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At 1:05pm on February 3, 2015, dawn said…

Thanks so much,this is a truly special place and you are one of the reasons.

At 12:46pm on February 1, 2015, Lloyd said…

Rick, they are making "The Martian" into a movie! (I've read it twice)


At 5:53am on January 30, 2015, Marie B said…

Rick, I forget now why I popped over to your page, because I got all wrapped up in the John Lennon video. great way to start off my day. thank you my friend. here's a picture someone took at a bar Ed and I used to go to near here

see you around!

At 8:22pm on January 29, 2015, Michele said…
Thank you Rick! I am hoping to learn from all of you how to manage this disease, both mentally and physically. I think I am still in shock over my diagosis. I feel like I am on a rollar coaster ride that I can never get off!
At 4:38am on January 25, 2015, Brightglow said…

Thank you for taking the time to contribute to my birthday celebrations....I want you to know I think you are wonderful for reaching out to someone you don't know and contributing to their happiness!

At 3:00am on January 23, 2015, Sarthak said…

Thanks rick...
I am also glad to get such friends...

At 6:39pm on January 22, 2015, 77346 said…

Thank you for the add and the welcome. Not happy I have diabetes, but glad I found this site!

At 2:19pm on January 21, 2015, Hoss said…

Being a Christian, I was not a fan of Lennon who cursed God.


At 2:18pm on January 21, 2015, Hoss said…

Thanks for your warm welcome.

Hoss or Scott

At 3:52am on January 21, 2015, Leoni said…

Hi thanx, im new to this so dont realy now where to say what, did a blog, just stating my thougts. x

At 12:20am on January 21, 2015, Leoni said…

Hi thank you for the welcoming, love Leoni

At 10:23pm on January 20, 2015, Spouse-of-T1 said…

Thank you for the warm welcome to this online community! I am relieved to have found you guys, and appreciate the care team's outreach. Thanks!

At 8:48pm on January 20, 2015, JenM83 said…
Cool friends are the coolest! I hope to have my A1c as low as yours some day soon, friend.
At 8:12pm on January 17, 2015, Michele H said…

Thanks for adding me, I really appreciate it :) Just having a hard time trying to get insulin ever since the law was passed last summer. It makes it so hard on people who don't have an endo or even a family doctor. I see an addiction specialist, but I can't get insulin from her! (I've been sober for 5 years now) She does have the staff draw my blood and run my A1c, and a few months ago it was at 5.2. I have no insurance, although I do have an application currently processing with HIP, pretty positive I will be approved. I don't work currently, although I live with my daughter and her father (we might as well be married - we just aren't lol). He has a really good job, but by the time you add up the cost of test strips and syringes out of pocket, and my other medications, there is little money left. I'm kind of stuck in the middle of almost having insurance, but not quite yet. That makes it hard. I am currently on Humulin-N , which I switched to last summer so that I would be able to buy some OTC if need be. Less than 30 days later, this law went into effect. I prefer Lantus or Levemir, but even with the prescription, they are very expensive insulins. If you know of anything, I'd appreciate it! I am looking forward to having insurance so much...the past few months I have been experiencing extreme lows around 5:00am every morning just about. I'm talking extreme as in 21 and that area. With my heart condition, it makes it very difficult for my heart to properly function during these extreme lows. I've tried adjusting by just one unit at a time, but even the slightest change seems to send my BS sky-high. I try to always eat before I go to bed, or eat if I wake up in the night, but the combination of having celiac disease and a very, very slow digestive system, I have a hard time remembering to eat because I am never hungry. Obviously, I have more than just the diabetes to deal with, and that's another reason I'm anxious for the insurance. I was on an insulin pump from the time I was 13 until age 19, but I lived in a very small mountain town that had a really poor healthcare system there. My pump failed one night when I was about 4 months along, and they immediately took me off the pump and put me back on shots. In some ways, I am grateful for that. It snapped me out of my habit of never checking my sugar and just giving a bolus everytime I ate. I now take the best care of my diabetes I ever have, but there are still bumps in the road, of course. My "story" islong and detail-oriented,so I apologize if I lost you. So, again, thank you for the friend request :)

At 7:21pm on January 17, 2015, Daisy Mae said…

thanks for the birthday wishes. i know this is belated, but i havent been on line
in 8 months or so. for the last 3 months i have been on the Dexcom Sensor (CGM) i love it. although, i find myself checking my BG levels more frequently than necessary. but it has really helped me to see trends between my food and my reactions to it. i need insulin for everything. protein, coffee, Splenda...and, in the morning (before 10:30am) i need to add an extra unit for my insulin resistance.
my D nutritionist encourages me to experiment and keep dilligent records (which i actually enjoy) and does not believe that chocolate is a no-no. for whatever crazy reason, i can bolus for chocolate much easier than for a 25 carb english muffin. D is one crazy, unpredictable disease!!!!!

look forward to hearing from you.
daisy mae

At 6:13am on January 17, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Pain = Pair in the comment. Sorry. Spelling early in the morning is challenging.

At 6:12am on January 17, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Rick, How are you? Are you all better from surgery? You look nice in your Avatar. Did you lose weight? That is one good thing about surgery. I can't gain mine back though and have to wear baggy pants. I gave away a bunch of work pants, at least twenty pain.
How is your weekend going. I am glad it is a three day weekend. I hope to get some work done in the yard. I took out the garbage and it is beautiful dog walking weather. I had fun listening to the John Lennon song. I guess you are not going to switch to Seether any time soon.
I got a new cat. Zach. Ellen
Take care.

At 10:40am on January 14, 2015, Whitney said…

Thanks for the welcome message :) Greatly appreciated. Excited to learn and get support from this community as I was diagnosed with type 1 last year.

At 10:00pm on January 13, 2015, Dominik Stefan said…

Thanks Rick! Glad to be part of the community.

At 10:47pm on January 12, 2015, GinaY said…

Lennon - Watching the wheels. Perfect. Absolutely perfect.

How to survive: "Just row, row, your boat...."



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