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Still going strong

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Jun 23. 3 Replies


Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Jun 23. 20 Replies


Karen's wait until next year :)

Latest Activity

Karen replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Ask Manny!!!'
"Manny, How do you keep such a positive and upbeat attitude about diabetes and life in general?"
Sep 1
Karen replied to Negg's discussion 'when someone has diabetes and neglects it'
"Girl at work, I should say beautiful girl at work was diagnosed with Type 2. We talked for weeks about it and I made many suggestions knowing her uncle had passed from Type 2 diabetes, and that her diet was the main cause for her. Beautiful…"
Aug 31
Karen posted a discussion

Perfect blood sugars

Had one of these for lunch today, not much food, but.... no bolus, perfect blood sugars, and was not starving the rest of the day, just a good to know post I guesshttp://www.proteinproteinprotein.com/See More
Aug 4
Karen replied to andrea's discussion 'Advice?'
"I try to exercise before I bolus, otherwise I will go low and if blood sugar is in normal range I eat about 15 carbs for my walk (bolus free). I am on a pump and have never really had good luck with backing off on my basal or walking after I eat and…"
Jul 26
Karen replied to andrea's discussion 'Advice?'
"Amazing what exercise can do for your diabetes, just hard to keep at it when we have to work for a living. Desk/cube jobs are killers, I am at one too. I try to take the stairs at work and walk when I get home, but many times too tired from sitting…"
Jul 26
Karen replied to andrea's discussion 'Advice?'
"Were you walking a lot on your vacation?"
Jul 26
Karen and rick the "Blogabetic" are now friends
Jul 26
Karen commented on Austin Pereira's blog post 'A1C Results today! 6.9% W00T!!!!'
"Amazing and I know how much hard work goes into obtaining a number like that."
Jul 4

Profile Information

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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Date diagnosed
September 1, 1966
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.9 up from 6.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
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 9:04am on April 28, 2014, _Danny_ said…

BOO!!! haha!

Hope you're are doing well KarenT1!

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…

We need your help...

Please share this post here on TuDiabetes and on your Facebook and tag 20 close friends on it. We need your support to reach 20,000 entries for the Big Blue Test!

Please do Big Blue Test every day until November 14 (World Diabetes Day). For each entry, the Diabetes Hands Foundation (that's the nonprofit behind TuDiabetes) receives a $5 donation from Roche Diabetes Care, to help people with diabetes in need.

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!




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