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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?
Date diagnosed
February 17, 1980
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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dgzee commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"What negative experiences have you run into using the Ping system, Laura S? I've had one for a…"
Aug 23
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dgzee liked Emily Coles's event Live Interview with Mark Ruefenacht, founder of Dogs 4 Diabetics
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dgzee might attend Emily Coles's event

Live Interview with Mark Ruefenacht, founder of Dogs 4 Diabetics at TuDiabetes homepage

August 7, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
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Aug 4
jesikabeth and dgzee are now friends
Jul 28
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dgzee commented on dgzee's group 'Diabetics with AD/HD (hyperactivity welcome but not required)'
"Welcome Jessica! Nice to meet you... Thanks for joining the group and taking time to introduce…"
Jul 28
dishers commented on dgzee's group 'Diabetics with AD/HD (hyperactivity welcome but not required)'
"Welcome jesikabeth and welcome"
Jul 28
jesikabeth commented on dgzee's group 'Diabetics with AD/HD (hyperactivity welcome but not required)'
"Hello, I'm Jessica. I'm 34 y/o. Diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive Type when I was 25 *waves…"
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"Thanks for the add Sarah... Nice to meet you! ~d"
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"Hi there Jophiel. I enjoyed reading what you posted over at the diabetic writers group. Tried to…"
Jul 22

I've been a type I Diabetic since age eleven and don't believe that Diabetes should be considered a "tragedy." More of an annoyance this medical condition that demands my time, attention, and a seemingly endless supply of cash. An annoyance I take very seriously because, if I don't, that's when things get weird. .

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At 8:22am on June 5, 2014, gw said…

Hi, thanks for the friend request! Off to the Endo right now, lets chat more later.

At 2:33pm on March 16, 2014, ivinghoe said…

thanks for the friend invite..I`m sorry I didnt see the request until tonight!

At 2:09pm on March 13, 2014, Marie B said…

you beat me to the friend add! already had your profile pulled up.

At 2:07am on February 1, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Dgzee, it is always great to be friendly with the coolest people. Thank you for being my new super friend.


At 11:47pm on January 31, 2014, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend dgzee!
I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario. I'm a wife of 34 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 29, the other 27), a grandma to 4 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!! Tell me a bit about yourself and keep in touch, ok?

At 1:02pm on January 31, 2014, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 12:11am on January 31, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Dgzee, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 6:16pm on August 14, 2013, jrtpup said…

Thanks for the friendship :)

At 6:48am on January 31, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 4:25am on January 31, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
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!

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Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:05am 0 Comments

This is my first blog post here at Tudiabetes.com.

For the last few months, I've been fortunate to enjoy the assistance of a close friend in complying with the daily drudgery of monitoring my sugar levels. He lives in California, I in Illinois and at least a couple of times a day he BlackBerry messages and tells me to check my blood sugar or message back where I am.

Yes, I see some of you there in the back row smirking and raising your eyebrows. Lol. Perhaps not everyone… Continue



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