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Started this discussion. Last reply by smileandnod Jun 14, 2012. 3 Replies

Clif Shot Energy Gel for lows?

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Deirdre is attending Emily Coles's event

Virtual discussion between the diabetes community and FDA at online

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smileandnod replied to Deirdre's discussion 'HMO or HSA?'
"I agree that you need to closely examine the plan documents for both and sit down and compare each feature. No two PPOs and no two HMOs are alike, but typically PPOs will have a higher out of pocket component. The devil is in the details... Please…"
Jun 14, 2012
Donna H replied to Deirdre's discussion 'HMO or HSA?'
"BusedP said it all with "you need to consider a lot of things." Not all HSAs are created equal and you need to look at the specific structure of yours. If given the choice b/w a PPO and an HMO, and all other things being fairly equal, I…"
Jun 14, 2012
Gary replied to Deirdre's discussion 'All meters go to Heaven, but can they go in the trash?'
"They will all be in the trash as soon as this one hits the market.. http://thecurrent-online.com/news/development-noninvasive-glucose-monitor-step-closer-market/"
Apr 21, 2012
Brian Wittman replied to Deirdre's discussion 'All meters go to Heaven, but can they go in the trash?'
"I would be interested in this."
Apr 8, 2012
jrtpup replied to Deirdre's discussion 'All meters go to Heaven, but can they go in the trash?'
"Susi, does IFL take donations of insulin, etc. from the US? I didn't see it listed on your site."
Apr 8, 2012
shelly replied to Deirdre's discussion 'All meters go to Heaven, but can they go in the trash?'
"hi do you steel have them"
Apr 8, 2012
Deirdre liked Jane K's blog post Diabetes Story: How it all started
Sep 22, 2011

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At 12:06pm on December 27, 2010, Linda G said…
At 11:10am on November 21, 2010, Linda G said…

At 11:04am on April 2, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings Deidre....how's it all going?

luv ya.....linda
At 8:51pm on December 25, 2009, Linda G said…

LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH.....linda
At 6:51pm on October 11, 2009, Linda G said…

Hi Deirdre! How's it all going? Sending you early Thanksgiving greetings from Canada....ours is tomorrow!
Take care, luv...linda.
At 5:04pm on September 30, 2009, Linda G said…

Hey Deirdre...it's been a while, and I though I'd stop by to say hello and see how you're doing??! Take care and drop me a line if you get a chance!
At 4:51pm on November 24, 2008, Matt Speer said…
i was on the omni pod for a months and it drove me nuts thanks i love my camp pictures too
At 11:45am on August 25, 2008, Joyce said…
Thanks.what a great idea! I am aon it! :)
At 4:44am on August 24, 2008, Lea B said…
Hi Deirdre,
How've you been?
Thanks so much for the good wishes. Noah is really looking forward to school. We're meeting the new school nurse this week- hopefully all will go smoothly :)
At 4:15am on August 10, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Hi Deirdre, do you have diabetic children in orphanage that their adoption was declined because of diabetes?



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