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At 12:42pm on June 20, 2013, LauraWeiss said…
Hi You offered to put me in touch with other Jewish parents with kids with Type1. That would me so wonderful. I feel very alone right now
At 7:39pm on November 7, 2012, jrtpup said…

Shalom Shea, hope all is well!

Our Annual Campaign is coming!

Would you consider helping by writing a short comment/testimonial about your
experiences at TuD? The main message for the campaign this year is that no
one with diabetes should ever feel alone. Messages from our community give
people a real-life, personal sense of how valuable TuDiabetes is to each of
us, how it's changed our lives, etc.

If you can, please include a photo of you doing something diabetic (if that
makes sense LOL). Please post to this group
(, or
message to me from my page.

Thanks my friends!

At 8:54pm on October 23, 2012, jrtpup said…

Pssst.... pass it on!

Hope all's well Shea.

I just wanted to stop by to see if you've done your Big Blue Test Today. Dont' forget that every time you log a Big Blue Test $5 is donated to diabetes charities that are providing life-saving supplies and services.

If you haven't yet, go log a Big Blue Test at If you have, do another!

At 6:30pm on August 12, 2012, shoshana27 said…


At 5:46am on December 28, 2011, jrtpup said…

Shea, haven't heard from you in a while, how are you doing?

At 9:10am on December 2, 2011, catlover said…

Shalom shea- How are you doing ? Are you back home in Israel ? We haven't heard from you for a while. Like jrtpup says have you seen an endo yet to check on your diabetes ? Has there been any change in your health in general ? Please let us know we do care.

At 10:10pm on November 20, 2011, jrtpup said…


Haven't heard from you in a while - are you back home? Have you seen an endo yet?

Hope all's well.

At 10:03pm on November 9, 2011, Jonah said…

I was going to ask which Humulin but I see it's Humulin N. I was put on NPH at diagnosis (don't remember if it was Humulin N or Novolin N) but I switched to Lantus within the week, so I don't have much experience with NPH.
What I do know about NPH is that it kicks in slowly (hours) has a strong burst of action, and the peters out. So I didn't like it as an overnight insulin. People who take it in the morning tend to be able to eat a lunch with the blood sugar reduction it causes at that time. I think it's a little strange that your blood sugars aren't coming down much but maybe you just haven't hit the right dose yet.

Just wondering- are you active? Do you bike, run, juggle, swim, anything like that? If you do, now might be a good time to see if that will lower your blood sugar. Has anybody given you ideas about what to do if you have a low blood sugar?

At 8:47am on November 9, 2011, gretchen said…

Shea, Thanks for your comment. It means a lot to me to know that people find my book helpful.

At 12:00am on November 7, 2011, sugardaddy said…
Yes - Jerusalem
At 7:53pm on November 6, 2011, Jonah said…
Why wouldn't the vampire touch the newly diagnosed diabetic?
Did the doctor run any tests other than blood sugar? Like an A1c or c-peptide or antibodies? Are you taking 10 units per day split between two shots or two shots of ten units each? Are you staying on the oral medication? What type(s) of insulin are you using?
Your blood sugars do look improved- two in the normal range!
A lot of newly diagnosed diabetics need a little bit more insulin at first than they need a week later because the high blood sugars can make the body insulin resistant as well as mess with its ability to make insulin. So if the dose you're on now is making a big improvement but not all that you'd want, it might be enough (or even too much) soon. Or it might still be not quite enough. I was one of the few type 1 diabetics diagnosed too late in the disease process to see any real rebound ability to make insulin after diagnosis. No honeymoon for me!
The vampire does not want cavities!
At 6:54pm on November 6, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups - it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 10:11pm on November 5, 2011, Jonah said…
Shalom, Shea, shavua tov.
I'm not sure I have advice to give to you yet that would fit- once you find out what is going on with your blood sugars, then you'll know what problems you have- or maybe you won't even have any.

By the way, a joke:
A German says, "Oh, I'm so thirsty... I just must have a beer."
A Frenchman says, "Oh, I'm so thirsty... I must have a glass of wine."
A Jew says, "Oh, I'm so thirsty... I must have diabetes!"
At 9:18am on November 3, 2011, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.
At 5:57pm on November 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home shea. The diagnosis date is still so's it all going?
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 4:54pm on November 2, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel to ask us. I see you are a recent DX. Please read our BLOGS,our FORUMS,and check out our many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!



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