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Linda G left a comment for esm
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY esm!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! (You haven't been on in a long while...I hope everything is OK) Have a GREAT "ME" DAY…"
Dec 17, 2012
catlover left a comment for esm
"Hi ESM-Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here. I live in Bucks Co."
Sep 14, 2010
mary commented on esm's blog post 'Lows'
"Different people react differently to lows, and some can be low at 70 and others low at 20 and some can still function at 20 (myself included sometimes - other times I'm on the floor). Strange disease. A relative of mine has Type 1 also,…"
Sep 14, 2010
DARGIRL commented on esm's blog post 'Lows'
"Spouses are Guardian Angels. You are an Angel. One time I was I was finishing a YMCA swimming excercise class. As I was coming out the pool I felt a low coming on. And FAST! Stupid me left her purse in the car. I was in a swimsuit and It was only 10…"
Sep 14, 2010
Anonymous Jim commented on esm's blog post 'Lows'
"I feel for you having to take care of my mother for many years. I have had clothing ruined(A mouth full of grape juice sprayed back at me), Taken a punch to the jaw 2 days after my wisdom teeth had been removed and told "I should of let you die…"
Sep 14, 2010
A blog post by esm was featured

Lows

I am the spouse of a type 1 diabetic who uses the omnipod insulin pump. I have "lived" with diabetes as a spouse for over 35 years. The worst feeling is to be "on call" 24x7 for the lows. Today he played doubles tennis, had breakfast, changed his pod, and several hours later experienced a very bad low. I fortunately was with him and gave him orange juice and additional carbs. He was extremely hostile while low and does not remember anything about it including his catatonic state. He has…See More
Sep 14, 2010
Jim Roach left a comment for esm
"Welcome to TuDiabetes ESM!"
Sep 13, 2010
SF Pete commented on esm's blog post 'Lows'
"I read your post and I'm dying inside. I'm the T1 partner to a non-diabetic but extremely knowledgeable "civilian" who is some kind of diabetic magnet. That being said, he has seen me through some bad lows. I recently (in the…"
Sep 13, 2010
Doris D commented on esm's blog post 'Lows'
"Ugh I can talk for him. He dosen't know what he does during this time (I don't) My husband has frequently ask me why I try to bite him or really argue with him about testing my bs when I'm low. I don't remember any of it but I…"
Sep 13, 2010
Doris D left a comment for esm
"WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY THAT SEEMS TO GROW BY THE MINUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's a link for our new member's to learn more "About Us"; http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes Also please out up a picture so we can tell…"
Sep 13, 2010
esm posted a blog post

Lows

I am the spouse of a type 1 diabetic who uses the omnipod insulin pump. I have "lived" with diabetes as a spouse for over 35 years. The worst feeling is to be "on call" 24x7 for the lows. Today he played doubles tennis, had breakfast, changed his pod, and several hours later experienced a very bad low. I fortunately was with him and gave him orange juice and additional carbs. He was extremely hostile while low and does not remember anything about it including his catatonic state. He has…See More
Sep 13, 2010
Linda G left a comment for esm
"Welcome to the porch esm..... Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific…"
Sep 13, 2010
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Sep 13, 2010

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Posted on September 13, 2010 at 2:48pm 6 Comments

I am the spouse of a type 1 diabetic who uses the omnipod insulin pump. I have "lived" with diabetes as a spouse for over 35 years. The worst feeling is to be "on call" 24x7 for the lows. Today he played doubles tennis, had breakfast, changed his pod, and several hours later experienced a very bad low. I fortunately was with him and gave him orange juice and additional carbs. He was extremely hostile while low and does not remember anything about it including his catatonic state. He has… Continue

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At 4:57pm on December 17, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY esm!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a long while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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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I was reading your comments about lows up there! I have been there at both ends...as a diabetic, and as the spouse of a diabetic. Not easy from either perspective!

At 6:31pm on September 14, 2010, catlover said…
Hi ESM-Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here. I live in Bucks Co.
At 8:25pm on September 13, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes ESM!
At 4:55pm on September 13, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY THAT SEEMS TO GROW BY THE MINUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link for our new member's to learn more "About Us"; http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
Also please out up a picture so we can tell you from other's on our Forum.
At 2:35pm on September 13, 2010, Linda G said…

Welcome to the porch esm.....
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/New_Member_Guide
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and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/profile/apps
so we can light up the TuAnalyze map:
http://www.tuanalyze.org
I wanted to make you aware of the TuAnalyze application we've launched on TuDiabetes, which is now mapping averages of A1c values in the US and Canada.
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There are also groups here for parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
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If you click on "About Us" on the top banner, you will find the explanation of the founding of TuDiabetes and the name
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/index/show?noteKey=What_is_TuDiabetes%3F
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Take care....and keep in touch!
 
 
 

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