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Remembering DeanUSA

Started Feb 1, 2014 0 Replies

While he hasn't posted in a while, he did post last year some. I'm sorry to tell you folks that Dean passed away suddenly today. Here is his page here on tu:…Continue

Just introducing myself

Started this discussion. Last reply by dejahthoris Aug 18, 2011. 16 Replies

Hi everyone. My name is Cora and I was diagnosed with type 1 in 1966. My Mom was the one who made the diagnosis. I was getting hysterical before going to be if I couldn't get a drink of water and…Continue


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Cora replied to SGrieco's discussion '"should not live alone" recommendations for T1Ds'
"We sound almost related. My parents were taught by my pediatric endo in 1966 that there was nothing in life I could not do. And I was raised that way. There really was no question of me going away to school, getting an apartment, etc. In some ways I…"
Feb 6
Cora replied to mohe0001's discussion 'What do you think of this new 'Double Diabetic' classification for type 1s with insulin resistance?'
"Between a few forums and a variety of facebook groups I know a bit less than a dozen T1s on met. But they are scattered all over the place, so it's a rare endo who will prescribe it."
Jan 3
Cora replied to mohe0001's discussion 'What do you think of this new 'Double Diabetic' classification for type 1s with insulin resistance?'
"How does she define "too much insulin". That could only be true if you are going low all the time. Running in the 300s requires more insulin, not less. When will some doctors learn that there is no "right" amount of insulin, on…"
Jan 2
Cora liked Sue's discussion Endo says that any A1C under 7 is ok
Jan 2
Cora replied to Sue's discussion 'Endo says that any A1C under 7 is ok'
"This seems to be a new obsession among some. Why is the 50/50 split so important? What is the advantage to you? In over 40 years of T1, that ratio never worked for me. I usually took about twice as much basal as bolus. I can see cutting back on the…"
Jan 2
Cora replied to sweetmom's discussion 'Teleconference Endocrinologist?'
"I know my kidney doc and his department do tele medicine. My hospital services some spread out areas and it's great. A small local clinic does the bp and weight checks, and the rest is through chat and online records. It works well."
Dec 24, 2014
Cora replied to Sarah's discussion 'Pancreatic islet auto-transplantation'
"There is a large difference between an islet transplant and an auto-islet transplant. Auto islets are for non-diabetic people who have pancreas issues. I met several when I had my pancreas transplant. My one roommate had had chronic pancreatitis for…"
Nov 26, 2014
Cora replied to Michele Stark's discussion 'college accomodations'
"Not sure I'll be much help. I spent 8 years in post secondary education back in the "bad old days" before they had these things. All I had my was medic alert and if I went low during an exam, I had a doc's note, my bracelet, and…"
Oct 13, 2014
Cora replied to angivan's discussion 'Stage 2...the journey begins' in the group Diabetics with kidney problems
"Keep a couple of things in mind. The "e" in eGFR stands for estimated. And it is especially not always that great for smaller people, especially women. And many labs and docs don't really care about the eGFR unless it is less than 60.…"
Oct 13, 2014
Cora replied to Joan's discussion 'ACE Inhibitors and Type I diabetes'
"From my own personal experience, I believe that the addition of the one of the first ACEs (Captopril in the late 80s) kept my already damaged kidneys (from long term T1) going for quite some time. They were still new back then. The Capto was a pain…"
Oct 3, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) left a comment for Cora
"Cora, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
Sep 28, 2014
Cora replied to angivan's discussion 'Celebrities with complications?'
"Tracy Morgan, who survived that crash recently, has had a kidney transplant. The kidney failure was due to his diabetes (type 2, I think)"
Sep 24, 2014
Cora commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"These things are also very transplant center related. Some places avoid all the possible risks to make their stats look good. The place I chose (that I'm terribly happy with) has a reputation from other places of ..."Oh, send em…"
Sep 3, 2014
Cora commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Hi Elsa. I've never heard of an age restriction on either K or K/P transplants. The only issue is that you be healthy enough. I've been on Aranesp (similar to procrit) for a very long time. My new kidney is good, but isn't able to…"
Sep 3, 2014
Cora replied to Negg's discussion 'more bad advice on television'
"It is such a huge, huge, YMMV sort of thing. A family member with T2, extremely well controlled currently with diet and exercise, does eat a piece, sometimes 2, a day. But not things that spike."
Sep 2, 2014
Cora replied to Negg's discussion 'more bad advice on television'
"I thought the first doctor was good. He said you had to be careful what kind of fruits and how much. That they were loaded with carbs and fructose, which could cause inflammation. Now I am interpreting his English (due to the accent) and what I took…"
Sep 2, 2014

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At 7:47am on September 28, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!

At 12:43am on September 28, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Cora, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

At 5:44pm on September 28, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…
Cora happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.
At 5:36pm on September 28, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 6:15am on September 28, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:15pm on April 7, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Cora, thanks for your kind words in the kidney group. I recently remembered we have a transplant group.

maybe you might be interested in commenting there also.

At 4:50pm on September 28, 2011, Jeffrey said…
At 9:47am on September 28, 2011, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday!
At 9:27am on September 28, 2011, Doris D said…
At 4:43am on September 28, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cora.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?



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