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Katie is attending Emily Coles's event

Make Your Own 'Betes!!! Workshop at TuDiabetes homepage

October 22, 2014 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Imagine you could see your diabetes-  what would it look like?Imagine your diabetes could speak- what would it say?What would you say to it/him/her?What would its personality be like? The Betes Organization will host a Make Your Own Betes Workshop for anyone who is interested to create a…See More
Oct 22, 2014
Katie commented on Brent's blog post 'Medi-Cal is going to change Diabetes Testing Supply Policy'
Oct 10, 2012
Katie commented on Brent's blog post 'Medi-Cal is going to change Diabetes Testing Supply Policy'
"FYI, ADA did the petition. You can sign here: Dear Katie, Access to blood glucose test strips is at risk for low-income Californians with diabetes. The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Medi-Cal Division, is proposing to…"
Oct 10, 2012
Katie commented on Brent's blog post 'Medi-Cal is going to change Diabetes Testing Supply Policy'
"Yeah our diabetes clinic got the notice that Medi-Cal put out - which only allows 5 checks per day for those taking insulin without jumping through hoops. For kids we who have this insurance and often have trouble making their clinic appointments…"
Sep 26, 2012
Katie commented on Brent's blog post 'Medi-Cal is going to change Diabetes Testing Supply Policy'
"Hey all - I'm thinking we should make a petition and circulate among TuD and other social media outlets today to get as much input as possible. This is horrible news. I'm a social worker in a diabetes clinic as well as a T1, and I know…"
Sep 26, 2012
Katie replied to mar's discussion 'gastric neurostimulator and exercise and insulin pump' in the group Gastroparesis
"I have a similar story to Sarah. The stimulator saved my life and my sanity! I had a PICC in, could only eat tiny amounts of baby food, constantly in the hospital, etc. till I got it implanted last November. I have gained 25 lbs, can eat a big…"
Sep 16, 2012
Katie commented on Michelle Reinhardt's group 'Gastroparesis'
"Hi Margaret, Yes, I just have the dexcom and pacemaker... good to know, thanks for your response!"
Apr 29, 2012
Katie commented on Michelle Reinhardt's group 'Gastroparesis'
"Does anyone here have a GES (or gastric pacemaker) and a dexcom cgm? I got my GES last November and just went back on the dexcom last night. Is there any interference I should be aware of? I'm getting a lot of error messages and wondering if…"
Apr 25, 2012

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Katie's Blog

Support Group for Young Women with Diabetes in NYC Area!

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 8:11am 2 Comments

This group just started a couple months ago but new members are more than welcome. We meet at Beth Israel Medical Center on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening of every month. Feel free to contact with me for more details. Flyer posted below!


Young Women with Diabetes

Ages 18-35

Topics may include:

• Managing exercise, eating, and body image

• Managing relationships

• Coping effectively with stress and emotions

• Discussing… Continue

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At 11:27am on April 27, 2011, Doris D said…
At 3:50am on April 27, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Katie. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 5:18pm on September 12, 2010, Kati * said…
nice to e-meet you too :)
At 4:15pm on April 27, 2010, Linda G said…
Best Wishes on your Special Day Katie!

This is a completely safe low carb cake....but that truly doesn't matter, as who the heck wants cake that's been sat upon by little critters lol
At 11:32am on May 18, 2009, Allison Nimlos said…
hey katie, is there a chance you'll start having these later? I get off at 6pm and cannot possibly be at beth israel until 7pm. let me know! I'd really love to come, but work is preventing me.
At 2:49pm on April 27, 2009, David said…
At 6:33am on April 27, 2009, manish thakur said…
happy birthday to u dear katie
may u live a very long life
At 5:09pm on January 15, 2009, Mylissa said…
Just wanted you to know that I too have Type 1 and just this summer having intense stomach issues. My blood tests came back with very high levels of antibodies for celiac, but my endoscopy was negative. My dr said that all that means is the area that he took the biopsy from was not damaged. I started my gf diet and feel sooo much better. I have had some cross contamination and ended up very ill!
good luck to you! let me know if I can offer any more help
At 12:06am on January 15, 2009, Kristin said…
Thanks for the friend add! Hope that the support group goes well! Keep us posted on it!
At 10:21am on January 14, 2009, Kerri Sparling said…
Hi Katie,

Thanks for adding me, and I'm so happy (and honored!) to hear that my blog was mentioned in your support group. That's wicked cool! (I'm from Rhode Island. We say wicked. It's my "tell." :) )

It's nice to meet you, and I hope to hear from you again!

- Kerri.



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