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Trigger Finger Trials and Tribulations

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Linda replied to Steve Mann's discussion 'Type 1 and Weight Loss'
"Hi Steve, I've been T1D for 53 years and I'm female so I too have noticed the lbs creeping up over the years. What DID work for me was the acquisition of a puppy. I've lost 10 lbs just taking care of her, walking her, and taking the…"
Sep 18, 2014
Linda is attending Emily Coles's event

Live Interview with Mark Ruefenacht, founder of Dogs 4 Diabetics at TuDiabetes homepage

August 7, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! The Mission of Dogs for Diabetics is to:Provide quality medical alert assistance dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics through programs of training, placement, and follow-up services; and to,Develop, promote and advocate standards of quality, performance, support and disclosure for all medical assistance dog…See More
Aug 6, 2014
Linda replied to Ron Doyle's discussion 'Animas, Dexcom Cruising?'
"Oh I forgot just one more thing that I've experienced while cruising. It was around 2004 and I fell severely ill with a gastro intestinal illness and had to visit the ships medical Dr. He had never seen an insulin pump before! So, while it in…"
Mar 20, 2014
Linda replied to Ron Doyle's discussion 'Animas, Dexcom Cruising?'
"Hi Ron, I'm T1D for 53 years and have been on several cruises. The rooms are kept nice and cool and you should have control over the thermo in your room as well so refrigeration is not really necessary for I'm assuming less than 10 days…"
Mar 20, 2014
Linda replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'What if you could get insulin without needles?'
"I've been T1D for 53 years and currently on a pump. I would welcome an inhaled fast acting insulin but would only use it (assuming it's faster acting than Humalog) when my bg is unusually high and would be benefited more by a delivery…"
Mar 12, 2014
Linda joined Michelle Reinhardt's group


For those who have gastroparesis. Needing more information or just here for support.See More
Feb 21, 2014
Linda replied to Sarah's discussion 'Flu Shot'
"I had the flu years ago and had not been getting the flu shot and ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks. It almost killed me. Flu virus often turns into pnuemonia and once it gets in your lungs (rememeber its a virus and antiobiotics don't work…"
Jan 8, 2014
Linda replied to Jen's discussion 'Thoughts on my "cohort"'
"Hi Jen,Like DaveH, I am also a 52 year Joslin Medalist who has had T1D for 52 years. I am now 60 years old and in great health. I DO take a statin and am closely watched for cardio issues. They have found this to be a weak spot in the complication…"
Dec 3, 2013
Linda replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Act1ve Study: Safety and Efficacy of Ersatta for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes'
"Yes, I've always wanted to do some sort of research related help. I just did my 4th injection. I think they wait until 26 weeks to take blood to see if any results. Anyway, glad to meet you!"
Nov 15, 2013
Linda replied to Dave's discussion 'Tight controllers: Do you correct below 100?'
"I only correct anything above 130."
Nov 14, 2013
Linda replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Act1ve Study: Safety and Efficacy of Ersatta for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes'
"I also am currently participating in this study. I'm excited to hear the outcome!T1D 52 years."
Nov 14, 2013
Linda replied to Sue's discussion 'Really curious----Do you SNACK regularly?'
"Well I guess I'm one of the few. I snack and graze all day. I eat very, very light meals due to my symptoms of gastroparesis. I don't snack on unhealthy things but I do graze alot. But yes, snacking is King in my world."
Nov 8, 2013
Linda replied to mcfc1987's discussion 'What do normal blood sugar levels look like?'
"I just wanted to add that greek yogurt or any flavored yogurt for that matter, has lots of sugars. Even though you may be counting the carbs in the product, it will rise your glucose level high as a rule."
Nov 7, 2013
Linda replied to Sue's discussion '50 Year Joslin Medal'
"Contratulations Spock! The Joslin Medalists have a facebook based group site for Medalists if you aren't already a part of it. Either myself or Richard can help you with request to join if you are interested. Again...... way to go!"
Oct 30, 2013
Linda commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"yes Both of my retinas had tiny tears that bleed a few months after my cataract surgery. The repair was painless for me. They tacked the tear with laser. No problems since and it's been over 2 years since it was done. How extensive is your tear…"
Oct 24, 2013
Linda replied to Richard157's discussion 'Is Insulin Enough?...C-Peptide Replacement Therapy'
"For the study, the nerve conduction test as well as the vibration test was what they used to validate the diagnosis. I noticed that I could feel little whisps of things on my feet that were not there. I would describe it as like as if a hair had…"
Oct 24, 2013

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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
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connect with other diabetics
Date diagnosed
January 30, 1961
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Oral, Pump, Diet and Exercise
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Medtronic MiniMed 722
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At 11:04am on April 13, 2012, shoshana27 said…

how many kids do you have?
i have 3 & 5 gr.kids

At 11:02am on April 13, 2012, shoshana27 said…

your fotos are beautiful

At 11:28pm on July 29, 2011, Robyn said…
Yes they are!! :)
At 7:38pm on February 28, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Linda.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 2:52am on February 28, 2011, Doris D said…
At 3:53pm on December 5, 2010, Brunetta said…
I am hoping and praying for your husband and his recovery. sounds like you have got a lot going on. I hope you are taking timne for yourself as well.
God Bless, Brunetta
At 5:39am on November 28, 2010, Brunetta said…
How are you doing, Miss Linda?

God Bless,
At 7:17pm on September 23, 2010, Brunetta said…
Thanks Linda.. Look forward to talking with you as we are type1 for the long term.
At 8:38am on September 23, 2010, Brunetta said…
Linda, U R an active 50++ Type One like me. so glad to be your friend. Are those little cuties your grandbabies?? They are adorable.

God Bless,
At 7:40am on May 10, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello Linda,
I am sorry for the loss of your Mother recently. I hope that you find peace in memories. Take care
Robyn xo



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