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One Touch Ultra Blue = ERROR 2?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron May 17, 2010. 9 Replies

anybody else getting a lot more of ERROR 2 with the Ultra Blue?  last batch of 500 had about 7 bad strips...  which isn't a lot but it's a lot more than I am used ot seeing from my friends at One…Continue

Tags: ERROR, ERR2, blue, Ultra

like 2 ships passing in the coffee room at work

Started this discussion. Last reply by sweetpotater Nov 18, 2008. 20 Replies

Well I am back from assignment in Virginia, and I am at my main office in New Jersey. Major changes in my daily routine usually leave me feeling uneasy, maybe more like restless. So I am doing a lap…Continue

Tags: situations, social, embarrassment, work

Eye (I) Scare(d): the lesser of 2 evils

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Jan 19, 2010. 36 Replies

If anyone has an opinion or a story please feel free. I am frightened and angry about my last eye check-up. I go every 6 months and get a comprehensive scan. My doctor told me I have a new blood…Continue

Tags: retinopathy, retina, eye

 

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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
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sharing experience, strength, and hope
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August 1, 1977
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6.2% April 2014
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waaay off the diabetes topic.....updated pic... updated pic

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 7:29am 28 Comments

Baby James was born on Thanksgiving day at 12:11 PM. Welcome James, you and your Mom are the lights of my life and the apple of my eye <3



he is about a minute old when these pics were taken:







and here's the birth announcement!…

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A Type 1 Diabetic’s Perspective of Surgery.

Posted on July 31, 2009 at 8:38am 4 Comments

I want to say that I have proof things are getting better. I had so much anxiety regarding my surgery. I read about horror stories of other diabetics in the hospital and in the OR, and I was not feeling the love on the day of my surgery. I had visions of a tug-o-war with the admitting nurse over my insulin pump in the operating room, I had visions of the anesthesiologist removing my pump when I was unconscious… and other things of this nature.



I was scheduled for minor same day… Continue

Resistance is futile

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 8:04am 6 Comments

I went to my cardiologist yesterday for a follow up to an appointment, which was a follow up from a mishap last year when I fainted for no apparent reason, and fell and hit my head. I seem to still be terrified at the doctors' offices, even though I have managed to surround myself with some pretty hip characters. My internist is smart (and also very attractive) and a great doctor. Her office is polite, sharp and timely, she has all my scripts, and I have no problems with her staff at all. My… Continue

Pumping Ireland - Spring 2007

Posted on October 1, 2007 at 2:30pm 7 Comments

“Sweetie, do you wanna go to Ireland with me”?

“Yea, sure” she replied and looked at me as if to say “in which century”?

Okay how about next week!

The guys working on the project asked me (at a very late stage) if I wanted to work on this particular design, and, oh yea go to Ireland a week from the day to present and do some planning and miscellaneous site work.

Never let them see you smile or sweat at work: I said “okay” but was already doing the end-zone dance…

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At 5:26pm on March 26, 2014, wendy said…

Hi Joe :)

At 10:17am on March 14, 2014, Doris D said…

so sorry joe hope u are better now I done my moping in Jan we lost a member here and it was a shock to me I had built up walls and only let her in and boom oh well u know how that goes but spring is coming in all it's glory so we will be better hopefully in the nice temps plus my b-day is in April so I have to be ready for it lol love u got ur fr thank ui!

At 9:56am on March 11, 2014, Doris D said…

hey joe haven't heard from u in a bit how are u doing
oh inbox ok?

At 7:16am on January 30, 2014, wendy said…
At 7:06am on November 25, 2013, wendy said…

hi Joe,every time I come to your page and notice where it says add Joe..I sit up and say WHAT ? And run back to my page to see if you are still there..and you are,hahaha..I hope you have a Wonderful Turkey Day.How do you make your Turkey ? If your cooking.I see every year in stores..those big pots where you add peanut oil I think ..and deep fry one.I have never done one that way.I did blow up a Turkey once.My oven was old and malfunctioned and my turkey took a beating.I got a new stove after that,ha Take Care Friend.God Bless :)

At 2:51pm on October 15, 2013, Doris D said…

U DO!!!!!!hope u have a great time!

At 12:46pm on October 15, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Joe, wow, haven't stopped by to say hi to you in a while. Just thought I'd tell you my husband took a job selling Fords at Magarino in Sussex, in case you might be in the market for a new or used car. we sure have had some nice weather this fall. hope you get to do some apple picking with James, he's such an adorable boy.

At 12:45pm on October 15, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Joe. How are things with you? I have had it really rough since August 1 when told I had prostate cancer and 5 skin cancers. The last one they did....I thought I was all through...they did not get it all so have to operate again Nov 6. Pir weather cooler but the last two days rain rain rain. How is James? Does he like Halloween? Hope all is well with you. Take good care. Reed

At 10:06am on October 14, 2013, Doris D said…

ohhh so know what u mean joe! drs pfffff.
anyway hope u enjoy ur week off u deserve it!

At 2:31pm on October 11, 2013, Doris D said…

oh forgot this one........."If u pump (looking straight at it) ur bs will be easier to control" I took the poump off my belt on my pants pulled out the tubing and said "Just what is this???? I've been pumping for 26 years now I think I know more about it and d than u do" wasn't my fav person I just want my test results back and then I bet I won't go back to him!

 
 
 

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