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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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Donna58 commented on etta amy's group 'Diabetes and Memory Issues'
"How does one pinpoint what is causing memory loss? I have always struggled with saying the right word (comes from a genetic trait-mental illness in my family but I don't have it) nowadays I struggle with long term mory loss. A1c is seven and I…"
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JaninaWalker replied to etta amy's discussion 'Diabetes and "right frontal subcortical white matter"' in the group Diabetics with Depression
"Here is a link to more to consider. I am 57 and on a similar mission to solve an issue that you might share in, but haven't considered. I agree we need to go looking for our own solutions because even though you get an MRI result, did they say…"
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etta amy commented on jan rohrbough's group 'Diabetics with mental illness'
"I am 55 and taking Buproprion for depression. In 2007, I had an episode where my bG was in the single digits. My memory and ability to focus has been declining for a while, but it seems a lot worse now that I'm older and retired. I just had…"
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It has been proven that diabetics are more prone to anxiety than non-diabetics. Let's share and support each other.See More
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Diabetes and "right frontal subcortical white matter"

I am 55 and taking Buproprion for depression. In 2007, I had an episode where my bG was in the single digits. My memory and ability to focus has been declining for a while, but it seems a lot worse now that I'm older and retired. I just had another brain MRI and it was normal--except for "signal hyperintensity within the right frontal subcortical white matter, which likely represents prior remote insult." From what I've read, my brain damage causes impairment in sustained attention, memory…See More
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etta amy replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I discovered it the other day. I think it's a fantastic concept, and immediately donated some $$ to the cause."
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Live interview with Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho 2014 at TuDiabetes homepage

October 2, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm PT (4-5pm ET, 9-10pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event Sierra Sandison was crowned Miss Idaho 2014 in July, and competed at Miss America on September 14th, winning the People's Choice Award. She made a splash in the media for proudly wearing her insulin pump on stage during the competition.…See More
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etta amy replied to carrier's discussion 'Starting with Saline' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Welcome to the Ping! I skipped the saline step and lived to tell about it, but I know others who did the saline step first. It is fairly common."
Sep 25
etta amy replied to Aussie's discussion 'Blacking out' in the group Dexcom Users
"Have any of you who experienced really low numbers suffer from memory issues? I started having memory issues soon after having a couple of super low bGs."
Sep 23
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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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Live interview with Zoe Heineman: Hypoglycemia Awareness Month at TuDiabetes homepage

September 11, 2014 from 12pm to 12:30pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! NEW YORK, NY, (September 5, 2014) – “Hypoglycemia Awareness,” also known as “Ha!” launches an initiative this month to raise public awareness of severe hypoglycemia, an ongoing risk for people with diabetes. In order to mitigate the safety risk of severe…See More
Sep 11
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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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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