jennifer k hurley
  • 40, Female
  • Peabody, MA
  • United States
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Suzanne left a comment for jennifer k hurley
"The biggest thing that helped me was a tip from Animas. I assume you are using the Inset sets that they send with the Animas pump? If so this tip will help. When I would put a new set in I would grab the outside of the plastic inserter and pull it…"
Apr 19, 2009
jennifer k hurley commented on Suzanne's video
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My Ping is here!

"great video,good job!!!"
Apr 19, 2009
jennifer k hurley left a comment for Suzanne
"we are on our second saline trial I got so overwhelmed I cried for 2 days and could not stop....I am going to try and change the site again tonight and see how it goes. Hopefully it will be more successful, I freeze and cannot remember what I am…"
Apr 19, 2009
Suzanne left a comment for jennifer k hurley
"I'm on the Ping too so let me know if you have any questions. My biggest suggestion is to not freak out about all the things you don't know about the pump. I know I got frustrated and I wish I had this site then! You will get the hang of…"
Apr 18, 2009
Patti Burns left a comment for jennifer k hurley
"Welcome to tudiabetes, Jennifer! Here you will find alot goin on as I have for over a year now lots of friends and support, glad you are here. Patti L>"
Apr 18, 2009
jennifer k hurley commented on Penny R.'s group 'parents of kids with Type 1'
"My daughter is doing the saline start with the ping. So nervous about doing this ...hope all goes well!"
Apr 17, 2009
jennifer k hurley commented on jennifer k hurley's blog post 'Looking for a support group near me!'
"thank you so much!!!!!"
Apr 17, 2009
jennifer k hurley left a comment for Suzanne
"My daughter is wearing the pump with saline this week to get us started and her comfortable wearing it, I am soooo nervous, and unsure of myself. Thanks for letting me know I can talk to other parents!"
Apr 17, 2009
jennifer k hurley left a comment for Suzanne
"Thanks so much,greatly appreciated it! Looking forward to talking to other parents!"
Apr 17, 2009
jennifer k hurley commented on Penny R.'s group 'parents of kids with Type 1'
"hi I am in Peabody,Ma and am looking for a group around my area for emotional support. If anyone knows of any could you be so kind and let me know! Thanks!!!!"
Apr 17, 2009
jennifer k hurley joined Penny R.'s group
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Apr 17, 2009
Suzanne left a comment for jennifer k hurley
"Welcome! Glad to have you in the community! There are some groups that you may want to join for parents of diabetic kids. Here is one to get you started : Parents of kids with type 1"
Apr 17, 2009
Yvonne C. left a comment for jennifer k hurley
"You have found the right place to connect with others. Don't forget to check out the groups link to connect with your fellow members. Take Care!"
Apr 17, 2009
Yvonne C. left a comment for jennifer k hurley
"Hello Jennifer and Welcome to TuDiabetes!! My name is Yvonne and I am part of the Welcoming Committee and you are now part of a supportive community for diabetics! When you have the time, please don’t hesitate to meet your fellow members…"
Apr 17, 2009
Kristin commented on jennifer k hurley's blog post 'Looking for a support group near me!'
"Here are some JDRF Networking events near you."
Apr 17, 2009
Kristin commented on jennifer k hurley's blog post 'Looking for a support group near me!'
"Here's a support group that I found on the JDRF website: Ongoing Support Group: Where: South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA When: 3rd Thursday of every month Time: 5:30 PM -7:30 PM For more information, contact Lorri Lang at Lang1020@aol.com."
Apr 17, 2009

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Date diagnosed
December 17, 2007
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7.5
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Shots

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Looking for a support group near me!

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 5:48am 4 Comments

Hi my name is Jennifer and my daughter whom is 8 yrs old has diabetes. I am really in need of meeting others near me with children whom have this also. Thanks so much!

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At 9:06am on April 19, 2009, Suzanne said…
The biggest thing that helped me was a tip from Animas. I assume you are using the Inset sets that they send with the Animas pump? If so this tip will help. When I would put a new set in I would grab the outside of the plastic inserter and pull it up and off right away. Animas said to hold the inserter next to the skin after you insert and push the middle part firmly to your body before trying to pull the inserter off. This helps the sticker adhesive part stick better. Then pull the inserter off. Another valuable tip, do the site changes earlier in the day in case there is an issue. If you do it before bed and something goes wrong, you won't know till the middle of the night or first thing in the morning when sugars are sky high. I always change mine about an hour before dinner since I will have at least 5 hours before I go to bed.

What you are feeling is normal. I almost gave up on the pump at least 10 times the first week! If you are having trouble remembering the steps, write down a little cheat sheet to look at while you are doing it. This helped me alot! This will all become second nature soon, I promise :)
At 11:04am on April 18, 2009, Suzanne said…
I'm on the Ping too so let me know if you have any questions. My biggest suggestion is to not freak out about all the things you don't know about the pump. I know I got frustrated and I wish I had this site then! You will get the hang of it, that is the whole point of the saline trial. If you feel you need more time before you have her go live with insulin, ask the docs to let you do another saline test for a few days.
At 12:09am on April 18, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Welcome to tudiabetes, Jennifer! Here you will find alot goin on as I have for over a year now lots of friends and support, glad you are here. Patti L>
At 10:49am on April 17, 2009, Suzanne said…
Welcome! Glad to have you in the community! There are some groups that you may want to join for parents of diabetic kids. Here is one to get you started : Parents of kids with type 1
At 8:47am on April 17, 2009, Yvonne C. said…
You have found the right place to connect with others. Don't forget to check out the groups link to connect with your fellow members.

Take Care!
At 8:46am on April 17, 2009, Yvonne C. said…


Hello Jennifer and Welcome to TuDiabetes!!

My name is Yvonne and I am part of the Welcoming Committee and you are now part of a supportive community for diabetics! When you have the time, please don’t hesitate to meet your fellow members within the forums, groups and blog areas. We are here to support you!

When you get a chance, add a photo of yourself or something related to you-- it helps us recognize you in discussions.

Check out this guide for new members. It has lots of tips about finding your way around the community! Also, try this link to review all of the TuDiabetes groups.htm!

To learn more about TuDiabetes, please click here for more information About Us TuDiabetes.htm.

If you know of any other individuals who may interested in a very supportive diabetes community, feel free to invite them to join TuDiabetes. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Yvonne C.
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