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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Information

Started Nov 11 0 Replies

Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces starts November 15, 2014, and lasts until February 15, 2015. During this time, individuals and families can shop for health insurance coverage and…Continue

Tags: open enrollment, American Diabetes Association, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, ACA

Snap Strong and Simple Challenge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Coles Nov 12. 3 Replies

Hey Insulin Pump Users,The good people at Asante Solutions - maker of the Snap pump - just started a program called "…Continue

Tags: Strong and Simple, Asante, Snap

TCOYD launches new website for D-professionals who have type 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Nov 9. 3 Replies

TCOYD has just launched the first online collaborative group for individuals who are working in the area of diabetes and are also living with type 1…Continue

Tags: diabetes professional, We Are One, WeAreOne, TCOYD

What are YOU doing for World Diabetes Day?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by sdkate on Tuesday. 21 Replies

Here comes World Diabetes Day!!World Diabetes Day (WDD) is an annual campaign created by the …Continue

Tags: International Diabetes Federation, IDF, World Diabetes Day, WDD

 

Emily Coles

DHF Head of Communities

Hi TuDiabetes community. I'm the Diabetes Hands Foundation Head of Communities, and here's a bit about me:

I'm originally from Pennsylvania, but have lived in San Francisco since 1996, and consider it home now.

I was diagnosed with type I diabetes in 1978, when there was no structured way for people with diabetes to connect. My parents tracked down another family with a diabetic child my age, and every few months we would drive 2 hours to visit them so that I could have a "peer". And do you know what? I did not like that kid AT ALL. But she was my entire diabetic peer group up until I went to college, so there we were.

Look how different it is to have diabetes now! Bye-bye, rotten kid. Now I've got thousands of potential diabetic friends to share with, all right here.

In college I studied biology and considered going into medicine, but opted for "life experience" before making such a commitment. In 1996 I moved to San Francisco and made my way into public health, by way of much volunteering and networking. At the time there was strong focus on HIV/AIDS-related work in SF, and I became a research assistant in the SF AIDS Office within the Public Health Department. Soon thereafter I decided to go back to school for epidemiology in order to progress into a career studying infectious disease, which I did in 2000, at Stanford University.

Epidemiology turned out not to be quite the right fit for me. I got the degree, but the actual work was too solitary. Lots of numerical data, not much human interaction.

... So of course the logical next step was to become a ballroom dance teacher. ALL human interaction! I worked for a dance studio from 2005 to 2008, and then for myself from 2008 to the present. I love it, and I still teach, perform and compete in ballroom dance to this day.

All through this story I still had diabetes, of course, and it has always been a main theme in my life, even as I've tried to focus my attention elsewhere. In 2010 I decided to go ahead and DO something with it. That decision eventually led me to Diabetes Hands Foundation, and I could not be more thrilled that it did! My position here combines perfectly my passion for public health and advocacy, my love of personal human contact, and my long- and hard-earned knowledge of diabetes.

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Live interview with Gary Scheiner, CDE "Things we're thankful for" at TuDiabetes homepage

November 25, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1pm PT4pm ET9pm GMT Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist.  He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association, American Diabetes Association, and Setebaid diabetes camps;…See More
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November 25, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1pm PT4pm ET9pm GMT Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist.  He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association, American Diabetes Association, and Setebaid diabetes camps;…See More
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TuDiabetes Beta-Tester Team

This group is for people who are interested in trying out new diabetes-related smart phone and web-based applications that are in development, and giving feedback to help the developers make them as useful to people with diabetes as possible.  It's a great chance to to let the folks who are working to improve life with diabetes know exactly what we want and need.See More
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Live interview with Jennifer Smith RD, LD, CDE "Diabetes and Pregnancy" at TuDiabetes homepage

