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Stress commented on Tamra's blog post 'Shooting Lasers'
"I'm recovering right now from second cataract surgery last Thursday - doing the eyedrops 3x a day. Hope that works for you."
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Stress and Leoni are now friends
Jan 26
Stress left a comment for Leoni
"Welcome to a great site full of information we all can use! Check out the Groups for more info that can help!"
Jan 21
Stress joined Sareln Pupkies's group

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Jan 16
Stress left a comment for Samantha
"Welcome to a great site! check out the Groups for more info!!"
Jan 16
Stress left a comment for Melissa Lee
"Congratulations Melissa!!"
Jan 15
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Jan 14
Stress liked desireanickyf's blog post 2015, yea, babe!
Jan 12
Stress commented on jpulizzi's blog post 'Happy New Year!'
"I'm back on the treadmill for 2015 - haven't been able to due to foot surgery on both feet - but I'm starting slowly (15 min each day first week)and adding 5 minutes each week or 2. Tonight I go for 25 minutes."
Jan 12
Stress left a comment for lilia
"Welcome to a great site!! check out the Groups for more information!!"
Jan 12
Stress commented on Kary Noguerat's blog post 'IN BETWEEN INSULIN PUMP AND CLASSIC VIAL/SYRINGE'
"I'm on the Omnipod and I recently went on a cruise where I snorkeled and swam with no issues of the pod ever coming off. I also swam in the pools on the ship everyday with no issues. Been on the Pod for over 3 years now and love every minute of…"
Jan 7
Stress left a comment for Megan88
"Welcome to a great site! Check out the Groups for more info!!"
Jan 6
Stress left a comment for Tracy
"Welcome to a great site full of info!! Yes, the pods do click but I've only heard it when I activate a new pod. Other than that there are beeps and screams but I couldn't imagine not being on the pump!"
Dec 22, 2014

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Get better control of my D
Date diagnosed
September 18, 1982
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5, July 31, 2014; 6.4 Nov. 3, 2014; 6.7 Jan. 25
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?

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Cataract Surgery

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:40am 3 Comments

I had cataract surgery on my right eye last Thursday. My doctor had been telling me for 10 years that I had cataracts but they were not bad enough to operate. Well my time was up and now I wish I had done it sooner! My vision in my right eye is so much clearer it is like night and day compared to my left eye (surgery in January for that one). Now when I close my right eye and look through the left, it is like looking through a 1972 headlight that is clouded over. I can't wait for 2 good eyes…


Weight Shift

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:56am 0 Comments

I had my quarterly Endo visit this week and overall everything went very well (latest A1C = 6.2). I had written down a couple of questions for her and one was concerning my weight gain over the past few months and why my pants don't button so easy anymore. She proceeded to tell me that my weight has not changed at all in the past 4 years! She said that my weight has "shifted"! I hate when that happens. So I guess it's back to planking and situps to un-shift it!

Ways to Lower Blood Sugar!!

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 5:53am 4 Comments

A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine has revealed a potential benefit from the use of cannabis. The article, entitled “The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among U.S. Adults,” investigated the blood sugar-related effects of cannabis use among participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005 to 2010.

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Optimist or Pessimist?

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

When it comes to bolusing are you a pessimist or an optimist? I think that for the first year on the pump I’ve been a pessimist because if I wasn’t quite sure of the carbs in a food then I would bolus less than I should have. I recently went to my endo and she yelled at me to bolus-bolus-bolus for all food that I intake!! Since then my numbers have been better especially when I go out to eat or somewhere else where I’m not quite sure how the food was made. I’ve learned that I must bolus a…


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At 5:40pm on October 24, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Stress congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 3:22pm on October 20, 2014, Linda G said…


At 1:39pm on July 3, 2014, Tommi said…

Thank you for the welcome!!!

At 8:25am on March 3, 2014, Mandy said…
thanks so much stress for the greeting!
At 9:11am on December 13, 2013, Jen86 said…
Thanks for the welcome Stress! Much appreciated!
At 7:41am on November 14, 2013, Kyleena Newell said…

Hi! I actually applied for the Omni pod a couple of weeks ago! after 2 days I got the pump and everything! This Monday I get it set up to practice! and a week after that I actually get the insulin! I am super excited! Especially the way that it is so easy and soo compatible with my life style!I can't wait to get it actually set up! Taking shots 4 times a day and sometimes forgetting is not good and I am ready for a change!

At 9:08pm on June 20, 2013, Traci said…

Thank you for the warm welcome Stress.

At 10:55am on May 9, 2013, Pammie said…

Hi - don't have mine yet, but have been to the hospital today to start the education process. Hospital are still awaiting funding approval - luckily in the UK we don't have to buy medications for diabetes. I am really keen to just get on with it now!! Any negatives?

At 1:37pm on May 3, 2013, Marie B said…

hey just stopping by for a hi and hello.

At 7:50pm on April 15, 2013, annielee419 said…

I love you page! I just wanted to stop in and thank you so much for the friendship.




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