"I'll be moving to Finland in August for a year. There's a MedTronic office there in Helsinki where I can get supplies -- but will my Paradigm 'USA-style' and Medtronic CGM sensor translate into their insulin units and such there?…"
This event has already occurred, but you can still watch it here! Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist. He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes…See More
"Yikes! I haven't checked in with this group -- or walked much -- for too long. Spring is here in Iowa (73 degree spike yesterday; up to 50+ daily) so I need dust off my walking shoes and get moving. Thanks for the nudge, Kevin Lajoie --"
Hi Marsha! :) Yes, I am Type I, for just over 20 years now. Makes me feel so old! I was 15 at the time. I'm far from being in tight control, but in December of 2005 when I found out I was already 9 weeks pregnant (not having intended to have a wee babe!) I got my A1C down from 10.4 (yikes) to 6.9 pretty fast. Like, in two months. I know I can do it but I just get kind of tired of it all, and there's no immediate motivation like there was during pregnancy.
I did tons of volunteer work with the Obama campaign, starting back in June of '07. AMAZING experience. I would never trade it! If you check my facebook page you can see a photo album I have of some of the highlights. Got to meet Mr. Prez a few times and his sister even had a campaign stop at my house! :)
hi MAPP! =)
i like the nickname! you can call me Kai... (ky)... hehe, it's a hawaiian name so it's pronounced differently =)
i enjoyed the comment you left me; it brightened up my bad day!
and i'm guessing you're mormon, yes? nice to meet someone on here familiar with the utah life! and i too wish you the best in living life to the highest degree of health and happiness... I'm sure the cure will be here someday. It's all about faith and patience.
and i wish you and your husband a happy "belated" anniversary! i hope it was a good one =)
Yeah i know the complications can be hard to face. I know some people say that hypoglycemia unawareness is one of them. I know i feel lucky that is it so far for me after 28 years of being diabetic. My teen year were defiantly not my best. I know this website has been fantastic for me. There is so much information on here.
If you follow the diabetes online community, you know that #MedicareCoverCGM is a big deal. We have continued to raise awareness on #MedicareCoverCGM because we believe that ALL people living with diabetes should have access to continuous glucose monitors (CGM). With Read on! →
A few years ago, we at Diabetes Hands Foundation reached out to the members on TuDiabetes and asked them to share their perspective of life with diabetes through one of the five senses, as part of an initiative called Read on! →