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June 5, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Dr. Polonsky is CEO and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world's first organization wholly dedicated to studying and addressing the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. He is also Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Polonsky received his PhD in…See More
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11am pacific2pm eastern7pm GMTStudies indicate that depression is more common among people with diabetes than the general population.  Have you ever felt depressed?  Was it related to diabetes?  What, if anything, did you do about it, and did it help?A few weeks ago we hosted a live interview on the TuDiabetes homepage with Dr. Alan Jacobson about diabetes and depression (watch…See More
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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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August 1, 2000
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Trying not to get my hopes up.... but should I even try?

Posted on July 17, 2010 at 8:14pm 16 Comments

I just wanted to share.

I have been type 1 since the age of 27. To make an extraordinary long story short, I have never had good control. Great doctors, lots of ideas, none of them worked. I went on a pump one month after diagnosis, and that didn't help. I was bedridden for 3 months with meals made and measured for me; ended up with an a1c of above 8, and that's the lowest it's ever been. I am computer savy, resourceful, and a quick learner, but this is the one thing that…

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At 10:01pm on October 1, 2012, Brunetta said…

Sweet Fur,Congratulations on being a featured member!!! I was featured this month, too. It is great!!
God bless,

At 5:25pm on September 30, 2012, Linda G said…

You're a featured member!!! BRAVO Sweet Fur!!

At 4:57am on September 30, 2012, SEAGATOR said…


At 9:44am on July 19, 2010, Holger Schmeken said…
Willkommen to TuDiabetes and my group, Sweet Fur. Please let me know if you have questions about the Glucosurfer project.
At 2:07am on August 29, 2009, Lou said…
No worries =o] it's a pleasure.

It is spookily accurate isn't it?

Lou x
At 2:31pm on August 28, 2009, Lou said…
Hi there,
Hope life's treating you well
Danny messaged me to ask about 'the spoon theory', I also posted on his blog too

Here it is
I am sure someone on Tu has recently posted or blogged about this

Hope that helps
Lou x
At 6:45pm on March 10, 2009, Linda G said…

I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.


I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
At 10:53am on May 13, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, Sweet Fur! Glad you found us here and decided to join the TuDiabetes community.
At 9:23am on May 13, 2008, Manny Hernandez said…
Hi Sweet Fur! Welcome to the TuDiabetes family.

Please help us continue to spread the word about the community: invite family, friends and others who may benefit from joining.

When you can, consider adding a photo to your profile page.

Take care,
At 8:57am on May 13, 2008, Don Kelly said…
Kwel. Well have fun getting it all together. Reason I wondered was there is a Richmond Calif. just about 20 min. from here and it has some of the BEST Seafood.....

Oh well I degress.... Welcome and learn



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