• Female
  • Middletown, NJ
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Marnie's Friends

  • Emily Coles
  • Theresa

marnie's Discussions

High Cholesterol

Started this discussion. Last reply by marnie Mar 22, 2013. 14 Replies daughter's regular bloodwork showed her LDL's were 112. They should not be over 110. All other components such as HDL and tryglicerides were excellent. They say LDLs are saturated fats. She…Continue

High Cholesterol

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Mar 18, 2013. 1 Reply



marnie's Page

Latest Activity

marnie joined Leslie Dare's group

Insulin Pen Users

This is a place to talk about the use of insulin pens.
marnie joined Mathew's group

OmniPod Users

This group is dedicated to giving OmniPod users a place to discuss and share our experiences so that we may grow and help each other "make diabetes a smaller part of our lives."Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles…See More
Apr 6
marnie replied to latech96's discussion 'Anyone have experience flying with Omnipod?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi...this isn't about flying, but rather, the Omnipod. My daughter, age 12, has been T1D for over two years, doing MDI. She has a Dexcom, which she loves, that she wears on her arm. We are contemplating an Omnipod, but I'm assuming…"
Mar 12
marnie replied to Leigh's discussion 'Low and High Settings for Dexcom' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"We set it at 70 for a low alert and 180 for a high alert. But at night, we set it for 70 and 130. Since she's not eating while she is sleeping, she really shouldn't be going higher than 130. We find that if she is sleeping on the arm that…"
Feb 10
marnie replied to PhDiabetes's discussion 'Private School Obligations/Rules in Florida?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My friend's D daughter started a private high school this year. They are very upset to find out the school does not have to follow her Diabetes Management Plan/504. They won't even let her have a bottle of water in her school bag! I…"
Jan 24
marnie updated their profile
Jan 24
marnie replied to Aidan's Mom's discussion 'Diabetic neuropathy in a 4 yr old, is it possible?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"When this happens to his feet, do you check his blood glucose to see if he's very high? Just a thought that maybe he goes very high while he's sleeping."
Jul 23, 2013
marnie replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Sleep overs and letting go...' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughter is 12, diagnosed 2 years ago. I actually checked on her at the sleepover at midnight! The mom knows me well, so it was fine and her friends didn't seem to care or notice. It was like I needed to see for myself that she was ok, even…"
Jul 1, 2013
marnie replied to aimeeh2oski's discussion 'It's our one year "diaversary" today - what do you do to recognize yours?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi..I just want to say that 6 months ago I too had no sleep. All I did was wonder what her blood sugar was. I checked every couple hours. Then we got a CGM. It literally changed our lives. She loves it (just takes a glance during gym or bike riding)…"
Jun 19, 2013
marnie is attending Emily Coles's event

Conversation with D-parents Dayton and Sheri Coles at TuDiabetes homepage

June 13, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event has already occurred, and the video will be posted in our video archives soon! Dayton and Sheri's daughter, Emily, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1978, at the age of 3.  No insulin pumps, no continuous glucose monitors, no home blood glucose monitors...  Emily was treated with 1-2 daily injections, a strict diet, Ketostix and crossed fingers.  Each Wednesday morning before school, Dayton took his daughter to the local lab for bloodwork, at that time the only way to assess…See More
Jun 13, 2013
marnie replied to Holly's discussion 'CGM with Medtronic 522 Pump' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
" it the Dexcom G4? That's what my 11 year old got in January. LOVES IT! She wore it in the pool for the first time last week and it was fine, but I did put some extra reinforcement tape on it first. She wears it in the back of her upper…"
Jun 10, 2013
marnie replied to Jay (JJ)'s discussion 'Products to Treat Low BG' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughter uses glucose tabs (4 carbs each) or Jelly Belly jelly beans (1 carb each); of course these aren't great for avoiding cavities; however, when possible I try to have her have a gulp of water after to wash away at least some of the…"
May 21, 2013
marnie replied to Jay (JJ)'s discussion 'Grandparents Role in Your T1D World' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My parents have been very supportive and my mom especially has been my "shoulder to cry on". When I'm depressed or frustrated due to some sort of diabetes dilemma, she always listens, even if there is no solution. She reads the…"
May 3, 2013
marnie replied to Aidan's Mom's discussion 'Lost, 1 week post T1 diagnosis' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi...My daughter was diagnosed in the honeymoon phase..we found out by accident when they took a routine urine sample at a well visit...We had the option of not doing insulin at first and to maintain good #s with a carb counting diet and exercise or…"
Apr 26, 2013
marnie might attend Emily Coles's event

@USNewsHealth Twitter Chat: Diabetes in Kids at Twitter

April 25, 2013 from 2pm to 3pm
  Date: Thursday, April 25   Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST  Hashtag: #KidsDiabetes   Moderator: @USNewsHealth   Experts: @MayoClinic@AmDiabetesAssnFor a parent who has a child with type 1 diabetes, monitoring her blood sugar, regulating her insulin level, helping her to eat a certain way and staying on top of her physical activity are a never-ending fact of…See More
Apr 22, 2013
Elizabeth replied to marnie's discussion 'High Cholesterol' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Well... the thing is, with insulin out of whack, it tends to throw a lot of other hormones off, and cholesterol is one of the building blocks of a number of hormones (and hormone precursors). I tend to think that the elevation of cholesterol in…"
Mar 24, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
1 or more of my children
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?
share ideas
Date diagnosed
August 4, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.8 jan 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM
Tell us more about you (optional)
My 10 year old was diagnosed by accident at her pediatric well visit August 2011...A1C 7.2

Marnie's Blog

Pen Needles Anyone?

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 8:52pm 8 Comments daughter, Sandie, age 10, was diagnosed 6 months ago..up until last week, she was on only one shot of Levimir a day...She was in her honeymoon period...Now she needs to cover two meals with .5 unit of Novolog. I was thinking it would be easier to use a pen needle because they seem like they would be easier to travel with and I hear the needle is smaller. However, my doctor is reluctant because he says they leak..Can any of you share your experiences? thanks, Marnie

treating a cold

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 8:20am 4 Comments daughter has a nasty head cold...if i give her something w/ pseudoephedrine, it helps her cold but raises her sugar,,,if i give her something homeopathic, her sugar is fine but her cold is awful..any advice?,,marnie

Comment Wall (7 comments)

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

At 4:18pm on October 23, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 11:00am on October 20, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:
At 10:12am on October 20, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 7:48am on October 20, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Marnie, welcome! please join our parents group
At 1:41am on October 20, 2011, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.
At 7:42pm on October 19, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home marnie. The diagnosis of August is still very "fresh". How's it all going? It's a good thing that your pediatrician spotted your daughter's diabetes early!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 4:37pm on October 19, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? please feel free to ask us. please read our BLOGS, our FORUMS,and our many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

An Open Letter from @AskManny, @DiabetesHF to @NYTRosenthal, @NYTimes

Dear Ms. Rosenthal: I am a person living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 30. I am also the President and co-Founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at connecting and mobilizing the diabetes community. Seeing Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service