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BriannaM replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'Pass the Butter - Turns out Saturated Fat is Fine!'
"I have to say that I don't agree with the normal "fat restriction" diets out there. If it worked, wouldn't people get healthier? I mean how long have they been pushing the low fat, low cholesterol diets? The rate of heart attack…"
Mar 30
BriannaM commented on Stephanie Hills's blog post 'What insulin syringes will be better to buy and where? BD seems to be very expensive. Help!'
"I also use ReliOn syringes and really like them. I haven't found them to be any different than BD besides the price. They also make their own brand of pen needles which are quite a bit cheaper then BD and novofine."
Jul 5, 2013
BriannaM shared a profile on Facebook
May 9, 2013
BriannaM commented on midwatchcowboy's blog post 'And down it comes'
"Wonderful! I've been a type 1 for almost 18 years now and work at an endocrinology office. Watching people like you improve so much just makes my day. I realize how much work it takes to have an A1c even close to what doctor's want."
May 3, 2013
BriannaM left a comment for rick phillips
"Thank-you for the birthday wishes!"
Apr 26, 2013
rick phillips left a comment for BriannaM
"Brianna, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Apr 26, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for BriannaM
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Apr 26, 2013
BriannaM replied to flynn's discussion 'Insulin not bringing my blood sugar DOWN?'
"Metformin is definitely an option for Type 1. I work in an endocrinology office, as well as being diabetic myself and we have a few type 1's on metformin."
Apr 12, 2013
BriannaM replied to brokenpole's discussion 'As if we hadn't had enough'
"Hope she has a speedy recovery."
Mar 27, 2013
Gerri commented on BriannaM's blog post 'a1c and employers'
"Congratulations! Enjoy the new job."
Mar 7, 2013
BriannaM commented on BriannaM's blog post 'a1c and employers'
"I got the job. I was just too worried about nothing I guess. The company doc. asked if I had passed out within the last year, which was a no, told me to work on the a1c and then sent me on my way. I was concerned just by the fact that they required…"
Mar 7, 2013
Gerri commented on BriannaM's blog post 'a1c and employers'
"Please let us know what happens with the job. Are you certain they tested A1c since that wouldn't normally be included? Legally, you can't be disqualified based on having diabetes, but they won't tell you that's the reason. Of…"
Mar 7, 2013
BriannaM commented on BriannaM's blog post 'a1c and employers'
"I'm looking to be hired as a medical assistant and have to complete an occupational health exam. Therefore I was required to get blood work done and bring in my medications, so that's how they learned about the diabetes. I don't…"
Mar 6, 2013
TC commented on BriannaM's blog post 'a1c and employers'
"I concur with Brian on this. However, there may be some loop holes, for instance, if a candidate brings the topic up--even so, I still don't think it is okay to request your latest A1c."
Mar 6, 2013
A blog post by BriannaM was featured

a1c and employers

I have a legal question to send out. I've been uninsured for 3 yrs. plus going to college. I finished school not long ago and am going for my first job. I have been asked to bring in my latest a1c result (definitely less than optimal because of being uninsured) and doctor's notes. Does anyone know if a less than wonderful a1c can allow the workplace to not hire me?See More
Mar 6, 2013
Brian (bsc) commented on BriannaM's blog post 'a1c and employers'
"Under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers with 15 or more employees are barred by law from asking you whether you have diabetes, your A1c and about your use of medications, including insulin. There are certain exemptions, such as…"
Mar 6, 2013

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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?
Better Control
Date diagnosed
November 19, 1995
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

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a1c and employers

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 7:02pm 9 Comments

I have a legal question to send out. I've been uninsured for 3 yrs. plus going to college. I finished school not long ago and am going for my first job. I have been asked to bring in my latest a1c result (definitely less than optimal because of being uninsured) and doctor's notes. Does anyone know if a less than wonderful a1c can allow the workplace to not hire me?

No Insurance and Work Approval

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 9:58am 5 Comments

I'm trying to get approved by my new companies physician and he wants a recent a1c, my other labs and doctor's office notes. Problem is is that I'm not insured and have limited time to be seen. I'm on a waiting list for a low cost clinic in my area, but it won't be in time. Any suggestions on what to do?

D-Anniversary...Again

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 2:39pm 0 Comments

I've officially been a diabetic for 17 years now, more than my younger siblings have been alive. No complications even though I haven't always taken great care of myself. Hope to add a few more decades...

Our Unseen Disease

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 5:50pm 6 Comments

This basically turned into a rant, but I hope someone enjoys.

“The Unseen Disease”

We live with a disease that does have a name, but many people just want to ignore it. Maybe it reminds them of a lost family member or reminds them that good health is not always a guarantee, that we humans are human. It does not show on the outside, except once in a great while, and oftentimes even our families forget or never know what it’s truly like. The media occasionally mentions us, but…

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At 5:28am on April 26, 2013, rick phillips said…

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

At 1:18am on April 26, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 2:14pm on July 20, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo Erin!! You're featured on the "Members" page!!

At 5:17am on May 9, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

thanks so much for your thoughts, ouch i always say i know how you feel! obviously i dont so i need to work on my responses! his overall control is good it is more the worrying what others think and he gets in a funk just about everytime he changes his pump site, but i think we are both doing the best we can and a little space is probably warranted i tend to hover! thanks again brianna, i read you went for you med. assitanting degree, are you working yet, best of luck! amy

At 8:52am on May 8, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

Hi brianna, welcome to tu i think you will really benefit from joining the group. i read your comment to laura about growing up with diabetes and having the attitude that no one else could relate to what you were dealing with. my son feels that way and as much as i try to support him he has his down days ( a fair share of really good day where diabetes in under control and not in the forefront so to speak) but when he is down he says i cant relate and nothing i say seems to work, i know i need to step back and let him grow dealing with his own issues ( he is 13) but it is trying as a parent to see him sad. any words of wisdom from the other side of teen hood with diabetes. it sounds like you are doing well. i love your birds! are they love birds? wishing you well, amy

At 2:30pm on April 26, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Brianna...luv your page ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 3:37am on April 26, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 3:12am on April 26, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 12:42pm on April 4, 2012, catlover said…

HI Brianna- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community.

At 2:22pm on April 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Brianna...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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