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April 22, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1pm PT (4pm ET, 9pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event Joe Solowiejczyk is a healthcare professional who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 52 years. He is President and founder of A Mile in My Shoes, a company that publishes books &…See More

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At 12:46pm on September 10, 2008, aaron f said…
Hi Kelly,
I'm coming to realize that I'd like to have some friend/acquaintances in real life with diabetes, so I'm messaging folks who live in SF to see if they're interested in getting together. Let me know if you're interested! Cheers. :)
At 8:43am on July 5, 2008, Gina Capone said…
Kelly, thanks for giving me the link to James Hirsch's article. It will be useful to a bunch of people. You can see my ongoing list on my blog
Also, I was wondering if you would like to a chat guest on
At 10:45pm on May 18, 2008, Allie Beatty said…
Hey Kelly! I'm a little ashamed I haven't introduced myself before now... it was a matter of finding the right time and place. So here I am, and here you are -- on TuDiabetes.. You've made your mark in diabetes and I have tremendous appreciation for your work. It's an honor to meet a legend ;) Welcome to TuDiabetes!
At 11:15pm on May 16, 2008, Bernard said…

I don't know how I missed seeing you here. Now I know!
At 7:39pm on May 12, 2008, Manny Hernandez said…
LOVED your ad, amiga! Saw it on the OneTouchDiabetes site (would you believe I have no cable @ home and I don't watch any TV?) :D
At 7:45am on February 13, 2008, landileigh said…
i can't believe i didn't have you as a friend! did you know we never got a picture together? i wanted to let you know (sorry i had to leave to take holly to work) that you did a wonderful job as moderator at the Expo! Next time we meet, we need to just have a sit-down lunch. so many questions for you.

OH MY GOSH! i just saw you're a Nebraskan! so is my family! Kearney and Beaver City and Lexington for my family!
At 12:31pm on September 16, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
Hi, Kelly: the community has grown quite a bit since I last saw you. We're now 919 people! :D

Hope everything is well with you.

Take care.
At 9:29pm on August 12, 2007, Steve R said…
hi Kelly. I really like the website: sharp looking and sharper content, me thinks.

MInimed 522 & the sensors/transmitter are what I'm using. I like what I read about the Omnipod. Which pump are you using?
At 11:24am on August 5, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
THX for your kind words, Kelly!
At 7:52pm on August 4, 2007, Andreina Davila said…
Upss! I guess I should have know who you are... Manuel teased me in the morning. I could say it was the time, but really, it is that I am just leaning a lot of all the great people, sites and information available. I think your site its amazing, I will check it up later with more brain cell awake. :)

Well, thank you very much for your kind comments on my blog... after I read them I felt like going to sleep and I probably had a smile on my face the whole night. Really, I feel humbled and honored! Thank you so much!

Also, I created a group "type III" for all the people that doesn't have diabetes but is affected by it, partners, spouses, parents, children, friends, etc. It does not have too much movement honestly, but I touch maybe you want to let him know.

Have a great night!



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