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Freestyle Promise Program Saves You Money!!

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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?
lean and share with others
Date diagnosed
July 22, 1997
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping
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About me...

I'm Mike Jackson (not the "Thriller" guy), and I'm a 12-yr vet of the Type 1 Diabetes game. I'm married to a wonderful lady and we have three wonderful kids.

I'm here to learn about becoming an athlete whilst dealing with this lame-o pancreas of mine. I went on the CozMore pump in January of 2008 and it has really improved my BG control. I'm not where I want to be (A1C of 6.0-6.5), but I'm getting there. I love to cycle, and want to learn how to maintain good blood glucose levels while doing my rides. And losing a little of the potbelly wouldn't hurt either...

Cheers all, Mike

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At 6:49am on July 11, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike!
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 4:15am on July 11, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Mike. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 8:29am on June 24, 2011, Victoria said…
Thanks for the book recomendation!
At 6:44am on July 11, 2010, Doris D said…
At 7:11pm on February 2, 2010, Judith Wy said…
Love the hockey photos and hiking ones of you
At 12:04pm on January 27, 2010, Chelsea said…
hi Mike
good to hear that your son love playing goalie nice hockey pictures .Ya i so glad this year so much better i love it but i found out that this is my last year of hockey for migets then i have to look for some wear else to play if i want to play like a women leage cause i would not make their junior team cause you have to be good for that team . i got new goalie pads if i know that it was my last year i would of not bought new ones but i like then there nice i uplod some pictures dad just took some with my new goalie pads of my game last night . last weeked on the 24 my team got to go in the oilers dressing room it so kool in there i forgot my camara at home so did not get any pictures but i got so pictures of it from my team mates just none with me holding there sticks or wearing there gloves i cant belive we got to go in there thinks to one of our teammates her dad works for the oilers as the equipment manager
At 4:28pm on December 4, 2009, Kelly Rawlings said…
Hi, Mike. That barcode Type 1 T-shirt, my all time favorite, is from a now-defunct company called FiveHumans. One of the company founders, Lee Fine, is a registered tudiabetes member, but doesn't seem to be active.

I noticed that December issue of Diabetes Forecast has another site member, Terry Keelan, on page 40 and he's wearing the same T-shirt!
At 8:26am on November 6, 2009, erika408 said…
Hi Mike. Not new to pumping, but the overnight basal testing has always been a challenge for me. It takes many, many tries to get 2 of them done to look at a pattern (if it takes so long, is it really a "pattern"?). Frustrating! Before TuD, I didn't know anyone (for 30 years) who's also D, and I would give up. But now, I can look for help from others. :) MUCH better this way!! Happy Friday!!
At 4:28pm on September 18, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
I was amazed by the "12 Years of Fingersticks" photo you posted. VERY powerful.

BTW, it made me think: soon (Sept. 28) we will be launching an initiative where we will invite all members to post a video sharing their life with diabetes in 2-3 minutes seen through one of their senses. It occurred to me that, if you feel comfortable talking in front of a webcam/video camera, you could talk about what 12 years of poking does to your fingers.

What do you think?
At 7:30am on August 11, 2009, John said…
Golf is great excerise, either if you hitting them straight or exploring, having fun out there is all that matters. Congrats in the insulin riduction, Good Job



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