Renata Pellino-Porter
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Shannon Christy Gilbert liked Renata Pellino-Porter's blog post Teenage Rebellion
Jan 31
MrsCandyHearts and Renata Pellino-Porter are now friends
Sep 1, 2012
Renata Pellino-Porter commented on Heidi-Jane James's blog post 'Ironman NZ 2011'
"You are an inspiration hun. I am copying and putting this up on DD today."
Mar 6, 2011
Brenna commented on Renata Pellino-Porter's blog post 'Dear Abby T1 Common Sense??'
"Many times sugar free is the same if not more carbs than regular items so the point is? I have looked at sugar free candy and the carbs are in many cases higher than regular candy and the child is getting other chemicals like splenda or sorbitol,…"
Feb 28, 2011
Renata Pellino-Porter and aliceclones are now friends
Dec 15, 2010
Renata Pellino-Porter replied to Renata Pellino-Porter's discussion 'Hello' in the group Parents of Teens and Young Adults with Type 1
"Mine has hypothyroid, been on Synthroid (now a NZ comparable) for almost 10 years. We all worry about the moving out part, that's why getting them to work with you early is essential. They are going to screw up, but hopefully you have taught…"
Sep 6, 2010
Jan replied to Renata Pellino-Porter's discussion 'Hello' in the group Parents of Teens and Young Adults with Type 1
"Hashimotos thyroiditis. Not sure this is one of the official names for hypothyroid or a variation of hypothyroid. But she takes Synthroid and everything has been fine, just a pill once a day. I need to post a thread in the adult Type 1 forum asking…"
Sep 6, 2010
Renata Pellino-Porter replied to Renata Pellino-Porter's discussion 'Hello' in the group Parents of Teens and Young Adults with Type 1
"Well, first and foremost woman or not...she will always be changing her regemin. Anything and everything can affect her bs numbers. As you have already noticed puberty and growth switches things up a bit. My daughter has about 3-4 months in a row…"
Sep 5, 2010
Jan replied to Renata Pellino-Porter's discussion 'Hello' in the group Parents of Teens and Young Adults with Type 1
"Here's a question I'm curious about. There have been various ups and downs with management since she was dx'd at age 8. Extremely wacky highs and lows were experienced for about six months before she was dx'd with Hashimotos at…"
Sep 5, 2010
Renata Pellino-Porter replied to Renata Pellino-Porter's discussion 'Hello' in the group Parents of Teens and Young Adults with Type 1
"My kids are now 17 and 11...can't believe time is flying by. Ask away..."
Aug 30, 2010
Jan replied to Renata Pellino-Porter's discussion 'Hello' in the group Parents of Teens and Young Adults with Type 1
"Hi. May need your advice in the future (she is 13). So far, so good for the most part. We could not get by without her pump, though the school nurse told me the trend is for the older teens to resist pumping and go on MDI. She had good control on…"
Aug 30, 2010
Renata Pellino-Porter commented on jojojovich's blog post 'Listing somewhere of endocrinologists who have Type 1 ?'
"I feel like I am missing something. Your A1C's are better than average and they are giving you a hard time? And how on earth can they ignore another medical centers tests? Something isn't right..."
Aug 2, 2010
Renata Pellino-Porter posted a blog post

Marty had a "low" day...

Taken from The DiabeticDuoOf course, I didn’t realise it until dinner time. (Still irritated at myself for that) Yesterday Marty seemed fine when he got of the school bus. (yes, we are still doing dry runs-I start work on Monday- and I have spent way too much time giving the bus company a hard time over one of their drivers…more on that at another time) When we walked in the house he was complaining that he wanted dinner and it was only 4:15pm. I told…See More
Jul 29, 2010
Renata Pellino-Porter posted a blog post

Meet Heidi-Jane James a NZ Athlete (Diabetic Athlete)

This is a copy of an article that was posted in the The Hutt News. The link.Ironman Heidi-Jane James (nee Humphries) has more reason than most to be grumpy about life. The 32-year-old is a Type 1 diabetic and lives with the constant threat of dying if her $7000 insulin pump doesn’t do its job. To make matters worse, she was a top junior athlete before contracting diabetes at…See More
Jul 27, 2010
Renata Pellino-Porter commented on Leann's blog post 'Trying not to get my hopes up.... but should I even try?'
"I don't think there is a "Normal Diabetic". But glad to hear you are moving in the right direction!"
Jul 17, 2010

Profile Information

How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Connecting with other diabetic families.
Date diagnosed
August 20, 1997
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

About Me

I am a mother of two Type 1 diabetic children. My daughter was diagnosed in 1997 and my son was diagnosed in February of this year. It's been pretty interesting watching the two of them. My husband and I laugh all the time about how they can have the same disease and it be so different. Actually, we laugh a lot. I am very proud to say that I am the wife and mother of some of the funniest people I know.

