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Joey and Kelly are now friends
Nov 18
Joey and Jennifer are now friends
Oct 29
Joey replied to Jennifer's discussion 'Problems with Blood Sugar testing' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I hope it will all work out for you and Brennan. This is a very long learning curve that you have now started. Even after 6 1/2 years of diabetes, we are still learning, tweaking dosages (constantly in puberty!) and experiencing difficult moments.…"
Oct 29
Joey replied to Jennifer's discussion 'Problems with Blood Sugar testing' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I don't know where you are located, but the children's hospital we deal with has a team in place to help children through all these issues. Is there a psychologist who works with your son's endo? It may be a good idea to let an expert…"
Oct 27
Joey and Kate are now friends
Oct 2
Joey replied to Bondedbyblood's discussion 'Asking for advise before starting omnipod!' in the group OmniPod Users
"It is a good choice. Every system or type of infusion set has its issues. We have had occasional Pod failures but overall the OmniPod has been great. We wouldn't change. Since we are in Canada I cannot speak to your insurance questions but I am…"
Oct 2
Joey replied to Kate's discussion 'Problems with the school nurse' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I am heartbroken over this! I never had a problem with any school nurses. We have been so fortunate. With everything parents and children with T1D have to deal with, it is just too much to have to deal with a dangerous situation such as you…"
Oct 2
Joey replied to nel's discussion 'First -Ever Diabetes Charter to be unveiled Monday April 7, 2014 , World Health Day' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I signed today."
Aug 27
Joey replied to ahe05a's discussion 'Trouble with School Athletics' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"I don't know if it is the legal definition of discrimination, but I would ask, why don't you give your daughter her own juice to keep in her bag that she takes to practice? For sports, I always had a separate supply in my son's hockey…"
Aug 26
Joey replied to Joyful Fish's discussion 'Move to Canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"If you are Canadian BY BIRTH then your daughter qualifies as a first generation Canadian if she was not born in Canada. She does not need to apply for Citizenship. She needs to apply for PROOF of Citizenship, as the first generation born outside of…"
Jul 9
Joey replied to DextrosePLZ's discussion 'Rushed Pod Placement' in the group OmniPod Users
"LOL! Take your time folks!"
Mar 17
Joey replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"I was told by the Abbott rep I spoke to that only strips with an expiration date of August 2015 and later are acceptable. Can you make sure you get only the "good" expiration date strips from the pharmacy?"
Mar 11
Joey replied to Nici's discussion 'New to OmniPod - A few questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"Re: #4 You can give yourself a small bolus before deactivating the pod to cover the period of time you will not have an infusion. Check what your basal per hour rate is for that period of time when you will change your pod and give yourself enough…"
Mar 11
Joey replied to sandy's discussion 'Medditronic pump in canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I don't live in NB but I am sure there are no free Medtronic pumps available there! If there were can you imagine all the people moving to your beautiful province? I think you should contact Medtronic directly for answers to your questions."
Mar 11
Joey replied to Kate's discussion 'Test Strip Recall' in the group OmniPod Users
"wow, I'm just hearing about this 3 weeks later! I got a letter from OmniPod and one from Abbott today by FedEx. I can't believe I'm only hearing of this now. Clearly I need to check in with TuDiabetes more regularly because…"
Mar 11
Joey updated their profile
Mar 11

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
1 or more of my children
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?
Learn from diabetics and other parents of diabetics.
Date diagnosed
July 23, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.9 Feb. 5, 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Tell us more about you (optional)
I am the mom of 2 T1D kids. My youngest boy was diagnosed at age 7 and my oldest boy was diagnosed 2 1/2 years later at age 17. It's been a wild ride and I'm always looking for information that will help my boys and me.

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At 1:56pm on May 10, 2013, shoshana27 said…

Hi Joey & boys & hopefully mother/wife shabat shalom & yom tov coming up & stay well

At 1:49am on May 9, 2013, shoshana27 said…

hi Joey welcome to tudiabetes.i've had t1 for 76+ years.good luck. i like your pix.

At 9:55am on February 8, 2013, meh_mtl said…

hi Joey! nice to meet a fellow Montrealer! feel free to ask me anything you want about the OmniPod. I will do my best to answer you. I started in October 2012, so I'm pretty new at it as well.

At 6:39pm on February 7, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Joey...fellow Canadian (I'm originally from Québec!)
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"Teenagers with Type 1", "College Students with Diabetes", "Young Adults with Diabetes", "Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
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!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 6:11pm on February 7, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Joey, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions..

I see that you have a teenager and a soon to be teenager,here’s a place that might interest you.
Parents of Teens and Young Adults with Type 1

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 12:42pm on February 7, 2013, 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 8:01am on February 7, 2013, Marie B said…

glad to have you with us, I've had it a long time, and nothing has helped me as much as being a member here. We are all helping each other.

At 7:17am on February 7, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 5:35am on February 7, 2013, Marie B said…

hi mom, welcome to the community! please join our parent's group

we also have a much smaller group for parents of multiple type1s




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