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My niece is 8

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Mar 24. 6 Replies


Started this discussion. Last reply by MegaMinxX Jul 19, 2013. 7 Replies

My eye floater

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Jun 14, 2013. 10 Replies


Karen's wait until next year :)

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Karen replied to Karen's discussion 'My niece is 8'
"Thanks all, have not been around here lately and was catching up"
Mar 24
Debra Marek replied to Karen's discussion 'I guess low is not that low.'
"My son's meter only goes as low as 20. After that it simply registers LO-- so, at the very best his glucose would be 19. At those times he does not display any typical symptoms of a low, but he does hasten to treat it. He says the symptoms are…"
Mar 23
David (dns) replied to Karen's discussion 'I guess low is not that low.'
"Bernstein says that random testing of his non-diabetic, non-pregnant, non-obese patients indicates that normal fasting blood sugars tend to cluster in the low eighties, with a range of (roughly) 75 to 90. 71 is well within the typical meter's…"
Mar 21
mcfc1987 replied to Karen's discussion 'I guess low is not that low.'
"Yeah, my non-diabetic friend randomly tests herself with my stuff and she's always like 71, 73... but feels fine. Whatever floats your boat, sweetie."
Mar 21
acidrock23 replied to Karen's discussion 'My niece is 8'
"If she's related to you, she must be tough!"
Mar 4
Stuart replied to Karen's discussion 'My niece is 8'
"Karen How do WE do it every blessed day… it is a good question! I was young once, and many things happened… all of us cope the very best we are able. Children are not as fragile as we often think. They are strong, and so are we all."
Mar 4
Debbie replied to Karen's discussion 'I guess low is not that low.'
"So true n especially if those next 30-60mints can have u dropping in the 20's! I have learned to check before getting in my car n pull over if I feel a bit off n check n treat if below 100."
Feb 25
Debbie replied to Karen's discussion 'I guess low is not that low.'
"I was told anything below 100 for me needs to be treated. I would think that is kind of low to be trying to get insurance. However, everyone is different n she may want to find out by her physician what is consider low for her so she know to treat…"
Feb 25

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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September 1, 1966
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6.9 up from 6.4
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MM 722
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Karen's Blog

Have not done a Trivia in awhile

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 4:24pm 3 Comments

Q. Women have done $1.3 million in property damage doing this around the house (and it is supposed to be fun.)

What is it?

Breakfast with the President

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 7:30am 2 Comments

Caroline, who I have known since she first was diagnosed and who switched to the pump almost immediately is having lunch with the President!!


My little Avery

Posted on September 6, 2009 at 6:58pm 3 Comments

My niece Avery is 4 years old and today I was at her house helping her parents pack up their home to move, way sad, but Avery makes life wonderful.

About a month ago her parents hooked up a little back bike, not sure what it is called, to her mom's bike and she was so scared to try it, but I finally talked her into it and now she can't get enough of it. I finally talked her into it that day and she wanted Auntie Karen to do the front bike riding, but I was really messed up that day… Continue

Off Topic - SEAMUS :(

Posted on September 4, 2009 at 8:30pm 11 Comments

My niece and nephew in GA Cameron and Carson lost their 14 year old puppy today, Seamus.

We had many great beach vacations with her as she was always running circles around us when we walked the beach to make sure we were safe. She was a great dog and I will miss her. I saw her a year ago and she was struggling big time, but she still managed to bring me a toy to mess with her.…


Cubs Clinch!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on September 20, 2008 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

C U B S C L I N C H ! ! ! !

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At 10:03pm on July 12, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…

Thanks a ton, Karen!

At 6:07am on April 27, 2013, Marie B said…

I think from the top banner, you need to click on "My TuAnalyze Profile" instead of going to the map. your profile picture is so cute.

At 4:47pm on April 26, 2013, Marie B said…

hey Karen, I was able to enter "My TuAnalyze" - just entered my latest 6.6 (meh) anyway, what were you wanting to do, look at the map or enter your own numbers. I had an ok visit with the doc this week. I think my microalbumin is high but he didnt say anything. how are you doing, my friend?

At 1:52pm on March 26, 2013, Linda G said…


At 8:52pm on November 1, 2012, Manny Hernandez said…

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You can enter your exercise numbers on the web site (www.BigBlueTest.org) or using the iPhone app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/big-blue-test/id570887902?mt=8&uo=4

Thanks for your help!!

At 4:15pm on June 19, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo Karen! You're featured on the "Members" page!

At 2:02am on June 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

CONGRATS on being a Featured Member...well deserved. Reed

At 10:09pm on April 27, 2012, Tim said…

hey KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKaren!!!! lol, I'm around here and there as always. Not on twitter all that much, I read post's when I can, but have been slammed with work (a good thing). Heading to India and London in a few weeks, should be fun. Just noticed from the posts below your birthday in Aug 1st, mine's the 7th. No wonder I we get along...

At 6:00pm on February 24, 2012, Kathy said…

Karen - thanks for sharing my joy. It was great that so many TD people left a comment. I was soaring!

At 1:55pm on August 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Take care and keep in touch!



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