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February 10, 1986
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Shots, Diet and Exercise
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Used the Minimed 508 for a few years, but had to stop. No insurance...
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Cool Diabetes Products/Gadgets

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 12:13pm 0 Comments

Hey does anybody out there have any cool diabetes products they use that help with control or day to diabetes management? I'm looking for things that would not be too expensive and that are pretty cool & definitely useful for adults, teens, and kids? Not necessarily for all three but ok if so. Any tips/suggestions would be great.

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At 8:12am on February 20, 2009, Linzie Pflumm said…
At 8:44pm on December 20, 2007, die die my darling said…

your A1C is 4.5?!?!?!

any secrets you would like to share?
At 4:42am on November 5, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
Welcome to the family, Neal.

I suspect you heard about TuDiabetes on the podcast where Charlie talked to Marston, from -if you haven't tried it, I recommend you check out that web site. It's an amazing web-based tool to help you manage your sugars, food intake, exercise and meds.

Anyway... good to have you here, man!

P.S. LOVE that pic. It's pretty cool -Vegas, right?
At 10:38am on October 30, 2007, Chris Bishop said…
Welcome to the family. Glad to see you found us.

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We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your experiences with us.

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At 8:29am on October 30, 2007, Neal said…
Hey Kerri, thanks for the welcome. Yeah I heard your interview on the Powershow, a pretty good one, although it was a while ago so I dont think I heard about Tu Diabetes back then. They talked about it on their last podacast.
At 6:21pm on October 29, 2007, Kerri Sparling said…
Hi Neal! Welcome to Tu Diabetes. I did a podcast with the crew from Diabetes Power Show and mentioned Tu Diabetes. Did you hear that episode? :)
At 3:20am on October 29, 2007, Doris D said…
Welcome to our growing family Neal! I too am a Type 1 and the mother to a Type 1 too! I was diagnosed in 73 at the sweet age of 10 and my daughter was diagnosed in 1999 at the sweet age of 11. In other words been there done that.
At 8:24pm on October 28, 2007, Neal said…
Thanks Rickina. Diabetes Powershow is a diabetes podcast: Most of the info is pretty general and the hosts are pretty cheezy but its how I found out about so it does have some good info.



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