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MaureenH replied to shelby76's discussion 'International travel with pump/cgm'
"As Christopher said, I never declare anything. They will see the pump and sensor and sometimes make me touch the pump and check my fingers. Do bring enough supplies. You can get them in some places but it is more trouble. I keep the pump and sensor…"
Jul 31, 2014
MaureenH replied to malcolm3057's discussion 'Silhouette Tubing Failure'
"Wow, I use these and would not have thought it possible without the picture."
Jul 30, 2014
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Live Interview with Andrew Deutscher, D-parent and author of Typecast at TuDiabetes homepage

July 17, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Andrew Deutscher is the author of Typecast: Amazing People Overcoming the Chronic Disease of Type 1Diabetes, an inspiring book he wrote after his two-year-old son was diagnosed with the disease. Andrew is an active volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation…See More
Jul 15, 2014
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Live Interview with Chris and Lorraine Stiehl at TuDiabetes homepage

June 26, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Lorraine and Chris Stiehl live in San Diego and have been married for nearly 30 years. They have a long history of providing passionate support for numerous diabetes causes including the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF).Due to his positive attitude and zest for life, Chris has survived 54 years of type 1 diabetes. Chris is a…See More
Jun 23, 2014
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Live Interview with Doug Baum, making better glucagon with Xeris Pharmaceuticals at TuDiabetes homepage

June 16, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Check out what Xeris Pharmaceuticals is working on!  And their…See More
Jun 16, 2014
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"Basic carb counting" discussion in the TuDiabetes open chatroom at

May 29, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
6-7pm PT8-9pm CT9-10pm ETThis is not a webinar or live interview.  This is a discussion among members of TuDiabetes, in the TuDiabetes chatroom.  Log into the chat room at the designated time to discuss basic carb counting. How many grams of carbohydrate are in a slice of pizza or a serving of pasta Alfredo?  How about in a salad with croutons and raspberry vinaigrette dressing?  Carbs can sneak into foods we don't expect to find them…See More
May 27, 2014
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Artificial pancreas discussion in the TuDiabetes open chatroom at

May 15, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
6-7pm PT8-9pm CT9-10pm ETJoin the discussion!!  Members will meet in the TuDiabetes chatroom to talk about the artificial pancreas.  Do you have questions?  Answers?  Hopes and dreams?  Have you ever participated in an artificial pancreas clinical trial, or would you LIKE to?Bring all your comments to share with fellow members.  Together we are a font of knowledge :)See More
May 14, 2014
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PART I: Live interview with Dr. Anuj Bhargava, MD, Founder and CEO of My Diabetes Home at TuDiabetes homepage

January 13, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred. Watch the recording! Dr. Anuj Bhargava is a practicing endocrinologist at the Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Center in Des Moines, IA. He is also the founder of My Diabetes Home®, LLC (MDH) and MedSimple™…See More
Jan 13, 2014
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Live interview with Scott Benner, of Arden's Day at TuDiabetes homepage

July 18, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already happened.  Now you can watch the video! Scott Benner is a stay-at-home father, a diabetes advocate, and a keen observer of the human condition. He has spent the last twelve years raising his two children at their family home in New Jersey.Scott shares his triumphs and challenges in parenting a child with type 1 diabetes on…See More
Jul 16, 2013
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Diabetes Hope Conference at

May 21, 2013 from 11am to 1pm
While there is no known cure for diabetes, that doesn't mean the diagnosis is hopeless. Join us on May 21 at 11am Central Time, when we convene panelists from the medical, blogger and diabetes community worlds to engage in frank and honest discussions about diabetes. Through the magic of Google Hangouts, we'll live stream both virtual panels and take questions live from the audience via Twitter and the hashtag #dHopeConf. You won't want to miss the first annual …See More
May 20, 2013
MaureenH commented on Jason's blog post 'A Practical Symlin Guide for Type 1 Diabetics - Part 3: Advanced Techniques, Train Wrecks & Disasters, and High Protein/Lo-Carb Diets'
"For the first two months on symlin you have to use a low dose, as they recommend, about 15 mcg. I did that and also lowered the insulin by 1/2 up front. I set my CGM to alert me in 1 1/2 hours when I gave the rest of the insulin. At that point the…"
Oct 20, 2012
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Live videochat with Jeffrey Bluestone, Ph.D., UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost; Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at TuDiabetes homepage

September 21, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm PST 4-5pm EST 9-10pm GMT The research in Dr. Bluestone's laboratory concerns the fundamental events that regulate T-cell activation and development during immune responses to autoantigens and transplantation antigens. The goal of this research is to gain insights which will help in the development of a new generation of toleragenic drugs that will "turn off" selected parts of the immune system, leaving…See More
Sep 21, 2012
MaureenH replied to Sarah K's discussion 'Pen Symlin in a Pump?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I actually used the 60 mcg for a year and then my body got used to it and it wasn't having the desired effects. So I wanted to increase some but the 120 was much too much and caused lows. For you 60 may be fine. One lady wrote that she used 75…"
Sep 19, 2012
MaureenH replied to Sarah K's discussion 'Pen Symlin in a Pump?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"Yes, these calculations are correct. Gary Scheiner told me this himself and I checked with my endo. I inject the symlin with syringes now because I use 90 mcg (9 units on the syringe) and the pen only allows 60 or 120. There is a man on this list…"
Sep 17, 2012
MaureenH replied to elbs's discussion 'Symlin not working?'
"I have written on here earlier. I have been using symlin for a year now. I started low and went up the the 60 mcg over a longer period of time (6 months). I felt nauseated enough to cut down on snacks and lost about 5 lbs. I am not overweight but…"
May 29, 2012
MaureenH replied to Kaayle's discussion 'What is your dosage and method of delivery of Symlin?' in the group Symlin Users Forum
"I am now doing 120 cgm before meals. I used 60 for several months but the effect wore off, or so I thought. The symlin people say it doesn't wear off. I am now using just about the right amount of insulin up fron, maybe a little less. I am…"
Feb 11, 2012

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At 2:56pm on April 24, 2011, Doris D said…
At 5:07pm on April 9, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 8:46am on April 9, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY! MY FRIEND!!!!!! We are here to give you some advice and be by your side anytime you need us! We're like any family though sometimes we agree, sometimes we don't. Famlies though huh?
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At 6:42am on April 9, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Maureen, welcome! Please let me know if you have any questions about how things work around here. glad you've joined us.
At 8:11pm on April 8, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Maureen.....
Take a peek at some the other groups when you get a chance. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 6:02pm on April 8, 2011, Jesus Ingles said…
Welcome to our wonderful cyber home away from home. Hope you stay awhile, if you have any questions or just need some support, please feel free to reach out to any of us since we’re all here for each other. Look around and join any groups or discussions that might be of interest.



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