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    My Diabetes Story

    I am not sure of the exact day in September, 1950 when I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic in Olympia, Washington. I do remember sitting on my Mother's lap and hearing the diagnosis. The doctor told my Mom that I would have to go to the BIG hospital building up on the hill. The next day must have been Saturday, because I remember going out to the car and it was drizzly rain, but my Dad came around to my side of the car with a baloon on a string for me and I got in the car. From the beginning, my folks Loved me without reservation or "poor kathy's". For this I am very greatful.

    Stuff was never a problem for my parents; essentials were met; especially Love. We were never without food, clothing, the house we lived in and when necessary a move so that I could walk to school (and Mom could also if there was an emergency). The moves were with great joy and anticipation. To this day, the place my husband and I live in is just a place to sleep, visit, share meals together, have friends and family stay, and share with those who happen to need an ear to hear, word to be spoken, or a bite to eat.

    February 13, 2008, we celebrated our 43rd Anniversary of Marriage. Since October, 2007 my husband has been retired and is now available to share his time with myself and our five-year-old grandson after his morning kindergarden. We are active members in our fellowship of Christians at our local Assembly and around the area on a daily basis. We have birthed two children after a miscarriage 4 years after our marriage. Our daughter was born in 1970 through natural birthing and I was told I should have no more children - I was 25-years-old at the time. Since I just couldn't decide to have the tubiligation, Eight years later, sitting on the opposite side of the desk from the same OBGYN doctor he said, "You are 35-years-old. You have had diabetes 30 years. We can terminate this pregnancy." I responded with "No, we've waited a long time for this baby to come". God's plans are always the best, no matter what. Nine months later our son was born, healthy and well by cecerean section with my Endocrinologist standing in the open doorway of the surgical delivery room "just because".

    Our daughter has been blessed with two boys 10-years-old and 5-years-old. On January 24, 2008, our son and his wife gave birth to our first granddaughter:). All of our children and their children are healthy and doing well in their physical, mental, and spiritual development as examples of God's grace in our lives.

    First Corinthians 10:13 became real to me June 23, 1965 when God did what He said He would do. Since then the craving (as in sweetaholic) for sweets has not been a part of my life. The last 2 visits to my Dr. (Sept. 2007 Jan. 2008) my Dr. has repeated what He told me in May 2007 "Kathy, if I didn't know you, I would think there is nothing wrong with you. All your blood work (Cholestorol, Pressure, Liver, Kidneys, Heart, etc) are perfect." My yearly eye exam always brings the same astonished comments from the Dr. "There is nothing wrong with your eyes.... How long have you had diabetes?" When I reply 50+ (58 years this year:) they almost seem disappointed. My dentist says that my teeth are in good shape for ANYONE, especially a diabetic ("how do you do it?" he asks and I tell him that in October 1975 sugar went out of my life and only regular/nonsugared food is eaten and preferred by me.

    By January 1980 approximately 10,950 insulin injections had entered my body. From January 1980 until Lantus came on the market in July of 200__ another approximate 7,365 insulin injections. Since i began taking Lantus at night and Novolog at meal times (making 4 injections a day) my legs and stomach still remain to be functioning sites of injections since that first shot in 1950.

    If The LORD Jesus had not come to my rescue in 1975, I most likely would have been dead long ago because the desire for sugared goodies was so very strong in my life and I was unable to stop on my own. I Corinthians 10:13; take a look and see for your self that the LORD is good.

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      Kathymalleck, if you are out there still , i would live to text or chat email with you...Whip
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      Merry Christmas and a peaceful new year to you, Kathy!
      December 27, 2012 9:48 AM CST
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      Hmmmm, things have Changed @ dLife Blog
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      Hi Kathy,
      Goad you received wonderful news. :)


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      Hi LC (type 1) me too! :) Thank you. Do you live in the State of Washington too?.
      September 29, 2012 9:08 PM CDT
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      Thank you Julie and Copperhairpin for your encouraging comments of understanding. They really do mean a lot to me and I really appreciate them and you. Young children grow in so many ways so fast in such a short time. I'm very thankful that we all live in this time where "Skype" is available for in-time-conversations with in-time viewing each other!! God knows what HE is doing and for me the stretching seems to be well glued on one end (the other end is having a bit of difficulty releasing.
      August 2, 2012 9:41 AM CDT
      You know distance really makes time spent together that much more special.
      August 2, 2012 1:21 PM CDT
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      Recipe = Shell Macaroni Salad Dressing
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      Thanks for sharing. I had two purple basil plants, and a green one...and they are all doing VERY well.
      August 2, 2012 1:45 PM CDT
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      Changes - No Two Days this side of heaven Are The Same
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      LIVING (no matter what the BGs reading is) the dLife!:) Hope you are too:)
        LIVING is the better choice in this Type 1 life  BG 46 this am...
      June 28, 2012 at 4:11pm
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      I had a blessing of spending time with a friend I met here on dLife! She treated me to a delicious lunch, and a wonderful afternoon of lounging in the pool and chatting!
      Yes, God is GOOD!


