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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 Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"I just got a new Dexcom with the AP algorithm. It's taken a few days, but I can finally say that its bG tracking is more accurate. How about yours?"
Dec 11
etta amy replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'New Transmitter!' in the group Dexcom Users
"My replacement for the out-of-warranty one is coming today! Feel lucky about the timing; looking forward to a thinner transmitter."
Dec 9
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Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.
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etta amy replied to Laura S.'s discussion 'Here's what many of you have been waiting for!!!!!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Same here. I'm sticking with keeping my pump in a Medtronic "Leg Pouch". I even sleep with it on my leg. In the summer (which is short here in Seattle) I keep it in a pocket."
Dec 2
etta amy replied to Laddie's discussion 'New Pump, not Vibe' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"My Ping is out of warranty but still alive and well. I don"t want it to crap out on me. Guess it's time to call Animas and see what it will cost. Has anyone gotten a new one lately?"
Nov 23
etta amy replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"I screwed it up the first time. Now I gotta wait two weeks (which is as long as my sensors usually last). Lesson learned, I'll take advantage of the Dexcom helpers to talk me through it."
Nov 21
etta amy commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live interview with Sherita Golden, MD "Mental Health and Diabetes"'
"Suhen, I believe they are archived, but I'm not sure where."
Nov 19
etta amy is attending Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Sherita Golden, MD "Mental Health and Diabetes" at TuDiabetes homepage

November 19, 2014 from 12pm to 1pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Dr. Sherita Hill Golden is the Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also holds joint appointments in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research and in the Department of Epidemiology at…See More
Nov 18
etta amy added a discussion to the group Diabetes and Memory Issues

Boosting my brainpower

It's been awhile since I've posted. I wanted to share what's going on with me; happy to say it's very positive.I discovered a book called "Boost Your Brain" by Dr. Majid Fortuhi. It addresses lots of topics relating to memory issues. Most interesting is his focus on foods and supplements that can help the frontal portion of the brain--the area where "executive function resides"--to regenerate.He recommends 1 glass of red wine a day for brain health, with a caveat: Those with memory issues…See More
Nov 10
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Live interview: Joshua Levy "Map to a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes" at TuDiabetes homepage

November 11, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Joshua Levy is a Bay Area native who works as a software engineer.  His daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 18 months, and is now 13 years old.  Joshua has been blogging for many years about potential cures for T1D, at Current…See More
Nov 10
etta amy replied to Laddie's discussion 'New Pump, not Vibe' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Mine's still hanging in there. How long did you have the one that broke?"
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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.
Oct 23
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
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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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