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Tess joined kevin lajoie's group

walking and diabetes

For those that enjoy walking as part of an excercise routine.
Apr 27, 2014
Tess liked Phil Southerland's group Team Type 1
Apr 27, 2014
Tess updated their profile
Apr 27, 2014
Tess liked Christel's blog post The Letter I Wish I Could Give Her (My 30th Diaversary Letter to Myself)
May 9, 2013
Tess commented on Jay's group 'Florida'
Apr 7, 2013
Tess liked TuAnalyze Team's discussion Published Report: Experiences of Hypoglycemia Among TuDiabetes Members
Mar 7, 2013
Tess left a comment for dulce
"Hi dulce, I also live in Lakeland. I hope you have found and continue to find TuDiabetes helpful. I noticed you joined on my birthday... a great day to join."
Jul 31, 2012
Tess commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live Videochat with Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE'
"Also working, so would like to hear this at a later time. I have your book, Gary. So sorry I am missing the live feed."
May 31, 2012
Tess liked Emily Coles's event Live Videochat with Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE
May 31, 2012
Parrformance replied to Tess's discussion 'Found other LADAs in your community?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Terry,Happy Mayfaire/mothers day weekend to you and yours as well. My wifes name is Licia (pronounced LISH-A) see is an RN if I hadn't mentioned that. When you see Pal, or if you see her, let her know that one of the Valet's said Happy…"
May 12, 2012
Tess replied to Tess's discussion 'Found other LADAs in your community?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Michael, I think you know more than I. You are really on top of this, just as you should be. I am off to Mayfaire but had to check my messages before heading out. The museum puts on Mayfaire and it is a lot of fun. I think I'll be inside the…"
May 12, 2012
Parrformance replied to Tess's discussion 'Found other LADAs in your community?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I met you Tess well kinda, I parked your car at an event you and Jubie attended(I was the Valet). I went to see Dr. Lake, you were right he is great. I have such a feeling of relief you wouldn't believe it. He new exactly what I was going thru…"
May 11, 2012
Relentless-a-matic replied to Tess's discussion 'Found other LADAs in your community?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I met another LADA on a one time seasonal hayride, believe it or not. Online, whom and the conditions I met was another three paragraphs."
May 8, 2012
Natalie ._c- replied to Tess's discussion 'Found other LADAs in your community?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"On the subject of annoying: I think the annoying ones (and there are some really neat ones too) are SO focused on THEIR child, and working toward a cure, that they are not really aware of the larger diabetes community, and it seems not to register…"
May 6, 2012
Tess replied to K_La's discussion 'Continuous Glucose Monitor'
"Not a stupid question. The needle is removed and my CGM sensor has a copper wire that stays inserted in the site."
Mar 20, 2012
Tess joined Jay's group


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Mar 18, 2012

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?
It is better to be informed than live in ignorance. Also like finding other LADA persons with similar experiences.
Date diagnosed
January 16, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1, June 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Paradigm 551

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At 4:03pm on October 1, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Tess......
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:

Take care....and keep in touch!
At 3:24pm on October 1, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 8:13am on October 1, 2011, Doris D said…
Please do. I hope you love it here with us!
At 10:06am on September 30, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 9:16am on September 30, 2011, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.
At 8:25am on September 30, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. See the Lakeland swans on My Page...lovely city. WELCOME!!!
At 7:33am on September 30, 2011, Marie B said…
hi there Tess, welcome! Plenty of LADAs here, including our leader manny Hernandez.

At 6:53am on September 30, 2011, Jeffrey said…
Tess, welcome to our Happy Diabetic Family. We are here to offer friendships, advice and support through this journey in life. Once again, WELCOME !!




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