November 20, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm
2pm PT (5pm ET, 11pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventJennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Biology from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Registered (and Licensed) Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Trainer on most makes/models of insulin pumps and…See More
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November 25, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1pm PT4pm ET9pm GMT Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist.  He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association, American Diabetes Association, and Setebaid diabetes camps;…See More
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Live interview with Sherita Golden, MD "Mental Health and Diabetes" at TuDiabetes homepage

November 19, 2014 from 12pm to 1pm
12pm PT (3pm ET, 9pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventDr. Sherita Hill Golden is the Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also holds joint appointments in the Welch Center for…See More
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David Spero RN commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live interview with Sherita Golden, MD "Mental Health and Diabetes"'
"Check out my new article on an old drug that seems to cure diabetes in mice and is now being tested in humans. http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/Blog/David-Spero/type-1-diabetes-cured-in-mice-people-and-type-2-next"
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"Is the interview happening with Dr. Golden? I am not seeing it."
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TuDiabetes Make Your Own 'Betes!!! Workshop

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TuDiabetes Live interview with Elizabeth Pfiester & Cynthia Zuber

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Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Community, information, friends with experiences similar to some of mine.
Date diagnosed
March 15, 1978
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1, June 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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Queens and Kings of Carb Counting Share Their Secrets

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

From the Integrated Diabetes services Blog

The results are in. Apparently, there is universal interest in the topic, because we received hundreds of entries in our carb counting contest from people as far away as Eastern Europe and Australia. We all think we’re “experts” after years of label reading and WAG counting, but our three winners really showed their expertise and scored high…

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I just need a witness

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 1:30pm 13 Comments

I awoke at 7am this morning with a BG of 433.  Did a pretty conservative injection.  Awoke at 9am with a BG of 25.

I'm fine, physically and emotionally.  I just needed to share that with some folks who understand what kind of start to the day that is.

Thanks and big hugs, y'all

THANK YOU, from the team at Diabetes Hands Foundation

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 11:15am 3 Comments

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As the year comes to a close, and our families come together for a merry good time near the warmth of the fire, our attention turns to those who have made our progress possible. In the spirit of the holidays and sending virtual hugs, we want to say sincerely, thank you.

Thank you for supporting the work we do.

Thank you for participating.

Thank you for showing up when it counts.

Thank you for sharing our mission.

Thank you for being open…

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Thanksgiving: A few tips for PWD

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

By guest writer Jonathan Jarashow, Publisher of Walgreens Diabetes & You magazine

(Jonathan@hcrimson.com)

 

During my two decades as the publisher of Walgreens Diabetes & You and walgreensdiabetes.com, I published a large collection of articles about the holidays. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be a…

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At 8:47pm on November 3, 2014, Linda G said…

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May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR EMILY....you rock!!
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At 9:10am on November 3, 2014, curlysarah said…

Wishing you the Happiest Birthday EVER. I am honored to say you are my friend as we fight this battle together. Love ya Em!

Sarah

At 9:07am on November 3, 2014, Lloyd said…

Happy Birthday! I hope you have fun on your well earned vacation.

-Lloyd

At 9:02am on November 3, 2014, Marie B said…

Emily! I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday! I hope ya'all are having a perfect day. take pictures please. I am very very happy to call you my friend. all the best, love ya,

marie

At 6:19pm on October 17, 2014, Mike Ratrie said…

Wow, I am honored that you have asked to be my friend!

Cheers!

At 8:09pm on October 16, 2014, meee said…

Hi Emily, Thanks for your friendship! :-)

At 10:22am on August 26, 2014, Josh the Jerk said…

nope, maybe 5 guys tomorrow, debating on going down to Mcdonald to Honor Pup

At 12:41pm on July 21, 2014, Berniedettie said…

This sparkling rose is just awesome

At 6:30pm on July 19, 2014, lotsofshots said…
At 5:01am on June 27, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Emily: thank you so much for the chat yesterday with Chris and Lorraine Stiehl, it was fantastic. Thank you for what you do for our community.

rick

 
 
 

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

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