say its not but u know i have it and maybe it was in his i am taking day by day it was the last thing i wanted for my son..well hope all is well with you!!



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