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Live interview with Gary Scheiner, CDE at TuDiabetes homepage

February 4, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist.  He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the Juvenile…See More
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Live interview with Christel Marchand Aprigliano, creator of The Diabetes Unconference at TuDiabetes homepage

January 29, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! We'll talk with Christel Marchand Aprigliano, founder of The Diabetes UnConference, which will be held at the Flamingo Las Vegas from March 13-15, 2015. The Diabetes UnConference follows the “unconference” concept of peer-to-peer idea exchange made popular by the tech community. The actual agenda is set the first morning of…See More
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Jewish Mom's Rap Against Guns

When you live with a disease it can be conquered by doing something totally out of the box. Last year I performed at my class graduation at the Funny Bone Comedy School in Virginia Beach, VA in front of 400 people. I've also performed this at some clubs and parties. It came about after I talked about an observation while doing standup: "Why do rappers carry guns? Why don't they just talk themselves out of a situation!" The lead in is a couple of jokes about Gangsta Pants. I'll tell you, I've…See More
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Jewish Mom's Rap Against Guns

By Susan Sussman - May 16, 2013 at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone. 400 people present. Gangsta pants jokes and "If I were a rapper, I wouldn't carry a gun - I...
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"chag sameach to all"
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catlover commented on diabeticmaven's blog post 'The Ultimate Passover Seder'
"It looks like you handled the Seder the right way. I also attended a Seder, but it didn't last so long. I tried to eat sensibly as you did. Chag Sameach !"
Apr 17, 2014
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The Ultimate Passover Seder

My husband and I were invited to my friend Sid’s home for the first Passover seder this year. I know Sid from standup comedy. Actually we are the only two jews that I know of doing standup in our area. Sid always wears a keepah (yarmulkah), so it’s not a secret that he’s Orthodox.The seder began around 8:30 p.m.– after Sid attended services. There were 22 people sitting at a very long table. There were 7 children under 18 and the rest older. Sid has five children. They were all very well…See More
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"A story with a happy ending, awesome. Glad things are getting better you. I wish I could get my kids on the Mi Shederakh. Good luck, take care."
Apr 13, 2014
Brunetta commented on diabeticmaven's blog post 'Diabetes versus Drug Complications'
"They put me on the Mi Sheberakh List (Prayer for the Sick) at Shabbat services. It worked! Are you surprised? I am not. God bless, Brunetta"
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Jewish Mom's Rap Against Guns

Posted on April 27, 2014 at 6:18am 0 Comments

When you live with a disease it can be conquered by doing something totally out of the box. Last year I performed at my class graduation at the Funny Bone Comedy School in Virginia Beach, VA in front of 400 people. I've also performed this at some clubs and parties. It came about after I talked about an observation while doing standup: "Why do rappers carry guns? Why don't they just talk themselves out of a situation!" The lead in is a couple of jokes about Gangsta Pants. I'll tell you, I've…

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The Ultimate Passover Seder

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:34pm 4 Comments

My husband and I were invited to my friend Sid’s home for the first Passover seder this year. I know Sid from standup comedy. Actually we are the only two jews that I know of doing standup in our area. Sid always wears a keepah (yarmulkah), so it’s not a secret that he’s Orthodox.

The seder began around 8:30 p.m.– after Sid attended services. There were 22 people sitting at a very long table. There were 7 children under 18 and the rest older. Sid has five children. They were all very…

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Diabetes versus Drug Complications

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:21pm 4 Comments

For the first time in thirty six years diabetes was not the first thing on my mind - here's why.

I remember the date and time as if it were yesterday. It was May 17, 2013 at approximately 9:15 a.m. I was working out with my personal trainer. The exercise was new. After two repetitions I knew something wasn’t right. That was the day my lower back went out of whack! From that day on my body went through a domino effect -- I experienced pain like never before. My blood sugars were out of…

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Halloween versus Diabetes by Susan Sussman

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 2:14pm 5 Comments

Halloween and diabetes don’t mix. For me it's like Armaggedon…orange is a symbol of fire, black is a symbol of fear, and candy, candy, candy...a symbol of the devil himself.

This year I have opted not to buy candy nor give anything out to the critters, big or small. Although many of them are adorable, I feel like a pusher. I can’t eat it so why feed it? Then of course there are the big kids. Many of them are so overweight they already look like pumpkins. Fuggedaboudit!

I long…

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At 6:38pm on June 3, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Diabeticmaven it is always cool to have the coolest friends!!! Thank you for being my new cool friend..................Rick

At 4:58pm on June 3, 2014, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend diabeticmaven!!
I'm in southwestern Ontario, Canada. I'm a wife of 34 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 29 who is "pre-diabetic", 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?
hugs....linda

At 3:44am on June 3, 2014, Linda G said…

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIABETICMAVEN!!
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At 12:26am on June 3, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Diabeticmaven, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 3:11pm on June 3, 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 diabeticmaven!!
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At 6:35am on June 3, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, diabeticmaven. I wish for you a most wonderful day. enkoy111

At 5:59am on June 3, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Diabeticmaven, Happy Birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 2:05am on June 3, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:10pm on August 12, 2012, shoshana27 said…

HI DIABETICMAVEN, I DID READ YOUR STORY.

At 12:16pm on August 12, 2012, shoshana27 said…

HI DIABETICMAVEN.I WAS BORN IN FRANCE & SURVIVED WW2 W. MY PARENTS. MY DAUGHTER & FAMILY LIVE IN ISRAEL. I WAS THERE 6 TIMES.INTERESTING THAT YOU LIVED IN QUEENS & NOW I DO :)...BUT IT'S A SMALL WORLD & WE CAN " TALK " HERE ON TUDIABETES :)...STAY WELL.

 
 
 

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