ACTUALLY IM IN ALABAMA LOWER PARTS CLOSE TO THE FLORIDA STATE LINE. IT IS A SMALL CITY, LAID BACK YOU KNOW. COOL THAT YOU'RE TAKING A CLASS, I NEVER GOT TO TAKE ONE WHEN I WAS DX, AND STILL NEVER HAVE BEEN OFFERED ONE. I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR YOU. THERE CAN BE ALOT TO LEARN, BUT ONLY IF PEOPLE WANT TO LEARN TAHTS THE KEY.
Hey! Thanks! I always try to stay creative because I tend to get bored pretty easily! It's a blessing and a curse. Yes, I'm imaginitive and ambitious, but it does no good if when I get to a shoot, or complete a project that all I can think is: "What's that over there?" haha.
Welcome! Thanks for the nice note RE: my 37th Anniv. You are brand - spanky - new to this "D" world. I imagine it's taking some getting used to, huh? You found a great place with TuD. There are some wonderful people on here!
I am sorry that you lost your grandmother. She sounds like a true inspiration! I want to be in the Guinness Book for living the longest with Type 1. I was diagnosed at age 2 1/2 so there's hope : )
Again, thank you and welcome - from a fellow Irish American (maiden name = O'Neill)
I hope you find a lancing device that's less-ouch for you! There's a very pricey device on the market, the Pelikan, that's electronic and truly painless (I've personally tried out plenty of devices). But last I heard, it costs about $200.
Hi Peter...nice to have you in our family! I too was pre-diabetic before dx...but at 5'7" I'm thin...always have been, except for a month or two before dx, out of the blue shot up to 156lbs...totally out of character. Then within about 3 weeks, lost over 30 lbs...the point of crystalization I suppose. It's no good beating yourself up...yeah, you gained weight...but you had to be "wired" for diabetes in order to become diabetic.So technically, though you you were dx in January 2009, you had it long before that. Now...you move ahead. There will be some slip ups, but that's ok...you're human...don't dwell on it, just think positive, and move ahead! Take care...linda.
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