"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! :)
I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.
My, but I agree with you about what "For a living" means and I would so love to hear more of your story---do come visit again soon! I ride Amtrak's Empire Builder 2-3 times a year to Minnesota where I have family and I always hop off briefly in Fargo to stretch my legs...Judith in Portland
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 =)
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