Tess Heder
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  • Cambridge, MA
  • United States
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Tess Heder replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'Humulin R (U-100) on an insulin pump, anyone?'
"hi Manny, A LADA type diabetic [you are also as I recall?], diagnosed late in life, I switched to Humulin-R insulin, the "synthetic" insulin, a year ago after spending several years continuing to feel very sick on the newer more commonly…"
Mar 7, 2011
Tess Heder replied to Janet's discussion 'Still producing insulin?' in the group LADA Diabetics
"Hi Mary, Your recent posts about having to constantly tweak your Insulin needs from day to day stuck a big YES chord with me. As I am also a LADA type diabetic, diagnosed only when it was very advanced, this is the way it is has been for me since…"
Nov 5, 2010
Tess Heder joined Amy's group

LADA Diabetics

Do you have Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults? Need support in having this type of Diabetes. Do not understand much about it? Join us as we discuss, support and learn more about LADA!See More
Nov 5, 2010
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Oct 27, 2010
Tess Heder replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'TuAnalyze Survey: 2 Weeks Out!'
"aloha Manny, Apologies for the delay getting back to you. What would be useful to know that we could collect information on and document has been on my mind for days now..... My ability to develop a working model for questionnaire[s] is severely…"
Oct 27, 2010
Tess Heder replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'TuAnalyze Survey: 2 Weeks Out!'
"As a growing community of at least 10,000 insulin dependent folks and with just a few insulins on the market, can't we PLEASE poll ourselves to find out SOMETHING ANYTHING about what's going on with us independently of phama et…"
Oct 19, 2010
Tess Heder and Manny Hernandez are now friends
Sep 14, 2010
Tess Heder commented on CountyClare's blog post 'A Little To Late Maybe?'
"Thanks for the post, CountyClare. Taking "care" of one's diabetes never ends....sigh, but as you've so eloquently accepted, it's demanded of us. Much much much better late than never. And you can also expect to start feeling…"
Jul 17, 2010
Tess Heder replied to daniel jay goichman's discussion 'getting animal insulin from canada or uk'
"Thanks so much for posting this current information, Scott. Eventually all my web searches for where to purchase Hypurin Porcine led.... you guessed it. Right here."
May 20, 2010
Tess Heder replied to mike's discussion 'who else has hypoglycemia unawareness?'
"I really appreciate your wise perspective on HGU, Theodore -- thanks for the posting."
Mar 27, 2010
Tess Heder and Michael Hoskins are now friends
Oct 29, 2009
Tess Heder posted a blog post
Oct 29, 2009
Tess Heder is now a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes
Oct 3, 2009

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learning now, eventually hope to be able to share helpful tips
Date diagnosed
September 30, 2002
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
A "recertified" Minimed Paradigm 522
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At 6:35am on March 8, 2010, Teena said…
At 7:31am on October 4, 2009, Robyn said…
Thank you....a friend just introduced me to Etta's music, I really like some of her stuff. I am getting into the Blues, soothes my soul. Hope you are well and glad you found TUD.
Take care and look forward to knowing you.

At 10:56pm on October 3, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Welcome to tudiabetes, Tess! Here you will find alot going on as I have for over two years now lots of friends and support. Patti
At 10:03pm on October 3, 2009, Melissa Lee said…
Hey, Tess. Welcome. You might be interested in joining the discussion groups for both LADA Diabetics and Pumping Our Insulin.
At 9:35am on October 3, 2009, Teena said…
Thanks for the add...Love to be your friend. I was initially diagnosed as LADA too two years ago, further testing ruled type 2. You will be totally at ease here after a while...people are friendly and willing to help. Its a great place to learn and discover new things. Hope to see more of you here =)



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