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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 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"
Apr 6
etta amy commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"Re: bleeding, it is important to quickly spot blood leaking into your infused insulin. Need to replace that sucker ASAP."
Mar 15
etta amy updated their profile
Mar 11
etta amy replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'A Little Unscientific G4 Research' in the group Dexcom Users
"1. No 2. Almost all last 10 days, some a little less, most a couple days over 10. Never had a full 2 weeks on one sensor. 3. None of them are past the expiry date 4. N/A 5. Arms, exclusively. I use adhesive."
Mar 11
etta amy replied to NicholeW28's discussion 'Site Change' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"What Zoe said."
Mar 8
etta amy is attending Emily Coles's event
Feb 25
etta amy replied to Joern's discussion '7+ with G4 Sensor = lazy (experiment)' in the group Dexcom Users
"All newly installed sensors need a "training period." A good practice is to enter a reading only when the arrow is going straight across. Take several different bG readings throughout the day. It usually takes me most of the first week to…"
Feb 19
etta amy replied to Tapestry's discussion 'Identification Tag' in the group Dexcom Users
"Glad you found it! I have my contact info taped to the back of my CGM, under the protective skin."
Feb 19
etta amy commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
Feb 11
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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.
Feb 6
etta amy replied to Aussie's discussion 'Pump vs Pen' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"No comparison. The pump allows for much better control. The issue of having something attached to you is a necessary evil. That said, I have become very comfortable with infusing into my legs and wearing the pump on my lower leg (Edgepark has a leg…"
Feb 3
etta amy replied to Phyl's discussion 'Google smart contact lens for glucose monitoring' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm putting my money (literally) on the Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, which is making huge strides on a cure. A worthy cause."
Jan 24
etta amy replied to etta amy's discussion 'Leg pump users' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"It doesn't hurt at all to infuse on inner thighs. And its less likely that my jeans rub against it. I use my upper arms for CGM."
Jan 20

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August 1, 1989
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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 phillips 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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