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LIVING with Diabetes Contest Entry: Group 1

Posted on August 26, 2007 at 11:24pm 2 Comments

I am fortunate that I was always Jen first and a diabetic second. I have recently learned the words the endocrinologist said to my parents in the hall of the unit to which I was admitted

with insulin dependant diabetes (IDD) were, “It is okay to cry, just don’t ever

do it in front of your child.” Much to my 10 year old delight, a pretty blonde

young nurse to come visit me; and she had diabetes. It turns out that you don’t

have to be ugly just because you…


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At 9:22pm on September 12, 2007, Jennifer said…
Well, I was denied a transplant because I weigh too much. After losing 70 more lbs then I can be eligible. That kind os is a bummer because all the memebrs of the team (cardio, neph, nutrition and SW) said what a perfect candidate I was. SW even basically said to me as I was catching the elevator that if it had been any of the other doc's from the transplant team they would have said yes. Booooo.
At 5:39pm on August 26, 2007, Steve R said…
Hi Jen. I've had type 1 since Halloween week of the 6th grade. I had a living kidney transplant in Nov 2005. What are you thinking over getting transplanted? Kidney, pancreas. I know there's at least one person at TuDiabetes who had a pancreas transplant and at least one who is on dialysis.
At 1:05pm on August 26, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes family, Jennifer! I think it'd be very interesting if you start a discussion topic on transplants to see what other members can contribute.

Here are a few tips on how to make the most of the site.

If you find the community useful, I'd be honored if you could link to us on your blog/site if you have one or invite family, friends, colleagues and anyone whom you feel may benefit from it.

BTW, if you know of any other folks who only speak Spanish, please let them know about, our sister Spanish-speaking community.
At 6:31am on August 26, 2007, Jennifer said…
I'm new here. I'm a nurse in a Neuro ICU. I have had diabetes since Easter Week of 5th grade. Next month I'm going for a transplant consult. I have thought about getting one for a while, but am still undecided about what my decision should be.
At 6:09am on August 26, 2007, Doris D said…
OK what happened while I was asleep? All us Type 1's are here to rule!!! Welcome!!!!



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