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Everything happens for a reason and I am thankful God picked me!!

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Linda G left a comment for Lauren
"Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Lauren ♥ Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Dec 17, 2011
brokenpole left a comment for Lauren
"Happy Birthday, Lauren!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Dec 17, 2011
Tom left a comment for Lauren
"so i am very envious of your a1c do you get low a lot?"
Apr 8, 2011
Lauren is now friends with NOLA, Bug74, Jenna F and 4
Apr 5, 2011
PittzburghFF commented on Lauren's photo


"Nice Otterbox :-)"
Jan 24, 2011
Lauren was featured
Jan 16, 2011
Jeremy Steinhart commented on Lauren's blog post 'Speeches'
Jan 10, 2011
Jeremy Steinhart commented on Lauren's blog post 'Speeches'
"I actually did a speech on the differences between type 1 and 2 for my Introduction to Communication class this last semester. One of the biggest things that my teacher and class liked was how I knew my information very well and that I had a…"
Jan 10, 2011
samsmom commented on Lauren's blog post 'Why do I thank God?'
"We've found 2 girls with diabetes who played college & pro softball: Jennifer Olds Amy Kyler Check em out!"
Jan 9, 2011
Dude commented on Lauren's photo

Be your own person bc everyone else is already taken

"Awesome Statement! "I'm the Me-est Me I know!" :) Thanks for making Me smile!"
Jan 8, 2011
Osob and Lauren are now friends
Jan 8, 2011
samsmom commented on Lauren's photo

Be your own person bc everyone else is already taken

"Your photos are so pretty & you give us hope! Thanks."
Jan 8, 2011
Lauren replied to DARGIRL's discussion 'How do you get back on the treadmill of self management?'
"Well I have no choice...I have a thing called a "MOTHER" that is on me 24/7. But when I am not around her I still do everything correctly because I finally realized that my health is in my own hands. I want to be healthy so I can live…"
Jan 7, 2011
Lauren left a comment for Sam
"Welcome!! You should check out my blog "Why I thank God" its about me being diagnosed and softball! I hope you enjoy :)"
Jan 7, 2011
Lauren commented on Lauren's photo
Jan 7, 2011
Lauren commented on Sam's blog post 'Hey.'
"Hey Sam!!!! I was diagnosed this past summer. I play softball and am holding strong so far. So I heard your pretty good and want to take on the varsity...I believe you can!!!! I was doing the same thing at your age. But away I am defiantly here for…"
Jan 7, 2011

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I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes recently and i want to know what all to expect and what others like me have gone through.
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June 22, 2010
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Posted on January 5, 2011 at 6:35pm 13 Comments

I am probably one of the younger ones on here and most of everyone has gone through school and college and probably does not want to go back... but i have a speech i have to do for oral communications and i thought about doing it on Type 1 Diabetes because everyday people hardly know anything about it, including my teacher. I do not really know if I should tell my story or in general about the disease. I don't want it to be boring and it is an informative speech, so if you can help me out i… Continue

Softball softball softball

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 6:00pm 8 Comments

For about 4 or 5 months after i was diagnosed with Diabetes, I was so sick and wasn't able to practice softball or run or even lift weights. Well this semester I have softball as a class and today was my first practice back and one word "SUCCESS"!!!!
My sugar was perfect during but when i got home it dropped a little, but not a whole lot, only to 60. But I had a great time and watch out becuae i am gonna be going 110 mph and show people what I am made out of. haha

Help with omnipod plus sports!

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

I recently got the omnipod and I haven't played any softball games or hardcore practices in it yet. When i play i am always diving and sliding in every chance possible. This is my first season being a diabetic which makes me pretty nervous, so if anyone is out there to help, I would love to hear from you!


Thanks! :)

Why do I thank God?

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 11:35pm 6 Comments

   I live in a extremely small town, so small where I know almost everyones vehicles, everyones name in my high school, and I live in one of those towns where everyone knows everything about everyone. There are only 2 Diabetics in my high school and unlike a lot of people i am thankful that God picked me.

   Not a lot of people can say that but i proudly can.

   Yes, my world has changed and yes, everything is different now but... everything does happen for a reason; The hard…


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At 8:56am on December 17, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Lauren ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 6:49am on December 17, 2011, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Lauren!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 7:29pm on April 8, 2011, Tom said…
so i am very envious of your a1c
do you get low a lot?
At 5:37am on January 7, 2011, Osob said…
Hey Lauren,
Just wanted to say hi and welcome.
I like ur encouraging quotes on ur pictures and page.
Hope all is well and feel free to get in contact if u need any help more then happy to do the best I can.
At 4:59am on January 6, 2011, 870allamerican said…
Sorry for the belated welcome Lauren. Enjoy the site. There is much to see and learn.
At 12:10pm on December 26, 2010, Doris D said…


Here's a link for our new member's to get to know us better:

At 12:04pm on December 26, 2010, catlover said…
Hi Lauren-  Welcome to TuD.  We hope you like it here.
At 9:36am on December 26, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
At 4:30am on December 26, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Lauren!
At 8:46pm on December 25, 2010, Linda G said…
Your dx is still's it all going?
Welcome home Lauren!
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, 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.

Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:

Take care....and keep in touch!



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