Brendan Leber
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  • Seattle, WA
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Brendan Leber commented on Brendan Leber's blog post 'Sigh...'
"Thanks! It's been a while since I posted that. I have gone a lot lower carb in my diet. For example this morning it was 11g of carbs for breakfast. 134 fasting this morning."
Oct 23, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) left a comment for Brendan Leber
"Brendan Happy Birthday !!!!!!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
Oct 23, 2014
Brendan Leber joined jesikabeth's group

MyFitnessPal & Healthy Eating App Diabetics

A group for all of us diabetics who use MyFitnessPal, or any other app for weight loss and healthy eating. Let's help support each other, add each other on MyFitnessPal (ect), and chit chat.See More
Aug 7, 2014
Brendan Leber joined Emily Coles's group

TuDiabetes Beta-Tester Team

This group is for people who are interested in trying out new diabetes-related smart phone and web-based applications that are in development, and giving feedback to help the developers make them as useful to people with diabetes as possible.  It's a great chance to to let the folks who are working to improve life with diabetes know exactly what we want and need.See More
Jun 12, 2014
Judith in Portland and Brendan Leber are now friends
Jun 4, 2014
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Jun 2, 2014
Brendan Leber commented on Caoilte Pickle's group 'Inked Diabetics'
"Based on the recommendations from my tattooist I wait 24 hours to wash it the first time. She cleans the entire area really well just after the work is done then covers it with tatu-derm, a medical grade bandage that was developed from what…"
May 20, 2014
Brendan Leber commented on Caoilte Pickle's group 'Inked Diabetics'
"I have six and a seventh one in progress which is my largest to date. The first two were before my diagnosis. I've only had one problem with healing and I think the cause was from going on a flight the next morning and getting way to hot and…"
May 20, 2014
Brendan Leber replied to Andi's discussion 'Been awhile....' in the group Inked Diabetics
"Nice. I like the colors on the skull."
May 9, 2014
Brendan Leber replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Improving TuDiabetes; we need your feedback!!!'
"Sorry if this has been brought up before but I wonder why we have forums and groups. Then the groups have a comment wall and discussions. There are too many places to post questions. For me the best system would be groups with the discussions. Then…"
May 9, 2014
Brendan Leber liked Chun's discussion My Inks...
May 9, 2014
Brendan Leber replied to Brendan Leber's discussion 'Gruss von Krampus!' in the group Inked Diabetics
May 7, 2014
Chun replied to Brendan Leber's discussion 'Gruss von Krampus!' in the group Inked Diabetics
"i like it.."
Apr 28, 2014
Brendan Leber joined Manny Hernandez's group

dLife TV Watchers

dLife is literally the only TV program I watch. It provides me with a half hour filled of inspiring and useful diabetes-related information.
Apr 16, 2014
Brendan Leber is attending Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Bennet Dunlap, of Diabetes Advocates at TuDiabetes homepage

May 29, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm PT (4-5pm ET, 9-10pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event Bennet Dunlap is the blogger responsible for Your Diabetes May Vary and the creator and site admin for …See More
Apr 16, 2014
Brendan Leber might attend Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Dr. William Polonsky: Adressing the Unmet Psychological Needs of People with Diabetes at TuDiabetes homepage

June 5, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Dr. Polonsky is CEO and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world's first organization wholly dedicated to studying and addressing the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. He is also Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Polonsky received his PhD in…See More
Apr 16, 2014

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Information and support.
Date diagnosed
February 1, 1998
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
9.6 (5/14/2012) Down from 10.8%
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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Back To Try Again

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:38pm 4 Comments

Over the past few months I've been going through a lot. I wasn't as over my last marriage as I thought I was. Well I'm back with a new job, a new relationship and a new chance to try and make a difference with my health.

I've decided to give Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution a try as nothing else has seemed to make a difference. I eat according to the ADA "diet" and my sugars are still out of control. The funny thing is how many of my friends try to be helpful with suggestions about…


Paula D2?

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 1:00pm 6 Comments

Wait, Paula Deen has diabetes and just announced a partnership with Novo Nordisk to promote a healthy lifestyle and shill one of their prescription medications to treat diabetes?

Color me unconvinced that the timing is simply coincidence.

I can make it!

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 8:38am 12 Comments

I feel much better about life in general this morning. It doesn't hurt that I'm away at a crafting retreat with some good friends and as I type this I can watch the waves roll in from ocean. Yesterday I was in sunshine, snow, rain and drove through a forest, saw mountains and spent a good portion of the evening listening to the waves on the beach. Shhh! It's a huge secret but the Northwest is an amazing place to live and I love it here.

Most importantly I have received more words of…



Posted on January 13, 2012 at 10:43am 13 Comments

Fasting result of 268, take insulin, eat breakfast, 2 hours later result of 283. Yet another example of why I get discouraged and depressed. Breakfast wasn't over the top. Carbs: 62g, Fats: 5g, Calories: 300, Protein: 7g. All within the recommendations of my dietitian. Next week I'll try something else as maybe I react badly to oatmeal but it's simple and tasty enough I don't mind it for breakfast.

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At 6:33am on October 23, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…
Brendan Happy Birthday !!!!!!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.
At 4:10am on October 23, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!

At 8:10pm on October 23, 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, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!

At 3:33am on October 23, 2013, SEAGATOR said…


At 1:33am on October 23, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Brendan, 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 1:07am on October 23, 2013, brokenpole said…

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

At 5:50pm on October 23, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Brendan....
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 5:58am on October 23, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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




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