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DressyFemme replied to Gabriel's discussion 'You Go Girl!!!' in the group Queer Diabetics
"I say we ought to come up with a graphic or logo and make buttons to wear... I'm going to the Obesity Action Coalition's Your Weight Matters conference in September and would LOVE to wear a Queer Diabetic button or t-shirt!!"
Aug 6
DressyFemme replied to DressyFemme's discussion 'Couples facing Diabetes together' in the group Queer Diabetics
"Update. She's been in the hospital 4 times this year for her foot ulcers which are in both feet. Taking Zyvox which is extremely expensive... Applied for SSD... It's a real challenge for both of us. Meanwhile I am in recovery from Type 2,…"
Aug 6
dgzee liked DressyFemme's discussion Type 2 with ADHD combined type
Jul 22
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Jun 1
DressyFemme replied to DressyFemme's discussion 'Couples facing Diabetes together' in the group Queer Diabetics
"Thanks. She's now in hospital with systemic infection due to the ulcers. Scary..."
Apr 10
Melitta replied to DressyFemme's discussion 'Couples facing Diabetes together' in the group Queer Diabetics
"So, so very sorry, DF. Keep us posted, and you two are in my thoughts."
Apr 2
DressyFemme replied to DressyFemme's discussion 'Couples facing Diabetes together' in the group Queer Diabetics
"Update she is in constant pain now the right ulcer is infected and tunneled through to side of foot, dr opened it up we are doing soaks and packing but the next stage is hospital. Scared.... Prayers appreciated"
Apr 2
Melitta replied to DressyFemme's discussion 'Couples facing Diabetes together' in the group Queer Diabetics
"So sorry, DF. How are you holding up?"
Mar 25
DressyFemme commented on Geoffrey's group 'New Yorkers with Diabetes'
"I'm a type 2 diabetic, 43, on oral meds, live in Rochester and have had diabetes for 3 years now."
Mar 23
DressyFemme joined Geoffrey's group
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New Yorkers with Diabetes

I didn't see any groups that had diabetics from New York State, so I am creating one!
Mar 23
DressyFemme replied to falcor's discussion 'Avoiding old habits/Health at Every Size' in the group Diabetics with Eating Disorders
"Dear Falcor I am an intuitive eater in recovery with type 2 diabetes. I have binge eating disorder, have had it since 1997, I tried OA and abstinence for 13 yrs which did a real number on my self esteem every time I relapsed. I went into…"
Mar 23
DressyFemme joined Jacq Allan's group
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Diabetics with Eating Disorders

Diabetics with Eating Disorders is a not for profit organisation. Research shows that female type one diabetics at 2x the risk of developing anorexia or bulimia, & 40% of 15 – 30 regularly manipulate or omit insulin in order to lose weight.See More
Mar 22
DressyFemme replied to queer diabetic for universal healthcare's discussion 'how exactly are queerness and diabetes connected for you?' in the group Queer Diabetics
"What g0m3z said... Also in my community about 75% of the womyn are overweight or obese... Many have diabetes, but no one really talks about it. I think it touches on fat acceptance issues for some folks... Sexual abuse history.... Etc etc. but…"
Mar 18
JenJen777 replied to DressyFemme's discussion 'Type 2 with ADHD combined type' in the group Diabetics with AD/HD (hyperactivity welcome but not required)
"Keep things fresh, or try to. I use different machines, compare machines, new apps... Stuff like that, keeps my interest peaked. I never moisturize anything, not sure what to suggest for that. I'm type 1, so I use an insulin pump which helps…"
Mar 18
DressyFemme replied to DressyFemme's discussion 'Couples facing Diabetes together' in the group Queer Diabetics
"Well now the crap has officially hit the fan. The one ulcer is bone deep and the other is ok. The doctor referred her to another wound care specialist. But they are talking Disability or early retirement for her.... I feel so alone... Glad to have…"
Mar 18
DressyFemme added a discussion to the group Diabetics with AD/HD (hyperactivity welcome but not required)
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Type 2 with ADHD combined type

Hi, I'm a 43 yr old female living with type 2 diabetes and ADHD combined type (inattentive and hyperactive). ADHD has played a huge role in my being able to take proper care of my diabetes. When you tend to make impulsive decisions, have trouble prioritizing etc it's hard to remember to do things like moisturizing feet, test blood sugars. So I have learned to cope using iphone apps with reminders and glucose tracking. I'm On meds and they are controlling my diabetes well but still have ADHD…See More
Mar 18

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
My partner and I are both type 2 diabetics.
Date diagnosed
March 1, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0, November 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Diet and Exercise

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At 4:26pm on February 28, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES DressyFemme!!
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At 1:30am on February 28, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

DressyFemme, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:15am on February 28, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DressyFemme!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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!
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At 2:20am on February 28, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:44pm on December 4, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home DressyFemme!
My husband and I are both Type 2 as well.
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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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!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:57pm on December 4, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 11:57am on December 4, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome!

At 6:18am on December 4, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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