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By: jessbaby

Age: 34
Location: Bostonish
Type: 1ish
Gender: Female
Occupation: Consultant
Sign: Scorpio


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The new review - Mar 14
The tool for reviewing blood glucose meters that are actually used by diabetics is a really great addition that I've noticed to the website. It gives you a star rating system ...
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Here at the Expo - Mar 14
Well I'm back working with body1.org helping people get connected as a community. The music is really loud, which seems to happen to us whenever we are at an expo. The people ...
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Frankenstein, natch? - Jul 18
So I got this really interesting link about a project in Chicago that is in Phase I trials, I think, transplanting islet cells into humans, and it's working. I'm in phone ...
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Agave - Jul 18
Well I did find agave nectar a Whole Foods, and I haven't tried it yet but next time I have some tea I'll use it instead of sugar and we'll see what happens. it says you ...
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What's Up? - Jul 16
So I've been doing a little research on the Manuka honey tip, which was not very promising. But there's a lot more on the Agave Nectar stuff, both from other diabetes websites ...
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Posted: Jul 18, 2008 12:26
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  • Frankenstein, natch?

    So I got this really interesting link about a project in Chicago that is in Phase I trials, I think, transplanting islet cells into humans, and it's working. I'm in phone discussions now to see if I can participate. My girlfriend when she heard about my plans was immediately worried about the dangers of the procedure, but since she's relatively healthy I had to curb that impulse, with much gratitude that she's concerned for my well being, but a caution that she's never had to deal with this and thus does not even know if the assumed risks are worth it or not, for me personally, to be able to be insulin free and able to function normally...I had tears in my eyes trying to explain to her the misery that we all go through when trying to deal with this...I think she gets it. I'll keep you guys updated if things turn out well with this transplant thing :)

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  • Agave

    Well I did find agave nectar a Whole Foods, and I haven't tried it yet but next time I have some tea I'll use it instead of sugar and we'll see what happens. it says you can use it in cooking/baking too, but i have my doubts. in any case, hope you all aren't melting from the heat. it's getting nastier and i can't wait for fall when it's crisp and cool out there!

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