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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

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etta amy replied to Tony L's discussion 'Dexcom sensor location' in the group Dexcom Users
"I wear it on my upper arm, behind the bone. When I insert it, I point the inserter slightly upwards so it doesn't go in deeper than it needs to be."
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September 11, 2014 from 12pm to 12:30pm
12-12:30pm PT (3-3:30pm ET, 8-8:30pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event NEW YORK, NY, (September 5, 2014) – “Hypoglycemia Awareness,” also known as “Ha!” launches an initiative this month to raise public awareness of severe…See More
etta amy replied to LovetoHike's discussion 'Insulin for Stouts?' in the group Diabetes And Beer
"I'm a lightweight and drink Kolsch or a pale ale or Pilsner every evening with my cup of pistachio nuts. I think those beers have very few carbs. I use a combo bolus because the nuts kick in hours after I eat them."
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1pm PT  (3pm CT, 4pm ET, 9pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event 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…See More
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etta amy replied to Sarah Keech's discussion 'Days when diabetes brings me to tears like today because of all day effort for nearly no result' in the group Diabetics with Depression
"Hello. I am new to this group but glad to find it. I had several episodes of extremely low (in the teens) bG, requiring my husband to call the paramedics. I started out with lots of brain cells(law school grad) but those days are spouse is…"
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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."
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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
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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
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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."
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etta amy replied to Zoe's discussion 'Combo Boluses and Corrections' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
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etta amy replied to Zoe's discussion 'Combo Boluses and Corrections' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
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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 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.
At 7:16pm on October 1, 2009, Gerri said…
Glad you didn't tell anyone I wrote it. Don't want to be a plagiarizer:)

Agree with you about Dr. Faustman. She's a pure scientist & certainly not involved for money, though I hope fame & fortune are hers for her efforts. She'd get my vote for a Nobel Prize. What's so exciting & hopeful is that it is an existing, safe & tested drug. My comments & others in that discussion were directed at those who don't want a cure to keep us as cash cows.

Wish I could meet Dr. F to hug her for her work.



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