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Klewless Agency - 1, Job Seeker - 0

I did something today I've never done before: I initiated the termination of an interview at (what was supposed to be) an employment agency. Supposedly this concern has been in business over 40 years. I kind of have to wonder about that when I find:

  • pre-interview Web-based application paperwork site not obviously secured by anything other than a password
  • first-thing onsite "job safety" video drawing safety conclusions from logically-faulty premises
  • same…

Added by tmana on June 25, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Honored to serve on the board of

I was recently approached by Lahle Wolfe, President of (and also a great contributor of the TuDiabetes family) asking me if I would consider being a member of the board of the non-profit she runs.

I couldn't say no. The mission iPump does is very important:

" was founded for the purpose of providing assistance to qualifying persons with diabetes who may not… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on June 25, 2008 at 12:07pm — 4 Comments

Mr. D

I’ve known Mr. D for a little over 7 years. We first met in my doctors office and I was scared of him, he even made me cry, it seemed that me and Mr. D were forced to be friends and he was going to be around for a while. I wasn’t sure if I liked that he was going to be around so much. But, I was going to give him a chance. It took a while for us to get used to each other but eventually we got on a routine. Everyday me and Mr. D would get up, eat breakfast together, take the train to work, have… Continue

Added by Gina Capone on June 25, 2008 at 9:26am — 4 Comments

A Costumer Out of Time

A "Pyrate Faire" this year? Not that amorphous anachronistic fantasy they call a "Renaissance Faire"? Are they doing "Golden Age of Piracy" or a different period? I've seen "pirates" set to 1640's and I've seen "pirates" set to 1770's. And of course, a faire wench is a faire wench is a faire wench (whose garb has absolutely NO basis in anything but sexual fantasy)...

This posed a bit of an issue: not only is my garb either too large or too small, but "Pirate" Is Not My Period, and… Continue

Added by tmana on June 24, 2008 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Should I Purchase a CGM Out of Pocket for 295.00 or should I patiently wait for my insurance....

When I went to my Endo last week he asked me if I was interested in the CGM. I let him know that I was, Me being the type of persistant person that I am...I called my Endo's office today and I asked if the form had been faxed to Dexcom, the office MA said it was faxed on June 17. I let her know I haven't been contacted by the company or even a Rep. She gave me the phone number to my local Dexcom Rep. I talked to him for a few minutes. He asked me what insurance I had...I told him Tricare. He… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on June 24, 2008 at 3:39pm — 5 Comments

Hello ALL!

My name is Ricky Dean and I have had type 1 diabetes since 1977. I am happy to be a part of this community and look forward to sharing myself with you. I would invite you to contact me. The little redhead in the picture with me is my daughter, AnnaMarie. She was diagnosed type 1 at age 4, she is now 7. I look forward to responding to any and all contacts.

Added by Ricky Dean on June 24, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Quest for the cure!!!

Docters everywhere have been searching for a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Heres a new quest that could change the world forever.

Added by Noah B. on June 24, 2008 at 6:10am — 1 Comment

low again

yep. low again. this time I'm 47. and i just had a vodka lemonade (sugar free). ahhhh. i must admit. i am feeling relaxed. don't worry. i treated with a juice box. gotta love them juice boxes. you know how people drunk call people when they shouldn't...i feel like that right now blogging kinda but i'm not drunk. just relaxed. and low. and posting. i feel lower than the grand canyon. sometimes i feel lower after i treat. my tongue is going numb.

i could go for a milkshake right about… Continue

Added by dino on June 23, 2008 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Just Me

Hi, I am Randy Wood

This is my first blog post on tudiabetes. I have been searching for somewhere to find people with the same problem I have. What is kind of sad is that I have found a lot of empty holes out there. I am so grateful to have found tudiabetes.

I have only been here a few days and I can see from what I have seen so far is that there is life here. That is what I am looking for.

I started my own blog a little bit back, hoping to create a place to… Continue

Added by Randy Wood on June 23, 2008 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Minimed Pump

Just got my new Mini Med 722 - LOVE IT!! I was on a Cozmo for 5 years and it's a bit archaic now!

