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Lee Ann commented on Emily Coles's blog post 'World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange'
"Thanks for sharing the project, Emily! I think we're going to have a great exchange this year, and I'm excited to some familiar names as well as some new ones. If anyone has questions about the project, please let me know."
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Linda G left a comment for Lee Ann
""Stuff"!! How's the weather at your end...hot and muggy here...was going to weed after the brief rain shower we had here yesterday....but the air was very thick....and my back still recuperating from having washed the kitchen floor 3x…"
Jul 4, 2012

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October 23, 1978
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5.6
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Pump
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Animas IR2020
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http://www.thebuttercompartment.com
I'm always delighted to meet other diabetics. 2008 will mark my 30th anniversary with this disease. I spent a long time being angry about it and not managing it properly, and while I've experienced some unfortunate consequences of that, I'm doing quite well all things considered. I've developed an appreciation for this disease, and let go of the anger and resentment. I can see how it's made me a better a person, and how it's shaped my life. I wouldn't be the same person I am today without it. While I won't deny that it can be frustrating at times, nothing feels as good as accepting it and dare I say, embracing it. It takes far more energy to fight it and hate it than live peacefully with it.

I was featured in an Associated Press article about diabulimia.
‘Diabulimics’ skipping insulin to slim down

I was scheduled to be on FOX's The Morning Show, but minutes before I was to be interviewed, I passed out when my blood sugar got too low (I mistook my symptoms for just being nervous about being on live TV!). The show was live so I missed my opportunity to be interviewed on the show. They interviewed me afterwards though, and posted it on their website.
Recovering from diabulimia

I was interviewed for Diabetes Living Today. The interview was during the second half of the show, starting around 32:00.
May 6, 2008 Podcast

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At 9:14pm on July 4, 2012, Linda G said…

"Stuff"!! How's the weather at your end...hot and muggy here...was going to weed after the brief rain shower we had here yesterday....but the air was very thick....and my back still recuperating from having washed the kitchen floor 3x over on all fours (the old fashion way) the day before, when our middle grandson Riley (2) decided to spit out his juice all over the place. I would have been arrested for what I toyed doing to him! The room that our daughter was in before moving into her own place is now taken up as a storage room for Timothy and Steph (son and d-i-l). (Our son and daughter and theirs were here since mid January since the house they shared burned to the ground. No one was hurt, except for 3 pets that perished. Our daughter has moved into a new apartment, and our son has purchased a house and they are moving out of our place mid July!) The storage unit they have rented is all full!!! They're moving into their own house starting the 19th of this month! The repeat empty nest syndrome lol. It sure will feel odd to have the whole house to ourselves again! Steph (d-i-l) has a bad ear/sinus infection. She went to a walk in clinic yesterday, and was put on meds, including ear drops. Early evening, her ear was bleeding, which is not uncommon with ear infections...but I nevertheless offered to take her to ER, knowing that we'd be there for at least 6 hours...no no no...she didn't want to go. Midnight, as I'm coming out of the washroom to go to bed, she and Timothy are at the kitchen table...seems that now she feels she should take me up on that earlier offer. I said to her, "you realize that we'll be there all night 'till mid morning anyway!"
She had gone to the internet, and of course got frightened by the comments and suggested diagnoses of her bleeding ear! (sigh....who listens to me!!) So I said..."call telehealth" (a telephone access here, that helps to give you a heads up about your symptoms). They basically paraphrased my comment to her..."you have been seen, you DO have an ear infection which may bleed, you are on medication for it, you do NOT have cancer nor have you suffered trauma to the head. Call your doctor in the morning if it is still bleeding" Who listens to me!!! So this morning, she called her doctor who will see her at....3pm, and the appointment was later changed to 7pm! Guess the doc doesn't share her concern!!
So...life goes on in the Miller household! Sounds SO much like a soap that I should ask you to stay tuned tomorrow...same time same station! How's life at YOUR end??
hugs and best wishes....linda

At 8:02am on June 2, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Lee Ann, hope you can come to the meetup next Sunday, it would be great to see you

At 3:12pm on March 24, 2012, Linda G said…

At 5:43pm on February 28, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Lee Ann ♥
Hope you've had a great day with some nice "ME" time :)
Best Wishes NOW...and for the rest of the year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 1:03pm on February 28, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Lee Ann- HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! I hope you have a GR8 day !!!

At 4:09am on February 28, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 4:09am on February 28, 2012, Marie B said…

Happy Birthday LeeAnn! are you going to the ADA thing in June in Philly?

At 12:24am on February 28, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 8:15pm on January 1, 2012, Linda G said…

A New Year....already 2012!!!
I have made SO many friends here at tu., some I meet daily, some I meet frequently.
Some...occasionally. No matter, I have been supported and have felt loved.
I don't know how I managed before "coming home"...but here is where I belong :)
Tu.diabetes is my second family...here, I need not explain nor defend myself. Here,
I am free to be me ♥ Thank you for your friendship Lee Ann.

At 6:19am on September 19, 2011, Khürt Williams said…
Lee Ann, great to meet you yesterday and watch you make art. Sorry we couldn't be there for the final unveiling.
 
 
 

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