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Christel replied to Dana825's discussion 'Help, I feel so out of control!' in the group Diabetics with Eating Disorders
"Dana, You aren't alone. Asha's website is a great place to start, but I would encourage you to seek local support with a face-to-face component. I went to a therapist for individual and group body image therapy, and both helped me…"
Jan 28
Judith in Portland liked Christel's blog post It Ends With Us
Jan 14
Don commented on Christel's blog post 'It Ends With Us'
"I give medtronic points for their forthrightness. It ends with us. Yes, it does, and ultimately every device, every thought, every action we take is because we know that any complications will rest and end entirely on us."
Jan 14
Stoner liked Christel's blog post It Ends With Us
Jan 14
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It Ends With Us

It ends with us.Whether you physically sat in the room at the Diabetes Advocates Forum or joined us there in spirit, I tell you now. It ends with us.We will be the ones to end the feelings of frustration with diabetes, the barriers to affordable access, the misconceptions of this disease, and in the future, the disease…See More
Jan 14
Christel posted a blog post

It Ends With Us

It ends with us.Whether you physically sat in the room at the Diabetes Advocates Forum or joined us there in spirit, I tell you now. It ends with us.We will be the ones to end the feelings of frustration with diabetes, the barriers to affordable access, the misconceptions of this disease, and in the future, the disease…See More
Jan 14
Jessica_Strickland commented on Christel's blog post 'Alzheimer's & Diabetes: Can't Forget'
"I've never had to experience a loved one going through Alzheimer's luckily. I can only imagine how hard it must be to see a loved one go through something as trying as Alzheimer's. Memories are very important to me, and I…"
Nov 2, 2013
Manny Hernandez commented on Christel's blog post 'Alzheimer's & Diabetes: Can't Forget'
"Thanks for writing about this, Christel. It hit very close to home, since my mom is now facing Alzheimer's and I know exactly the types of looks you describe, from seeing them among others in the memory care residence she lives in. It's a…"
Nov 2, 2013
Manny Hernandez liked Christel's blog post Alzheimer's & Diabetes: Can't Forget
Oct 30, 2013
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Manny and Christel at The Diabetes Technology Society Meeting on September 11, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Christel posted a blog post

Alzheimer's & Diabetes: Can't Forget

This morning, The Kid donned her furry Halloween costume and, with the promise of candy, traipsed behind a kind lady to a room filled with older ladies and gentlemen. We were part of a toddler parade at the local Memory Care & Alzheimer’s facility and I watched as the faces of these individuals lit up when small fairies,…See More
Oct 30, 2013
Sam I am commented on Christel's blog post 'The Letter I Wish I Could Give Her (My 30th Diaversary Letter to Myself)'
"I really needed this today. Thank you."
May 29, 2013
Holly commented on Christel's blog post 'The Letter I Wish I Could Give Her (My 30th Diaversary Letter to Myself)'
"I printed this and I am going to put it in my Type1 daughters journal. She is 8 and when she is thirteen she is gonna need this! Thanks."
May 15, 2013
hello123 liked Christel's blog post The Letter I Wish I Could Give Her (My 30th Diaversary Letter to Myself)
May 15, 2013
Christel replied to samsmom's discussion 'Stomach, Gastrointestinal Problems with Type 1'
"Like the others, I'm saying a gastro to help you out. In the meantime, I can give you some dietary suggestions that help with the nausea and the possible gastroparesis issues. (I get delayed gastric emptying flareups and the nausea is only…"
May 12, 2013
David (dns) commented on Christel's blog post 'Dinosaurs and Good Health Care Insurance'
"I haven't had to deal with this -- yet -- but Medicare is getting very close so I expect I will have some nice horror stories to tell in a couple of years. acidrock -- on the topic of meter accuracy . . . Bernstein tests them from time to time;…"
May 12, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
I want to share my knowledge and support to others.
Date diagnosed
April 4, 1983
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Revel
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://theperfectd.com

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It Ends With Us

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 8:36am 1 Comment

It ends with us.

Whether you physically sat in the room at the Diabetes Advocates Forum or joined us there in spirit, I tell you now. It ends with us.

We will be the ones to end the feelings of frustration with diabetes, the barriers to affordable access, the misconceptions of…

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Alzheimer's & Diabetes: Can't Forget

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 12:17pm 2 Comments

This morning, The Kid donned her furry Halloween costume and, with the promise of candy, traipsed behind a kind lady to a room filled with older ladies and gentlemen. We were part of a toddler parade at the local Memory Care & Alzheimer’s facility and I watched as the faces of these individuals lit up when small…

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Dinosaurs and Good Health Care Insurance

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 9:11am 2 Comments

From my blog The Perfect D:

What do dinosaurs and good health care insurance have in common?

Both are extinct.

At least in my world. I am longing for the days of my youth, when my parents’ health coverage was super-duper. It was like living on Big Rock Candy Mountain, except it was insulin that flowed freely and test strips that grew on trees. I had numerous in-patient visits to Joslin Clinic and not once did we…

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The Letter I Wish I Could Give Her (My 30th Diaversary Letter to Myself)

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 7:19am 32 Comments

April 4, 1983



Dear Christel,

You knew what the doctor would say when she stood in the doorway of the examining room, staring at the expedited lab work . The checklist in Time magazine you read in class a week earlier gave you all the clues. (And sweetie, you really should have been studying…) Mentally checking every box next to the symptoms, it said: “You might have diabetes.”

Now it’s confirmed, but you have no idea what that really means. Mom and Dad do however,…

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HAWMC Day 2 - Introductions

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 11:53am 0 Comments

Wego Health is doing a Health Activist Writer Monthly Challenge, where you get prompts every day for 30 days. This is for all health activists, so they may not know anything about diabetes. Here's my Day 2...

In the second day of HAWMC, my true love gave to me... I'm supposed to: tell you a little about my "condition" and five things I would want someone to know about it, as well as some links that would help…

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At 12:49pm on April 13, 2013, Linda G said…

♥ BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Christel ♥

At 11:53pm on July 26, 2009, Teena said…
Hello there Christel. Happy to see you here!
At 9:15pm on July 26, 2009, Linda G said…

Welcome to the rabble Christel! Take a peek at some of the groups!!
At 10:05pm on July 24, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
It is such an honor to have met you, Christel! I am very happy to see you are getting more involved again.
 
 
 

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