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Phil replied to dino's discussion 'Are you the chosen one? ... Type 1, that is.'
"I am like you the first and only in our family. I was dx in 1972 and my parents did a family hx and no sign of it. They said it was that I had a flu and autoimmune response attacked my islet cell in my pancreas."
May 3, 2013
Sam replied to Phil's discussion 'Life Insurance Rejection for type 1'
"Sorry if its already been mentioned, I'm on an iPhone and it is difficult to read all the replies, but I would definitely look into a term policy if they won't issue you a whole life policy"
Mar 12, 2013
Hannah Hamlin and Phil are now friends
Jan 3, 2013
Phil shared their photo on Facebook
Jan 1, 2013

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Dedication to diabetes community!
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April 17, 1972
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Animus 1250 in past

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Why all the hoopla about 10K?

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 9:20am 20 Comments

Diabetes Motivation

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Positive attitude.

Posted on September 8, 2008 at 8:39pm 2 Comments

I believe

Posted on August 5, 2008 at 10:00pm 6 Comments

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At 8:08am on November 17, 2011, renka said…

phil, is that pic in the tunnel in a hosp in boston? looks like it

At 8:07am on November 17, 2011, renka said…

hi phil, welcome!

At 7:31pm on November 13, 2011, andrea said…

thanks for the ad :)

At 9:44pm on July 24, 2010, Joanne said…
quite a distance from home. Why Spokane ? Work related ?
At 7:28pm on July 20, 2010, Joanne said…
where in PA where you from ? I am in Allentown.
At 6:33pm on July 15, 2010, diabeticidol 94 said…
Hi! Phil, Just wanted to say hi! while i was here on tu community. talk to u soon eithere here or there. Take Care
At 3:31am on May 31, 2010, Olaf R Saugen said…
Delighted to have you as a friend, Phil!
At 7:55am on February 14, 2010, noor said…

At 8:13pm on October 10, 2009, Erin Ball said…
hey im erin i am about a month diagnosed

how r u? :)
At 8:35pm on July 23, 2009, Robyn said…
Great blog! Has got me going on the true importance of a community like TU.



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