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Jan replied to anthill's discussion 'Maybe??'
"I think there is a possibility the cure may come as an accidental discovery, which happens all the time. While investigating another autoimmune disease, perhaps. The Diabetes Research Institute is working towards a cure and if they find it, I'm…"
Apr 9
Jan replied to Diabetes News and Interest's discussion 'FDA Panel’s Surprising Approval of Afrezza Sends MNKD Stock Soaring'
"Users claim it is an entirely different type of product, and claim less hypos using Afrezza but I did note that one must dose half before eating and the rest after. So you are dosing twice for every meal. This is what might prevent lows. Because the…"
Apr 9
Jan replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'What if you could get insulin without needles?'
"It is not the inhalable aspect of Afrezza that intrigues me. It is the extremely rapid action and short duration Afrezza has. It is a superior prandial insulin in that regard. I am a little leary of the fact that it needs to be inhaled into the…"
Apr 5
Jan replied to Denise's discussion 'What triggered your Type 1?'
"The pedi endo at the hospital where she was diagnosed said he had eight new patients in two months (she was diagnosed early June), much more than the rest of the year. He theorized the coxsackie virus, which has long been a suspected trigger. She…"
Apr 5
Jan replied to Stuart's discussion 'Yes or No: cured in your lifetime?'
Apr 5
Jan replied to Misty's discussion 'Question about Type 1 vs Type 2'
"You would be insulin dependent but Type 2. I'm not sure if being an insulin-dependent Type 2 is easier than being a Type 1. Because most Type 1s are not insulin resistant and remain sensitive to insulin. Type 1s do have periods of insulin…"
Apr 5
Jan replied to andrea_mcd's discussion 'OSM (Overwhelmed Single Mom) Seeks Same (or Not-Same)'
"Stress hormones cause blood sugars to skyrocket. You have to get a handle on reducing stress... meditation, chanting, easiest would be some sort of self hypnosis before bedtime when you are going off to sleep give yourself positive suggestions. Yoga…"
Apr 5
Jan replied to Leelaa's discussion 'Hating her pump...'
"Our DD was dx'd at 8 years and did not want to start pump therapy. We asked her to try it for six months and make a decision then. She did not want to switch back. Your daughter is now 7 years but by the age of puberty and teenage years it will…"
Apr 5

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This is something I thought I would never do....

Posted on August 24, 2007 at 10:39am 4 Comments

Hello. Although I have been assiduously reading every blog I could get my hands on regarding Type 1 Diabetes, blogging is something I thought I would never do personally. I am the aunt of a Type 1, 10-year-old girl, diagnosed at the age of 8. Her mother and I work different shifts and trade off on her care. I am constantly searching for more information on how to better manage and treat this disease. Hoping for the cure.... My hopes have been dashed, however, by non-passage of S5, THE STEM CELL… Continue

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At 6:12pm on October 29, 2013, rick phillips said…

Jan, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 1:49pm on October 29, 2013, Linda G said…


At 4:14pm on July 13, 2010, Lois said…

Thanks for the compliment. I don't know what I would do without the supportive comments of my TU family!

I already have a vendor for a prosthetic. He is a local and has a very good reputation in the area and was recommended by the surgeon who took my leg. I would feel absolutely guilty if I took anything from them when they could give their work to someone who has absolutely no medical coverage. Thanks anyway, girl!

Better go. I've been neglecting getting to my computer for more than a week or two! Lazy ME.

At 4:52pm on June 1, 2010, Lois said…

Yes, it's been an absolute nightmare! When they told me I had an infection in my "good" leg, I told them that if infection got into the bone, I would not want to live as a double amputee! And I meant it. That would be the absolute end to my crazy experiences.

I may be "strong" according to the way others see me, but I am really a big mushy bowl of jello inside. To tell you the truth, I don't think I can take much more of this.

You know what's sad? I see a couple of residents here being uncooperative and refusing to do the simple therapy exercises and simplistic activities. I keep telling one to get moving and just do it! Then I ask her if she wants to be here for the rest of her life. Why does she say she wants therapy in one breath and then refuse in the next? I just don't understand. I am here to work and to get the heck out of here, not goof around and moan and groan that I am in pain. Don't get me wrong, I do moan and groan that I am in pain, but I also work my tush off and most of the pain is caused by my working muscles that havent moved much in the last couple of decades! So, if I ever totally give up, you know I want to die for sure.

Gotta go to answer many more messages.

Love ya,
At 10:11pm on November 6, 2009, Doris D said…
Let me try again! This is a rebuted computer and well.................. No I haven't been keeping up in the last year and a half, life has just been busy anyway in January I get another grandbaby. The 3rd in 4 years..............Well the oldest granddaughter just turned 3 the youngest is 18 months and then the baby is due in January. All by the same daughter!!! Boy do I feel for her!!!!!!!
At 10:06pm on November 6, 2009, Doris D said…

At 5:42am on October 28, 2009, Sophie said…
Hi Jan,

I noticed you were talking about doing switch from the minimed cgm to dexcom. I, too, have the minimed one and a few days posted a discussion in the dexcom group wondering if people who OWNED the minimed cgm were able to make the switch? Were you ultimately able to do this switch? If so, would you mind explaining how the insurance reacted/handled it... this is my worry right now.

Thank you so much!

At 8:59am on September 2, 2009, Mari said…
Hi Jan. Of course we need a cure--for all the reasons you mentioned in your comment and for everything that I mentioned in the last paragraph of my blog post. Hopefully you can see past your perception of it being a seemingly negative post and understand that we are all in this together.
At 5:48pm on August 24, 2009, The Dishing Diabetic said…
Hi Jan! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog and sharing your daughter's site with me. It is http://www.bloodsugar101.com/, right? What a FABULOUS site.... I will be devouring it tonight. My very, very best to you, your sister and your niece!
At 8:49am on May 27, 2009, shirley bloyd said…
i train my own dog . also i post a blog on how i did it



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