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elaine peterson replied to SherryAnn's discussion 'Holidays and Diabetes' in the group OmniPod Users
"LOVE an extended bolus! Good luck to us all!"
Dec 26, 2014
elaine peterson replied to SherryAnn's discussion 'Holidays and Diabetes' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom, SherryAnn. One thing I would add is that a high fat meal drives my numbers up after many hours, especially in the AM.....Christmas cookies or pastries for breakfast, or early morning after a rich…"
Dec 25, 2014
elaine peterson replied to MarlboroNick's discussion 'flying with the OmniPod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I read a while back about a common scenario.....Baggage Claim Low. It occured to me that I have stood around eating candy while waiting for my luggage many times. As you say, pressure changes during descent. I also remember reading that a member was…"
Dec 3, 2014
elaine peterson replied to jen627's discussion 'Looking for site suggestions!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks, Dishers! I'll have to try those spots. Jen, I tried the love handles below my waist for the first time and am enjoying good territory! I was afraid that the pod would be uncomfortale, but it has been fine while…"
Nov 7, 2014
elaine peterson replied to jen627's discussion 'Looking for site suggestions!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Where on your boob???? I'll have to try that! I use my sides, especially if I am going for a massage. Inner thighs work OK for me and they are very thin, but the pods tend to not stick as well there."
Nov 5, 2014
elaine peterson replied to theles's discussion 'Like Clockwork: Low BG at 4am' in the group Dexcom Users
"Have you tried splitting your lantus dose? I read about people doing that here, and despite my doc not recommending it, it worked for me. Half at bedtime, half 12 hours later. Because of insulin on board, and your own needs, you might want to…"
Oct 6, 2014
elaine peterson commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Elsa! Love Diborg! With the oPod and the Dex attached, I absolutely feel the artificial integration with technology!"
Sep 10, 2014
elaine peterson commented on Duarte's blog post 'Could this be the cure'
"Thanks for the to read any hopeful news."
Sep 3, 2014

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Posted on October 12, 2007 at 5:14pm 9 Comments

Sorry...I am not shy, I just have no clue how to post a photo. This is my dear departed greyhound from an old file. I was diagnosed with type 1, 3 years ago at 50. People wondered how I got "adult onset diabetes" while living such a healthy lifestyle. Hmmm......shows you how uninformed the lucky, general public is. I jumped in and read everything I could get my hands on and started out committed to besting this with tight control. After some scary lows and raging hormonal highs, I have lost my… Continue

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At 6:15pm on March 25, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Elaine congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

PS: I know I am a little late I hope you will forgive the lateness of the good wish.

At 8:21pm on March 22, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA Elaine!! You're a FEATURED MEMBER!!!

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At 1:32pm on January 26, 2012, Brigitte said…

Welcome my friend in the group France! Bienvenue. How are you. And all my best wishes for this New Year.

At 8:58pm on November 26, 2011, Doris D said…

LOL! Our dogs (yes dogs) sleep with us. For a bit there both the chawas (I know sp) took up my side of the bed and REFUSED to let me sleep on my side. They only wanted their dad to sleep with them. The nuts growled ( yes growled) if I tried to sleep on my side soo the couch was my place til I knocked the crap out of both of them (and my husband) to get my side back now they sleep inbetween us but on the nights my g-daughters or g-son stay with us they reluctanly give up the middle for them LOL!

At 5:44pm on November 26, 2011, Doris D said…

OMG those stupid hot flashes! That was the ONLY time my husband & I agreeed on the temp in the house. LOL!

We're doing fine. How's things with u? It took me about 8 years to get mine gone so that means from 40-48. Hey at the 1st of this year I finally quit throwing the cover off me. Then after a hot flash grabbing them back up b/c I was freezing. LOL!

At 5:06pm on November 26, 2011, Doris D said…

I just read ur reply to Cenderfella. I HATE U I got all the menapause crap at 40.

At 8:32pm on September 4, 2011, shae said…
thanks for donating you are such a wonderful person for donating to finding a cure for diabetes!!!!! : )
At 7:06pm on January 1, 2011, Gus Pearson said…
I talked to my neice and she wanted me to give you her email address:  This way you can visit and answer her questions.  Take care.
At 11:27am on January 1, 2011, Gus Pearson said…
My neice was wondering if the greyhound was yours and if so she was wondering if it was a girl and could ask questions.



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