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Diabetic military mom/wife needs uplifting words!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith May 28, 2013. 9 Replies

eating half a peanut butter sandwich before bed?

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Scholarships for Type 1 Diabetics

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Gail replied to Brea's discussion 'WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY?'
"My Mom was sleeping I was watching Sat morning cartoons August 19, 1962..our family Dr came knocking on our door. He told me I had Sugar Diabetes ( this is what they used to call it ) I did not know what that was so I asked if I would have to take…"
Sensorium139 replied to Brea's discussion 'WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY?'
"Who were you with when you were first diagnosed? My mom.What were you doing when you had that thought "something is wrong"? Well I didn't even suspect diabetes I had chest pain. When were you diagnosed? June 2013 (can't tell you…"
JustLookin replied to Brea's discussion 'WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY?'
"Who: my endo, who had already been treating me for hypothyroid for 8 or so years What: I was newly pregnant and my endo asked me to do a glucose tolerance test When; May 2008 Where: Manila Philippines Why lucky: I seem to have a very manageable form…"
Scottyd replied to Brea's discussion 'WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY?'
"A 13 year old kid Camping wit the family 8/13/1978 Long Beach Naval Hospital Control, care about myself, and love to help others"
acidrock23 replied to Brea's discussion 'WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY?'
"I was with my mom at the doctor. I weighed 150 lbs (5' 10"...) and lost 30 so down to 120, slept through classes although I was in high school so I figured I knew everything anyway and then one AM, after drinking pitchers of Koolaid all…"
Tamra replied to Brea's discussion 'WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY?'
"I was with my dad at the endo office when I was first diagnosed. We already knew I had type 1 because it runs in my family (6 of us all together). But this moment was the confirmation for me. I never had the thought really that "something is…"
Sally replied to Brea's discussion 'WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY?'
"Who: my Mom What: being a kid who was us deeming drinking, peeing , sleeping, drinking, peeing, sleeping. I had no energy to do anything except those three things. When: 1970 at age of 8 Where: ER, we were at our family doctor first& but he took…"
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At 7:46pm on May 7, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your BIRTHDAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!

At 12:57am on May 7, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

At 5:03pm on May 29, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Brea, Congratulations on being named a featured member this week

At 5:27pm on May 28, 2013, Linda G said…


At 4:27am on May 7, 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.
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!

At 1:05am on May 7, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

At 5:07pm on May 7, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Brea...
I hope your birthday is all that you wished for, and more!!
All the best NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 5:59am on May 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 4:25am on May 7, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 8:33am on August 24, 2011, Osob said…
Congratulations on your great news Brea,
I saw ur comment on Oh! Baby!!! group.
You will go through a lot its no easy being diabetic and pregnant but with support and hardwork it will work out for the best.

I am 33 weeks pregnant now,got married on the 18th and soon after found out the good please do get in touch if you need any advice more then happy to help with what little I do know.
Best wishes Osob.xxxx

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Pilonidal Cyst help!!

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 6:03pm 1 Comment

I have had a pilonidal cyst since 2006. ive had it drained twice and been put on antibiotics twice and it has gone away fine with those. ive been doing some research because i want to get it surgically removed but havent heard very promising feed back. ive heard its come back and people have had to go back in to have more removed. having diabetes and being so prone to getting sick im afraid an infection will get in there beings that they have to pack it and change it twice a day. i was… Continue

What I would like to do with my life :)

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 3:42pm 14 Comments

hello everyone!!!

soooo ive been doing some thinking and i would like all of yalls opinions! i would really like to give back and i am a very giving person and i feel i have finally come to a conclusion of what i would like to do! become a diabetes educator and/or a dietician. i was wondering if any one here is one of these :) i need allll the advice i can get!!! so spread the word because i need opinions! hope everyone is doing well and i hope to hear from you soon!!

diabetes tattoos

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 9:21am 1 Comment

i already have one tattoo that my mom, sister and i all got and im really interested in getting one on diabetes any ideas?



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