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Live interview with Dr. Richard Insel, Chief Scientific Officer at JDRF at TuDiabetes homepage

March 19, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
2pm PT, 5pm ET, 10pm GMTWhat time is this where you are?How to participate in this event (written instructions)How to participate in this event (video instructions) Richard Insel, M.D. oversees the research strategy at the JDRF, the…See More
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Live interview with Cynthia Rice update on #MedicareCoverCGM at TuDiabetes homepage

December 10, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Cynthia Rice is Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy for JDRF. She is responsible for JDRF's advocacy to Congress, the executive branch, regulatory agencies, and health plans to accelerate therapies to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes.JDRF is the leading global…See More
Dec 9, 2014
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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
Nov 24, 2014
Gerry commented on Regge's group 'Pumping Our Insulin'
"Welcome, Tim! Another "must read" is Pumping Insulin (5th edition) by John Walsh. It is an easy-to-read and understand "bible" of pumping. It includes detailed instructions for testing and adjusting all virtually all pump…"
Jul 30, 2014
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Live Interview with Robert Geho: the Liver's Role in Diabetes at TuDiabetes homepage

May 22, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Robert Geho is a co-founder and CEO of Diasome Pharmaceuticals, Inc., focused on the clinical and commercial development of breakthrough therapies for diabetes and obesity.   In his role at Diasome, he leads the management and strategic direction of the…See More
May 19, 2014
Gerry updated their profile
Mar 15, 2014
Gerry replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I am also on the MiniMed (523) and can no longer obtain my Contour test strips by email, but I can get a 3-mo. supply through my local retail CVS store. (I am on Medicare, which allows a 90-day supply through several retail pharmacies.)"
Jan 15, 2014
shoshana27 replied to Gerry's discussion 'Where Do You Order Insulin Pump Supplies?' in the group Seniors With Diabetes
Dec 7, 2013

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At 12:06pm on January 26, 2013, brokenpole said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Gerry!

At 10:31am on January 26, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 9:54am on January 26, 2013, catlover said…

Hi Gerry- HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! Hope you have a GR8 day.!!!!!

At 3:22am on January 26, 2013, brokenpole said…

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

At 5:10pm on September 4, 2012, Richard157 said…

Hi Gerry, thanks for the friendship! I'm glad you found the article useful.

At 9:08am on January 26, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Gerry- HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! Hope you have a GR8 day !!!

At 5:06am on January 26, 2012, Marie B said…

Happy Birthday Gerry! have a great day.

At 4:35am on January 26, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:33am on January 26, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 9:48am on October 10, 2011, bikette said…
Those 'little' Vulcans are pretty cool and the name is so Trekky! I find as I get older my legs must get shorter and/or my bike gets taller! I almost dread stopping the bike anymore - I can barely touch ground on one side now and if that little patch of ground where I land my big toe happens to have a leaf or sand or oil on it, I'm pretty much SOL. and what's worse is that I'm no longer able to use leverage to my benefit! My aging shoulders and wimpy spine make it almost impossible for me to pick up my own machine and I really really REALLY hate asking some big strong young fella to help this 'little' old lady pick up her bike. I hate those comments like "Why would you buy a bike you can't pick up?" and my answer "Why would you have such a big mouth when your mind is so teeny?" Of course, I never have the nerve to say my line but I've certainly heard the former. "Big bike for sucha little girl" was common back when I was younger (and smaller) and I could pick it up back then! The bike still weighs 853 pounds 'naked' plus I've dressed it up with a full fairing and saddle bags. Add in a tank of ga$ and me - and we're up to half a ton!! HEAVY for more guys too! But now I just try very very hard not to get myself into situations where I might end up dropping the bike or even having to back it out of a parking spot - up hill. Howcum people never seem to realize we don't got no back-up gear?
Anyway - glad to meetcha Gerry (albeit a tad late) - and happy to be your friend - although I've probably just worn out my welcome with the above diatribe! :-)



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