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Congrats on another year!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Sep 19, 2013. 4 Replies

Hey there. I just wanted to give you a BIG kudos to managing your diabetes a whole other year.Yep. Doesn't matter when exactly you were diagnosed, just think about this: you have made it another…Continue

What's in a name?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie ._c- Feb 26, 2013. 63 Replies

Has there been anyone else who feels the name 'type 1 diabetes' is lacking in name? I did a quick search and found this article from last year:Wanted: A new name for type 1 diabetes:…Continue

What about you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cathy Oct 19, 2012. 73 Replies

Some fun questions:1. What's your treatment-of-choice for lows?2. Do you have a favourite lancing device? (Picker)3. What's your favourite glucometer?4. Where do you keep your 'stash'?5. What's your…Continue

 

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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?
Yes.
Date diagnosed
September 15, 1996
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump

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Twinkle commented on Valerie's blog post 'When I grow up...'
"Me and all my friends wear tiaras"
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Twinkle commented on Valerie's blog post 'When I grow up...'
"Have so much to say But keep getting meaasage that I am not online"
Oct 22, 2013
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"Wish I could figure out how to use this"
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Elyssia commented on Valerie's blog post 'When I grow up...'
"Thank you I so needed that today! You know I used to work at a daycare in college. I'm in HR now. Questioned it at first but I know God has a plan for me there. He told me I was to be a missionary. Being a missionary is as hard as working with…"
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Valerie left a comment for Elyssia
"You are SUCH a sweetie. An amazing encourager, great, earnest listener, wise, sincere suggester, positive and energetic speaker. You're going to make an AWESOME mom one day. Do you work with kids or teens? I can see you being such a blessing,…"
Oct 22, 2013
Elyssia commented on Valerie's blog post 'When I grow up...'
"Yes me too!!! I love this post and for the record you look like you could be a beautiful princess living in a castle with a dashing prince and hosting parties. You know what is so beautiful about the lives of creative imaginations like ourselves? We…"
Oct 21, 2013
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"Oh most definitely yes! I was also going to have blonde curly hair (mine is oh so straight)."
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When I grow up...

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 6:00pm 6 Comments

When I was little, I knew JUST what I was going to do when I grew-up: I was going to be a princess. And here's a list of all the things I was going to do:

 

 

1. Wear big, beautiful gowns. EVERY day. With a massive bejeweled crown of gold. Or that cone-shaped hat with the flowy-material coming out of the top.

2. Ride ponies all day.

3. Host big banquets with all the ladies and gentlemen of the land, drinking from golden goblets, eating turkey…

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Teeth. Oh deer.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 6:08pm 2 Comments

Sooo

I guess eating sugar in the middle of the night doesn't do too well for the chompers, eh?

I need dental work on the back molars. They aren't what they used to be, let me tell you, Bob! I actually almost started to cry when the dentist told me I may need a root canal. I've tried so hard to keep everything healthy, it's just overwhelming to hear when you lose a battle.

Anyway I'm sure I'm not alone. It's not easy to see my body decay. I'm just going to keep trying…

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Tetanus booster

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 11:13am 3 Comments

Tetanus booster in my leg =

WHY DOES MY MUSCLE WANT TO KILL MEEEEEEEEE

Not your average trip...

Posted on April 14, 2013 at 9:36pm 1 Comment

I'M GOING TO INDIA!!!

Okay so I know that's a bit on the risky side... but I'll tell you all about it when I get back. If you know Jesus, please pray for me. You all know I'm going to need it... with diabetes presenting a challenge in our regular North America, I'm sure I'll have my share of interesting experiences while traveling.

If you wish to know more, I've posted on my website…

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At 9:05pm on October 7, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…

SO TRUE!!!! :D

At 4:28am on September 19, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER VALERIE!!

At 6:49pm on September 18, 2013, rick phillips said…

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

At 10:15am on February 5, 2013, Kim said…

You are the sweetest! Thanks for the friend request! :)

At 6:47am on May 30, 2012, VikkiToria said…

At 1:44pm on February 15, 2012, trinsmum said…

Hey there...how nice to see a local on here. We def should keep in touch..Take care.
Tara

At 8:23pm on February 7, 2012, Shawnmarie said…

And I just saw the pix of your pooches - what beauties!

At 8:22pm on February 7, 2012, Shawnmarie said…

Thanks! Yes, Daisy the Dachshund makes life a lot brighter!!

At 9:31am on January 25, 2012, Emily Walton said…

I'm so glad it arrived! I hope it is very useful!

At 3:48pm on January 9, 2012, Linda G said…

Hey Valerie....thank you for the request. I'm delighted to be a friend ♥
What breed is that adorable little dog of yours? SO cute!!

 
 
 

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