Gayle Kodimer Mckenna
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  • Newbury Park, CA
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UK announcement for Type 1 cure getting closer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Oct 10. 1 Reply

did anyone see this? hope it's really true and it really happens!…Continue

WILD FLUCTUATIONS BETWEEN HIGHS/LOWS, BUT A1C 6.5. WHAT DAMAGE AM I CAUSING TO MY BODY?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cliff Sep 6, 2013. 80 Replies

Hi, I'm going on my 2 year anniversary of being a t1 diagnosed at age 48. i wear a pump and test 8-10 times a day. i've never had an extreme hypo; my lowest ever was 46. but i also have highs on…Continue

Tags: A1cAccuracy, Lows, Highs

Would you change to PPO from HMO insurance if you had the opportunity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Dec 31, 2010. 2 Replies

Our open enrollment is up and I have a few days left to decide if we want to change from HMO to PPO insurance.  I have only been diagnosed as LADA since April and have had a very difficult time with…Continue

 

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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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Master Chats: Interrupted Sleep, Diabetes and the VA at TuDiabetes homepage

November 17, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
3:30pm PT (5:30pm CT, 6:30pm ET)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event3:30 PT Lisa Shapiro presents Broken Sleep Patterns4:00 PT  Stephanie Glassman presents Diabetes and the VAThe Master Chat Series is an annual collaboration between TuDiabetes and Teacher's College Columbia University's Master of…See More
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Live interview: Joshua Levy "Map to a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes" at TuDiabetes homepage

November 11, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1pm PT (4pm ET, 9pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event More info coming soon.  In the meantime, check out Joshua Levy's blog, Current Research into a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes.See More
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2014 Weekend for Women - Los Angeles at EMBASSY SUITES LAX NORTH

October 24, 2014 to October 25, 2014
DiabetesSisters' Weekend for Women Conference is the destination for the diabetes community's greatest voices, hearts and minds. Past speakers include many well-known advocates from the diabetes community and leading experts such as Laura Young, MD, PhD,  Riva Greenberg, Kelly Close, Rhonda Merwin, PhD, Kerri Sparling, Claudia Graham, MPH, PhD, and Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE.The goal of the event is to…See More
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Master Chat: Benefits of Exercise and Risks of Avoiding it at TuDiabetes homepage

October 22, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4pm
3:30-4pm PT (5:30-6pm CT, 6:30-7pm ET)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventChris Anderson presents the Benefits of Exercise and Risks of Avoiding itChris is a volunteer RN and diabetes educator at a faith based, non-profit primary healthcare center for uninsured individuals in Alabama, which is staffed…See More
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Master Chats: Sick Day Plan, Metabolism at TuDiabetes homepage

October 29, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
3:30pm PT (5:30pm CT, 6:30pm ET)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event3:30 PT Heather Kanastab presents Sick Day PlanHeather studied Nutrition and Dietetics at Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Diabetes Education and Management at Teachers College, Columbia University. She…See More
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Christopher replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'UK announcement for Type 1 cure getting closer'
"Hey Gayle - the link you posted doesn't work. I did a search on the site, however, and found this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11151909/Cure-for-Type-1-diabetes-imminent-after-Harvard-stem-cell-breakthrough.html I suspect…"
Oct 10
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Oct 9
rgcainmd replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yep, I think using arms is the key. No appreciable longevity with any other sites."
Sep 30
Seth replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I Find with big swings my sensors go quicker. My longest sensors are when my BG is flatlined in the 80-120 range. The swings also get the 3Qs more often. I try and calibrate through the questionmarks. As long as I get at least 7 days out of a sensor…"
Sep 28
2hobbit1 replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Maybe so, but he can be trained! ;-) You/he can still get to all the important bits with out effecting the G4."
Sep 28
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"hmmm . . . i don't think my hubby would go for that, LOL! glad it works for you though"
Sep 28
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"so after 2 days it comes back on and it's fairly accurate?"
Sep 28
2hobbit1 replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes I mean my breasts, think of them as a clock face, nipple is the center. I use the outside edges. First started with sensor like big hand, pointed to outside rim so 2-4 on left, an 7-11 on right, about 1-2 inch from nipple. This puts the sensor…"
Sep 28
Clare replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'NEED TO VENT . . . once again (sorry if it's a repeat!) just wish i can get the sensors to last!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I never got a sensor from a Dexcom rep, all mine have come directly from the Dex factory and the shortest lifespan since I started using it in Nov. 2012 is 10 days."
Sep 28

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April 1, 2010
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Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 8:45am on June 7, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER GAYLE!!

At 6:57pm on June 5, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…
Gayle congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.
At 10:36am on September 8, 2012, Jay said…

Friend request pending. Jay

At 12:37pm on April 12, 2012, Lisa said…

Hi Gayle,
Thanks for adding me as a friend. Yes, I ride mountain bikes! I would love to get together & ride.
~Lisa

At 9:06am on February 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Gayle. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 8:32am on February 5, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Gayle...
Best Wishes NOW...and for the remainder of the year:)
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 5:43am on February 5, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Gayle!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 4:21pm on February 5, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Gayle.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 8:25am on December 29, 2010, Marie B said…

hi Gayle, sorry I can't help you with a doctor rec, but I think this is a good discussion about misdiagnosed 1.5s

http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/seeking-stories-of

 

I guess you know our founder Manny was misdiagnosed as a type 2? 

At 10:36am on December 6, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
 
 
 

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