The folks at Hallmark Channel and the production company were kind enough to allow us to post the segment of the Hallmark Heroes show where we had the honor of being featured last Dec. 25 and 28.

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Comment by Janie Ferrell on January 29, 2009 at 1:27pm
Well, I guess I am a newbie. Actually I was diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy in 1996 and then the diagnosis for diabetes came in 2002. No one on my Mother's side or my dad's side had diabetes.THEN, to top it all off, my husband was diagnosed with diabetes in 2004. His family is filled with diabetics.

Manny, thanks for being in the right place on line for me today. Looking forward to getting to know more diabetics.
Comment by ContraryCook on January 26, 2009 at 1:30pm
That was awesome, Manny. Very, very cool. Thanks for all you do.
Comment by colinsmom on January 21, 2009 at 9:59am
Awesome, Manny! I am so proud to call you my friend!
Comment by Priscilla Call Essert on January 20, 2009 at 2:29pm
Wow, Manny! Incredible video!!
Comment by Kaci Scharbor on January 19, 2009 at 8:26pm
My hero is the lil guy in the red t-shirt in the video on the show!! LOL
aint he cute?
Luv u Manny!!
Thanks for everything!
u are Awesome!

~The lil guys Mom
Comment by Craig on January 19, 2009 at 7:20pm
That was awesome! You should be so very proud of yourself Manny. Thanks for for finding a place for us all to share hopes and fears with others as well as be a support to others who might be in need.
Comment by Fran Carpentier on January 19, 2009 at 1:57pm
You hit all the right notes—how diabetes can overwhelm and make a person feel isolated, how it's important to have family support, how diabetes is a one-day-at-a-time disease, and how no matter what you do, you're going to have good days and bad days. (You even made Regis Philbin look smart!) Listening to you and to the other members of tudiabetes made me think: "I wonder how differently I might have handled my diabetes if I'd had tudiabetes when I was diagnosed with type 1 in 1969? No doubt, the emotional toll would have been lightened. Just want you to know that I took a photo of my hand about two months ago but then felt embarrassed about submitting it to you. (Silly, huh?) Expect me to post the photo this week.....Best wishes, Manny, to you, your gorgeous wife and that adorable Santiago for health, happiness and continued success in 2009! Fran Carpentier
Comment by Manny Hernandez on January 19, 2009 at 11:12am
I like the thought you describe Anna: all of us sat together on a comfy couch to watch it together!

Thanks for your support, everyone!
Comment by FatCatAnna on January 19, 2009 at 8:45am
That was excellent. We don't have Hallmark channel here in Canada - but being able to view it with everyone here onTudiabetes (sort of like we're all sitting on a comfy couch) - was perfect. It is so great that there is this website and others out in cyberland that can help connect diabetics together!! I'm glad and proud that I'm part of this community Manny!
Comment by Twixcookie on January 18, 2009 at 4:44pm
What a great clip! You speak for all of us!! Thanks for sharing this!!



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