Mari
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  • Portland, OR
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Puppy with Diabetes needs a home!

Started this discussion. Last reply by nel Jul 9, 2010. 25 Replies

Diabetes and dating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jessi <3 May 15, 2009. 1 Reply

 

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Oregon Meetup Group replied to Mari's discussion 'Portland Diabetics' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Oregonmeetup Hey all---I've got knee replacement surgery next month and would love to connect with a bunch of you for fun and comforting conversation in early Feb. How about February 4th---lunch hour or later…"
Jan 11, 2012
Annie replied to Mari's discussion 'Portland Diabetics' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Hi Jor, I live in Eugene and see Ron Cirullo. There are 2 other ones down in Eugene/Springfield."
Jan 4, 2012
Jor replied to Mari's discussion 'Portland Diabetics' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Hey all. I'm from Corvallis and looking for some advice. I need a new Endo since the only one in a fifty mile radius down here left us! They are trying to hire two new ones, but I still haven't heard any news and I'd been waiting for…"
Jan 4, 2012
Kimberly Minasian Sparks replied to Mari's discussion 'Portland Diabetics' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"howdy fellow pdx diabetics. can anyone recommend a group that meets on a regular basis for discussion, education and support. hope to make the coffee tomorrow. if not, when is the next one?"
Dec 2, 2011
Kimberly Minasian Sparks replied to Mari's discussion 'Portland Diabetics' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"howdy fellow pdx diabetics. can anyone recommend a group that meets on a regular basis for discussion, education and support. hope to make the coffee tomorrow. if not, when is the next one?"
Dec 2, 2011
bedrucker replied to Mari's discussion 'Portland Diabetics' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Hi, Happy Valley (Clackamas) is here!"
Nov 28, 2011
Annie replied to Mari's discussion 'Portland Diabetics' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Hello from Eugene!"
Nov 12, 2011
JerryInPDX replied to Mari's discussion 'Portland Diabetics' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Oh I have been bad and notten gotten to a meet up yet... Anyone going to the next expo?"
Oct 28, 2011
Mari replied to The Rev's discussion 'PDX Cyclists doing STP or PDX Tour de Cure?' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"The Rev, The Portland ADA does training rides every Saturday from now until Tour de Cure on July 30th. It's a mix of type 1 and 2 and non-diabetics. "Tour de Cure Oregon" on Facebook gives info on each ride :) Do you live in Portland…"
Mar 3, 2011
Heather Nielsen and Mari are now friends
Jan 26, 2011
Mari commented on Michelle's blog post 'regretting every single second of it'
"Michelle, I really don't have much to say that will make you feel better or feel differently. I hope this doesn't sound cliche and trite, but you really aren't alone in your struggle and depression. I hear you Michelle."
Jan 25, 2011
Ricky Joe replied to Mari's discussion 'Portland Diabetics' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Hi Judith, can you email me?"
Dec 28, 2010
callaway replied to Mari's discussion 'Portland Diabetics' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Hi everyone!  I was raised and still work in Lake Oswego, but currently live just outside of Oregon City.  :)"
Dec 27, 2010
Mike Adelman left a comment for Mari
"Happy Holydaze  !!!!"
Dec 21, 2010
Mari is now friends with David, Jan, Mike Adelman and 3
Dec 19, 2010
Robyn commented on Mari's photo
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At Crystal's Wedding

"Great pic, and smile!"
Dec 18, 2010

Profile Information

How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To connect with other diabetics and to encourage and be encouraged.
Date diagnosed
February 27, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://www.twitter.com/t1dmari

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Mari's Blog

Week One of Pump Vacation

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 1:40pm 0 Comments

(My last blog entitled "I Wish 'One Day...' Was Today" was written a week prior to this entry)



Well, it's been just over a week since I took off my last pod and went back to shots for a while. And I have to say, I'm loving the detachment! I don't think I'll permanently quit the pump because I'm sure shots are going to get old really quick, but I'm enjoying the freedom while I have it.



