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JDRF Rebranding?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Ratrie Dec 1, 2011. 39 Replies

Hey everybody,Has anyone else heard the big news with the re-focusing of the JDRF? They've made a bunch of public announcements about how their changing their goals, funded projects, and logo, while…Continue

Tags: 2, 1, type, jdrf, jdca

Diabetes Awareness--Share Your Story!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Masercola Nov 8, 2011. 2 Replies

Hey everybody,In honor of National Diabetes Month, the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance is asking for people to share their own stories of overcoming much of the ignorance surrounding this disease.…Continue

Tags: 1, 2, type, awareness, diabetes

Little Girl Raises 100000 For Research

Started this discussion. Last reply by NatalieHodge Oct 17, 2011. 1 Reply

Hey everyone,I don't know if anyone here has seen this article, so I figured I'd post it here. It's about a little girl who was diagnosed with type 1, whose managed to raise 100,000 in research…Continue

Tags: jdca, research, 1, type

Why was this funded?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TrueTheory Apr 12, 2012. 88 Replies

Hey everybody,I just came across this news article that makes me a little bit furious. A study was conducted to determine whether or not inactive type 1 diabetics had worse control than their active…Continue

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Nick Masercola replied to DiabeticRunner83's discussion 'Do you tell people you are Diabetic?'
"If it comes up it comes up, if not I don't force the issue."
Aug 14, 2012
TrueTheory replied to Nick Masercola's discussion 'Why was this funded?'
Apr 12, 2012
Nick Masercola replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'April query: how do you bounce back?'
"Glad you enjoyed it. You know what's funny? I was very averse to the pump originally too ( I never liked the idea of having a machine in control). But after I switched, things have been much easier to control. Hope the same happens for you."
Apr 5, 2012
Nick Masercola replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'April query: how do you bounce back?'
"I actually wrote about an issue with this recently, how I'd become so accustomed to treating diabetes according to a "formula" that I wasn't paying attention to a bunch of new problems that were…"
Apr 4, 2012
Nick Masercola commented on LaGuitariste's blog post 'Soooooooooo tired of being jerked around'
"The whole job market is a nightmare, and I'm sorry you keep getting the run-around from a bunch of snake oil salesmen. Though I don't deal in recruiters much, I can't tell you have many jobs I've applied to that turned out to be…"
Mar 28, 2012
Nick Masercola replied to Carmen's discussion 'Today is World Poetry Day. Let's celebrate it together!'
"Herbert White by Frank Bidart. I guess I'm a pretty sick guy for liking it, but I've always had an affinity towards really, really dark material."
Mar 28, 2012
Nick Masercola replied to Shannon's discussion 'Desperately need some accountability'
"Admitting it's time for a change is a great step, and I applaud you for it. I recently went through something like that of my own: In addition to reaching out to fellow…"
Mar 28, 2012
Nick Masercola commented on Stoyan's blog post 'New JDCA Video: Prevention vs. a Cure'
"Glad you enjoyed it. Took way more man hours than we'd care to admit to lol. And yes, many of the statistics are pretty shocking."
Mar 28, 2012
Nick Masercola replied to Jim Allison's discussion 'When your cured'
"However simple this may sound, one of the best joys would be not dealing with insurance issues anywhere near as much anymore. The companies act like I'm trying to rob them when I try to get ahold of my necessary supplies."
Feb 2, 2012
Nick Masercola replied to Jim Allison's discussion 'When your cured'
"Definitely not a bad idea. The biggest pain when it comes to traveling for me is figuring out my insulin situation. How much I need, how do I keep it safe, how can I get some if something goes wrong, etc."
Feb 2, 2012
Nick Masercola replied to MyBustedPancreas's discussion 'Health Affairs - Confronting the Growing Issue of Diabetes (Jan 2012 issue) - Warning - LONG RANT'
"I'll go back and look as well, but I can say that the 26 years of age rule has gone into effect ( it was one of the first parts of the bill enacted). As for limiting factors, I'll have to check on what they are. I can say that I currently…"
Jan 18, 2012
Nick Masercola replied to MyBustedPancreas's discussion 'Health Affairs - Confronting the Growing Issue of Diabetes (Jan 2012 issue) - Warning - LONG RANT'
"I will say that I can see how,especially even a few years ago, having to find health insurance immediately after 18 was a major roadblock, which I didn't think about when I looked at the study. I'm incredibly thankful ( and many my age…"
Jan 17, 2012
Nick Masercola replied to MyBustedPancreas's discussion 'Health Affairs - Confronting the Growing Issue of Diabetes (Jan 2012 issue) - Warning - LONG RANT'
"What I find most interesting are the ideas the NY times article comes up with for why Diabetics generally make less money: 1. Job lock, i.e. not going for a higher paying job for fear of losing health benefits. But generally speaking, don't…"
Jan 11, 2012
Nick Masercola commented on karebear1966's blog post 'Someone who WANTS to be a diabetic????'
"You know, I think I may of heard of that before, though I remembered it being when a parent gets their kid sick purposely for attention. Perhaps they're related diseases ( though one certainly more extreme, yikes)."
Jan 4, 2012
Nick Masercola commented on Julie's blog post 'When The Insulin Pump Crashes'
"It's not as bad as you may think. Generally they'll overnight you a new one ( most time it takes is maybe 48 hours), and in the meantime you just use regular shots. I've had a pump for nearly nine years, and it's only crapped out…"
Jan 4, 2012
Nick Masercola replied to James M's discussion 'Positive Side Effects of Diabetes'
"I think most diabetics would say diagnosis has had some strange, positive side-effects to their lives. I was diagnosed in middle school, and I think it teaches you a large amount of responsiblity that most people really don't have to deal with…"
Jan 4, 2012

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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?
Reach out to the type 1 community
Date diagnosed
August 28, 2003
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0, 10/1/2011
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
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Hey ya'll,

My name is Nick Masercola, and I'm a bass playing, script writing, horror-movie-loving type 1 diabetic. I'm a recent graduate who currently bums around NYC, with the hopes of moving to California in a few years.

In addition to all of that, I am one of the Associate Editors for Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance, where I'm tasked with reaching out to the diabetic community and explaining just what we're all about.

To condense: The JDCA is an Alliance of donors who are working together to convince charities to put resources toward research that has the potential to develop a Practical Cure by 2025. We believe many obstacles obstruct the development of a Practical Cure, such as the lack of a cure definition and timeline, and poorly spent finances. It is our goal to remove these obstacles and convince charities to change their spending habits to reflect what donors want--a cure.

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At 12:21pm on October 8, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:
At 7:42am on October 8, 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 3:57pm on October 6, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the circle Nick.....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
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 6:46am on October 6, 2011, Jeffrey said…
At 6:17am on October 5, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Nick, welcome! let me know if you have any questions about us
At 3:10am on October 5, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 2:49am on October 5, 2011, Pauly said…
Welcome to TU. I hope you find the website useful. Pauly
At 1:17am on October 5, 2011, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.



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