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Seeking people with Type 2, on insulin injections, for study of needle-free glucagon

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A clinical study for a new needle-free glucagon for treatment of severe hypoglycemia in people on insulin is being conducted at several centers in the US.  The study is currently seeking adults…Continue

Tags: glucagon, type 2, t2

Tell FDA your thoughts on the proposed Nutrition Fact Label (by Aug. 1)

Started this discussion. Last reply by jbowler Aug 4. 32 Replies

A change to the Nutrition Label we are so familiar with and food serving sizes used in labels is currently being considered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Commenting on the dockets …Continue

Tags: ADA, food labeling, nutrition labeling, FDA

Consensus Conference on glucose monitoring, patient input needed!

Started this discussion. Last reply by shoshana27 Aug 5. 15 Replies

On September 28th there will be a Consensus Conference in DC, in which representatives from (1) government, payers, employers; (2)…Continue

Tags: feedback, FDA, CGM, glucose monitoring, strip safely

 

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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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 Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho 2014 at TuDiabetes homepage

October 2, 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 Sierra Sandison was crowned Miss Idaho 2014 in July, and is heading to compete at Miss America in September. She made a splash in the media for proudly wearing her insulin pump on stage during the competition. Her message, to both…See More
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POSTPONED Live interview with Dr. Jen Nash, Clinical Psychologist, author, blogger at PositiveDiabetes.com at TuDiabetes homepage

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10-11am PT (1-2pm ET, 6-7pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventDr. Jen Nash is a Clinical Psychologist, Chartered with the British Psychological Society, living with diabetes since childhood. Motivated to provide emotional support to individuals struggling with the condition, in 2009 she founded…See More
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Live interview with Steven, Devon and Grasshopper, creators of #NoPricks at TuDiabetes homepage

August 21, 2014 from 2pm to 2:30pm
2-2:30pm PT (5-5:30pm ET, 10-10:30pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventPrometheon Pharma launched it's #NoPricks campaign in order to help bring it's needle-free insulin delivery patch to market.  Here's their mission…See More
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Seeking people with Type 2, on insulin injections, for study of needle-free glucagon

A clinical study for a new needle-free glucagon for treatment of severe hypoglycemia in people on insulin is being conducted at several centers in the US.  The study is currently seeking adults (18-65 years of age) with type 2 diabetes who have been on multiple daily injections of insulin for at least 2 years.  If you are interested in learning more about this study, please visit the following listing of the study at …See More
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POSTPONED Live interview with Dr. Jen Nash, Clinical Psychologist, author, blogger at PositiveDiabetes.com at TuDiabetes homepage

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10-11am PT (1-2pm ET, 6-7pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventDr. Jen Nash is a Clinical Psychologist, Chartered with the British Psychological Society, living with diabetes since childhood. Motivated to provide emotional support to individuals struggling with the condition, in 2009 she founded…See More
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Emily Coles commented on Emily Coles's event 'POSTPONED Live interview with Dr. Jen Nash, Clinical Psychologist, author, blogger at PositiveDiabetes.com'
"How can long-time PWD avoid feeling depressed? How do you build your support network, without making others feel like you are needy?"
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"Cure for type 1, put an end to pharma's 'diabetes? you're now our cash cow!' mentality, and better education for all medical professionals (docs, nurses, assistants) in all areas of prevention, care, and new research availability."
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Khürt Williams commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live interview with Steven, Devon and Grasshopper, creators of #NoPricks'
"I assume this would be for basal insulin. Bolus -- fast acting -- insulin would likely still require a needle/pump. There is also the question of efficacy and accuracy of dosing given the variation in skin between individuals."
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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, Nov 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
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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 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

At 10:46am on June 25, 2014, Judith in Portland said…

You did it!!!!!. Thanks, sweetie. Ooodles. Gotta run now, but look forward to hearing just HOW!.....xx000

At 8:01am on June 24, 2014, catlover said…
Hi Emily-Unfortunately, due to other medical problems, other than D, I am unable to continue on the care team. I am also moving in early August to a new home and am quite busy with that. I will show up on TuD whenever I can and welcome new members to this special site. It has been very rewarding being on the care team. Catlover
At 4:00pm on June 23, 2014, Jim Roach said…

Hi Emily, count me in for continued support on the Care Team. Thanks Jim

At 8:12pm on June 18, 2014, grahamo said…

I'll be a frind to anyone who supports Life for a Child like you do, and anyone who likes my socks - smile.
Good to meet you and the team, see you in Boston next year!

At 4:47pm on June 8, 2014, wendy said…

Emily,think we could have Mary back one day soon ? :)

At 2:52pm on June 7, 2014, eulalio rocha said…

I'm insulin dependent type 2 diabetic.at bed time i take 12-units of lantus glargine at bed time, during the course of the day.am-2-units,lunch time 4-units, dinner time 4-units.before breakfast readings ( 85-110 )about one and half later I take a walk for half hour.and my blood pressure runs under 140 over 60-55.seems good how do I GET OFF OF IN SULIN? DIBETIC 2 SINCE 1993

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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

Bradford (has type 1)


Administrators

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

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

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