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At 7:40am on November 4, 2012, Linda G said…

Keeping you in prayer Richard....wishing you a speedy recovery!

At 10:35am on October 11, 2012, Marie B said…

Richard, it doesn't really matter if you RSVP or not. usually maybe 8 or 10 people say they are coming, and then scores of them show up. We have been getting 50 and 60 people signed on Friday afternoons when they are on, although not all those people are watching or participating in the chat room. I hope to see you there tomorrow.

At 7:10am on October 10, 2012, Marie B said…

Richard, it would be really nice to see you Friday for the live interview with Manny and Emily

try to be here for it, I'm sure it's going to be well attended. And if you have any questions you'd like to ask them, let me know.

At 12:39pm on September 28, 2012, Marie B said…

Richard, in just a bit now, you will see the chat room moved up higher on the main home page. then, just before the speakers are ready, a large video screen will appear just above the chat room. emily will tell us to refresh our screens just before it starts. I do this by clicking on "HOME" on the top banner. we will all be listening and watching the speakers, and if you have a question, you can type it in the chat room, and emily will relay the question to them. it should be really good, so I hope you make it! anyway, if you dont, later the recoding of it will be available for you to watch..

At 2:38pm on May 11, 2012, peggysue said…

Dear Richard, With my health it is good too..but last year I found out I was depressed and I went to find help..the psychologist told me I had a diabetes burnout...and it did me good to talk about it, I never talked about my diabetes..cause people in the Netherlands think it is nothing..just injecting insuline and then all is good..only my boyfriend and son knows it sometimes sucks..So I searched the internet and found your book, I was happy to read it...and I like the facts about diabetes in the back of your book..and very interesting about the c-peptide in human and animal insuline. I never heard about that before. But they will probably not do research on that, cause I found very few links about it on the internet..

Anyway..hope you have a lot more healthy years..and hope to keep in touch here. I hope I do have strong genes too.

Have a lovely weekend,
Peggy Sue

At 11:00pm on May 10, 2012, peggysue said…

Hello Richard, thank you for adding me as a friend. I did not know about this website. But glad I found it, there is no such thing in the Netherlands where I live. I just finished reading your book, and I loved it..and it gives me hope for the future. How are you now? Kind regards,
Peggy Sue

At 7:22pm on April 18, 2012, shoshana27 said…


At 8:03am on April 18, 2012, shoshana27 said…

hi, richard, i haven't heard from you lately.hope you're all right.

At 9:17am on April 11, 2012, Heather said…

Hello Richard, thank you for the friendship! You are an inspiration. I see how long you have had D and how amazing your a1c's are today. I just started to read your book on here. Thank you for sharing!

At 5:50am on February 25, 2012, shoshana27 said…

glad we are friends

At 5:42pm on February 24, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi Richard - thanks for sharing the joy about my recovery. It has been quite the experience but has truly inspired me to grow as a person in gratitude and optimism.
Have a goood weekend.

At 4:33pm on February 23, 2012, shoshana27 said…


At 1:24pm on February 23, 2012, shoshana27 said…

i could almost write the same thing you wrote about no testing & insulin once a day & who knew about carbs but i followed a strict diet no sugar,etc...

At 7:23am on February 23, 2012, shoshana27 said…

yes...i joined a different group a couple years ago but quit....i like this one better

At 8:53am on December 26, 2011, Linda G said…

Greetings Richard....
I read on Kathy's page that your wife was unwell following a tic she better now?? Those have a way of escalating into something serious rather quickly at times.
All the best....linda

At 12:51pm on December 24, 2011, Kathy said…

Hi Richard. How are you doing?
No snow here in Minnesota and people are whining for want of a "white Christmas".
Temp in the high 30's. Lovely.
Was Anita's treatment for lyme disease successful? A few years ago I had a friend who went undiagnosed and ended up in the wheelchair. After she was properly treated, it took over a year of rehab for her to get back on her feet. She is fine now.
Here's wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

At 7:35am on December 23, 2011, Marie B said…

hi Richard, did you see this?

I hope to see you in that group in a few years!

At 12:01pm on December 18, 2011, Andrew Bell said…

Thanks, Richard. And thanks for helping uplift others in the T1 community.

At 9:37am on December 17, 2011, Marie B said…

it would be interesting to compare your accent to our admin Gerri's. she's a New Yorker living in Sw VA....

At 4:07pm on December 13, 2011, Linda G said…

You are a featured member!! Bravo Richard!!



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