The first days was a little rough with y blood sugars. My best reading was 116 but I soared… Continue

I Wish "One Day..." Was Today

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 1:31pm 1 Comment

This morning I woke up to my insulin pump beeping at me. It was telling me that is was time for a change. The beeping was to tell me that my pod was out of insulin and that I needed to put on a new one. But I needed a different kind of change.



I went for a morning run with my roommate and decided to just take my pod totally off and run without it. I set my temp basal rate to 0% when I exercise anyway so I don't bottom out mid workout. When I got back from the run and was getting ready… Continue

Do I Really Need a Cure?

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 4:06pm 1 Comment

I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for exactly one year, 6 months, and 4 days; that’s 553 days in all. In those 553 days, I’ve risen to the challenge of living with an auto-immune disease. Not only has my physical health and shape improved (although, not without a lot of struggling, tears, frustration, and work), my motivation to take care of myself, both inside and out has increased, my capability of leaning on family and friends for support has increased, and many blessings such as other great diabetic… Continue

Day 4 on the pump

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 11:04am 1 Comment

I’ve been on the OmniPod insulin pump for 4 days now and so far SOOO good! Having a foreign object attached to you at all times is hard to not notice, but this has been such a natural transition. Half of the time (actually, MOST of the time) I just forget it’s there. So far I’ve worn it in two different spots and it’s practically invisible on the second spot. No one is ever going to notice that I’m a “cyborg” (half human/half robot) as the Elmore kids called me.



On Thursday, Julie… Continue

Is it something I AM or something I HAVE?

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 4:08pm 1 Comment

It’s Monday…blog day. What to write? What to write? How come I always write the best blogs on the days when I never think about them prior to writing, but the days when I think and think and think about it are the ones when I feel the most writers block? Strange, isn’t it? Well, I’ve been thinking all weekend long about what I’ll write about this week but nothing is inspiring me. I had plenty of great moments this weekend, but I’ve been racking my brain to find some link to diabetes. Anything?… Continue

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At 3:40am on December 21, 2010, Mike Adelman said…

Happy Holydaze  !!!!

At 5:19pm on July 21, 2010, Manny Hernandez said…
HI Mari,
Yep. I have met Zoe. She and Chris (the student from Coro who is interning with us) really are amazing!
At 9:32pm on July 14, 2010, Michelle said…
Hi Mari! You will love Ryder - I can't wait for you to meet him! Lili told me you found her blog - she is 11, so I have no idea what she plans to write but it will be fun to check in and see. Hope to get together soon! Michelle
At 11:00am on September 6, 2009, Jan said…
Oops, Mari! Can't find, but vaguely remember the comment. Think I just went off on my soapbox when I saw the words "Do we need a cure".... Don't think your post was at ALL negative! Somewhat irked that it was so positive; but that positivity is what we all need to get through this. As caretaker of a child with Type 1, I really do see the negatives, but I want her to have a positive outlook, and she does. But when fund-raising and looking for help for a cure, the negatives need to be stressed, I feel, else people's perception of Diabetes as being a benign disease easily controlled by diet and exercise will prevail. Public needs to know what people with Type 1 go through each and every day. But your positive mental outlook is something we should all strive for.
At 11:32am on June 16, 2009, sugarrbabie said…
Hey! The pod is pretty easy to use =) Just don't forget to pinch up the skin and don't run into any doorways =P
At 11:47am on June 3, 2009, nel said…
Thanks for the suggestion about peanut butter leaving at room temp., Mari .I hope you enjoyed your time spent in Langley; are you still in touch with your Salmon Arm room mate ? We love Or . Have not been there for some time
At 10:30pm on May 19, 2009, Arturo Lopez said…
hey, thanks for the add. hows it going?
At 4:25pm on May 19, 2009, dino said…
you've got a great smile :D
At 5:37pm on May 18, 2009, Toni Crebbin said…
I am on Whidbey Island now, but grew up in Milwaukie. My parents live in Canby now. Go Beavs!
At 12:21pm on May 18, 2009, Lee Ann said…
Welcome to the community, Mari! :)
 
 
 

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