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Zoe replied to Alisha's discussion 'Lows and how to treat them'
"I'm not an exerciser, Swimmer, but I know that people who are find it really helpful to be on a pump and vary their basal accordingly. Yep, I carry glucose tabs with me everywhere. I bought one of the small tubes of them (holds 10 I think) and…"
Zoe replied to Judith in Portland's discussion 'Changing Communication Methods'
"I can understand why you would find this disconcerting, Judith. I don't have children but even with my niece or brother I would expect a personal contact for something major. It wouldn't matter to me if it was e-mail or phone - I stopped…"
Apr 11
Zoe replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'How Many Carbs Do You Eat per Meal per Day?'
"Manny?? He looks older than that! (Yep, I know what you meant!)"
Apr 7
Zoe replied to Swimmer's discussion '"Visual disturbances"'
"Yes, hypo symptoms tend to vary, even for the same person at any given time, but visual disturbances are a very common one. For me it is sort of like there are dark areas in my vision, like when I am testing and have trouble focusing on the numbers…"
Apr 7
Zoe replied to Alicia's discussion 'What do you say to someone who was just diagnosed with diabetes?'
"I also mentioned the possibility of reactive hypoglycemia to this young man. He said he had missed a meal, and I believe that can also cause PWD's to go low. I basically told him that regular fluctuations in blood sugar are not normal and…"
Apr 7
Zoe replied to Alicia's discussion 'Lyrica is making me suicidal!'
"Alicia, I'm so sorry you are feeling this way from taking meds you need for your pain. You are wise to know and try and keep perspective on the fact that it is a side effect. Nonetheless, as you say, it feels real. It IS real, even if it was…"
Apr 5
Zoe replied to Alicia's discussion 'What's a thoughtful gift to give a friend who's recently been diagnosed with diabetes?'
"Why don't you buy her a copy of Using Insulin or Think Like a Pancreas."
Apr 4
Zoe replied to Alicia's discussion 'What do you say to someone who was just diagnosed with diabetes?'
"I actually recently had one of my students (19 y.o.) display low blood sugar during a test (I handed him a couple glucose tablets.) I don't know whether he has (type 1) diabetes or not, but I told him to get checked and that if he does, in fact…"
Apr 4
Zoe replied to Michelle's discussion 'Dexcom creating anxiety?'
"Typo! I meant "perhaps the CGM/Vibe is not for you."
Apr 2
Zoe replied to Michelle's discussion 'Dexcom creating anxiety?'
"I have no interest in a CGM, Michelle, because, knowing myself, I know it would make me more worried and obsessed with my BG. I work to maintain my quality of life balancing cost/benefits. For me a CGM would put me on the wrong side of that…"
Apr 1
Zoe replied to Shadow's discussion 'TuD seems less friendly these days'
"In my professional career(s) (I'm unretired and on to my second) I've learned that one of the hardest things to do is to "meet people where they're at". It's also one of the most important. You can't shout from a…"
Mar 31
Zoe replied to Jen's discussion 'Bolusing for protein?'
"I generally don't bolus for protein, Jen, so I can't help you with principals but I'm sure others will. My experience is that it is only necessary for very low carb. One situation I have where I do account for protein is when I just…"
Mar 30
Zoe replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Migration update: IMPORTANT DATES'
"Thanks, Emily!"
Mar 30
Zoe replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Migration update: Screen shots of new pages!!!'
"Got it; thanks, Emily. Everyone else seems excited, but I'm usually anxious when software is upgraded because I know it will be hard to figure out at first and just go to the places I love and post as normal. At least you don't upgrade as…"
Mar 30
Zoe replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Migration update: IMPORTANT DATES'
"Thanks for the timing update, Emily. I never got an answer to my question of how to have my personal sign in page be one with all the latest posts in all categories which I currently do by clicking on the "forum" tab."
Mar 30
Zoe replied to Jen's discussion 'Never say "impossible"'
"Wow, Jen, great to hear it!"
Mar 28

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?
Date diagnosed
July 8, 2007
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.3-Better! 12/21/14, 6.9 - Boo! 6/6/14, 5.9 - Yay! 11/4/13
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping - 1/3/11

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At 8:50pm on August 26, 2013, Paige said…

You're so nice! Thanks for the support and positivity on that post I made four years ago. :)

At 7:18am on June 22, 2013, Tinman17 said…
I'm heading out to pick up my insulin my BG this AM 295 only had about 45 carbs allay yesterday
At 10:50am on April 19, 2013, Dee Meloche said…

Thanks anyway.I have started a discussion about the play button not working and so far have received no replies.I was composing my own tunes for the reminders which I use all the time.I get so tired of Mary Had A Little Lamb.If you know what I mean?

At 10:41am on April 19, 2013, Dee Meloche said…

Hi Zoe I was just reading some of the posts online about EZ ManagerMax.My Ezmanager max3.06 does not work my custom composer.When I hit the play button the tune doesnot play.I called Animas and they told me they would send the 3.07 version.What is the difference between the two.I just hope the 3.07 version works better.

At 4:30pm on March 25, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Hi ,

You may have noticed TuD hanging around the site. It's his 6th birthday this month, and his big international family of people with diabetes is growing. Our 6th birthday fundraising campaign is on! Every dollar you donate allows TuDiabetes to reach 6 people touched by diabetes, giving them the opportunity to not be alone!

Please consider making a donation, as well as asking your friends and family to give what they can. TuD's birthday party will keep getting more guests as we raise more donations (see top of the home page). Let's help keep our family thriving and growing! Please share this message. Thanks!

At 1:28pm on March 12, 2013, Trudy said…

Hi Zoe. Thanks for accepting the friend add. We've talked so often on discussions, I thought it was time!

At 5:51am on March 10, 2013, Linda G said…

You are a featured member...BRAVO ZOE!!!

At 3:24am on March 5, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Heartiest CONGRATS Zoe on being a FEATURED MEMBER. Reed

At 2:10pm on January 13, 2013, David (dns) said…

Zoe, My comment was not directed at you; if I didn't make that clear, please let me say it now and remove all doubt. I do have to say, however, that I think you are wasting your energy trying to reason with someone who won't be reasoned with, and who simply will not hear what you say. You're attempting to move an immovable object.


At 2:30pm on October 2, 2012, Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill said…

Thanks for accepting. I love your pictures.




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