Leanne
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Would you date another diabetic?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sai Aug 5, 2012. 15 Replies

I'm a 22 year old single T1 diabetic and I'm so curious as to what everyone else thinks about that question. I think it would be great to date a fellow diabetic since we'd understand what the other…Continue

And another poem...

Started Mar 4, 2012 0 Replies

This poem is inspired by my summers at Camp Sweeney in Gainesville, Texas. It’s a diabetes camp with the goal of giving kids a break from managing their own diabetes. We didn’t have to figure out our…Continue

 

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Leanne posted a status
"Diabetes and boyfriends. Read this! http://thejuiceboxdiaries.com/2012/12/16/crushed/"
Dec 16, 2012
Sara_Louise commented on Leanne's blog post 'Calling all Type 1 Diabetics!'
"well although im only 13 ive been diabeetic for 12 years and when people ask me if its hard i say "yes of course but god chooses the strong to deal with diabetes and although there is tough times the good times are good!! " ........ so…"
Dec 9, 2012
acidrock23 commented on Leanne's blog post 'Calling all Type 1 Diabetics!'
"I don't get that many comments these days. I think I'm more "the exercise guy" than "the guy w/ diabetes." It comes up every now and then. Most people I who ask what it's like, I try to explain it's not high…"
Dec 8, 2012
Leanne posted a blog post

Calling all Type 1 Diabetics!

Yesterday a new friend asked me if it was hard to be a diabetic. I didn’t really know how to answer, so I just shrugged. I guess my answer is yes, but with a huge question mark. How do I measure the difficulty of my life with diabetes when the entirety of my adulthood has been with the disease. I can’t envision my world without it.I ask myself if I’d be the same person if the diagnosis hadn’t happened. Would I be less responsible? Would I value my health less? Could that one fateful day almost…See More
Dec 8, 2012
Jane Voltz commented on Leanne's blog post 'Finding the Good in Type 1 Diabetes'
"Hi Leanne! My name is Jane, and I have had Type 1 diabetes since 1973. My husband and I moved to the St. Louis area (Edwardsville, IL) a little over 4 years ago. Since we moved here, I have been looking for a good endocrinologist with a good team to…"
Nov 29, 2012
Leanne posted a blog post

Finding the Good in Type 1 Diabetes

Tonight as I watched Nicholas David sing his soulful rendition of Lean On Me on The Voice, I couldn’t help but get choked up. It’s one of those songs that each and every one of us knows and attributes a particular memory to, whether a memory of a loved one or of a friend or a place or a feeling. I hear that song and my vision clouds with memories of Camp Sweeney, a diabetes camp in Texas that I went to when I was a teenager. We’d sing Lean On Me at the end of every campfire and it brought us…See More
Nov 19, 2012
Leanne and jeffojeda are now friends
Nov 19, 2012
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Nov 14, 2012
Leanne posted a status
"I've been posting a series of diabetes-related blogs for National Diabetes Awareness Month. Check it out at thejuiceboxdiaries.com!"
Nov 11, 2012
Leanne posted a blog post

What Diabetes Awareness Month Means to Me

From my blog, The Juice Box Diaries. To see the original post (complete with pictures), go here. For the masses, November =ThanksgivingThe 2nd to last monthColdThe month to start planning ChristmasThe official end to HalloweenBut for diabetics, November holds much more weight. It’s the official diabetes awareness month and boy do we…See More
Nov 2, 2012
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Check this out!

My temple dateline published this blurp and took me completely by surprise! Thought I'd share it!
Nov 1, 2012
Leanne commented on Leanne's blog post 'The Sugar - Fitness Struggle Part 2'
"Thanks Jen. That means so much to me!"
Nov 1, 2012
Leanne commented on Leanne's blog post 'What's It Really Feel Like to be High?'
"Thanks for commenting everyone. I'm happy to report that the highs I experienced in this post turned out to be from a bad bottle of insulin. So glad I wasn't doing anything wrong, just unlucky I guess!"
Nov 1, 2012
snpsht70 commented on Leanne's blog post 'What's It Really Feel Like to be High?'
"amen my friend. expecting the unexpected...too bad i cannot stand cinnamon. i would try it if i did!!"
Oct 25, 2012
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Oct 25, 2012

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March 26, 2001
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Calling all Type 1 Diabetics!

