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Doretta Reily is attending Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Dr. William Polonsky: Addressing the Unmet Psychological Needs of People with Diabetes at TuDiabetes homepage

June 5, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm PT (4-5pm ET, 9-10pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event Dr. Polonsky is CEO and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world's first organization wholly dedicated to studying and addressing the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. He is also Associate Clinical…See More
Jun 5
Doretta Reily joined SuFu, Ph.D.'s group

T1DM Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and High Intensity Training

An open forum to discuss nutrition, routines and how to work with type 1 to fulfill your potential. Exercise routines and how to dose with insulin both with pump and MDI to avoid acute and latent-onset hypoglycaemia. Picture is me after a cut.
Jun 11, 2013
Doretta Reily replied to Josh's discussion 'Anyone switching Bayer Contour Next?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Duane...What is UHC's reason for not wanting to cover the Contour Next strips? I've just switched over to the Contour Next USB, but haven't picked up the strips from the pharmacy. I had used the Accu-Chek Compact Plus for quite a few…"
Mar 16, 2013
Doretta Reily joined Gregory Paranuik's group

Bayer ContourUSB Users

for users of the Bayer Contour USB blood glucose monitor
Mar 9, 2013
Doretta Reily commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Accu-Chek Users'
"I've used an Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter for the past few years. It's a great meter, since it's all-in-one. But I just learned that the test strips cost has increased roughly $45 in a single month. At first, I assumed the price…"
Mar 9, 2013
Doretta Reily joined Manny Hernandez's group

Accu-Chek Users

For users of ACCU-CHEK Aviva and ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus glucose meters.
Mar 9, 2013
Doretta Reily joined Robert Yancey's group

Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.
Feb 20, 2013
Doretta Reily replied to Heather's discussion 'Problems?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I've used Medtronic insulin pumps for about 11 years now, and I've never had any kind of pump malfunction. Yes, I have had bad sites, but that's not the pump. That's simply me, due to scar tissue in some spots. Of course, in…"
Nov 27, 2012

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November 10, 1968
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At 8:34pm on July 22, 2009, Elizabeth S. said…
Doretta, your various comments on the CGM has been very helpful to me as I learn how to best use it without getting too frustrated. I got it in May and some days I love it, but it seems that I hate it more days. This past week has been amazing. Near perfect accuracy!! I think my thighs get better readings and I am getting better at calibrating. I also have been frustrated with how many times I am checking my blood. I used to check 4-5 times a day and now I am checking around 15 times...Which is okay in itself, but for a lot of times I felt like I was doing all of the CGMs work. Anyways, thank you for advice to everyone!! :)
At 7:47pm on December 29, 2008, Cara said…
I got an e-mail from Susan Meeke this evening requesting my phone number and I e-mailed her back, so I guess I'm just waiting on the call to get everything started. This very well may be an answer to my prayers.
At 7:10pm on December 29, 2008, Cara said…
Doretta, I won one of the Starter Memberships from the Diabetes Mine contest! I'm gonna get a chance to try out Fit4D!!! I'm so excited! :D
At 10:12am on December 15, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…

This is Qaytbay Castle in Alexandria,Egypt.
At 5:57am on December 14, 2008, Gail said…
Welcome Doretta
Glad you joined
At 8:49am on December 13, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…

At 7:41pm on December 12, 2008, Sweeter Cherise said…
5.1 A1C....What is your secret?
At 7:40pm on December 12, 2008, Sweeter Cherise said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! When you have the chance please check the New Member Guide, it'll help you navigate around the commmunity. If you have any questions please let us know. I hope you enjoy TuDiabetes as much as I do. Fitness! I need a lot of help in that area. There is a GREAT support system in the community. Have fun and make yourself at home.

At 5:40pm on December 12, 2008, Cara said…
Welcome to the site! Glad you found us. I see you are an Exercise Coach for Fit4D. And a fitness trainer. That's the one area of my diabetic care that I totally slack on. I'm just so bad at it. :) I hope you enjoy our site and pass it on to others!
At 11:29am on December 12, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…

Thank you



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