Marcia Skidmore
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Deborah liked Marcia Skidmore's discussion Don't Give Up
Mar 4
A blog post by Marcia Skidmore was featured

Hey! You can't eat that!

I was at a volunteer dinner this past weekend and unfortunately I sat next to another diabetic. That probably sounds strange, but after 1/2 an hour I was so sorry she sat down at our table.My husband and I had been sitting listening to the music, chatting with others and were sharing a plate of snacks. Just for the record, I know what I can and cannot eat. I am a no carb / lo carb girl, T2 on insulin, in control, last A1C 6, I know what I can and cannot eat. So the other diabetic sat down and…See More
Aug 11, 2013
Linda G commented on Marcia Skidmore's blog post 'Hey! You can't eat that!'
"Oh my!!! This will always be a relevant topic. There will forever be DP (Diabetic Police)...sadly, some have diabetes themselves! You were so diplomatic Marcia!"
Aug 11, 2013
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Jun 21, 2013
shoshana27 commented on Marcia Skidmore's blog post 'Be the joyful.'
"HURRAH to you both CATHY & SDKATE. LAUGHING KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.:))"
Jun 17, 2013
sdkate commented on Marcia Skidmore's blog post 'Be the joyful.'
"I went to kidney dialysis with a friend for the last three months. His kidney is dying, not because of diabetes, but it is dying none the less and he is waiting for a transplant. Before I went with him, he gave me an inside clue that many of these…"
Jun 17, 2013
Kathy commented on Marcia Skidmore's blog post 'Be the joyful.'
"I don't find much negativity either . There are people just telling it like it is, and sometimes diabetes can be tough. We don't need to sugarcoat (forgive the pun) the aspects of living with a potentially life-threatening disease. But, I…"
Jun 17, 2013
jrtpup liked Marcia Skidmore's blog post Be the joyful.
Jun 17, 2013
shoshana27 commented on Marcia Skidmore's blog post 'Be the joyful.'
"i don't find it negative.on the contrary, i enjoy reading what everyone has to say. ;)"
Jun 17, 2013
Marcia Skidmore posted a blog post

Be the joyful.

Is anyone out there POSITIVE?Today -- be positive. Say something positive, do something positive, think positive. Remember that you are alive and start where you are right now on a journey of positive action.There are things you can't control. I get that. But there ARE things we CAN control. Be positive.I stopped reading this website for awhile - it seems every blog was so negative. I know we all have problems - that's a given. BUT WE CAN still be joyful. Find a reason. Use it as a springboard…See More
Jun 17, 2013
Marcia Skidmore commented on DSandCT's group 'SweetandPositive'
"I stopped coming to the TuDiabetes website for awhile -- every blog seemed so negative. i need positive! The last comment on this page was in SEPTEMBER 2011???? Is anyone out there POSiTIVE???"
Jun 17, 2013
Natalie ._c- liked Marcia Skidmore's discussion Spring Break!
Mar 24, 2013
Marcia Skidmore added a discussion to the group Teachers with Diabetes
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Spring Break!

What's fun for a nice diabetic teacher to do while on Spring Break? And what would I like to find in MY Easter Basket?Well -- no candy for me! My Easter Basket needs to have other things in it. Get me some cool and cute and colorful new socks and roll them up like Easter Eggs. I really like music (no sugar in a CD) so put some music in my basket. Sharpies come in all kinds of colors -- instead of m&m candy in Easter colors, how about some Sharpies? I love tea. That fits in an Easter Basket…See More
Mar 24, 2013
Marcia Skidmore commented on Sugar free is me!'s blog post 'Favorite Diabetic Breakfast'
"hummus with fresh veggies english muffin with peanut butter fruit cup I usually like Cheerios or small scoop of oatmeal. Yogurt with flax or a little cheerios or appropriate cereal for crunch. Omlets are my big go to -- you can do lots of variations…"
Mar 24, 2013
Marcia Skidmore commented on David (dns)'s blog post 'My First Meeting With Bob'
"WOnderful, positive share. GOod for you! Good for Bob to get to meet and get acquainted."
Mar 24, 2013
meee commented on Marcia Skidmore's blog post 'No Title'
"I just say I can't eat that due to D because it has too many carbs etc. Fortunately it has not been a problem for me so far."
Mar 18, 2013

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Date diagnosed
November 20, 2006
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

Marcia Skidmore's Blog

Be the joyful.

