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Heading to the States for 5 Weeks in April/May!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shonelle Jan 22, 2013. 16 Replies

Hi All!I recently booked flights over to the States for the end of April. I saw this Diabetes Sisters…Continue


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Shonelle replied to Shannon90's discussion 'New to Animas Pump' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have the Vibe without the CGM part - wish I did but it's too expensive for me at the moment. The Vibe is my first pump but I love it. Been pumping for about 18 months now and about 15 months using contact detach infusion set. I discovered…"
Feb 19
Shonelle replied to Austin Mini's discussion 'Coming to New Zealand' in the group Diabetes in New Zealand
Oct 9, 2014
Shonelle replied to Austin Mini's discussion 'Coming to New Zealand' in the group Diabetes in New Zealand
"Hello! You'll need a prescription for insulin and test strips in NZ. I think needles can be bought over the counter though? I've never used humalog but i think it's available here. I know Lantus definitely is and I've used the…"
Oct 9, 2014
Shonelle liked carrier's discussion Starting with Saline
Sep 29, 2014
Shonelle replied to AndyRozman's discussion 'Vibe and Glucose Meter' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Hi Andy, I use the Vibe in New Zealand and there isn't a meter that comes with it, pretty sure thats the case everywhere"
Sep 24, 2014
Shonelle replied to KrabbyKelly's discussion 'Bruising from Lantus' in the group LANTUS® Or Humalog Users
"I've got maybe 5 or 6 dark bruises in the 5 years I've been using lantus. They happen for me but not common.!"
Sep 1, 2013
Shonelle replied to Rich's discussion 'Reusing Syringes'
"I've reused needles, lancets and syringes for the last ten years. Never had an issue except it hurts when the needle is blunt"
Aug 29, 2013
Shonelle and Rajesh Khanna are now friends
Aug 26, 2013
Shonelle replied to Rajesh Khanna's discussion 'buying insulin in auckland'
"Do you mean Auckland, NZ? Here's some information about visitors to NZ The short answer is no, there's no way to get it without a…"
Aug 24, 2013
Shonelle commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"Hi All, Excited to join this group. Still on MDI but switching to Animas Vibe soon : I'm from New Zealand and have just received approval for pump funding for 9 months. It's still another 6 weeks till I start but I'm getting excited."
Aug 21, 2013
Shonelle joined Manny Hernandez's group

Animas Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of Animas insulin pumps.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which…See More
Aug 19, 2013
Shonelle replied to Mike's discussion 'Cartoon about PHARMAC in New Zealand.' in the group Diabetes in New Zealand
"I haven't really had any issues with my new meter but it's just plain scary knowing something could happen because of an inaccurate reading. Pharmac is in my good books currently at the moment though because I've just been given…"
Aug 16, 2013
Shonelle replied to carabeli's discussion 'New Zealand and type 1' in the group Diabetes in New Zealand
"Hi! Diabetes NZ has some information for visitors to NZ here: To get insulin in NZ you need to go see a Doctor for a prescription, that is, it is not…"
Apr 16, 2013
Shonelle commented on Shonelle's blog post '14 Days Healthy Eating Bonanza!'
"Thanks for the kind words! Will definitely update here soon! :)"
Feb 10, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) commented on Shonelle's blog post '14 Days Healthy Eating Bonanza!'
"Good luck Shonelle with your challenge. You said in your Blog that you have only told 2 people. Well guess what, You have now told several thousand. How's that for motivation."
Feb 2, 2013
Brian (bsc) commented on Shonelle's blog post '14 Days Healthy Eating Bonanza!'
"Good luck with your challenge. It might be good to come back here and post on your progress. Being accountable can really help keep you on track."
Feb 2, 2013

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Shonelle's Blog

14 Days Healthy Eating Bonanza!

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 6:23pm 3 Comments

I've decided to do a focused healthy eating bonanza! I'm hoping that a focus will encourage me to eat more leafy greens, wholegrains, low GI food.

I go into a lot more depth about it in my blog post here but I would love recipe ideas and general advice/motivation from everyone here :)

The Diabetic Jigsaw Puzzle.

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 2:23pm 0 Comments

A blog post about how my life is sometimes a diabetic jigsaw puzzle. Check it out here: :)

2013 and all that jazz

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

It's been a while since I posted a blog on here, but here are some general thoughts on New Years Resolutions!

This year I've decided to stick to simple, measurable goals as well as longer term ones. :)

Some thoughts about a plant empowered diet

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 4:18pm 4 Comments

What does everyone else think about a plant empowered diet and the whole Forks Over Knives movement?

For me, I truly believe eating natural, organic, unprocessed foods is something that I should aim for. The expense of it makes it a bit difficult but like everything in my Diabetes, it's a work in management.

If you don't know what I mean by Forks Over Knives, there's more information in my blog post…


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At 7:27pm on October 24, 2012, Linda G said…

You are a FEATURED MEMBER!! Brava Dhonelle!

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At 7:48am on October 22, 2012, Teena said…

We are happy to feature you as an ideal TuDiabetes member. Congratulations Shonelle!

At 5:14pm on September 25, 2012, acidrock23 said…

thx for the friend add!

At 11:19pm on August 24, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 6:22pm on August 24, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home S...
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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"Young Adults with Diabetes".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!




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