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There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy. - Albert Ellis

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December 8, 1986
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Pump, Diet and Exercise
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At 9:48pm on November 2, 2012, Karen said…

We need your help...

Please share this post here on TuDiabetes and on your Facebook and tag 20 close friends on it. We need your support to reach 20,000 entries for the Big Blue Test!

Please do Big Blue Test every day until November 14 (World Diabetes Day). For each entry, the Diabetes Hands Foundation (that's the nonprofit behind TuDiabetes) receives a $5 donation from Roche Diabetes Care, to help people with diabetes in need.

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At 2:19pm on March 24, 2012, Linda G said…

At 10:33pm on December 28, 2011, Brian Wittman said…

Hi Suzanne !

At 8:27pm on October 9, 2011, The President said…
Hey hope all is well
At 2:03pm on April 9, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Suzanne.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 8:38am on April 9, 2011, Marie B said…
Happy Birthday Suzanne!
At 8:31am on April 9, 2011, Doris D said…
At 4:39am on February 24, 2011, Marie B said…
thanks, I know our members will enjoy it. I am president, and I have to write a short message each month for the newsletter. sometimes I have trouble coming up with a good topic - makes me so sure I would never start a blog!
At 12:23pm on February 21, 2011, Marie B said…
oops I see you aren't on twitter much, and for some reason I thought we were already friends here! (request sent). anyway, I probably told you before how helpful that tip has been for me and I share it a lot here on TuDiabetes. (it helped me get completely off French Fries). I was thinking how it could be helpful to my friends in my quilting Guild attain their quilting and artistic goals too. May I have your permission to use in our newsletter? Our newsletter is private and not online or shared in any way. We also have a fair amount of T1 and T2 diabetics and I'm sure it would be extra helpful to them.
At 12:12pm on February 21, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Suzanne, just wondering how things are going for you, i was just re-reading your tip that won the Simple Steps prize a while back, and I wanted to ask you something. I think I'll DM you on Twitter.

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May 28, 2013
TeeBee replied to Suzanne's discussion 'Why are we not supposed to put an infusion site too close to our belly buttons?'
"I was told to avoid the area near the belly button because of unpredictable absorption; my doctor at the time reminded me that essentially, the belly button is a scar which would account for this issue."
Mar 30, 2013
Ruth replied to Suzanne's discussion 'Why are we not supposed to put an infusion site too close to our belly buttons?'
"When I first when on insulin, I was at the Joslin, and they said to put your fist right over your belly button and don't shoot insulin in the area covered by your fist. So I guess it's about 1 1/2 to 4 inches, depending on the size of your…"
Mar 30, 2013
David (dns) replied to Suzanne's discussion 'Why are we not supposed to put an infusion site too close to our belly buttons?'
"Interesting, very interesting. I am on MDI and was also told not to stay outside of 2 inches. I do sometimes skate close to that limit or even slightly inside it, and haven't noticed any particular effect. Now you've all got me wondering.…"
Mar 28, 2013
deathjamm replied to Suzanne's discussion 'Why are we not supposed to put an infusion site too close to our belly buttons?'
"haha I was googling this very topic and found this thread. So I just inserted my infusion set and did so without paying attention to my belly button. As you can see from the picture, I'm about 3-3.5 inches from the center of my belly button to…"
Mar 27, 2013
Karen left a comment for Suzanne
"We need your help... Please share this post here on TuDiabetes and on your Facebook and tag 20 close friends on it. We need your support to reach 20,000 entries for the Big Blue Test! Please do Big Blue Test every day until November 14 (World…"
Nov 2, 2012

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I Am Thankful…

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 11:55am 1 Comment

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Today has been a pretty awesome day for me and it got me thinking about what I am thankful for. So here is my list (in no particular order) of what I am thankful for. What are you thankful for? If you haven’t done it lately, take a minute and think about the blessings in your life.

1. My health. I have had diabetes for the past 23… Continue

Diabetes Meetups

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 9:12am 0 Comments

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Today I want to share my latest adventure this week, going to a diabetes meetup. Now I have been diabetic a long time and other than a stint at diabetes camp many years ago, I have never really met other diabetics face to face. As much as I love all my online D buddies, there is something special about meeting other diabetics face to… Continue

Taking Care of Yourself...

Posted on August 12, 2009 at 12:07pm 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

My question to you is what have you done for yourself today? What have you done for self care? Self care is usually associated with health care providers but it really applies to anyone. Self care is defined as doing things that recharge your mind, body, and soul. This can be as simple as taking a few minutes alone to listen to a song that has meaning for you, petting your cat or dog, going for a walk, having your favorite chewing gum, ect....It is different for… Continue

It's All About The Attitude...

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 10:46am 7 Comments

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I spent yesterday afternoon with a friend I call “the angry diabetic.” Let me tell you a bit about this friend. He is a smart, savvy guy with a BIG chip on his shoulder about his diabetes. He is 40 years old and has had diabetes for about 30 years now. He is a pumper yet does not carb count… Continue

A video all diabetics must see!

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 7:42pm 0 Comments

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The other day I was on YouTube and checking out what new videos awaited me in my subscription list. One of my favorite YouTube folks is Allie Beatty. She runs a site called If you are not familiar with her, Allie has strong beliefs and opinions and is not afraid to share them with the world. Love her or… Continue



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