My Sweet, Stormy, Silly, Saved, Life by Brunetta

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Brunetta left a comment for Kathy
"Kathy,I love that video. I have been a fan of "Sweet Honey in the Rock" for decades. Bernice Johnson Reagan, the founder, is from Albany Ga., 22 miles from my home town of Camilla, Ga.. She is also a Spelman college graduate like me. I…"
Jul 11
Kathy left a comment for Brunetta
Jul 11
Brunetta replied to meee's discussion 'Colonoscopy Questions'
"Thanks for the detailed descriptions, Zoe and Brian. I have been outing off getting a colonoscopy, and at 59 have NEVER had one. Last night I got a vsit from a friend I who mentioned that mother died of colon cancer at 57, then this morning this…"
Jul 9
Rockin' Granny replied to Brunetta's discussion 'Apidra lost and found?'
"I am having the same issue with my insurance company. I finally got them to approve my apidra 120 units before I was out completely. How can we change this and be on their formulary? Who do we need to contact? I pay over 1300.00 a month for…"
Jul 8
Brunetta replied to Brunetta's discussion 'When to consult a doctor- Again?'
"Thanks for the suggestions and concern, Meee, diabetic Dad, and DianaS: You guys ROCK!!!I bought a bunch of those zero water BOBOTTLES( 4 grams carb) revivie with potassium , b-16, and b-12. vitamins. I will start drinking them to night'…"
Jul 8
Diabetic Dad replied to Brunetta's discussion 'When to consult a doctor- Again?'
"I fractured my ankle a couple of years ago. 18 places. I recovered from that okay, but recently I've been having balance issues. My feet don't tingle or feel numb, but for some reason I'm having trouble with balance. Thursday I see a…"
Jul 7
meee replied to Brunetta's discussion 'When to consult a doctor- Again?'
"Hi Brunetta, If you can't see your endo before the trip for blood work, can you go to a walk in clinic instead? I did that when I needed a tetanus vaccine last month because my gp didn't have the shot without pertussis as well. I prolly…"
Jul 7
Brunetta posted a discussion

When to consult a doctor- Again?

Hi All. I have been having a grand summer. I recovered nicely from the ankle break and surgery. I am able to exercise and walk on the ankle/leg that was operated on. Other than having an implanted "weather vane" that tells me when the barometric pressure suddenly increases and we are due for a shower ( the plate in my fibula hurts just a bit), my ankle is strong and feels completely healed. A1c is down to 7.1 after a couple of years Between 7.5 and 7.9. I am pushing for 6.5. or under by Labor…See More
Jul 7
Brunetta replied to Geoffrey Steinman's discussion 'Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Me, too, Rick!! I use the Medtronic USB Link meter which came with the %30g pump I got in December.This is only supplied by Medtronic Minimed. MM has been good about sending me a free replacement for it when I lost it while traveling. Same gray and…"
Jul 6
Brunetta replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Favorite 4th foods to Bolus for?'
"Yes I do watermelon with salt. I super bolus 15 minuites ( which means for me at least 2 units OVER what the bolus wizard says, and eat the water melon with protein, dual wave that bolus, and check the CGM t lot. I can eat watermelon without too big…"
Jul 4
Brunetta replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'Daughter 13 and refusing shots'
"Natalie, Stuart wroteWhat is her expectation of that action? What solution(s) does she desire. Anything you CAN achieve for her? All kinds of possible, if anybody can figure out what she actually wants, beyond the immediacy of the pods. can have a…"
Jul 4
Brunetta replied to Richard157's discussion 'A Very Inspiring Type 1 Blog'
"I will be able to be a Joslin Medalist in 3 years. I will be 60 in December. No major complicationsAT ALL. Heart, eyes, kidneys are all fine. Broke my ankle in an ice fall in December, had ankle surgery and a plate and screws inserted.. all is well,…"
Jul 1

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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?
To learn more about diabetes from others who. like me, are living with this condition
Date diagnosed
November 10, 1968
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Minimed 522

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At 7:51am on July 11, 2014, Kathy said…
At 2:21pm on April 19, 2014, Kathy said…

Hi Brunetta.
Wishing you a glorious Easter.
So glad we connected on FB!!!

At 10:24am on April 18, 2014, Lloyd said…

oh, that should be Cyclobenzaprine 4% not 45

At 7:32am on April 18, 2014, Lloyd said…

Hi Brunetta,
It is a prescription of
Lidocaine 5%
Cyclobenzaprine 45

At 8:52am on April 15, 2014, Marie B said…
Hi Brunetta, just stopping by to say thanks for being here, you're such a special friend to us. I wish I could say it better.

I saw you were asking about walnut oil. I LOVE this stuff! heavenly in salad dressings. I also use it in a bread I make that has chopped walnuts in it. here's the oneI can get at our local shop-rite. be sure to keep it in the fridge, it goes rancid faster than other oils.
At 3:40pm on April 5, 2014, Kathy said…
At 7:37am on April 3, 2014, Sagwabetes said…

thank you :)

At 9:48am on March 20, 2014, Kathy said…

Brunetta, I made the plaque. It is melted crayon art, where you melt crayons onto canvas with a hairdryer. I loved the way it turned out.

At 12:55pm on March 18, 2014, Kathy said…

At 2:46pm on March 2, 2014, Lois said…

My new shoes were in 2 weeks ago but are now being matched and prepared for the steel brace on the right shoe. They seem soooooo big that I could probably hired out to rural fire departments to stop out forest fires!





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