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jen's Discussions

Sudden insulin resistance??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Feb 1, 2014. 50 Replies

Raw vegan diet healing T1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Apr 27, 2012. 87 Replies

Dental Problems??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brunetta Feb 2, 2011. 19 Replies


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jen joined Michelle Curtis's group

Celiac and Diabetes

Well, since Celiac Disease (Gluten Allergy) is such a prevelant disease with diabetes, I figured we needed to have a group for it. Let this be a group for questions and suggestions.See More
Sep 2, 2014
jen replied to Cherise's discussion 'Creating a graphic novel' in the group Diabetic Artists
"Hey Cherise! I was just wondering if you were successful in the completion of your Graphic Novel? Was it about someone with Diabetes? I've been toying with the idea of doing one as well! :) Let me know!!"
Mar 12, 2014
jen replied to beth's discussion 'Introductions' in the group Diabetic Artists
"Hi Everyone- This is a VERY old post it seems, but I will introduce myself regardless. :) I am a T1 Diabetic (21 years) and a muralist, illustrator, and mixed media artist. I have also just started a blog regarding life as a t1…"
Mar 12, 2014
jen commented on beth's group 'Diabetic Artists'
"Hi All- I just started a blog involving a life with type 1 diabetes as an artist and mother. Looking to start a community!"
Mar 12, 2014
Sarah replied to jen's discussion 'Sudden insulin resistance??'
"I'm all of a sudden getting this as well, only for me its weight gain and not loss (GRRR!). I'm suspecting maybe the time of year (for me), being sick with a cold, and possible tooth infection making my sugars go high? Called the endo…"
Feb 1, 2014
Matthew Yarbrough replied to jen's discussion 'Sudden insulin resistance??'
"just fyi if you do get a celiac's test know that the typical T1 antibodies can cause a false negative on a celiac's test."
Feb 1, 2014
AliBaby replied to jen's discussion 'Sudden insulin resistance??'
"Hey! I have severe Candida, it has been for around 8 years now. When I started getting low thyroid, I noticed I started getting big headaches, insulin resistance, and itchy "down there". Despite getting treated for hypothyroidism, these…"
Feb 1, 2014
Kathyann replied to jen's discussion 'Sudden insulin resistance??'
"So are your BGs elevated alot of the time? Because that's when I start dropping weight and realize I'm in trouble."
Jan 18, 2014

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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?
Friendship, support, advocacy, and resources.
Date diagnosed
October 20, 1993
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
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At 11:26am on August 11, 2012, Kevin said…

Hi Jen,
It's been a long time since i've been on this site.
It's nice to see a fellow proactive individual dealing with the same struggle in Oak Park. I've been doing well with the CGMS; it works well for me.

At 9:29pm on May 10, 2011, Zolar1 said…
Have you googled the following:

Paleo diet

Neo diet

Dr Bernstein?

Note: Paleo diet is what our bodies are designed to eat (healthy)
Neo diet is what we eat today (unhealthy)

Just a thought...
At 11:34am on February 26, 2011, Dude said…
Hi Jen! Thanks for the friend add :)
At 10:03am on February 25, 2011, KimKat said…
Hi Jen, Glad to hear of your success with a raw vegan diet! I have been a veg for 20 years and a vegan for 6. I see you are in Oak Park. I am very close to you in Chicago. I lived in Oak Park for six years and I love it there! Hoping to move back there some day! I shop at the River Forest Whole Foods! :)
At 7:21pm on May 25, 2010, Frank Kwiatkowski said…
The part of advocacy is of interest. I don't know about you, but I'm impatient with how slowly the economic side of healthcare is going. This country treats its sick like vermin. Anyway, I do art to cope. Check out my profile.

At 10:04pm on July 11, 2008, Kristin said…
Hi Jen,

Thanks for your comment-- and for reading my blog (sometimes I wonder if anyone reads my ramblings :) ...)

I can only begin to imagine the feelings that you had as a 12 year-old trying to figure out what was going on.

The reason that I think of my diabetes like a relationship (strong friendship, marriage, parental relationship,etc) is not because I'm positive about it ALL the time, but because it is always there and just like other relationships, I can get frustrated some days.... have reasons to celebrate others.

But I think that the best thing for my diabetes control was giving up the "fight" against diabetes.

I'm glad you are here .... it's SO much better not to be alone!!
At 1:12am on May 23, 2008, Jacki said…
Hi Jen,

Thanks for the comment. How are you? I will be happy to chat with you about diabettes and life and whatever. Yes I have a coszmo. I got it about 1-2 monthes ago but I have been on other pumps since 1999. I live in Seattle but am in Chicago several times a year becasue my family lives there. Anyways it is late and I am off to bed.
At 7:39pm on December 31, 2007, Jonah said…
Hey Jen, I live in Chicago too. I'm MDI but if you want to meet another diabetic in person, we could probably arrange it. There are other Chicagoan diabetics on tudiabetes too.
At 1:00pm on December 29, 2007, Marcus Lamparty said…
Hello Jen, Welcome to the site!
At 8:56am on December 28, 2007, Jeffrey said…
Welcome aboard! From one newbie to another, you have joined a wonderful site for the support that you seek. We are all here for you.



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