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Jonna and BA are now friends
May 22, 2014
Jonna replied to Marga's discussion 'Free Bayer Contour USB meters' in the group Free Stuff
"If you don't have any takers, there are organizations that accept medical supplies to distribute to those in need. Here is one that I found by doing a Google search (I have no connection to this organization or any first-hand knowledge. Maybe…"
May 22, 2014
Jonna commented on Tracy Baker's group 'Families with Multiple Members with Type 1'
"Hi BA, I have two kids with T1. My daughter is 11 going on 42 and my son is 6. We live in Wilmington, just up the highway from you. If you would like to chat further, let me know. Jonna"
Mar 14, 2014
Jonna commented on Tracy Baker's group 'Families with Multiple Members with Type 1'
Mar 14, 2014
Jonna is attending Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Mike McCabe, Esq.: the legal side of diabetes in school at TuDiabetes homepage

September 5, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event has already occurred.  Watch the recording here! Mike McCabe, Esq. has been a true champion for Safe at School in California. In 2007 he brought the suit against the California Department of Education to allow children with diabetes to receive assistance with insulin administration from trained staff when a school nurse is not available. He won a landmark…See More
Sep 4, 2013
Jonna liked Emily Coles's event Live interview with Mike McCabe, Esq.: the legal side of diabetes in school
Sep 4, 2013
Jonna left a comment for deadisletsx2
"Yes, I do have a hard time focusing on myself. I find that I'm usually so busy taking care of both the kids that when I do have down time, I usually just want to veg and do something totally mindless (like surf the web!). And even when on the…"
May 8, 2013
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At 3:43pm on May 8, 2013, deadisletsx2 said…

I'm SO glad you understand the burn out and chaos of having multiple diabetic kids in the home. My second child was diagnosed October of 2010. I haven't been able to fully get over that second diagnosis yet. Instead, I gained 30 lbs and stopped working out and eating well. I just get so overwhelmed with so much diabetes stuff that it seems impossible to do things to take care of myself. Does that happen to you too?

At 9:58am on August 22, 2011, Jackson's Mom said…
Sorry another thing about Florida - in the beginning we detached the pump for the big roller coasters and sometimes we would forget to reattach right away and this took a few times for us to get used to.
At 9:56am on August 22, 2011, Jackson's Mom said…
We had a great time in Disney but there wasn't anything special available for children with Type 1 diabetes. They didn't really seem to recognize it. We found the food a lot higher in fat content so we really needed to keep an eye on his BG levels when we ate out. We rented a house which allowed us to eat in most of our meals which was really great.
At 5:40am on December 15, 2010, 870allamerican said…

Hi Jonna!!!  From another New Englander.

At 1:27am on January 28, 2009, Libby, with 8 year old Charlie said…
Hi Jonna,
I received your catchup email - cant believe Devyn is in Kindergarten already. In Australia the school year starts this week so Charlie starts Kindergarten on Friday 30th Jan.
I have a more detailed email to your your other contact I have so I dont take up to much room here.
Libby, Australia
At 8:58pm on October 24, 2008, Sara said…
Thank you, Jonna. Isaac had his first endo appt. today since diagnosis on September 19. He's feeling good, I'm still completely overwhelmed, but we're doing ok. It's getting easier...still hate it every day, but life goes on.
At 6:01am on September 23, 2008, Libby, with 8 year old Charlie said…
Hi Jonna,
Its Libby again from Australia. I just read your profile - amazing!
Charlie was diagnosed Saturday 6th february, 08. I was due to have a baby 15th February, 08 - he was 2 1/2 weeks overdue and was induced. Tom, my baby is nearly 7 months old now and has been the most amazing distraction from the diabetes thing that has overtaken our lives.
Congratulations and hope to hear from you,
At 12:09pm on August 31, 2008, Kevin O'D said…
Kindergarten is great. My youngest starts her kindergarten this year also. Alex has gone on to high school where someone in the nurses office has diabetes. In his elementary school there were as many as 5 type 1 kids. The school really knew what they were doing and were very helpful.
I expect your daughter will have a wonderful and fun filled year without any issues being more than a mere nuisance.

Good luck
At 8:05pm on August 30, 2008, Kevin O'D said…
Hi Jonna,
Just wanted to say hello. My son wears the Omni pod and likes it very much. We gave him a needle until he got the pump about a year ago. He's 14 now and a big boy so I don't know if it applies to your daughter but personally I think it's great.
Hope you and your daughter are doing well.

Talk to you soon,
At 2:29am on December 1, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
Just wanted to let you know that you should click on the "Comment Back" link under someone else's post (on your Comment Wall) so as to leave the comment back in that person's page. Otherwise, they have to come to your page to read your comment.

On a side note, congrats on your baby!!!! Let us all know about your experience with the OmniPod, if you go that route.



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