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

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Brunetta replied to mmr5020's discussion 'HIGH BG with Insulin, Metformin and Invokana'
"Interesting info about infusions sets, 2hobbit. I am finding that fthe quick sets that I have been using for 10 years seemto be causing tissue injury. Although I rotate the sites, it takes 2-3weeks for the irritated hard site lumps to go away.…"
Brunetta replied to Fabio Esteban's discussion 'Need advice'
"Call your insurance company again and ask about what to do to override the policy. Ask to go as high as you can to talk to a supervisor, not justthe person who anwers the phone.Call Medtronic. You may qualify for a new pump after 5 years. The Bayer…"
Judith in Portland and Brunetta are now friends
Brunetta replied to artwoman's discussion 'RE: coverage of CGM's'
"Natalie wrote above: There IS the quality of life issue, and the pill-poppers may not need much (although their pills ARE expensive), but a T2 on insulin shouldn't be denied the pump that he wants simply because he's a T2. That's…"
Brunetta commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live Interview with Dr. Denise Faustman, Director of Immunobiology Massachusetts General Hospital'
"My questions for Dr. Faustman are: (1) Have the trials with BCG that produced a reversal of the "rogue" t-cells in the diabetic mice, ridding them of the need for exogenous insulin, which extended through a regular mouse lifetime, been…"
Jul 24
Brunetta replied to artwoman's discussion 'RE: coverage of CGM's'
"I agree that the costs of prevention will go up dramatically, Dave. but what about the long-term costs of what may have been avoided with complications? Dialysis, amputations. etc.. Do we pay now or later? I do not know either. Artwoman and jms have…"
Jul 23
Brunetta replied to artwoman's discussion 'RE: coverage of CGM's'
"YOU, a little old lady? Ms. Natalie, I think not. LOL God bless"
Jul 23
Brunetta replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'What D-issues are most important to YOU?'
"My Diabetes issues/concerns; -Lack of proper education on up-to-date treatment/diagnoses paradigms for both medical personnel and for PWD in this country(USA):_All types It is absolutely astounding and dismal how little is known about diabetes by…"
Jul 23
Brunetta commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live Interview with Dr. Denise Faustman, Director of Immunobiology Massachusetts General Hospital'
"I definitely want to check this out. I am a three- time blood donator to Dr. Faustman's study at Massachusetts General Hospital. I have m et her personally and would love to chat with her again. Fascinating and caring woman is she!!"
Jul 23
Brunetta is attending Emily Coles's event

Live Interview with Dr. Denise Faustman, Director of Immunobiology Massachusetts General Hospital at TuDiabetes homepage

July 24, 2014 from 11am to 12pm
11am PT, 2pm ET, 7pm GMTWhat time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventDenise L. Faustman, MD, PhD, Director of Immunobiology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolDenise Faustman, MD, PhD, is Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts…See More
Jul 23
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

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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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