• 37, Female
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada
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Shira and Jason in BC Type numero 1 are now friends
Jan 31
Shira and Waseem (S!M) are now friends
Mar 26, 2013
Shira joined Manny Hernandez's group

Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.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…See More
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Diabetics With Anxiety

It has been proven that diabetics are more prone to anxiety than non-diabetics. Let's share and support each other.See More
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Diabetes and Women

A group for women living with diabetes who want to share stories and ask questions about women's health issues: pregnancy, infertility, menustration etc.etc.
Jul 6, 2011
Shira replied to BJ's discussion 'Diabetes and Psychiatric Disorders?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"A link to this National Post article was posted on another forum I frequent thought you might be interested: Shira"
Mar 30, 2011
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Mar 17, 2011
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Dec 19, 2010
Shira and Youssef-B are now friends
Sep 30, 2010
Shira and The DHF Canada Embassy are now friends
Jun 16, 2010
Canadian Diabetes Association left a comment for Shira
"Great! I just got your email... Looking forward to meeting you =)"
May 7, 2010
Shira and Canadian Diabetes Association are now friends
May 7, 2010
Shira left a comment for DC Reporter
"Hey! Toronto has been pretty good to me. Never been to Brockville though! Just reached the 25 year mark for being Diabetic and its encouraging to see you doing so well. Stay in touch"
Apr 12, 2010
Shira and DC Reporter are now friends
Apr 12, 2010
Shira replied to Kayla's discussion 'How long have you had diabetes?' in the group I've Had Diabetes for Over 20yrs!
"25 years in April"
Jan 31, 2010
Shira joined Kayla's group

I've Had Diabetes for Over 20yrs!

This group is for people out there who were born with or close to born with diabetes and have had it for a long time. I have had it for about 21yrs now and it's very hard to find people and talk to others who are dealing with the same issues I am.See More
Jan 31, 2010

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Date diagnosed
April 10, 1984
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Shira's Blog


Posted on May 5, 2009 at 7:36pm 1 Comment

This isnt the most exciting attempt for my very first blog post, but here goes!
I'd like to know how people bolus for Falafel.
I had one yesterday, my first since being on the pump the past 2 months, and I went really high later in the evening.
Do you need to do a dual wave bolus?
Any suggestions?

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At 11:04am on December 19, 2010, The DHF Canada Embassy said…


At 1:55pm on May 7, 2010, Canadian Diabetes Association said…
Great! I just got your email... Looking forward to meeting you =)
At 6:17pm on January 26, 2010, FatCatAnna said…
Hey Shira - thanks for the friends add. Quebec is still in the Stone Age for coverage for our insulin pumps. If your work insurance covers it, then you'll be alright (my husbands paid 80% of pump, and 100% for supplies - unlimited!). There is a study being done right now in Quebec, but with children. So, it may or may not go the same route as Ontario did originally, pump coverage for children was only available, THEN they realise - hey - adults would do better with being on pumps. Only suggestion I could say to you, is live on the border of QC/ON (we've looked at Cornwall) - and at least you'd have coverage, plus some good endos there (trust me - as retirement comes for hubby in 7 years - moving to Ontario looks better and better - plus our sailboat is in Cornwall).
At 4:36pm on October 1, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Happy Birthday, Shira!
At 2:02pm on October 1, 2009, Marie B said…
Happy Birthday, Shira!
At 10:18pm on July 14, 2009, Katherine said…
Thank you for your post on my blog, Shira. It's great to hear that another can relate, you know? I appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to read through my blog. You're a photographer, huh? LOVE that! Where are your photos to view??? =) Cheers!
At 9:19pm on March 25, 2009, clarence haynes said…
Welcometo a most exciting website where you will find people, worldwide with interestng experiences, ideas, profession,and willing to share ideas. When I was a porter on CNR, my memory of the little guy that used to sell papers,at PORTAGE & MAIN, the wndiest corner in Canada, reember the floods in WINNIPEG and filling sandbags to hold back water from the FORT GARRY building.. I am a computer rookie, insulin-dependent since 1977 and a ROLE MODEL to over 40.000 diabetics and have found a way to share my wisdom and mentoring with new members of this website and I ask them, " WHAT DO YOU NEED IN YOUR AREA, TO IMPROVE YOUR DIABIABTES PREVENTION & AWARENESS PROGRAM? also "WHAT DO YOU KNOW? Would it be possible as a free lance photographer to put together a collage of pictures showing people with diabetes doing extraorinary things and accommplishment, and at the viewing of these people say , "WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON" This could be inspiration to those that think having DIABETES is a death sentence. In your teaching profession, you cam tell your pupils that "THE PERSON WHO KNOWS MOST ABOUT THEIR DIABETES WILL LIVE THE LONGEST. I feel we can be good friends and you have a tool, where pictures are thousands of words I am a 91 going on 60 that is a student of UNIV OF HARD KNOCKS, where there is NO GRADUATION DAY, and you NEVER, finish your apprenticship. and realize how little I know and yet to learn. On JULY30, INSULIN APPRECIATION DAY, I will be asking insulin-users, worldwide, to join me, in silence, and give THANKS for BANTING & BEST, giving hundreds of millions of US a chance to have a healthy lifestyle,TODAY. Check out www.restorethebantinghomestead. com, and see why we will be selling BLUE ROSES to raise funds. The flower was chosen for 0ne of its meanings "ATTAINING THE IIMPOSSIBLE Keep In Touch because I have good vibes we can make a statement. Down the road I am thinking of having an event in November 14 Bantings birthdate, and it would be something that ALL individuals would be DIABETICS in all phases doing the impossible. clarence.haynes@sympatico.caGARRY building
At 11:51am on March 21, 2009, nel said…
No doubt in my mind, that you are !!
At 12:34am on March 16, 2009, Andreina Davila said…
Hi Shira,

Some Helpful Links about our community:

* New Members Guide
* About Us
* Forum

I will be soon visiting your city for few days, very exited, I have never been there. Is it too cold these days? ;)
At 8:56pm on March 15, 2009, tracy said…
Shira - welcome to TuDiabetes - it is great to have you join us!



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