Added by Kelly Allhands on June 23, 2008 at 7:53pm — 5 Comments


Well, I am at least new to the site but not too diabetes :)

I must say I have more exploring to do on the forums, etc.

Everyone seems really nice & there is a lot of gr-8 information.

Especially on the CGC & I plan to help on July 1st with all the denials.



Added by BlondeSwtP on June 23, 2008 at 4:57pm — 2 Comments


AHHHH! - I woke up in the middle of the night at a blood sugar of 450. Ugh, that can't be healthy. When I took my infusion set out the catheter was bent. I can't belive it. Atleast a few times during the month I get unexplained highs, because of my pump. I'm going to talk to my MiniMed rep. Any suggestions anybody???

Added by James on June 23, 2008 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

I Am Borg

I'm new this this site... but it seems like people here might like to read what I wrote yesterday in my blog about going on the OmniPod.


Added by Kevin Pammett on June 23, 2008 at 10:08am — No Comments

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one....

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one with Diabetes. I know this to not be true, but when it comes to socializing with others it shows it's ugly head. Laughing in my face...ha ha ha! You can't have that it will turn into sugar! Don't eat that rice or pasta it will turn into sugar! You have to be so careful or your blood sugar will go through the roof! When I go shopping I read all of the lables for carbs,calories,sodium, and sugars.

it… Continue

Added by Blessed Sista on June 22, 2008 at 7:39pm — 4 Comments

Diabetes affects fingerprints...?

So, I had to have my fingerprints done recently. I showed up at the sheriff's station, gave them my print cards and paid my money. The guy was all cheery and polite.... until I had to show him my hands. He asked what all the "dots" on my left hand fingers were from so we had a little conversation about diabetes, the pump, testing... blah blah blah. Then, he says, "oh, well that's going to make the prints bad and there's nothing I can do about it. The prints probably won't turn out and you'll… Continue

Added by Stacie on June 22, 2008 at 5:08pm — 3 Comments

Walking club at my local shopping centre

Well I have just come back from walking at my local shopping centre. They have a walking club there and you walk before the shops open up. This is the first time I have walked with the club and it was great. I think its a fun and social way of getting some exercising done.. Cheers

Added by christina on June 22, 2008 at 4:07pm — No Comments


I was surfing this website and happened upon this cool website for has these real nice bags with cool designs to hold your testing supplies. Go check it out. I have already started my wish list.

. The Jet Setter line is the perfect carry-all for when you need a little more d-goods and you’d still like to carry things with you like a wallet, bottled water and lip gloss to name a few. But of course you still have to be style-forward, and be true to your own… Continue

Added by Blessed Sista on June 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

You can touch people w/o knowing it

Good Afternoon! I have been keeping a blog of my journey w/ diabetes and just whatever is on my mind( ..hahaha mostly The other day I received a comment from a lady in Louisana. I am posting it below:

I love the music!

Thanks for your blog. My 11 year old daughter has been type 1 for a year. We are in the process of changing her to the Omnipod. Your blog has helped us make that decission.


Added by Sweeter Cherise on June 22, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Upgrading to a CGMS

I have been considering and then putting off upgrading to a continous blood glucose monitoring pump system for over a years now. I'm getting great A1C1 results with my Minimed 515 and testing anywhere from 6 to 10 times per day. I have a number of basal rates programmed into my pump. One for sick days, another for normal days, another for really physically active days, another for the week before my period and another for the week of (too graphic for some? Well it's a big deal when your insulin… Continue

Added by Maureen on June 22, 2008 at 11:43am — 4 Comments


for more information on this effort

So, it was an ugly fight, with my HR department and my threat of a civil lawsuit later that I have now been on the CGMS for d days and 2 hours.

It has already caught a very bad high that I was able to treat and caught a nasty very rapidly falling BG when it hit 70..wnet down to 60 before I got it back up--but… Continue

Added by Denise Bevard on June 21, 2008 at 4:47pm — No Comments

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