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Amy replied to Dave's discussion 'Sugar-free dairy milk?'
"As a barista, I hate all of you and your almond milk cappuccinos. :P"
Sep 5
Amy replied to lh378's discussion 'food scale'
"I have a "Kitrics Nutrition Label Scale" or some such like that. It has a built in list of "common foods" which you look up in a code book and type in the number for it to tell you what's in the food you're eating. I…"
Aug 28
Amy replied to lh378's discussion 'alcohol swabs - glucometer,injection, vials, pens'
"I use alcohol to clean my skin when I'm changing my pump site and when I'm changing my CGM sensor. In my previous 10+ years of injecting, I never once used an alcohol swab before injecting or testing my sugar and was fine."
Aug 14
Amy and Matti are now friends
Aug 4
Amy replied to Matti's discussion 'Blood sugar and insulin discussions from non-diabetics'
"I work in a healthy grocery store AND wear an insulin pump, so everyone asks/has an opinion. I usually smile and nod as long as they aren't being mean. Hell, even if they are being mean I try and let it go. The people who actually work with me…"
Aug 4
Amy replied to Sheila's discussion 'Scary Reactions'
"Sometimes I feel like I'm spilling out of myself and I have to focus very hard to keep myself all together..."
Aug 2
Amy replied to Sheila's discussion 'Scary Reactions'
"I experience time distortion for sure...sometimes, it's the only symptom I have. It's certainly a disorienting experience."
Jul 31
Amy replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"1 when I wake up, 1 more before I eat (as it's usually a bit later), 1 two hours after I eat, 1 before exercise, usually 1 more or so during exercise, especially if I have insulin on board or feel wonky, two more meals like the first so thats 4…"
May 23
Amy replied to sdkate's discussion 'How much to tell?'
"I try to keep all of my doctors within the same facility because I'm terrible at keeping up with all of my specific info (especially things I'm used to) and it's so much nicer when they share a database. That doesn't always work,…"
May 23
Amy replied to Mike's discussion 'UHC and Edgepark are trying to kill all type 1 diabetics for profit'
"I've never had a problem with UHC (except for the one time they dropped me from my insurance for a month, but I think that was a problem with my employer, not exactly UHC) but I don't have to use Edgepark. I've heard nothing but…"
May 23
Amy replied to Austin Pereira's discussion 'Dexcom Case'
"I love mine. My only complaint is that there were only two sizes. A mid range one would have been perfect for me as I have to pull the large very tight and the small would have been too small...but I got over it :P"
May 7
Amy replied to sebabella's discussion 'Fear of getting blood drawn'
"Ugh. I hate getting my blood drawn. I've had some horrible experiences, but I go in, take a deep breath, and try to chat about something else."
May 2
Amy updated their profile
Apr 27
Amy replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'Not A Big, Earth-shaking Question, But I'm Curious What Others Do'
"I also used to get store brand and had to throw many away as they dried out before I used them. After two boxes of that, I switched to BD and haven't had a problem since."
Apr 22
Amy replied to Sarah's discussion 'Controlled vs. Uncontrolled'
"I've never understood the line between controlled and uncontrolled. As a kid, I always aimed for a (doctor prescribed) 7 a1c, and usually achieved that, but I was always labelled as "uncontrolled" on my charts. I assumed that's…"
Apr 22
Amy replied to Michael Nelson's discussion 'Perscription hell'
"I've always been told that I would ideally have both an endo and a PCP, though for much of my life the only doctor I went to with any regularity was my endo. Diabetes aside, I've never really had a need for a PCP and my endos have always…"
Apr 7

Profile Information

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?
In my 13+ years with type 1 diabetes, I've never known anyone else who was also diabetic.
Date diagnosed
December 4, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2, 5/2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping
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At 7:52am on October 19, 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.
Swinging by to say...BEST WISHES AMY!!
Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!

At 3:54am on October 19, 2013, brokenpole said…

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

At 3:50am on October 19, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Amy. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:41am on October 19, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Amy, Happy Birthday!!! 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 4:13am on October 19, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Amy....
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 2:35am on October 19, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 12:23am on October 19, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:21pm on August 4, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
Here's a link to help you get to know more about us:

At 10:32am on August 4, 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!!!

At 9:47am on August 4, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.




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