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Joan is attending Emily Coles's event

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

November 17, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Broken Sleep Patterns3:30 PT Lisa Shapiro presents Broken Sleep PatternsLisa Shapiro, RD, will be discussing the effects of fragmented sleep patterns on insulin and serum glucose levels, the most common conditions that lead to fragmented sleep patterns in people living with diabetes, and helpful tips to help encourage a…See More
Nov 16
Joan is attending Emily Coles's event

Master Chats: Sick Day Plan, Metabolism at TuDiabetes homepage

October 29, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recordings!Sick Day PlanMetabolism3:30 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…See More
Oct 29
Joan replied to KevinS's discussion 'How long do you where your sensor?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm a new Dexcom user and on my third week. I'm so impressed. Only once did I get as much as 6 days with Medtronic."
Sep 24
Joan joined Rob's group

Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Sep 24
Joan posted a discussion

Case for the Dexcom G4 CGM to mount on motorcycle.

I am trying out the Dexcom G4 CGM and need to know if there is anyone who makes a case to carry it on the handlebars of my motorcycle. There is a company called Tallygear that makes one for bicycles but I don't think that this would be strong enough for the higher speeds of a motorcycle.See More
Aug 14
Joan replied to Geoffrey Steinman's discussion 'Contour NEXT USB (Link Meter) pouch' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I managed to fit everything in the bag by putting the meter and the lancet in the long way and squeezing the strips container in upright. It will fit if you play with it. My problem with this Contour Next Meter is that it is consistently reading 1.2…"
Jul 14
Joan replied to trauts's discussion 'Vanity - Swimsuits and Your Pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I wear a Medtronic pump as well. If I am swimming in a pool I remove the pump and wear a one piece bathing suit as I will only be there for about 45 minutes. However, on the beach I wear a two piece suit, one that the top is longer and covers your…"
Apr 22
Joan updated their profile
Apr 9

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
February 28, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm 554
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At 9:58am on December 16, 2013, nel said…

Hi Joan , just noticed your comment in the Canada Group ....a question for you : are you aware of the Disability Tax Credit you may qualify for ????

At 1:05pm on October 17, 2008, Andrea said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes!

Andrea B.
At 8:29am on October 15, 2008, clarence haynes said…
As one of the oldest (91) insulin-dependent since 1977,welcome, and to start you off on the right foot, my advice is 1.get yourself a good diabetic specialist, 2.wear a MEDIC-ALERT identification,it can SPEAK for you when you cannot speak for yourself, 3. have a DIABETIC BUDDY,someone you are in contact DAILY, they,too,can save your LIFE., a new bit of info, that is very imoportant,LISTEN to your body, it tells you when to sleep, when to exercize, when its time to have a snack, etc. You will learn,that the diabetic who knows most about their diabetes will live the LONGEST. If you are in TORONTO, on November 5 2008, and attend CDA health fair at ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE, I wll be a greeter from 4.30 pm to 9 pm, you will see an 91 year,young, geezer with a BLUE ROSE, and a button that says DONT BOTHER ME, I CANT COPE, This will give us an opportunity to meet as fellow members of TuDiabetes,and maybe set up a branch here. AMIGOS clarence.haynes

At 7:48pm on October 14, 2008, Sweeter Cherise said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes! You have joined a great online community/family.
At 7:03pm on October 14, 2008, Karen said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, glad you found us!!!!

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At 7:01pm on October 14, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes community, Joan!



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