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Diabetics with MS (multiple sclerosis)

Diabetics with Multiple Sclerosis & anyone interested is welcome to join us. Type-1 diabetes & MS are both autoimmune with a documented mutual link. Having diabetes & MS presents a more complicated situation of management and complications.See More
Jun 29, 2012
Dana and jen are now friends
Mar 18, 2012
Dana replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Skin prep recommendation for omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I also used IV Prep in the beginning, but have only used alcohol swabs since without any issues."
Oct 3, 2011
Dana updated their profile
Jul 5, 2011
Dana replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks to everyone for the advice and encouragement!"
Jun 24, 2011
Dana replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks a lot! I would not have thought of YouTube. I will definitely look there."
Jun 24, 2011
Dana replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks! I appreciate this advice. I would be guilty of second guessing myself also."
Jun 24, 2011
JIMMER replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"Welcome to the club. The first one is a little scary the 2nd one is ok and the third you will be a pro. The youtube videos are great.... it looks way more intimidating than it is. Enjoy your new Dex and have a great weekend."
Jun 24, 2011
Alissa replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"My daughter started the Dex about three months ago. I did the first insertion on my own - didn't really know I had another option! HA! Anyways - best help I found was....You Tube! There are plenty of people who have made step by step videos and…"
Jun 24, 2011
Dana replied to _julie_'s discussion 'Old or New Test Strips?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I, too, get the new strips from Medco. I have compared my results to those I get on my back up meters. The results do not yield any real difference, so I just use the new ones also."
Jun 24, 2011
dxclancy replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"I just went for it. The instructions seemed complex to me, so i read them carefully. But it gets easier - now i just pop one in super quick."
Jun 24, 2011
Cody Turner replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"I started on my own as well. Decided I wasn't going to wait around for a trainer to call me. One called me a month after I got my Dexcom."
Jun 24, 2011
babygirl8408 replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"LOL, yes intimidating but definitely a piece of cake. I don't have the instructions anymore but I remember when I received the entire kit it came with pictured instructions which shows all the pieces and what your supposed to do on each step.…"
Jun 24, 2011
FHS replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"It's a piece of cake, an intimidating piece of cake, but still a piece of cake. It's been a while since I did my first insertion, but I do belieive there are step by step instructions on the Dexcom site. Remember to take a deep breath.…"
Jun 24, 2011
babygirl8408 replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"I actually started it on my own also. It wasn't difficult at all but I did read into the instructions a little too much. Don't do it because I kept second guessing myself! Just read through the directions once and then when it's time…"
Jun 24, 2011
olu Oog replied to Dana's discussion 'Just Got My Dexcom!/Sensor Insertion' in the group Dexcom Users
"hi...everyone i've met on this network start on their own. At least i did it on my own. Just follow the instruction and watch the video...its simpler than you think and you will find that to be so after you do it on your own"
Jun 24, 2011

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Community Support
Date diagnosed
July 12, 1992
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod

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At 2:54pm on March 17, 2011, Type 1 Diabetes Lounge said…
Hello! I would like to invite you to the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge, a local education and support network that serves all of Chicagoland. We've been around since 1989 and are renowned for what we offer. Check out www.type1diabeteslounge.com and join us!
At 7:26am on May 31, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Hi Dana! Just stopping by to say HI and How are you doing? Been absent for a short bit because of my internet. Now I'm back and just wanted to greet all my friends first. Have a great day. Patti
At 4:12am on April 29, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
The pleasure is mine my dear.We do have a Poetry Club.I have that feeling that you do write poems.Do you?
At 10:24pm on April 18, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Helo Dana
At 3:49pm on April 18, 2009, Kathy said…
Whoa, sis, I am impressed. I usually scan the new members and see who I can invite to join the Great Lakes Group. Rarely does anybody make it without me nudging them.......
I live in Minneapolis, where we are cautiously concluding that winter is over????
Welcome to Tu Diabetes. Nice to have you with us.
At 11:50pm on April 17, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Welcome to tudiabetes, Dana! Here you will find alot going on as I have for over a year now lots of friends and support. Glad you found us, Patti L.
At 6:20pm on April 17, 2009, Yvonne C. said…


Hello Dana and Welcome to TuDiabetes!!

My name is Yvonne and I am part of the Welcoming Committee and you are now part of a supportive community for diabetics! When you have the time, please don’t hesitate to meet your fellow members within the forums, groups and blog areas. We are here to support you!

Check out this guide for new members. It has lots of tips about finding your way around the community! Also, try this link to review all of the TuDiabetes Explore Groups.

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If you know of any other individuals who may interested in a very supportive diabetes community, feel free to invite them to join TuDiabetes. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Yvonne C.
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P.S. Test don’t Guess!!
 
 
 

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