I currenly write two blogs. The first is my blog about moving from Seattle, WA to Auckland, New Zealand. It's the lighter side of life and shows our adventures or mis-adventures. www.porteradventures.blogspot.com

My second blog I started just recently. I started it because of going through our second indoctrination to this disease. As I sat in those education meetings, my heart just hurt for these new parents. They were scared and completely overwhelmed. It was then that I realized our family has so much to offer in the way of advice and support. Not that we are experts, but we sure know how to manage the disease and live life. The site is called The DiabeticDuo. www.thediabeticduo.com. I welcome any thoughts or comments.

Renata Pellino-Porter's Blog

Marty had a "low" day...

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 3:45pm 0 Comments

Taken from The DiabeticDuo

Of course, I didn’t realise it until dinner time. (Still irritated at myself for that) Yesterday Marty seemed fine when he got of the school bus. (yes, we are still doing dry runs-I start work on Monday- and I have spent way too much time giving the bus company a hard time over one of their drivers…more on that at another time) When we walked in the house he was complaining that he wanted dinner and it was…

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Meet Heidi-Jane James a NZ Athlete (Diabetic Athlete)

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 2:27pm 0 Comments

This is a copy of an article that was posted in the The Hutt News. The link.

Ironman Heidi-Jane James (nee Humphries) has more reason than most to be grumpy about life. The 32-year-old is a Type 1 diabetic and lives with the constant threat of dying if her $7000 insulin pump doesn’t do its job. To make matters…

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3 Day Experiment on the Accuracy of our Test Kits

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 2:39pm 9 Comments

So the kids and I did an experiment over the last 3 days. Since there were so many posts about the accuracy of test kits that came out of the Roche conference, I thought we would do our own little experiment. Both kids were armed with brand new Freestyle Lite test kits, so I figured why the hell not.

What we did?

Tested twice in a row 4 times a day for 3 days

They washed their hands before every test

And...that's it I think.

I was really…

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What If...?

Posted on March 14, 2010 at 10:27pm 2 Comments

Taken from The DiabeticDuo

What If….there weren’t used test strips all over my house, yard, or car? I would question if my children were testing. It’s a clear sign, even though it drives me nuts.

What If….there weren’t a plethora of D-blogs or message boards? I would not be as educated as I am today or tomorrow or the next…

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At 12:35am on June 28, 2010, Kimbo said…
Hi there - so nice to see that there are a few ppl out there in Auckland that deal with the same struggles I do everyday!! Had a look at your blog - but there is no where for me to contact or write to you on there - are you able to help - im just looking for some advice??
At 12:29pm on March 19, 2010, jimt1cgms said…
Hi Renata - Yes my wife didn't mind! She is almost as excited as I am. After 10 years, she is used to me focusing in on a project.

Jim
At 7:10am on January 17, 2010, FatCatAnna said…
Hey Renata - glad to see you are also doing the Diabetes 365 project. It is tough to try to post a pic each day - not sure if I'll be able to do it all the time - but will do my best for the cause! Next week is numbers, yikes, if that means BG results, it'll be hard to do (not exactly sure what is meant by "numbers").
At 9:59am on December 30, 2009, Renata Pellino-Porter said…
Thank you Teena!
At 5:53am on December 30, 2009, Teena said…
At 1:04pm on October 11, 2009, Josh Smith said…
Hey there, It is a small world. New Zealand is about as far from Texas as you can get. What took you there? (thanks for the invite too)
At 5:41pm on October 7, 2009, Gerri said…
I'm in the southwestern part of VA, the Blue Ridge Mts. Always wanted to see New Zealand!
At 12:46pm on October 7, 2009, Gerri said…
Thanks for the friend invite.
At 1:28am on October 7, 2009, Gerri said…
Glad you found us! Welcome to the community.
At 11:11pm on October 3, 2009, MelissaBL said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, Renata.
 
 
 

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