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  • 30, Female
  • Salt Lake City UT
  • United States
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Cherise's Discussions

Looking for Pen Pals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Jan 10, 2013. 1 Reply

Question for working diabetics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leo2 Nov 17, 2012. 2 Replies

Age of diagnosis?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TrueTheory Oct 25, 2012. 33 Replies


Pumping since October 2011 with OmniPod

Latest Activity

jen replied to Cherise's discussion 'Creating a graphic novel' in the group Diabetic Artists
"Hey Cherise! I was just wondering if you were successful in the completion of your Graphic Novel? Was it about someone with Diabetes? I've been toying with the idea of doing one as well! :) Let me know!!"
Mar 12
Ali replied to Cherise's discussion 'Question maybe someone can answer for me' in the group Neuropathy
"I gotta tell ya, Cherise, I am right there with ya on that question. I'm pretty sure the answer isn't (all) that "the damage is already done." My Mom and I have done a lot of on-line research about neuropathy. Guess what? It…"
Sep 28, 2013
Cherise joined etta amy's group

Yoga with a CGM

A support group for those of us dealing with the challenges of wearing a CGM while maintaining a yoga practice.
Sep 18, 2013
Michael replied to Cherise's discussion 'In the process...' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"After almost 4 years with the OmniPod I will be looking for a new pump for the same reasons you listed. I was hoping to be able to try the smaller pod just in case but with the constant delays I doubt I will have the chance."
Aug 15, 2013
Janice replied to Cherise's discussion 'In the process...' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"My particular reasons for switching from the OmniPod Sticking buttons Difficulty seeing screen Pods became seriously itchy!!! Run of boxes of bad Pods Mysterious shutting down of two different controllers One user error that I experienced on…"
Jul 23, 2013
Erika replied to Cherise's discussion 'In the process...' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I had the Omnipod too. I got severe allergies to the pods. I only had the pods a year and a half when the allergies got uncontrollably bad. I wanted a Ping, but ended up with a Minimed 723 pump. Animas refused to work with me and my insurance. They…"
Jul 23, 2013
implady500 commented on Cherise's group 'World of Warcraft Players'
"I was on Thrall, horde side of course. I quit playing about a year ago and only did a trial of Pandaria. Do you guys like it?"
Jul 22, 2013
implady500 joined Cherise's group

World of Warcraft Players

For those of us who play WoW, used to play WoW, or are interested in learning how to play WoW.See More
Jul 22, 2013

Profile Information

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 meet others online and locally that have Diabetes. And to help educate people about the true facts about diabetes.
Date diagnosed
October 21, 2000
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
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Twitter: @dragonmommy1984

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Cherise's Blog

I've decided to finally get one

Posted on December 2, 2012 at 11:22pm 0 Comments

Well after months of juggling it in my head, I have decided that with the crazy out of nowhere swings I get in the morning I am getting the Dexcom G4 Platinum. I figure its not only a way to combat my hypounawareness that I have but help with the highs that come out of no where in the morning hours.

Now if only there was a way to make me sleep so I feel rested for work. Ha ha. Stupid insomnia. Oh its 12:21 am MST here. I have to be up at 5 am.

Looking at getting a D.A.D. and a tattoo apprenticeship

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 9:15am 0 Comments

So I've been approved to go forward with getting a tattoo apprenticeship as I've been working with Vocational Rehabilitation as I have other issues from my diabetes. Some of you already know that I've been T1 since October 2000. In July 2008, I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. Just recently in February I was diagnosed with the starting of retinopathy. Luckily it has gotten better at my last checkup. The bleed that they were worried about has went away but the vascular part of my…


6 months ago....

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 10:10am 4 Comments

Six months ago on August 23rd 2011 at 11:23pm I gave birth via c-section to a beautiful baby boy named Trysten. Here's what he looks like now

He's doing his I'm too sexy for my onesie dance.…


DADs (Diabetic Alert Dogs)

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 10:18pm 3 Comments

A friend of mine on Facebook is a self-trainer for Diabetic Alert Dogs. She does breed the dogs as well and by 7 weeks old the have the RAW ability which means they can pick up on the scent. She only charges $1500 to $2000 for the dogs and $50 to help train these dogs. Most places who train these alert dogs charge around $20,000 for them. I personally do not have that kind of cash just laying around plus these places are usually miles and miles away from where I live and I can also not…


OmniPod Insulin Pumping since October 2011

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 3:56pm 0 Comments

So back in October 2011, I did two trials on two different pumps. The first was a week and a half trial with the MiniMed Revel with CGM and the second was a week with an OmniPod insulin. Both gave me great control, but the CGM had a huge difference between my real blood sugar and what it was showing and issues with my baby son (who's now almost 6 months) and the tubing. I really haven't found many issues with the OmniPod because if I have an error on my pod I just call the company and they…


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At 4:31am on April 16, 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 1:48am on April 16, 2013, rick phillips said…

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

At 8:27pm on January 13, 2013, Linda G said…


At 10:41am on October 6, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

i am breathing a huge sigh of relief, soaking diapers are normal for that age i remember putting two diapers on at that age for bedtime! i dont blame you for wondering what if, but it sounds like with a bs of 70 you are in the clear for now! jacob was really only symptomatic for a week or two before diag, no weight loss, but something was clearly not right with his thirst and hunger...he did also have some "lows" after eating sugary cereals a few months (?) prior but pretty random i only put it together after. lets keep hoping your little cutey is sugar free! good luck with his teething enjoy every moment they grow too fast, my blue eyed blondy boy is now 14! but still the love of my life, oh yeah there is also my mason who is 12 and very special, there is just something super special about your first and we have a strong bond. i hope all is other wise well in your world! amy

At 8:19am on October 6, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

to be honest cherise that sounds a bit worrisome, or it could be absolutely nothing. being a type 1 yourself i would test his bs asap. jacob was diag. at 10 and was excessively thirsty and urinating alot, my mom had a meter from my dad as he was diabetic he read high i retested with another meter of course i didnt completely trust just one reading! the next read high as well so we were off to the ER and our story began. if you are suspicious i would test asap, as once signs are showing things can escalate quickly and finding out sooner is better. i will pray that this is all nothing and he is just teething! please let me know how it goes. best wishes amy

At 3:55pm on April 16, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 10:36am on April 16, 2012, Marie B said…

Happy Birthday!

At 9:53am on April 16, 2012, catlover said…

Hi CML- Thought I'd wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. It is my birthday too. Although I am much older than you, I hope you have a very happy day !!! Your baby is adorable !! Cat

At 5:56am on April 16, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 12:09am on April 16, 2012, brokenpole said…

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




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