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 4:54am 4 Comments

Is anyone out there POSITIVE?

Today -- be positive. Say something positive, do something positive, think positive. Remember that you are alive and start where you are right now on a journey of positive action.

There are things you can't control. I get that. But there ARE things we CAN control. Be positive.

I stopped reading this website for awhile - it seems every blog was so negative. I know we all have problems - that's a given. BUT WE CAN still be joyful. Find a…

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The lies we tell. Trying to be kind when others are not. "Here, have a cupcake, it won't hurt you . . ." "Why not hit the Chinese buffet -- anything you want and all you want." "Its your birthday - w…

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 1:11pm 10 Comments

The lies we tell.

Trying to be kind when others are not.

"Here, have a cupcake, it won't hurt you . . ."

"Why not hit the Chinese buffet -- anything you want and all you want."

"Its your birthday - who doesn't want the biggest piece of cake?"

"Sweetie, I stopped and bought a foot long sub. I got you one, too. - just this once."

So I tell the lies.

What are your favorite lies to get out of a situation?

I'm allergic.

I just ate and am…

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Sleep Glorious Sleep

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 5:44am 8 Comments

OK - I need some information/advise/help.

A friend tells me I must have sleep apnea. I know very little about this and don't know if its worth talking with my doctor about.

I assumed it was just me. I only sleep maybe 1 to 1 1/2 hours at a time at night. I wake, move around, sometimes walk (muscle cramps) and then try to fall asleep again (hard - takes at least 1/2 hour). I thought that I must just need the bathroom or leg cramp pains and for awhile, I would always check my…

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Silly Question . . .

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 3:47pm 8 Comments

I usually try to stay very positive but I really have a silly question about something that I found a downer.

Why don't people listen to us?

Strange - but I feel I know me best! I know what makes me spike, what makes me nauseated (gastroparesis). And so when I went in to a one-day surgery for an endoscopy and the nurse started to hook me up to an IV and I said - Hey! Watcha hangin there -- I think they should talk to me.

And then, when I said - Hey! You can't hang sugar…

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At 6:38am on January 26, 2011, Teena said…
Happy Birthday Marcia!
At 3:19pm on August 3, 2010, Jill Knapp said…
Thank you so much for your nice comment!!
At 4:41am on February 10, 2010, Astrid L. said…
Thanks for commenting! :)
You're right, it's about being human- even when dealing with this disease.
And that includes all facets of being human, too...
Thinking, not thinking, feeling, deciding, failing and keeping up track...
And that's what turns me back to embracing life as a whole, with diabetes! : )
At 2:51pm on December 1, 2009, DSandCT said…
haha that's awesome! kids should know how important is to keep healthy :D
At 9:24pm on November 28, 2009, Linda G said…
Welcome Home Marcia!

I am happy that you are reading this and that you are a member of the growing TuDiabetes family.

Since the community was formed back in early 2007, lots of things have changed. Also since then, lots of new members have joined: we're now nearly 11,300 members. So, new members and new features means it never hurts to refresh how things work around the community.

If you haven't read it, I invite you to take a few minutes to go through our New Member Guide. If you have been a member for a while but have let a little dust accumulate on your TuDiabetes account, you will find it very useful. If you joined just recently, you will find it EVEN MORE handy.

If you don't find answers to a question you may have, never hesitate to ask. Click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page and one of the members of our Admin team (you can see their faces on the bottom right side of any page) will get back to you shortly.
At 12:28pm on November 28, 2009, Doris D said…
Welcome Marcia!!!
At 11:13am on November 28, 2009, Marie B said…
well you will find many kind souls here who really do "get it". (it's been a little bit slow with the holidays lately). One of our admins here, Kristin, was part of that Diabetes Forecast article.
At 6:45am on November 28, 2009, Marie B said…
Hi, Marcia, welcome! Please tell me if you have any questions about the community, or diabetes in general. How are you enjoying TuDiabetes so far? We are excited about becoming a community of 12,000 soon.
At 10:38pm on November 27, 2009, Robyn said…
Hi and Welcome!
 
 
 

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