Jennifer Perez
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  • Cape Coral, FL
  • United States
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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?
inform people, especially new type one diabetics, on how to care for themselves and deal with the everyday struggle and confrontation they must face with uneducated people. i also intend to educate those who are willing to listen.
Date diagnosed
February 15, 2007
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
none
Tell us more about you (optional)
I am twenty years old and was diagnosed with type one diabetes when i was fifteen years old. i was taught to hide my disease in a bathroom stall or unpopulated area when i was in dire need to check my sugar and inject myself. this was not the way, and if anyone has a problem with me medicating myself in public, they could go eat somewhere else because it took me a lot of time to realize that this was NOT MY FAULT. i wasn't given a warning, i wasn't given a chance to turn my lifestyle around and prevent the disease from ever taking me, this isn't type two diabetes that comes at an older age, and i can't get rid of it, but that is okay. i am no lower than the next person, and neither is anyone else with this disease. i want children everywhere to know that,and i want them to know that they are stronger than the average person because of their struggles. hold your head up high, know that you are as normal as the rest of them, and realize that if you give up and give in to scrutiny, your life will be over; plain and simple. so, as one very wise gentleman stated (and trademarked); livestrong.

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At 4:24am on January 16, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNIFER!
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 3:18am on January 16, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:36am on January 16, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 5:59pm on July 5, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Jennifer.
I read your comment up there. So true isn't it, how people are misinformed about diabetes...both re type 1, type 2 AND other types. Thing is...once you're wired for diabetes, even IF you can improve your numbers, there is NO reversing it....your numbers are simply under good control is all. You still and always WILL have diabetes, regardless of which type you have. Some folks with type 2 are thin (there's a group here for thin diabetics with type 2!)...they can't lose weight to bring their numbers down! Ahh, sigh! So much to learn!! BUT...you've come to the right place, as 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, 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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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Young Adults with Diabetes",
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:47pm on July 5, 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 10:54am on July 5, 2012, Marie B said…

hello Jennifer, welcome to the community! Please take a minute to read our values statement
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/the-values-of-tudiabetes

We try to make our site a positive and supportive place to be, no matter what type of diabetes you have. Please let me know if you have any questions, and we are glad you've joined us.

At 10:05am on July 5, 2012, shoshana27 said…

WELCOME & I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT NOT HIDING IT.I HAVE TI FOR 75 YEARS & AM NOT HIDING IT.I'M ON THE PUMP & TEST WHEREVER I AM WHENEVER I NEED TO.

At 8:34am on July 5, 2012, Stress said…

Welcome to a great site full of information!!

At 7:18am on July 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

 
 
 

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