Melissa Lee
  • 35, Female
  • Flower Mound, TX
  • United States
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Melissa Lee's Blog

Comparing ALL the Insulin Pumps!

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:06pm 15 Comments

D-Parodies for DHF

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 7:30am 4 Comments

Impatient Voices

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 3:16pm 16 Comments


Posted on February 12, 2014 at 1:02pm 11 Comments

Introducing BabyBL

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 8:32am 38 Comments


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Clare commented on Melissa Lee's blog post 'Comparing ALL the Insulin Pumps!'
"Lorrie, the PDM functions as a blood glucose meter. So it stores all your data and there is no need to carry a separate meter. I stick a strip in the PDM get my blood sugar program in my carbs and let the bolus calculator figure it out for me."
Melissa Lee commented on Melissa Lee's blog post 'Comparing ALL the Insulin Pumps!'
"I have used a standalone Dexcom (and before that, the now defunct Freestyle Navigator) with all the pumps, Medtronic included. Omnipod WILL integrate with Dexcom in their next generation (as will Tandem tslim and Asante Snap). As long as you jump in…"
Lorrie commented on Melissa Lee's blog post 'Comparing ALL the Insulin Pumps!'
"Thank you Clare for your feedback on the Dexcom CGM with the Omnipod. I was afraid it would be too many devices to manage. I'm not very diligent with record keeping so I need the equipment to do that for me. What type monitor do you use? Does…"
Clare commented on Melissa Lee's blog post 'Comparing ALL the Insulin Pumps!'
"Lorrie, I use a Dexcom CGM and an Omnipod pump and they have both helped me to tame the "beast". I do not find it inconvenient to carry the PDM in my purse and the Dexcom receiver in a tallygear pouch on my belt. The PDM is only needed to…"

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
support, information, amazing friendships :)
Date diagnosed
July 3, 1990
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8 - December 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Asante Snap (former user of Tandem t:slim, old and new Omnipod, Deltec Cozmo 1800, Minimed Paradigm 715, 712 and Minimed 508)
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)

About Me...

Hello, friends. I would like to tell you a little about myself and how I found my way here. I am married to a wonderful man named Kevin. We live together in a suburb of Dallas, Texas with our dog, fat cat, and two fabulous kids.

For a living, I was a long-time private voice teacher. I don't know if you've ever met a private music teacher, but we are an interesting breed. I taught singing fundamentals, but I have also been an entertainer, counselor, personal trainer, and friend to my teenage clients. Somehow I ended up at all their birthday parties and they ended up in my wedding.

I first joined here during my personal struggle toward pre-conception - when I was trying to get my A1C down below that magic 6.0ish marker to participate in the baby race. My friends were all pregnant or have kids already and I was dealing with resentment and depression about it. Then I met the amazing people of TuDiabetes. I enjoyed very healthy pregnancies and we welcomed our little girl into the world in February of 2010. We followed that up with a little boy in February of 2012. I am so thankful for the love and support I receive here.

I blog at Sweetly Voiced and write about diabetes technologies as Tech Editor at A Sweet Life online magazine

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At 3:02pm on March 16, 2015, Terry said…

I enjoyed meeting you!

At 7:34am on January 17, 2015, Linda G said… nice that you have accepted....Manny has indeed made a good choice :)
Your presence is felt, and it is welcome.

At 3:52pm on January 16, 2015, GinaY said…

Manny has put us in great hands...yours.

At 6:25pm on January 15, 2015, David (dns) said…

Mel -- welcome back! (though you never left, of course). It's wonderful to have you back in day-to-day operations, even if only for a while. Manny couldn't possibly be leaving the community in better hands. TuD won't miss a beat!

At 4:31pm on January 15, 2015, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Thank You Melissa for accepting this challenge. Manny had promised the administrators that we would be pleased with the choice to succeed him. I have to say he could not have been more right.

I can not think of a better choice, Congratulations.

At 9:56am on January 15, 2015, Stress said…

Congratulations Melissa!!

At 12:24pm on October 16, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Baskets of Hugs MELISSA!!

At 10:24am on October 16, 2014, Brian (bsc) said…

Happy Birthday Melissa. Thanks for all you do.!!

At 10:11am on October 16, 2014, David (dns) said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And endless thanks for all you do for the diabetes community (not just ours but the community at large).


At 10:00am on October 16, 2014, Emily Coles said…

Happy birthday Mel!!!  Big hugs and much love coming your way :)

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


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Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

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Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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