hi Reed, just a short note, then I'm off to PSS until sometime this afternoon. it's quite cold here. I'm enjoying my new pump, still learning all the features. bg was on the low side last night <100 kept waking me up because I was worried I would go hypo. was 119 at breakfast. glad you heard from Robyn, I need to catch up here, later, gator!
Gosh Reed you must have had a really good stove for it to have lasted so long.Things wear out and you have to deal with it. Yes I think I had a relapse. Was better on Mon and Tue and then fell back in the gutter yest and today. I am so frustrated. That was a great presentation Manny gave and with you as a highlighted feature. So very nice. He is such a selfless man.
Tonight I am making brown rice with chicken and mushrooms. Having more groeries delivered tomorrow.
Hi Mr Gator. I am glad you are doing better. I said prayers for you this last night on your high sugars. I hope you dont need a new stove. I am so happy you are getting so much recognition. You deserve it!. Today I am working on Donnas wreath for her grave. I will go to the grave this week and place it on her headstone. I sure miss her during the holidays. :(
Back on Sept 18th you and some other Tudiabetes members left me a really warm and friendly welcoming message that I haven't seen until today now in November as I haven't been back to the site until this afternoon as I've had a period of enduring illness. Thank you - what a lovely gesture. I will bookmark the site now and earmark it to visit each day
oh Reed, so sorry about the stove. Is it just the cooktop, or is it a range. We get Consumer Reports, I could look up and see what they are recommending. I always look for one that's easy to clean, after reliability. some of the new ones have so many parts. I also like sealed burners, if you are able to get gas. at least it's not the day before Thanksgiving. this may put a crimp in Reed's diner.
wow Reed, that is so cool about Manny's letter. It would be extra cool if Manny could meet him. I know he frequently has to go to Boston for a variety of reasons.
Don't know if you've been keeping up with the Care Team, but yesterday we had several people blog about surgeries and family problems and we need to be praying for these people. take a look and make sure you are following activity in the CT. I know your specialty is Ws andBs but anyway.
yesterday afternoon 2 people from Roche came to the house to teach me how to use my new pump. I think I got information overload. anyway, I am wearing the new one and I'm going to master it, right now I'm not using all the bells and whistles but already I can see it's easier. The lady came with her boss, and he installed some software on my computer for me, and gave me a device that will collect all my numbers from the pump and meter if I get anywhere near it. they also gave me some new infusion sets to try, which I will do this morning, I made Ed watch how to insert it so he can help me with it. it's scary to try something new but maybe I'll like these sets better. the cannula seems a little bit more flexible and smaller. wish me luck. Tomorrow I'm volunteering again at Project Self-Sufficiency, now we are on to the Christmas toy drive, another huge thing. I've done it several years now but it still is gripping to see the hundreds of desperate families.
Reed, Thanks for letting me know about Mayor Menino's Dx. I just wrote this to him:
"Mayor Menino, It came to my attention that you were recently diagnosed with diabetes.
I have been living myself with diabetes for more than ten years now (I was first mis-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and a few months later correctly diagnosed as having type 1 diabetes).
I am sure you know this, but I just wanted to reassure you that you are not alone. I know this condition may feel isolating and people may draw all sorts of conclusions about what you can or cannot do as a person living with diabetes.
If I may take the liberty, I want to invite you to join (anonymously if you prefer to do it so), TuDiabetes.org, our community for people touched by diabetes. It's a social network (like a Facebook) for people like you and me, so that we can connect, engage with our condition, and together generate positive change in ourselves and the lives of others.
TuDiabetes is a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that I am honored to have founded nearly five years ago and today, I run as President with the help of an incredible staff of 5 other people, all of whom -but one- live with diabetes.
Next week I will be in the Boston area for meetings. If it is not too outrageous to suggest so, I'd be honored if I could have the opportunity to shake your hand and give you in person a copy of a book of diabetes poems we published, that were written by members of TuDiabetes. I suspect you may find it to be a valuable source of comfort and support.
Hi Reed, I just had the pleasure of watching Manny's video and was so happy to see you as such an inspirational part of his message. You must feel so proud and happy to have such a close friendship with Manny and to have influenced him so much. You really do inspire us all so much. I am wondering what is up with the oven. Did you get it fixed? If it really broke I hope you check out some of the new ones they have. I love the flat tops, very easy to clean. I hope you had a nice TOPs day. I had the day off and am getting ready to finish off the week working two more full days. Have a nice night! Lots
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