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Remembering DeanUSA

Started Feb 1 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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Latest Activity

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
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
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
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
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Cora
"Cora, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
Sep 28
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
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
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
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
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
Cora commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Elsa, the KP transplant is actually not that iffy any more. Not by a long shot. I am a PAK (pancreas after kidney) and my new pancreas is now 6 years old. While I don't play statistical games, I do appreciate the fact that the…"
Aug 28
A. Barney and Cora are now friends
Aug 27
Cora replied to pixierun13's discussion 'And on the other hand, we have a different BGL'
"Hi Pixie. Sigh. The only thing that multiple testing will do is drive you crazy and waste test strips. What I would do, is take your 2 meters to the lab whenever you go. Do this a few times. Then you will know which bg meter (cgms have more…"
Aug 26
Cora replied to A. Barney's discussion 'T1 Livabetik T2 Diabetic'
"Sorry, but I don't really agree. They changed the name from "Juvenile" to "Type 1" so that people wouldn't think that only kids get it. Did that work? Nope! And changing it to "Liveabetic" would just confuse…"
Aug 26
Cora replied to Sportster's discussion 'Exercise Confusion'
"That depends on whether or not you are one of those people who's bg goes down after exercise. Many of us have it go up. I would suggest blowing some test strips and do some experimenting on what works for you. Sorry I can't be more…"
Aug 11
Cora replied to lh378's discussion 'insulin dosage adjustments'
"I agree. I have found that the term "stacking" is used far too liberally by many (docs/nurses especially). It's only stacking when you take more insulin to bring down glucose levels when there is still insulin working to bring it…"
Aug 10

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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 the "Blogabetic" 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 the "Blogabetic" 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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