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Jess posted a status
"Logging blood sugars old-school style for new endo. Really wanting to fudge the breakfast entry - forgot to bolus. Darn honesty."
Aug 14
Jess replied to Jen's discussion 'Curious ...'
"I haven't gone as low as 100 carbs/day but while trying to get pregnant I have started to measure everything and eat the same types of meals every day. There are still days where I have an odd high or low. I went for 18 years or so only getting…"
Jun 4
Jess and Ayomideji are now friends
Jun 4
Jess liked Mike's video
Jun 4
Jess replied to Jess's discussion 'Need advice for pre-conception blood sugar targets' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Thanks for the info! I will definitely have to look into the dietician thing."
May 19
SweetSpeechSarah replied to Jess's discussion 'Need advice for pre-conception blood sugar targets' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"My Endo wanted my pre-meal between 60-90 which sounds nuts and was really hard. I think I hardly ever pulled it off, but she was really good about being understanding. My OBGYN was super reasonable and only checked my A1C, she left the rest up to me…"
May 18
Jess added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

Need advice for pre-conception blood sugar targets

Hi all, I need a little advice. My husband and I are wanting to start trying again this month (we had a miscarriage about 6 months ago) and I am nervous about where my targets are at. My pre-meal is hovering in the 120s but my average is below the 6.5 A1C threshold. My post meal is well within the target range. I can't seem to get my pre-meal any lower and its driving me crazy. Did anyone wait until their pre-meals were in the 70-110 range?See More
May 16
Jess replied to Troy's discussion 'Need to RANT about pharmacy employees thinking they're my F*CKING DR!'
"I've had the same experience, once you get up to that amount per day, they all think you're running some insurance scam. One time a pharmacist actually said this to my face. They are always on the side of the insurance company. No idea why."
May 16
Jess commented on beth's group 'Diabetic Artists'
"Hello, I am a painter. Type 1 too. I work with watercolor and oil mainly. Here is one of my watercolors on Etsy. orchidsI used to work as a graphic designer and just jumped back into painting full time. Wondering if anyone else has heard of or knows…"
Aug 20, 2013
Jess replied to bluefrango's discussion 'What has made you feel the most supported?'
"I don't share much with people about my type 1, but I have run into colleagues at work or in school who will see me testing my blood sugar and say, 'I'm diabetic too'. Then we might have a little chat about how we are managing.…"
Aug 6, 2013
Jess might attend Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Kerri Sparling, Diabetes Advocate and creator of the blog SixUntilMe at TuDiabetes homepage

July 25, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Watch the recording here! Kerri Morrone Sparling was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on September 11, 1986, and for much of her life, she was the only diabetic she knew.She started Six Until Me in May of 2005 because she was tired of Googling "diabetes" and coming up with little more than a list of…See More
Jul 23, 2013
Jess updated their profile
Jun 17, 2013
Jess replied to acidrock23's discussion 'The Good Wifeabetes?'
"I hope this gets resolved for the parents and child, it sounds like they are doing everything they can to give her the best care possible. It's such a shame so many educators are so ignorant and unwilling to do what's best for the child.…"
May 2, 2013
Jess might attend Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Retina Specialist Randall Wong, MD at TuDiabetes homepage

March 1, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm Pacific timeWhat time is this where you are?Dr. Wong introduces himself:"I am a retina specialist practicing in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.  As a retina specialist, I diagnose and treat retinal disorders such as macular degeneration, retinal detachments and diabetic retinopathy.I started a website about 4 years ago.  It has over 450…See More
Mar 1, 2013
Jess joined Manny Hernandez's group

US - Northwest Diabetes

If you live in Oregon or Washington states and you are touched by diabetes, this group is for you.
Feb 8, 2013
Jess replied to Megasaurus_Rex's discussion 'a cry for help'
"Hello, Yes I believe there is hope for you. I used to be afraid of going low all the time so I would also allow my blood sugars to run high. When I was in college the first time I would beg out of activities or not do things with other people…"
Feb 1, 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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Friendship, Advice
Date diagnosed
March 28, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Paradigm
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At 5:25am on September 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Artistetes....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 5:24pm on July 7, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the circle artistetes....
At 11:27am on July 7, 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 8:18am on July 7, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 7:32am on July 7, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

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