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Leanna's Discussions

Whats your Diabetes song?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toddy Apr 10, 2013. 53 Replies

Pump sites in arms or legs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leanna Feb 19, 2013. 2 Replies


Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

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Jul 18, 2014
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Diabetic Pianists

I am a pianist and also teach piano. I love talking to other pianists and other diabetics so I thought I'd make a place for people who are both to get together!
Jul 9, 2014
Cassie123 joined Leanna's group

Diabetic Pianists

I am a pianist and also teach piano. I love talking to other pianists and other diabetics so I thought I'd make a place for people who are both to get together!
Jun 21, 2014
Leslie Dare joined Leanna's group
Mar 2, 2014
Karen Graffeo and Leanna are now friends
Feb 20, 2014
Tafra Stipe joined Leanna's group
Feb 16, 2014
Leanna posted a status
"about to kick off another semester of college with type 1. So far diabetes has never affected school!"
Jan 16, 2014
Leanna updated their profile
Jan 15, 2014
BearBird85 commented on Leanna's group 'Diabetics who wear Medical Id'
"I have 2 medical ids from Hopepaige but the one bothers me that the charm hangs on the bottom of my wrist and the other one im allergic to the red medical symbol so i had to take it off. Im looking for another one!"
Jan 12, 2014
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Jan 12, 2014
Celiabetic joined Leanna's group

Diabetic Pianists

I am a pianist and also teach piano. I love talking to other pianists and other diabetics so I thought I'd make a place for people who are both to get together!
Jan 6, 2014
Leanna posted a photo

Pumpkin (Punkie)

My pretty girl. I adopted her back in October :)
Jan 4, 2014
Leanna and Karena Bowler are now friends
Jan 4, 2014
Karena Bowler joined Leanna's group

Diabetic Pianists

I am a pianist and also teach piano. I love talking to other pianists and other diabetics so I thought I'd make a place for people who are both to get together!
Jul 27, 2013
Leanna posted a status
"tonights bg was 90 with still a little bit of active insulin. Had 20 carbs worth of grapes for a snack and am off to bed!"
Jul 24, 2013
Marsha Weiss joined Leanna's group
Jun 18, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Talking to people with the same condition as me.
Date diagnosed
March 5, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.4 in January 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic minimed 722 (clear :)
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
Tell us more about you (optional)
My blog is http://www.blogger.com/profile/10687537190083469496

About me :)

Part time student at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), piano teacher and student, and do a few cleaning jobs to make money. I love spending time with family and friends, swimming and playing piano. I also love the time I spend teaching kids piano and think its the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I stay very busy with school and work so managing diabetes while being so busy can be a little hard sometimes but I make it work because I never want diabetes to hold me back. Diabetes is a big part of my life but it is NOT my whole life. I am a Christian who beleives in following what the Bible teaches.

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Leanna's Blog

Bryson Paul, an angel from Heaven

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 11:59am 4 Comments

Hey guys I know I haven't used this page in a while but I hope to more in the future. I am doing very well except for the fact that my family is dealing with a very sad situation.

Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 5:35 my nephew Bryson Paul came into our family. Due to having Potters Syndrome he was only with us for about 30mins before going to heaven. He is dearly loved and will always be in our hearts. Please pray for my family during this time.…


Diabetes Speech was a succes :)

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 7:53pm 6 Comments

Well today I got my grade for my speech. My proffesor gave me the highest possible grade and added a note telling me that she thought it was a very informative topic. She said I was well prepared and it showed. She also liked my visual aids and my eye contact. She finished by saying she looks forward to my persuaasive speech and great job :) I just got that tonight so I'm still really excited! It feels great to have done well on something that I never did before. Here is the pic of my visual…


My new blog.

Posted on November 6, 2011 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

Hey there just wanna let you guys know I started my own blog. If anyone is interested in giving my some first followers that would be great! I don't know how often I'll be updating but want to some and I can definatly say the more followers I get the more I will update. Its gonna be about my whole life basically including school, piano (teaching and learning), and diabetes stuff.… Continue

Wish me luck with my speech on diabetes.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 4:26pm 5 Comments

This friday I will be giving an informative speech for my communications class. Its the first speech I have ever given so I'm kinda nervous but it helps that i chose a topic I know alot about. DIABETES :) More specificly it is on How Type 1 and Type 2 are different. Right now I'm in my room practicing it as well as working at my outline and the written version. I'm kinda tired cause I had a math test this morning and spent the afternoon doing Psychology but the time is ticking on closer to… Continue

Update about school, diabetes and just life!

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 8:41pm 0 Comments

Hello to all!! I've been off here for awhile again so I wanted to update and see how everyone else is doing? Blood sugar wise I've been doing good :) I will be having bloodwork done in the next few weeks to offically see how I'm doing but for the first time in what seens like a long time I'm excited to see what my a1c is.

About a week and a half ago I started college. I'm doing math which I go to class for monday and wednesday mornings then I'm also doing Communications and Psyhology… Continue

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At 1:45pm on March 26, 2013, Linda G said…


At 7:59pm on February 19, 2013, Lois said…


Thanks for your message. I'm glad that I am touching someone's life at least once in a while. Lately, I've been spending almost all my time going back and forth to the wound clinic and a whole passle of others such as: opthmologist, pulmonologist, O-2 study in pulmonary clinic, sleep center, psychiatrist, dermatologist, endocrinologist, prosthetist, coumadin clinic, and last but not least, the primary physician. All these since Jan. 1!!! And more than 3 of these were multiple, multiple visits!!

It takes me longer to answer because of these running jumps at attempted health (lol) and because I have been pretty depressed lately. It's the age-old conflict of money available vs. bills. I've gotten in a rut of overdraft fees and the bank paying out even without money at the moment of processing. I don't get off with stalling payment and catching up. Add that up along with overdraft fees, I am over $1,500 from a payment they shouldn't have been paid out because I was already overdrawn by over $200. Now I [for sure] can't go grocery shopping for the rest of the month and all of March! I can't even count on my tax refund (only $300) because I had them deposit it directly to the bank and, you know, they will apply it to the overdraft. Looks like I might lose a little weight in March. Ah well, the landlord is threatening eviction because they bounced the one check I didn't want them to bounce!! (Rent) Just think of the money I will be saving by being homeless and foodless!@!

Better go for now, I'm depressing myself even more.


At 8:30pm on January 26, 2013, Lois said…


I always love to add new friends. So many come and go so that, if you don't replish your "supply" of friends, the well will go dry. I know, I've spent quite a few months staying away and then spend time pining away all the people who used to bless me every day.

Have you been to my site? Try it; you might like it!!


At 4:07pm on April 16, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Leanna...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 6:07am on April 16, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Leanna. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:12am on April 16, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 11:07pm on November 29, 2011, Mary said…

Thank you so much!! :) Thanksgiving was great! How was yours? I have been sick since Sunday (Stomach bug.) But regaining my health slowly but surely!

At 6:41pm on June 21, 2011, MeganJ said…
Nice to meet you Leanna! Hope you're enjoying being back on TuD! :)
At 8:54pm on April 16, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Leanna.....
Hope you had the best of times on your Special Day!
How's everything coming along? Any questions or comments?
At 1:57pm on April 16, 2011, Doris D said…
Sounds like your having a GREAT day! Make them keep it going! Your very welcome!



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