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tmana replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Ask Manny!!!'
"I can tell you from my own experience, I ended up with a number of different diabetes social networks which took a lot of time to keep up with. It worked when I didn't have a "real life job", but now it's just too much input to…"
Sep 1
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Aug 27
tmana posted a status
"Updating my Girl Scouts Alumnae Association profile. Anyone else here a former (or current) Girl Scout?"
Jun 21
tmana commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"Mike: those are triathlon transitions, I take it? And the skill is in changing clothing and gear quickly?"
Jun 6
tmana commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"Congrats, Mike! Yesterday was my local Tour de Cure -- my fifth one (and my third on the Committee). If you count my having volunteered to Road Marshal the NYC Tour, it was my sixth ride."
Jun 2
tmana commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"FWIW, I have a Pinterest board of various emergency medical IDs which I put up more as a potential training aid for First Responders than as a catalog for people who need them"
May 29
tmana commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"RoadID is less expensive and is geared to all active persons, not just those of us with diabetes. The interactive version allows you to add personal medical information that you edit, rather than relying on some anonymous EHR that might not have…"
May 27
tmana commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"A lot depends on the length of the ride (both time and distance), the reason for the ride, what might be available on the route you're taking, the weather, and what sort of diabetes you have/how it's being managed. I have type 2 and do not…"
May 27

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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 2 diabetes
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A place to socialize with others touched by diabetes, to share information and viewpoints, to release frustrations, to celebrate, and (when necessary) comiserate
Date diagnosed
July 16, 2002
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0 8/12/2014
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Oral, Diet and Exercise
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You Want Me to Do WHAT?!

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 6:10am 0 Comments

It's no secret that I've been a registered Libertarian, and a member of the Libertarian Party, for a number of years. Our political philosophy is pretty straightforward: reduce the size and scope of the government to allow people the greatest opportunity to pursue health, wealth, property, and happiness. We want the government out of our bedrooms, out of our boardrooms, and out of our pockets.

While about 16% of the American population identify themselves with libertarian beliefs,…


First Yizkor

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 7:22am 3 Comments

My grandpa was a water glass —

The kind you find in Jewish homes

Between the prayer books and Shabbat candles,

With eight…


The Strength of Judith

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 10:10am 5 Comments

While not part of the Tanakh (Jewish version of the Old Testament), the tale of Judith and Holofernes is associated with Chanukah. The short version of the tale is that Judith, a Jewish widow, meets the (unwanted) sexual advances of Holofernes, a Greek general (and in the context of the Chanukah story, one of the enemy leaders) by inviting him to dinner and feeding him very salty foods -- such as cheese --… Continue

Rolling My Own... cycling clothes?

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 8:35am 0 Comments

While I don't consider myself a "serious enough" cyclist for real cycling clothing (aka "spandex striders", "lycra louts", etc.), it's hard to argue with its functionality. Cleats give me a 360-degree stroke; close-fit spandex means the legs don't interfere with that stroke, my pants don't get caught in the chain, and I can (in theory) access tissues, a map, or a cellphone mid-ride. I could argue that with the Dolce, these garments are a… Continue

Thanksgiving Meme

Posted on November 26, 2009 at 5:00am 0 Comments

I've seen this meme popping up around the Internet, figured I'd give it a try...

1. What are the traditional favorites?

Turkey, stuffing, gravy, candied yams, cranberry sauce

2. What new recipes will you try this year?

Used a different recipe for whole wheat bread than I have in the past.

3. What part of the meal do you never compromise?

Turkey and stuffing. Has to be there, or it's not Thanksgiving. And sweet potatoes… Continue

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At 2:06pm on January 3, 2012, Donna H said…

I just heard about your loss. So sorry. I am praying for solace for you during this difficult time.

At 5:08pm on January 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Oh my goodness Brenda. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.
My deepest heartfelt condolences. I lost my mom 20 years ago, and it is still felt. Do you have family with you?

At 12:38pm on January 1, 2012, Doris D said…

So sorry for you loss. I will keep you & your family in my prayers. I lost my mom almost (well it will be) 9 years on the 9th of January.

At 11:36am on January 1, 2012, brokenpole said…

You and your family are in my prayers. Sorry for your loss.

At 11:14am on January 1, 2012, catlover said…

Tmana- Condolences on the loss of your mother. I hope she didn't suffer before G-d took her. I lost my mother last year ( oh ! yes ! 2 years ago) in 2010. It is always a sad time when we lose a parent. I wish you comfort as you mourn.

At 6:02am on August 14, 2011, Peetie said…
Hi Tmana: I read a few of your blogs today. I could really relate. Thanks for blogging. Joanne
At 12:56pm on November 30, 2010, Larry D said…
Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it.
At 4:43pm on June 6, 2010, PatientX said…
good luck on your ride. I think for me the anticipation of possible lows was worse than the ride it self. I managed to stay at a good 120 average throughout the ride by drinking G2 from gatorade. Half the amount of carbs than the other stuff. Have fun and update us on how the ride went.
At 3:31pm on March 10, 2010, Patti Burns said…
Hi Tmana! Good to see a pic of you. Hope all is well. Patti
At 11:22pm on December 28, 2009, Brigitte said…
Hello and thank you. I hope you're well.



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