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brandi's Discussions

Medical Supplied Needed and Uninsured

Started this discussion. Last reply by brandi Feb 23, 2013. 31 Replies

High/low Blood Sugars = Personality changes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Jan 13, 2011. 20 Replies

Alert Dog Saves Kid From Faulty Meter!

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Diabetic Welfare Queen Nov 6, 2010. 1 Reply


This Little Girl is Going to Conquer the World <3

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brandi commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"@Jigga, have you decided if you're getting rid of your TSlim?"
Aug 6, 2013
brandi commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Ok, thanks :)"
Mar 25, 2013
brandi commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Still no luck with finding insurance :( My mom wanted me to ask if anyone knew what the out of pocket cost of a T:Slim would be?"
Mar 25, 2013
brandi replied to Suz's discussion 'USB Card - Really?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Question: what purpose does the card serve? I'm still looking into the T:Slim. :)"
Feb 28, 2013
brandi commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Ok, cool! Thank you!! I'll let you know if I come up with any more questions :)"
Feb 28, 2013
brandi commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Hi all!! I currently don't have insurance so I can't get a new pump yet. But when I do get insurance again, I'll be switching pumps because the warranty on my Animas Ping ran out a couple months ago. I was looking at the T Slim and…"
Feb 28, 2013
brandi joined Jigga's group

Tandem T:Slim Users

New insulin pump from Tandem, the T:Slim touch screen insulin pump. Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for…See More
Feb 28, 2013
brandi replied to brandi's discussion 'Medical Supplied Needed and Uninsured'
"I'm checking that out right now :)"
Feb 23, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
July 7, 2003
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animas ping (its green and named Kermit Clementine Tink Spring Green Ping the Pump the Second)
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Brandi's Blog

perfection? i think not.

Posted on January 21, 2011 at 2:30pm 9 Comments

Today I went to the endo. The person I usually see, Kelly, is gone now so I saw another lady. She made me want Kelly back.

This lady (forgot her name) started out pretty nice, saying things like "I think you should start measuring your food" to thing more offensive like "If you would take this seriously, you could have perfect blood sugars!" (she meant never too high and never too low. ever.) She went on a whole rant about measuring food and how I could be "the perfect diabetic." She… Continue

Not Gonna Lie, I'm a Bit Frustrated

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 12:21pm 2 Comments

A little over a year ago, we lost my grandpa to colon cancer. My grandma, who we call Mema, isn't really done dealing with that. Plus, her friend from work, Becky, was just diagnosed with colon cancer. So now she's really stressed out and worried about losing her friend the same way she lost her husband.


Then yesterday, she had to put her 2 year old puppy down. The dog, Tiny, had congestive heart failure, pneumonia, AND heart worms. It all sprung up out of nowhere and by the…


Nagging Cousins and Australian Rock Stars

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 12:00pm 2 Comments

The Australian Christian rock band Jael is staying with my cousins. They had a concert at my school Friday night, so I ended up spending the day with them and my cousins Kristopher, Krista, and Kody. My blood sugar was constantly up and down. First too high, then too low. Of course Krista told mom she'd keep an eye on me. The reason I wasn't at home was because it was mom and dad's anniversary and they'd wanted the house to themselves. So the entire day Krista would nag me about checking my… Continue

The Perfect Little Diabetic

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 1:21pm 14 Comments

For some reason it feels like everyone around me (especially my family) is pressuring me into becoming the perfect little diabetic, which we all know doesn't exist. Anytime I forget to stock up on supplies, or I forget something at the house, my family fusses me out for it. I hear things like "jeez Brandi, can't you ever remember?" or "gosh Brandi, you always forget!"

And when my blood sugar is out of control, I get moody just like a lot of us do. What happens then? I get into trouble… Continue

Engaged At Sixteen?!

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 8:03pm 8 Comments

My friend Mindy seems to think she's ready to be engaged. She just turned 16 at the beginning of the month!

Ok here's what happened: we were talking on facebook when she started complaining about how her bf Kendall is thinking about joining the national guard if he cant get the money for college. So she starts going on and on about how if he "leaves her" and joins the guard, she'll have to break up with him because of the distance. (and for this reason, Im praying that if he doesnt…


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At 5:26pm on February 20, 2013, Teena said…

Youre very welcome :)

At 8:28pm on February 19, 2013, Lois said…

Hi! I'll meet you in your/my inbox for personal quest. From what I can recall, all you have to do to communicate privately is to click on the little envelope to send a message.


At 6:32pm on February 18, 2013, Teena said…

Brandi, so sorry to hear about your predicament right now.
Maybe you can check out the Patient Assistance Program
Hope this helps a bit.
Take care...

At 9:17am on October 26, 2011, gabby said…
Wow thankyou for remembering me! I never thought you would! How are you? How is Shyla?
At 2:17pm on August 19, 2011, Julia said…
Awww! Has school started for you yet?
At 2:16pm on August 19, 2011, Julia said…
Awww! Today I was telling my sister what happened to Shyla and she was like "Thats so mean, why would the kids be so mean to Shyla?!" Has school started for you yet?
At 8:06pm on August 18, 2011, Julia said…
Is the brown and black dog your medical alert dog? Its sooo cute!
At 5:32am on March 1, 2011, Lori said…
Hi Brand! How are you doing! Hope all is well with you! :)
At 6:44pm on January 22, 2011, ella said…
finally after midterms I am switching to either a regular public school where I would have an aid (in case I pass out) at the public school in my district kids with "chronic illnesses" get aids. I would love to have one because that way she would test me when I started acting weird. I don't feel my lows or highs and usually I refuse to test when I am high or low so I will just get tested. Also on days i dont feel like managing my diabetes my aid will which will be really great. she will be a certified nurse and teacher. I also have an option of going to a special school that operates like a montessori. I am in 10th grade but it is the only one in the entire state and I live 20 minutes away from it. But it only takes 24 kids a semester. So I have to accepted which i doubt I will.

I got a new email is there a way to switch this account to it?

At 6:17pm on January 22, 2011, ella said…
thankyou for my birthday present from diabetes i had vomiting and large ketone and a blood sugar of 696. I enjoyed puking in front of kids at my school and a nice pod failure in the middle of a huge test

thankyou omnipod thanks for nearly killing me 29 times!!

thanks for the happy birthday it meant a lot..



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