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Started this discussion. Last reply by nel Jan 16, 2013. 14 Replies

Movie Goofs Regarding Type 1 Diabetes

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Blondie updated their profile
Mar 11, 2014
Blondie commented on rick (aka: #blankieboy)'s blog post 'The worst kind of Diabetes?'
"I cannot stand when someone makes stupid comments. I completely understand that people do not know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 as before my son's diagnosis I did not either but when they say, "oooohh, that's the bad…"
Mar 2, 2014
Blondie replied to wyandtr's discussion 'Need to get my first pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"In Canada, a pump is $7000.00. What you pay in the states, not sure. Our insurance paid 100% but now our province covers insulin pumps."
Sep 8, 2013
Blondie replied to Dave Davis's discussion 'Friends who offer "cures" for Diabetes'
"The cinnamon advice really bugs me. No, cinnamon does nothing for Type 1 diabetes."
Sep 8, 2013
Blondie replied to Amy's discussion 'Animas Ping and the Animas Vibe' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"No, there is no Vibe in Canada... yet. It supposed to be coming though. When it does we plan on upgrading and that will cost us $99.00 CAD. By the time you move to our wonderful country, it should be available. By the way, where are you moving too?"
Jul 4, 2013
Blondie commented on Regge's group 'Pumping Our Insulin'
"@bufbuffalo: My son keeps his pump in his Spibelt even at night. It keeps it tight against his body. The Spibelt is a sleek belt that is quite narrow and stretches to fit the pump."
Jul 1, 2013
Blondie replied to Cherylou's discussion 'Food database on Vibe' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"No. It's not very good."
Jun 22, 2013
Blondie replied to Blondie's discussion 'After Bolus Reminders' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks E-J"
Jun 13, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
1 or more of my children
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?
support and friendship
Date diagnosed
July 17, 2008
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?

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At 7:11am on February 10, 2012, Beth said…

I just accepted your friend request from Aug. I haven't been on this site for awhile! Your son is very handsome. Hope things are going well for you. My son Alex will be 11 in March and we are looking at leaving shots behind and finally starting a pump. The omnipod looks like the best choice for us. Alex is ready for more independence since he will be starting middle school next year.

At 2:18pm on April 10, 2009, Linda G said…
Hello! How's it all going fellow Canadian? And how's Chris?...any questions/suggestions?

I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.


I look forward to hearing from you again soon!
At 7:11pm on October 19, 2008, Gina said…
Hi, how is Chris doing? And how are you holding up? Take care,
At 10:13am on August 5, 2008, Manny Hernandez said…
Hi Chris's mom!! Welcome to the TuDiabetes family. I am very happy to see our Canadian family grow!

Hope you find all the support and help you are looking for here.

Please help us spread the word about the community: Invite family, friends and others who can benefit from being a member

BTW, quick tip: to comment back to folks that leave you a message on your page, click on the "Comment Back" link beneath the comment.

Take care,
At 3:38pm on July 24, 2008, Blondie said…
Hi Jayson! It's nice to hear from another Edmontonian. Thanks for the advice on the book. I definitely need to read a few books on Type 1. I know I'll be spending a lot of time on this site and I'm sure we will be chatting again.
At 3:38pm on July 24, 2008, Toni Crebbin said…
Wow, you're brand spanking new to all of this. It's great you hooked up with us so early on. You will be able to get lots of questions answered here, or just be able to vent:) Welcome!
At 10:48am on July 24, 2008, Jayson said…
Hello and welcome! I also live in edmonton! I was diagnosed 4 years ago and can still remember the shock and fear I was in. May I suggest a great read.... it's called diabetes for canadian dummies. :-) Great book for recently dx diabetics! Take care and I hope to chat with you in the future!
At 8:02pm on July 23, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes community!
At 1:43pm on July 20, 2008, Lorraine said…
Hi Chris's Mom. Doris Ann brought me to your attention. My son is 5. Was diagnosed about a year and a half ago. As I understand it this is all very new to you. How wonderful that you have already found this support group. Ask, vent and ask any and all questions you have. It can all be very very overwhelming at the beginning. I remember it well. It does get easier - it really does. I know it may be hard to comprehend that right now, but it does.
At 9:06am on July 20, 2008, Doris D said…
He will pull through. That's my problem and please don't even think about us right now!



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