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Update from Dr. Faustman's Lab

Started this discussion. Last reply by kenx Jan 26, 2011. 3 Replies

A worthy cause.…Continue

New Group--Yoga with a CGM

Started Jun 7, 2010 0 Replies

This new group is the place to share the challenges and successes you've encountered maintaining an active yoga practice while dealing with issues arising with CGM use.  Please share this with anyone…Continue

Mass General's Success with Artificial Pancreas

Started this discussion. Last reply by boedica May 26, 2010. 1 Reply



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etta amy commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live Interview with Dr. Denise Faustman, Director of Immunobiology Massachusetts General Hospital'
"About a year ago, I traveled to Boston to donate some blood. I am currently on week 3 of a six week, long distance study that essentially involves drinking Boost and mailing a urine sample back to Boston."
etta amy is attending Emily Coles's event

Live Interview with Dr. Denise Faustman, Director of Immunobiology Massachusetts General Hospital at TuDiabetes homepage

July 24, 2014 from 11am to 12pm
11am PT, 2pm ET, 7pm GMTWhat time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventDenise L. Faustman, MD, PhD, Director of Immunobiology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolDenise Faustman, MD, PhD, is Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts…See More
Jul 21
etta amy replied to Asha's discussion 'I really like the arm for CGM use, but still have some questions' in the group Dexcom Users
"I just installed a new sensor and it is on the front of my shoulder, right next to my armpit. I sleep on my side so that works well for me. When I insert the sensor, I point the front of it up a bit so it goes in more shallow. No discomfort…"
Jul 13
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Yoga with a CGM

A support group for those of us dealing with the challenges of wearing a CGM while maintaining a yoga practice.
Jun 20
etta amy replied to Jen's discussion 'Upgrading to the Vibe - ongoing costs?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"It's not available in the U.S., so I haven't had a choice. I do agree that the remote bolus is a very convenient thing."
Jun 17
etta amy replied to Zoe's discussion 'Combo Boluses and Corrections' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I agree with your reply, Terry."
Jun 9
etta amy replied to Zoe's discussion 'Combo Boluses and Corrections' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I do 7 hours overnight. I put a higher percentage of insulin up front if I'm too high at bedtime. I use the ezbg correction amount as a starting point and then factor in the fat content (I eat a bowl of nuts at night, so I know my bg will creep…"
Jun 4
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etta amy is attending Emily Coles's event

Chat with Joe Solowiejczyk RN, MSW, CDE at TuDiabetes homepage

April 22, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Joe Solowiejczyk is a healthcare professional who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 52 years. He is President and founder of A Mile in My Shoes, a company that publishes books & produces videos on patient self-management and psychological coping as well as…See More
Apr 21
etta amy replied to Krztina's discussion 'Vacation from your pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I have no interest in taking a vacation from my pump. Back to injections? No way!"
Apr 8
etta amy replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"The later edition of the Times made some corrections."
Apr 6
etta amy commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"This is a must-read."
Apr 6
etta amy commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"This is a must-read"
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I hate this time of year

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 4:04pm 3 Comments

Potlucks. Potlucks. More potlucks.

What's in that casserole? Looks like a lot of this and that and everything else. "Dig in," they say. "Aren't you hungry?" Well, yeah, I am. But that casserole you're foisting on me gives not a clue as to what's in it. And, am I to poll all the party attendees to find out who made what, and ask for the recipe?

My solution? Avoidance. What's yours?

Dr. Faustman at Mass. General Hospital has made amazing progress on a cure for Type 1 diabetes. A cause more worthy of contributions than the ADA (who does not support Dr. F's work on finding a cure.…

Posted on June 26, 2011 at 12:57pm 4 Comments

Dr. Faustman at Mass. General Hospital has made amazing progress on a cure for Type 1 diabetes. A cause more worthy of contributions than the ADA (who does not support Dr. F's work on finding a would put them out of business!) Continue

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At 10:16am on July 28, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!

At 1:34am on July 28, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Etta Amy happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 8:55pm on April 23, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…


At 7:19am on July 28, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 3:22am on July 28, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 1:02pm on January 27, 2011, Jag1 said…
Hey, another drummer! Excellent!! How long have you played? Are you in a band, and what kind of set do you have?
At 12:11am on November 24, 2010, Marilyn said…
I'll be traveling to Seattle, WA in the coming week from California with very little money and I'm not too familiar with Washington. I'm trying to find free or cheap places to sleep. Does anyone want to make some new friends? Could you let us couch surf? Me and my husband are very open minded, friendly, fun. We will be forever grateful. We are leaving on the greyhound bus on December 2nd. I've been a type 1 diabetic since I was 9 years old..taking lots of insulin along with me. I'm also learning to play drums! Also, any recommendations on places we should visit? Thanks
At 8:43pm on October 27, 2009, FatCatAnna said…
Etta - Just read your response to "How Many Carbs Do You Eat ...". You wrote exactly what I was thinking as I went thru' some of the thread of the discussion. We are all different! BTW, I'm a Type 1 diabetic of 42 years, and I'm hoping to one day be part of Dr. Faustmans Research guinea pigs! Anything to help in figuring out how to stop diabetes - I'll be a part of!
Take care - and stay healthy!
Anna from Montreal - The Trials and Tribulations of a Diabetic
At 1:26pm on October 20, 2009, Rich De Vries said…
Hi Etta,
My endo is Dr K. Gross at the Polyclinic on Broadway. He was previously at VMMC but left about two years ago. I have been very pleased working with him and the support he gives.
I have also been a part of the original DCCT study and the continuing follow-up study EDIC. I have occassionally met with Dr Hirsch at UW but my main Dr is Dr Gross.
At 11:15am on October 2, 2009, Gerri said…
Thanks for passing on the Dr. F virtual hug. I've seen interviews. What an incredible woman!. She's charming & delightful, in addition to her brains & conviction.



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