ToniLee
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ToniLee updated their profile
Apr 8, 2013
ToniLee commented on megninjapow's blog post 'Diabetes Perks'
"I like using my diabetes as an excuse not to eat foods that are offered to me that look nasty. "oh, I'm sorry, I can't eat that, I have diabetes.""
Feb 20, 2013
ToniLee replied to LAB's discussion 'How many carbs do you eat in a day?'
"I eat 15g with each meal (45g for the day) and only snack if I am low."
Feb 7, 2013
ToniLee and Rinku are now friends
Jan 15, 2013
Marie B left a comment for ToniLee
"hello and welcome! join us for a live interview with young nascar driver Ryan Reed in less than an hour http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/live-interview-with-ryan-reed and let me know if you have any questions about our community. fantastic to have…"
Jan 4, 2013
Linda G left a comment for ToniLee
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home ToniLee!! Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. You have such a positive outlook ♥ I live in southwestern Ontario....and I too cannot handle the cold climate as I used…"
Jan 3, 2013
ToniLee posted a status
"Thanks for the warm welcome!"
Jan 3, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for ToniLee
"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…"
Jan 3, 2013
ToniLee is now a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes
Jan 3, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
I hope to get support from other diabetics
Date diagnosed
August 6, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.3 3/18/13
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
I have been married for over twenty years, have two children, 3 dogs, and a fat cat. I am originally from Minnesota but I have made my home in NC after my husband retired from the military. My blood is very thin now and I know I couldn't handle the cold Minnesota winters!

I am relatively new to the type 1 diabetes game. I was originally misdiagnosed as a type 2 due to my age. But, after a year of unsuccessfully trying to manage my disease using oral medications, diet, and exercise, I was finally given a GAD antibody test that came back positive. I feel very fortunate that I was able to squeeze about 30 extra years out of my pancreas that most type 1's do not get. I am also fortunate that I am able to make a living learning more about my diabetes. I am a RN (in the process of getting my CDE hours)that teaches others about diabetes. It is a win-win situation for me, I learn a lot from other diabetics and through research,and my patients get a nurse who really understands how they feel.

I look forward to meeting new people who are in the same boat as I and to learning new things!

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At 12:24pm on January 4, 2013, Marie B said…

hello and welcome! join us for a live interview with young nascar driver Ryan Reed in less than an hour

http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/live-interview-with-ryan-reed

and let me know if you have any questions about our community.

fantastic to have you with us. our founder was also misdiagnosed as type2, so we are very familiar with lada here.

At 1:17pm on January 3, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home ToniLee!!
Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. You have such a positive outlook ♥ I live in southwestern Ontario....and I too cannot handle the cold climate as I used to!
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:26pm on January 3, 2013, 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 12:00pm on January 3, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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