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Joyce is attending Emily Coles's event

Medicare and CGM: panel discussion at TuDiabetes homepage

August 26, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Learn about the issue.  And if you feel inclined, please sign this petition.Merle Gleeson, founder of …See More
Aug 22, 2014
Joyce liked Emily Coles's event Medicare and CGM: panel discussion
Aug 22, 2014
Joyce liked BadShoe's discussion CGM and Medicare video
Apr 28, 2014
Joyce liked Laddie's discussion Silicone Skin Available for the G4
Apr 26, 2014
Joyce replied to Jaybyrd's discussion 'Dexcom G4 transmitter lifespan' in the group Dexcom Users
"Mine lasted for an entire year, almost to the day. Just gave out yesterday after giving the low battery warning for about 5 days. I wear it 24/7."
Apr 21, 2014
Joyce joined BadShoe's group

CGM Reimbursement Advocacy

This group offers those interested in advocacy efforts for CGM reimbursement a common hub to share ideas, opportunities and promote common efforts.See More
Mar 14, 2014
Joyce liked Bradford's discussion NovoPen Echo - New 1/2 unit pen!
Aug 31, 2013
Joyce replied to brokenpole's discussion 'It Has Been Ages!!!'
"Great to see you back, Sparky. You have been such a great support to so many of us on tudiabetes. Hope things are finally looking up for you and congratulations on your new addition to the family!"
Aug 18, 2013
Joyce commented on Suebcool's blog post 'CGM'
"This is horrible. I am also completely dependent on my dexcom to make me aware of lows. I am terrified at the thought of being without it and am 5 years away from the same situation. People need to be aware of this. I wish you all the best and will…"
Aug 16, 2013
Joyce replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'Google Search... for Carb Counting!'
"Love this! Thanks."
Jul 29, 2013
Joyce replied to 4xgrandma's discussion 'CGMs and Medicare'
"Please let us know how it goes. I'm looking at the same situation in 5 years. Can't believe they would rather have us end up in the emergency room when a CGM can be so helpful in preventing the lows. I wear mine 24/7 and would hate to ever…"
Jul 17, 2013
Joyce joined Debra's group

Low Carb Recipe Swap

Eating low carb does not have to be a bland, nasty experience.  For those of us who use the low carb option to help control our blood sugar, the quest for new low carb recipes is an ongoing challenge.  This is a place where we can talk about cooking techniques, post recipes,  and add ideas to benefit all of us on this journey.Welcome!See More
Jun 13, 2013
Joyce liked Manny Hernandez's blog post THANK YOU!!! We made it to 10,000 views!
Jun 10, 2013
Joyce replied to Jan's discussion 'Help send a message to the US Gov't that *all* diabetics need coverage for pumps and CGMs'
"I agree, health care is a right and not a privilege. I think pumps and CGMs should be covered. I don't feel my lows until the 40's and can't imagine life without my Dexcom. Unless things change, a CGM will not be covered under the…"
May 20, 2013
Joyce replied to Kitabparast's discussion 'Diabetes versus cancer'
"Amen. My mom had leukemia. I'll take the diabetes anytime."
May 8, 2013
Joyce replied to ckurpiewski's discussion 'Go straight to insulin?'
"I would definitely do the antibody test to see if you could be Type 1. For me, insulin is by far the easiest way to control the blood sugar. Keep asking questions and get the tests you need. Good luck!"
May 6, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
July 22, 2009
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At 9:06am on August 17, 2011, Linda G said…
You're welcome Joyce!! So happy that you have found tudiabetes....I know I AM!!!
Support is PARAMOUNT!!!!!
It's my second home ('till I go back to work...I teach....then it'll be my third home!!)
Take care,
luv....linda ♥
At 6:26am on August 17, 2011, brokenpole said…
You are more than welcome.
At 10:42am on August 15, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joyce.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 5:13am on August 15, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Joyce. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 2:19am on August 15, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Joyce!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:11am on June 26, 2011, Ila said…
Good morning, and how are you doing?
At 12:24pm on November 4, 2010, Dave said…
Thanks so much, I truely appreciate the information its just what I was looking for. Now I understand why my sugar levels were jumping so high at times. I did go on the web site for a moment, but I am going to go look at a bookstore to find the book. I would rather have the book for quick reference. At the present time I only have access to my computer at work. The more information the better. I do have a appointment in Jan. Thank again...
At 4:40am on November 4, 2010, Dave said…
Thanks Joyce, I appreciate the information and will look up the book and web site. I agree the ADA isn't much help. I take 1000 mg of MET twice daily and my sugar doesn't seem to go down much. One day it's in the 140s then the 170s. I read all labels and watch the sugar and fat contents. Now i will check the carbs also. The things I don't understand are which sugars can be alright, like fruit sugars. Well I know that it confusing but I believe that everyday I learn more. I'll keep monitoring and keep working on the diet. Thanks for commenting its so frustrating. Know my Doctor has set up a appointment with a kidney doctor because some counts are way too high due to the high glucose that I had for months and didn't know. Well thanks Joyce for the information..
At 12:41pm on November 3, 2010, Dave said…
Hello Joyce I also live in Knoxville. I was just recently diagnosed and was looking for any group that meet here. Do you know of any? There is alot of subject matter on diabetes and its can be overwelming. I am trying to figure out a good diet for myself, the do's and don'ts and such.. Well welcome to TuDiabetes.
At 11:45am on October 21, 2010, catlover said…
Hi Joyce- Thanks for the friend invite. I am always glad to have new friends. This site is great for info and support from members. Stop by my page if you have any questions.



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