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Jury Duty ugh....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Jan 7, 2013. 57 Replies

I received a jury duty notice in the mail today and am very nervous about going. I would like to ask my Endo for a note to get excused. Has anyone ever done this before? Did your doctor give you a…Continue

Just need to vent....

Started this discussion. Last reply by DrewG Oct 3, 2011. 8 Replies

I just read an article on Yahoo written by a guy talking about 5 supplements he would not do without. One of them was vitamin D in which part of what he says is that it can "prevent and even heal…Continue

Test Strips error message is frustrating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Aug 30, 2011. 16 Replies

I have a One Touch meter because that is the strips my insurance covers. Again this morning, before there was enough blood on the strip, the meter started it's 5 second countdown and of course it…Continue

I just feel so silly sometimes...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rae Apr 2, 2011. 12 Replies

Hello, this is my first post here although I have been reading what all you wonderful people have had to say for some time now. It is so nice to not feel alone in dealing with Type 1. My husband is…Continue


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Rae replied to HFXNS's discussion 'One Touch Verio IQ meter'
"My doctor gave me a Verio about 6 months ago. Things I like about it are the back lighting (I can test in dim light), the thinner meter, smaller samples of blood needed and it does seems faster and the reading displays clearer. The lancet seems to…"
Mar 14, 2013
Christopher replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"A friend of mine was selected for jury duty many years ago. When asked by the judge during the selection process if he thought he'd be a good juror, he replied emphatically "Yes, sir! I can tell when a man is guilty just by looking at…"
Jan 7, 2013
jbowler replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"The "on call" stuff is a real issue for a lot of people. Oregon stopped doing it for regular trials a while ago, but still does it for grand jurys (I guess because they can be called with no notice). (For those not accustomed to the US…"
Jan 6, 2013
amanda02 replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"I did indicate the business loss, but received a rejection for that reason. The court clerk informed me that that was not a "legal" excuse.I did not mention the vision and transportation problems because the form directs someone with…"
Jan 6, 2013
Sue replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"Yes, and the business-loss of income--part should have actually disqualified you right away. It would in Virginia."
Jan 6, 2013
Zoe replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"I would think your vision and transportation issues would have been enough to disqualify you. Is there a reason why you didn't indicate this in the initial form?"
Jan 6, 2013
amanda02 replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"I just finished a 2 week stint "on call" and never got called, although I was very nervious about it. I live 25 miles away from the court and don't drivedue to impaired vision fro diabetic macula edema, so I would have had to get…"
Jan 6, 2013
jbowler replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"I've been called in Oregon as well - the very south (I live 20 miles north of the CA border) - and never found my health an issue (I admit, it's just diabetes.) Perhaps it is the sedentary nature of a juror and the simple fact that this…"
Jan 3, 2013
Rae replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"Yes I agree we do have to accommodate ourselves to the world instead of the other way around. I've never expected any special treatment and have never used my diabetes as a way to get anything. I like to fly under the radar in most cases and…"
Jan 3, 2013
jbowler replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"Thankyou, that is a great summary of what I think too. John Bowler"
Jan 3, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"I don't think bringing food in and eating it is unreasonable. We can try to make as minimal an impact on the proceedings as possible but I don't think testing, eating or bolusing are "accomodations" in that they can be necessary.…"
Jan 3, 2013
christy replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"I absolutely agree. I mean honestly I'm not saying the courts shouldn't be accommodating, but court is NOTHING like it is on TV shows, OMG our case had so many breaks while the two sides when up and conferenced with the judge. And while I…"
Jan 3, 2013
Zoe replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"to be honest, I really wouldn't expect them to ok "food and drink" in the courtroom or insulin shots in the courtroom.That would be pretty distracting. I taught in a classroom which didn't allow food and drinks and so told my…"
Jan 3, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"I'd tell them "Look Sherlock, it's not 'food', it's MEDICINE!" That sort of dullness gets me pretty wound up. I hope I get called one of these days..."
Jan 3, 2013
Rae replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
"Well, I called the jury office and they did not know if I could bring food or drinks(wow)or be able to take my insulin shot into the actual courtroom if I got called, BUT that I could have food, drinks & my insulin in the jury assembly room.…"
Jan 3, 2013
jbowler replied to Rae's discussion 'Jury Duty ugh....'
Jan 2, 2013

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At 10:09am on April 3, 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 that might be of interest.
At 3:38pm on April 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the garden Rae.....
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 12:56pm on April 2, 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 12:52pm on April 2, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Rae, welcome! I was just reading your discussion, and I feel exactly the same way sometimes, it can strike out of the blue. I've gotten so much good support here for the past three years, it's made a huge difference in my life just to be here. so glad you've joined us!
At 9:42am on April 2, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO THE BEST FAMILY YOU CAN EVER FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And like all families we sometimes agree and sometimes disagree, but you know families right?

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At 9:25am on April 2, 2011, Pauly said…
Welcome to TU Rae ! We are glad you checked us out. Hope that you enjoy the site. Be sure to check out groups that may be of interest too. Best...



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