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Kristina Heidenreich commented on Zo Zo's group 'In Memory...'
"To my best friend Jason Deedon, died 4/12/12. He was 37 year old. I miss him every day, and wish I could talk to him, especially when my son was diagnosed..."
Jul 3
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In Memory...

A place to name and remember those who unfortunately lost their battle with diabetes.
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In Memory...

A place to name and remember those who unfortunately lost their battle with diabetes.
May 5
Mwills commented on Zo Zo's group 'In Memory...'
"In loving memory of my dearest love Timothy Patrick FitzGerald who left us October 28th 1997 from complications of Type 1 Diabetes at age 24. Still loved and missed everyday. Live and know you have flown, Fly and know you have seen, See and know…"
Nov 6, 2013
Mwills joined Zo Zo's group

In Memory...

A place to name and remember those who unfortunately lost their battle with diabetes.
Nov 6, 2013
Zo Zo commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Does anyone work in a emergency control room and use the Omnipod concerned the radio waves will affect the communication between the pod and the management thing."
Oct 8, 2013
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Photo from when I spoke at the Diabetes UK Professionals conference
May 9, 2013
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May 9, 2013

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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
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August 19, 1997
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Inspire a generation

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 4:05am 0 Comments

I haven't been on here for a while, but those who know me know I write about depression and diabetes often. I have set up this project in the UK www.hedgiepricksdiabetes.org.uk

As part of this project we have the first event for teens with diabetes in the UK. It is aimed at inspiring young people to better control when they want to be normal and tend to rebel, helping to reduce the costs of complications and save…


The dreaded 2 D's - Diabetes and depression

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 3:38pm 2 Comments

In my life, there seems to be a real theme, every few months I'll get into a low mood. Sometimes due to my diabetes, sometimes due to life in general, sometimes due to work, more often than not, it's a mix of them all. Recently I've hit that point again, work has been very stressful and tough recently, added to that staff on the other end of the radio who make a difficult shift even worse. I've just had a week off, and feel like I'm going back to work as stressed as I left a week… Continue

Strive for 6.5

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 9:39am 3 Comments

I really wanna strive for 6.5 with the aim of getting a diabetes tattoo on my wrist in Jan. My previous hba1c's have been 6.8 6.9 and 7.0 and that's with barely testing. I struggle to keep on with any form of blood sugar testing, I've tried all sorts, including making myself lose money for every finger prick I don't do per day, it's made no difference. I also have the problem that my parents are really keen on a tattoo and I don't know anyone else who could help me strive for 6.5

Good News but....

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

Hi guys and girls, today I received good news, I'll be one of 60 taking part in JDRF UK Type 1 in Parliament, an equivalent to the congress the US has. It's the first diabetes lobbying event the UK has had! I'm very pleased as I can help raise the side of diabetes that many keep quiet, the depression, the not looking after your diabetes etc. I'm really looking forward to it.

Yet I'm feeling quite deflated today, I spent the weekend at my family home and now back in a house share with… Continue

Remembering those who lost their battle with diabetes!

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:12am 0 Comments

I'm sure we all know people who passed away from diabetes, i've set up a group on here as a place to remember those people, there are so many out there, many who most people don't hear about.

you can go to the group here: In Memory Group

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At 11:23am on April 8, 2010, Robyn said…
Just checking on you, hope things are better. Take care, just thinking of you. xo
At 8:28am on April 2, 2010, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday!
At 9:05am on February 18, 2010, Marps said…
Hi Zo Zo- Just saw an older post on Inked Diabetics group. Did you end up getting that med alert tat on your inner wrist?
At 1:15pm on October 28, 2009, FatCatAnna said…
Ok - now I can understand why you want a diabetic tat (what do you do where you can't wear jewellery). I worked in sheet metal (on aircraft) - and wore my medic alert bracelet. Now because I'm hip - I've been wearing these bracelets designed for kids from Rescue Me ID's (I have them send to my sis-in-law in the States - then she mails them to me in Canada). I'll post this comment back on the Inked page - just wasn't sure if you'd see it (I'm not that techy a gal ). Anna from Montreal - The Trials and Tribulations of a Diabetic
At 5:19pm on September 12, 2009, Dara said…
Thanks for the well wishes on the pregnancy! So far, so good! How are you?
At 7:02am on August 25, 2009, Joy said…
Aww, thanks so much for the comment about Diabetes War and yes I did write all of it. That really really means alot that it means something to you and inspires!!! And yea the theme of it can be applied to any challenge not just diabetes. I hope all is going well for you ~
At 8:57pm on July 10, 2009, Sp!tf!re said…
thanks for your photo and blog comments zo zo! how are you?
At 9:33pm on March 10, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Welcome to poetry club Zo Zo.There is No added sugar member,have a look.
Wishing to read your poems
At 11:28pm on March 9, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Hi Zo Zo,
There is actually a pretty nifty BG converter application that was developed by one of our members. If you go to my page, you can see it at the top (I just added it back in): just click on the "Add To My Page" (I think that's what the link is called) to add it to your own page.

Take care,
At 5:53pm on January 23, 2009, Pam Tolbert said…
Hello Zo Zo,
I just joined Tu Diabetes and came across your video. I wanted to let you know I have had Type 1 for 45 years (since I was 7 years old), and I have NO complications. When I was diagnosed in 1963 there were no meters, or pumps. Back then managing blood sugars was like trying to hit a 90 mph ping pong ball with a baseball bat. Just wanted to let you know while it is not an easy road, it does not have to be a horrible road. I am healthy, fit, and happy at my ripe old age ;-), and have found attitude to be everything. I'm sure there will be a cure in your lifetime. Keep your focus on the prize (a cure) so that you stay motivated, even in hard times, to maintain your healthy body. If anyone judges you for anything related to diabetes invite them to walk in your shoes for 24 hours, watching everything you eat, testing your blood multiple times a day, shooting up multiple times daily, and saying no to temptation, and trying to be "perfect". Take good care of you.



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