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Old 11-27-2008, 15:55   #1
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In early September, there was a post on a forum asking for success stories, and giving a contact email address. I figured, what the heck, I think I am a success at my diabetes treatment. It turned out to be for a story in Diabetes Forecast, put out by the ADA. This is the same magazine that our own Richard157 was in (October).

I did a 45 minute phone interview, and some followup emails, and...

I am on page 62 of the December issue. If you don't subscribe and are interested, Barnes and Noble carries it. It goes on sale Dec 1.

They did a pretty good job, things are simplified but all the facts are right.

I am starting my own support group, the nearest is 60 miles away, so I took the magazine article to a local newspaper, they will do a feature article on me, and diabetes, and announce my support group.

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Great Job Lloyd.. that is awesome!!! Hugs to you...

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Old 11-27-2008, 16:32   #3
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That is fantastic Lloyd! I am proud of you. All that accomplished in such a short period of time. I wish you the very best with your support group!

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Old 11-29-2008, 11:06   #4
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Hey, way to go Lloyd. It's always Great to see success stories whether they are published or not. Especially when we converse with one. I'll be sure to read about you in the Forecast. I can't wait.

That's also Good of you to start up a Support Group in your area. Do you have any idea about how many Diabetics are nearby you? Of course, they should come from a Good distance away from you also. Terrific Luck with that project. I really hope that it goes Well for you. Please let us know.

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Lloyd is my pumping giru! Lol!

Hi Terrie, I am so happy to see you with us today. I hope things are well with you.

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Hi Richard:

Thanks Richard! There has been some Good improvement but other things have been running in "slow motion". A little frustrating. But nothing else Bad has happened(touch would) so that's a Plus. Next month another surgery so we don't look forward to that or the long recovery. So much for going away for Christmas. Oh Well, Life happens and thank God it wasn't worst. Thanks for asking.

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hehe Terrie-- hugsss. and Guess what-- when life hands ya a lemon just make some good lemonade That is my new motto for the new year

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Old 11-30-2008, 05:48   #8
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Oh Ol' Wise One......

Yes, I drink Good lemonade everyday....with a twist of lime.

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Can I add some ice cream.

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Great job Lloyd .It's wonderful to see people giving back to the community .A support group will help a lot of people i'm sure .Keep up the good work .Bye ricky

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