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Linda G left a comment for abra
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES ABRA!!…"
Jun 15, 2013
abra joined Phishery's group

Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group

This is a group for anyone that is using Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution in full or in part (using a very low carb diet of around 30g/day) to manage their diabetes.
May 5, 2013
abra commented on rick phillips's blog post 'Travel'
"Two years ago, when I was 23, I moved across the country by amtrak train! From Portland, Oregon to Santa Fe, New Mexico to attend school. With five large suitcases it was a great little adventure. The characters you meet on the train are definitely…"
May 5, 2013
abra might attend Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie at TuDiabetes homepage

March 29, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event has already occurred, and you can watch the recording here! Jenny Mackenzie, Ph.D. is an award winning documentary filmmaker whose mission is to produce films that create and promote social change. Her most recent film, KICK LIKE A GIRL, aired on HBO, played at over 50 international film festivals, and is currently being used by the US State Department to discuss…See More
Mar 25, 2013
abra replied to Jenn's discussion '21!!!!' in the group College Students with Diabetes (and people who work in stressful careers)
"The one thing to keep in mind about drinking and blood sugar levels is that the alcohol will always spike your blood sugar but then for the next 12-24 hours, your levels could drop too low. This is due to the liver and the importance it places on…"
Feb 5, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for abra
"Happy Birthday, abra!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Jun 15, 2012
abra updated their profile
Dec 6, 2011
abra joined Michelle Curtis's group

Celiac and Diabetes

Well, since Celiac Disease (Gluten Allergy) is such a prevelant disease with diabetes, I figured we needed to have a group for it. Let this be a group for questions and suggestions.See More
Nov 22, 2011
abra joined Sarah Kay's group

College Students with Diabetes (and people who work in stressful careers)

This group is for anyone who is in college and a diabetic. Some of the topics discussed is how to handle exam stress and blood sugars, college humor, and all things related!
Nov 22, 2011
abra joined Mike Campana's group

Cycling Diabetics

This group is dedicated to all of the diabetics out there who share a love for cycling. All disciplines are welcome!
Nov 22, 2011
abra replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Why I hate lantus...'
"After being diagnosed on June 1st, it was stressful to figure out the right doses of lantus. I would wake up in the middle of the night or early morning at 60 or even 50 something. After talking to a CDE, I switched to one morning (9am) injection of…"
Nov 22, 2011
abra replied to Brea's discussion 'Depression & Lonliness'
"Brea- I can relate to a lot of what you are experiencing. It is extremely hard to balance school and college life WITHOUT diabetes but to throw that in the mix can just make it darn near impossible. Some of the things that have really helped me have…"
Nov 15, 2011
abra commented on Ginger Vieira's video

Vlog #14 - Dating & Diabetes

"Thanks, Ginger. As a recently diagnosed, t1, single gal in her mid-20s, this was very helpful and awesome to hear!"
Nov 15, 2011
abra liked Ginger Vieira's video
Nov 15, 2011
Donna H left a comment for abra
"Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups - it's a great way to get to know the community."
Nov 9, 2011
catlover left a comment for abra
"Hi abra- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here."
Nov 9, 2011

Profile Information

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?
support and community
Date diagnosed
June 1, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.7% December 5th, 2011
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 10:27am on June 15, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES ABRA!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 every day!

At 6:55am on June 15, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, abra!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 3:30am on June 15, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,abra. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 5:56pm on November 9, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups - it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 12:20pm on November 9, 2011, catlover said…

Hi abra- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 1:51am on November 9, 2011, 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 4:41pm on November 8, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home abra. This is still pretty new for you, only a little over half a year since your diagnosis....how's it all going?
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, 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 3:23pm on November 8, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 1:45pm on November 8, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!



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