Joe Dennis
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calories and weight lifting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Dennis Jul 6, 2010. 4 Replies

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Dennis Nov 7, 2009. 14 Replies

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Denise Suzanne Grant replied to Joe Dennis's discussion 'have to hang up my shoes !' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Joe, why don't you take up cycling? Not quite like running I know, but it would still get you out there... once you build up the strength in your knee again and the muscle tone you should be okay for that... just take it easy and do it little…"
Jan 17
Joe Dennis replied to Joe Dennis's discussion 'have to hang up my shoes !' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Everyone is so kind but it means so much more that you understand what I'm feeling .Running was a way of life for us. I too ran a lot when I was first Dx LADA . Thank you for sharing your story."
Oct 19, 2014
Melitta replied to Joe Dennis's discussion 'have to hang up my shoes !' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Hi Joe: I started running when I was on the track and field team in high school, when I was 13. I ran for 30 years, and loved it. Absolutely loved it. In my 20s, I injured my left Achilles tendon when backpacking in Patagonia. In my 40s, that caught…"
Oct 15, 2014
Joe Dennis replied to Joe Dennis's discussion 'have to hang up my shoes !' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I am also an old "hoofer" as well. And we do adapt .Never the lease we still feel the pain of things ."
Oct 15, 2014
Joe Dennis replied to Joe Dennis's discussion 'have to hang up my shoes !' in the group LADA Diabetics
"You are so right my friend . It's nice to be able to come here and to share our hurts and disappointments . It's nice to have this group and to be able to bare your soul ."
Oct 15, 2014
Sheila Fitz replied to Joe Dennis's discussion 'have to hang up my shoes !' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I hear your pain. My thing was dancing that has been interrupted many times by children. My children are almost independent snow now I found out that I have degenerative osteoarthritis. I do a hip-hop type Zumba to regulate my blood glucose. I can…"
Oct 14, 2014
Ruth replied to Joe Dennis's discussion 'have to hang up my shoes !' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Ive know people with knee replacements who have returned to running, with the understanding the the replacements may wear out sooner, necessitating annother replacement. I've never been a runner, but I have been able to resume hiking and skiing."
Oct 14, 2014
Randy replied to Joe Dennis's discussion 'have to hang up my shoes !' in the group LADA Diabetics
"So sorry Joe. Truly I am sorry for your loss. No trite advice here, but I do know, from my own losses that you will need to reach deep inside to find your own answers. Just like the rest of this stuff, it's all up to you."
Oct 14, 2014

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Joe Dennis's Blog

Dealing with the flu Season :Part 2

Posted on November 26, 2008 at 7:30am 2 Comments

So what if your the one that can take the flu shot or you are exposed to a different strain of flu. In 03-04 flu season ,The CDC was concerned that the flu vacinine would be ineffective due to the number of strains of flu that year. In 07-08 season there was a shortage of vaccine due to contamination. Or even worse what if we are hit with a Pandemic flu which could leave thousands dead before a vaccine could be put in place .

The pandemic flu of 1918,also know as the Spanish flu, had… Continue

Dealing with the flu Season; Part 1

Posted on November 22, 2008 at 9:53pm 4 Comments

No one enjoys getting the flu.Most Healthy people it is a few days in bed. For the diabetic the flu is more than aches and pains. We are not at a greater risk of getting the flu than the general population but for us the risks are greater.(although , many of us work in jobs that give us a higher exsposer rate;hospitals, nursing homes, schools and ect.) If we get the flu it is likely to be more severe and last longer. We are more at a risk of complications from the flu. The flu can exacerbate… Continue

Wonderful ,Wonderful High Fructose Corn Syrup-- What Do They Say About It. (But don't pay attention to the Man behind the curtain)

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

HFCS industry is spending 30 million dollars to convince us that their product is wonderful. When we start to look at the health issues ,they want to say ;don't pay any attention to the man behind the curtain! Maybe it's time to look behind the curtain,

Before becomming a diabetic ,I believe it was no different than sucrose other than percentage of fructose to glucose.After becomming a diabetic, I started to examine everything I ate. HFCS was one of things that I took a close look… Continue

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At 8:04pm on November 28, 2010, Linda G said…
Thanks for the good wishes Joe, it was a great day. As for the lungs, it's a work in progress!!
At 1:48pm on November 19, 2010, Alissa said…
Thanks for being supportive! :) Have a great day.
At 5:53pm on October 9, 2010, fred j jordan said…
Hi Joe, how r u? How are things at Summa? Fred
At 12:53pm on October 7, 2010, Kristin said…
Hi Joe! Thanks for your concern. It is a real tragedy. The spill was in a small village and we live in the capital city. So it did not directly affect us, but the effects on the environment and water supply are still not clear.

Hope that you are well!
At 8:00pm on July 9, 2010, fred j jordan said…
Hey Joe!
The eyes are doing fine. Had 3 operations. How are things with you? Yes I miss working with you but I do'nt iss work. Ha Ha! Nice hearing from you. Tell everyone I said Hello.
At 1:34pm on December 17, 2009, fred j jordan said…
Hi Joe
Finally got a date for operation. 1/5/2010.
Happy holidays.

At 5:12am on December 12, 2009, Marie B said…
you know, I was going to do that, but I voted for someone else. I think I'm going to tell Manny we should make a special category for Sandy, like our Guardian Angel. I've been thinking so strongly of her lately. yesterday I was in tears missing her so. I have a personal email I am going to share with everyone soon that she sent me days before her death. I think there are some incredibly amazing people here, but she was in a whole different league.
At 7:06am on November 12, 2009, Marie B said…
I saw your comment about Sandy helping you accept the changes diabetes threw your way. That was the one thing that was so wonderful about her - she did the same thing for me. I had to make some changes a couple of years ago, and I was angry and depressed about it. She swooped in, and picked me up, and dried my tears, and gave me so much unconditional love, I knew I could do it! I miss her so much. In her honor, I try to help others as she helped me.
At 12:30pm on October 3, 2009, Fred Jordan said…
Hi Joe:
No not yet. I am still waiting for the hospital to call me with a date. I got the second
opinion which said OK to operate. How u doing. Tell everybody I said
At 7:09am on August 24, 2009, Marie B said…
I'm still here too. thanks for checking in.



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