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 2:10pm 2 Comments

Yesterday a new friend asked me if it was hard to be a diabetic. I didn’t really know how to answer, so I just shrugged. I guess my answer is yes, but with a huge question mark. How do I measure the difficulty of my life with diabetes when the entirety of my adulthood has been with the disease. I can’t envision my world without it.

I ask myself if I’d be the same person if the diagnosis hadn’t happened. Would I be less responsible? Would I value my health less? Could that one fateful…

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Finding the Good in Type 1 Diabetes

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

Tonight as I watched Nicholas David sing his soulful rendition of Lean On Me on The Voice, I couldn’t help but get choked up. It’s one of those songs that each and every one of us knows and attributes a particular memory to, whether a memory of a loved one or of a friend or a place or a feeling. I hear that song and my vision clouds with memories of Camp Sweeney, a diabetes camp in Texas that I went to when I was a teenager. We’d sing Lean On Me at the end of every campfire and it brought us…

Continue

What Diabetes Awareness Month Means to Me

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 2:57pm 1 Comment

From my blog, The Juice Box Diaries. To see the original post (complete with pictures), go here

For the masses, November =

  • Thanksgiving
  • The 2nd to last month
  • Cold
  • The month to start planning Christmas
  • The official end to Halloween

But for diabetics, November…

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What's It Really Feel Like to be High?

Posted on October 20, 2012 at 3:02pm 8 Comments

This is from my blog The Juice Box Diaries. See the original post to see the pictures that come along with it.

[Vegan BBQ Pizza Picture, see post]

Homemade Vegan BBQ Pizza, recipe later in post!

Sometimes…

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At 5:10pm on October 9, 2012, Linda G said…

You're a featured member!!! BRAVA Leanne!!

At 10:54am on October 9, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

HEARTIEST CONGRATS ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER!!! Reed

At 7:32am on July 9, 2012, jm said…

Leanne,
IF, you are a facebooker, we are support group of mostly adults with type1, we use facebook to connect, the page is STL Dawn Phenom, it is organized by 4 of us,..Audrey, Gary, Wendy and me..we try to do one type of exerise meet and greet on the second saturday of every month,..this coming saturday we are riding bikes,..some people might like to go fast and ride 2 hours, others will ride slow and only go one hour, with no riders left behind..after we ride or walk or run, whatever we do that second saturday, then we will sit and drink coffee/soda/tea somewhere ..last time we had some college 20year old new diabetic and so we talked with him alot about some of the stuff and how we do things..hope you join our facebook group, it is free...and then every 3 months we like to have a larger group meeting at a hospital, and then we invite a pump rep to come in and talk about thier latest product or dexcom or lantus,etc...and then we will also invite a nutritionist or a cde or somebody else to talk..and those are usually on sat from 9-12..well that is some basic stuff about us...invite all your friends diabetic and non-diabetic to the second saturday monthly events, my sister and her boyfriend will come...you dont have to be diabetic

At 4:18pm on June 19, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo Leanne!! You're featured on the "Members" page!

At 6:25am on June 19, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Heartiest CONGRATS ON BEING A featured Member. REED

At 9:20am on April 19, 2012, Mike said…

CONGRATS!!!

At 5:46am on April 19, 2012, Trudy said…

Hi Leanne. Congratulations on your Poetry Contest win. Great poem!

At 9:37am on March 1, 2012, Trudy said…

Leanne, you're doing great. This advice is mine alone, but my thinking is that since you write so well, everyone should get a chance to see it (blogs), while your poetry should certainly appear in the Poetry Group. Once upon a time when I lived in New York, I took classes in playwriting at the HB Studio on Bank Street, so I know what fun it is to write (and have someone read your work). Cheers!

At 10:17am on February 27, 2012, Trudy said…

Hi Leanne. I know that you must be tired of getting advice from me, but just once more... For your first poem, Job Posting,I suggested that you post it in a blog as well as the Poetry Group because it told your story so well and more people would get to read it. Now I'm suggesting that you post your last poem, Reflection, and any future ones on the Poetry Group in addition to a blog. The reason is that If TuD decides to publish more poems, yours can easily be found by the editors. Did you know that the TuD store still has copies of its book, which is "No-Sugar Added Poetry"? Cheers!

At 2:18pm on February 23, 2012, Trudy said…

Hi Leanne. Thanks for the friend add! I look forward to knowing you better.

 
 
 

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