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Announcing D-Kid Blog

My eight-year-old daughter started her own website called "D-Kid Blog" where she will share her feelings, talk about how she manages diabetes, and answer questions from readers.Check out D-Kid Blog.See More
Apr 6, 2013
Leighann replied to Mom 2 Kyle's discussion 'New to CGM/Dexcom G4 - HELP Please!' in the group Dexcom Users
"We use Opsite Flexifix, but not routinely. Only after many, many days of the same sensor. Most times we don't even use it at all. Here's where I wrote about it: We use lidocaine cream. Some…"
Nov 5, 2012
Leighann replied to Erik's discussion 'Upgrade to Gen 4 costs $399' in the group Dexcom Users
"If you ordered between Sept 1 and Oct 5, 2012, it's my understanding that they will upgrade at no charge. I don't know if that's order date or ship date though. It's worth calling DexCom to ask."
Oct 16, 2012
Leighann replied to LukesMom's discussion 'Dexcom for Kids' in the group Dexcom Users
"Our daughter is 8 and started the DexCom earlier this year. As I was inquiring to the company about it I was told that it's not currently FDA approved for children under 18, but they fully support any pediatric patient who's physician…"
Sep 6, 2012
Leighann joined Rob's group

Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Jul 15, 2012
Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes and Leighann are now friends
Jul 2, 2012
Leighann commented on samsmom's blog post 'Found a New Doc; Lost in the DOC'
"As with all relationships, those in the DOC grow over time. Some of us have "known" each other for years. You need to just jump right in there and comment on blogs, respond to tweets that others write, and interact on Facebook and…"
May 4, 2012

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Announcing D-Kid Blog

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 9:09am 0 Comments

My eight-year-old daughter started her own website called "D-Kid Blog" where she will share her feelings, talk about how she manages diabetes, and answer questions from readers.

Check out D-Kid Blog.

{Halloween} Spooky sPODers and PUMP-kins

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 9:18am 2 Comments

We used a few craft supplies and diabetes trash (deactivated OmniPods) to create Halloween decorations including spiders and pumpkins.

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Anatomy of a PB&J

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

Are you already running out of ideas on what to pack in the lunchbox? Here is how we make a somewhat healthier version of the classic PB&J.

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{Diabetes Management} Going Old School

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

My frustration with not being able to download our blood sugar data continues. I need to see a couple week's worth of numbers at a time, so I decided to go old school.

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{D-Mom Tested} Too Sweet Boutique

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

Too Sweet Boutique offers custom, hand made insulin pump pouches for girls and boys.Too Sweet Boutique offers custom, hand made insulin pump pouches for girls and boys.

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At 4:38pm on April 24, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo on being a featured member Leighann....

At 6:14pm on December 29, 2010, Bob said…
Hi Leighann, I see that you sent a friend request in November, but I've been hard-pressed with my MEd degree, so was not able to reply til now. Not even sure what discussion it was in regard to, but if you remember, I'd be happy to try to respond now. Belatedly, Bob
At 4:54pm on September 8, 2008, Big Al said…
Welcome from a fellow resident of the Land of Lincoln. Great group of people here, and we want to welcome you.
At 4:30am on September 8, 2008, Mike Campana said…
At 12:19am on September 7, 2008, Melissa Lee said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! We are so happy to have you here!
At 7:28am on September 5, 2008, Doris D said…
Welcome to our fastly growing family Leighann!!!!!!!
At 3:44pm on September 4, 2008, Karen said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, glad you found us!!!
At 3:37pm on September 4, 2008, Kathy said…
Hi there. Nice to have you with us.
Please stop by and join the Great Lakes Group, for those of us living in the bordering states. I live in Minneapolis.
Welcome to Tu diabetes.
At 11:21am on September 4, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes community, Leighann!
At 9:40am on September 4, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Welcome Leighann to our wonderful community.



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