Don
  • 42, Male
  • Bethel CT
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Don's Friends

  • magnolia f. lazaro
  • Manuel
  • Chadd
  • Jen Mangum
  • Gina Giles
  • Kristen
  • Mollie Singer
  • kirinqueen
  • Kaerli
  • lydia
  • Violeta Garcia-Mendoza
  • Aimee
  • Chad
  • Alice
  • Terry Keelan

Don's Discussions

Injection techniques

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Jun 14, 2009. 15 Replies

 

Don's Page

Latest Activity

Linda G left a comment for Don
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES DON!! (You haven't commented in a long while. Have…"
Jan 26
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Don
"Don, 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."
Jan 26

Profile Information

Date diagnosed
June 18, 2007
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Oct '07-5.8 Jan "08-5.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://none

Don's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Don's Blog

Cinnamon

Posted on October 15, 2007 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

Anyone taking cinnamon? I know that I've read some type 2s claim that it helps control blood sugar yet I read an article referring to a study done with type 1 children and it didn't effect their A1Cs. I've been taking the tablets with meals and it seems like it has kind of stabilized my numbers. Maybe it's all mental who knows. It's like ginseng or ginko or any herb. No real science behind it but there are those who swear by it. I'm type 1 by the way. Just curious if anyone else has tried it… Continue

Comment Wall (23 comments)

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

At 3:47pm on January 26, 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.
BEST WISHES DON!!
(You haven't commented in a long while. Have you been away?
Is everything alright....can we help??)
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 4:12am on January 26, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Don, 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 10:11am on January 26, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
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!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

At 4:32am on January 26, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 7:08pm on January 26, 2009, Debe said…
Happy Birthday!!!!

Debe
At 3:53pm on January 26, 2009, tracy said…
Don - Happy Birthday!!
At 9:01am on October 18, 2007, Ken Winters said…
You're right Don, the value of insurance takes on a whole new significance when we become T1. When I was diagnosed in 1976, a bottle of Lente insulin, some urine test strips, and 30 syringes was all I needed for a months care (approximately $40). Now, between my pump supplies, test strips, CGMS sensors, insulin, etc. my monthly supply cost is more like $700 (luckily, a significant part is covered by my insurance).
If I lost my insurance, I'd have to give up the level of flexibility and control I now have and go back to a much more regimented treatment system. So, for me at least, the option of trying to live footloose and fancy-free is no longer a consideration (of course, 5 kids and a mortgage doesn't help either). When it comes down to it, my health is more important than my job satisfaction. I can pursue fun and creativity outside of my work time.
At 12:32pm on October 16, 2007, Kristen said…
Just say something. They wont get mad. I think you told me that story before. But I wont call you rich any more. I will say Don and then everyone will say DON. They usually forget and follow the first one who says the name. LOL
At 11:26am on October 16, 2007, beth said…
When I was in grad school (painting), we actually had a class on surviving as an artist. One of the best things they did for us was pass out a sheet of places that offer health insurance plans to their part time employees. I *think* Starbucks and Fedex were on the list... granted, not the funnest kind of employment, but for health insurance, a part time less-than-awesome job is worth it! I'm fortunate to have insurance, though I absolutely worry about the future and any changes in mine or my husband's employment.

My husband's a musician too! Manny (the awesome guy who created this site) is always looking for music as background tracks to his weekly podcasts; you might send him a few of your tunes :)

Nice to meet you :)
At 8:33am on October 16, 2007, Ken Winters said…
You're welcome Don. I don't buy into the complication lotto idea. That may have made sense back in the 70's (before any of the long-term studies), but I think the evidence is pretty strong now that our lifestyle and BG control definitely are a big factor.
Your approach is a good one. Find whatever works to control your BG first, then as you gain experience you'll be able to add more flexibility into your lifestyle and still enjoy good control. I ate a Twinkie last night (not an everyday thing), 2 hours after my dinner, and my BG never went over 100 :-)
 
 
 

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

An eye opening experience at @CWDiabetes!

Last month, I had one of the most amazing experiences I have had with technology since I have been living with diabetes. It happened at the Focus On Technology conference organized by Children With Diabetes in Los Angeles (the first Read on! →

World Diabetes Day at REALM Charter School

REALM Charter is a middle school full of amazing young people eager to learn about World Diabetes Day. Team DHF spent the day with over 300 students and taught them about the Big Blue Test and what they can do Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service