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      Kathy you are such a doll! I enjoy reading your post. Vpenning, what a great story!
      July 1, 2012 10:31 PM CDT
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      Walking and Talk Along The Way
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      If your happy Kathy I am happy too. I would prefer to continue shots also. Each to their own I suppose.
      Sally


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      Walking is ALL Ways GOOD
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      Hey Kathy,
      Sounds like you are having fun over there. How does the Visalis affect your blood sugar/insulin intake. I have had people approach me about the product, but I'm always skeptical because generally people selling the products have no clue about type 1. When I make regular smoothies with fruit and greens, I can generally get away without taking any additional insulin. I'm on the pump also.


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      Pumping is a Process!
      Well, am in my 2nd week of Pumping and the routining is a slow process. ...
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      So nice to see a post from you. It seems like it has been a very long time and I missed your blogs. I can't imagine using a pump but I cqan imagine you using one and it will get easier too with Jesus on your side!
      Sally


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      Thank you Copperhairpin and LC for you comments:) Today will be CHANGE day at 3pm, when i will ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO (because it's been 5 days since last CHANGE). I' not an admirer of wasting insulin and that's what's been happening on previous "CHANGE DAYS"; up to 30 units and that's costly even with insurance. Another cost that bother's me is the test strips which are not covered by my insurance as they were before because they come from the tester/pump company and not my pharmacy. I think...

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      Today the Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor
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      April 23, 2012 at 2:23pm
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      Thank you for your encouragement Leeann. The "helper" has not been installed yet, waiting for them to call back to set up a time to come over here and show me how.
      April 25, 2012 12:43 PM CDT
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      I still consider myself a newbie, but I was put on the pump after year 1. My current a1c is 6.2. I have an excellent Endocrinologist -he's heaven sent. :) I'm so happy that he suggested pump therapy so quick - I love it. It was an adjustment in the beginning, keep something close for lows as your body adjust. In the back of my mind, I am afraid of shots now. :) When I have to go that route, it takes me aback a bit. I think you will love your new sidekick. :)
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      I remember the first time I use my first meter. If it was filmed we could have put it on youtube. We face change daily. The important thing is to realise that today will be a thing of the past soon. you will each day get better and better using the pump, till one day you will wonder how you ever did with out one. I don't use Insulin. I believe that God gave all of us a gift called a mind. That gift helps us face change. As with all things some day will good and some bad. But change is normal our...

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      Which one did you get? I have Medtronics. I will give you a few words of advice -keep something with you for lows. I think it's pretty typical in the beginning as the body adjust to its newest addition. With myself and a few friends, I will say don't give up. We all wanted to just throw away the pump or politely pack it up and send it back within the first few weeks. I had 3 training sessions prior to beginning the pump, but it made me just want to cry out of frustration sometimes. Don't...

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      Glad you are enjoying dLifeTV! We have a lot of great episodes in our new season that premiered yesterday.
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      Thank you for your comment and so glad that you find deep meaning in dLife. TV can tell stories that make people feel things they may not ordinarily feel or want to feel and that is what we try to do at dLife. I was watching a documentary about when Magic Johnson got AIDS and he said something profound and I believe sincere, "God gave it to me because he knew I was strong enough to help others". And he immediately went to work doing just that.
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      I love how you live with God in your consciousness every day. It is a brand new day and we should rejoice in it. I hope you are having a good day with your diabetes also.
      Sally


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      This is posted on my bathroom wall, so I wake up to it every morning...
      Jeremiah 29:11 - 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
      Praying for your well-being.


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      The SUN and The SON and my Son are Brightly shining!
      Have a Blessed Day dLifers God is Good and HIS Love endures forever!
      March 17, 2012 at 12:25pm
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      Have a great day also Kathy!
      March 19, 2012 12:30 PM CDT
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      Today has been an Triple Low . . . .
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      March 16, 2012 at 7:11pm
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      Hi LC, thanks for your comment, and I do care for all my physicians past present and any that may come along in years to come. Last night my test was 201, but I took the normal Lantus as usual and this morning my first test of the day was 81 PRAISE The LORD! And now as I type this the sun is out from behind the clouds and BEAUTIFUL!! Happy St. Patrick's day my Friend!
      March 17, 2012 12:20 PM CDT
      There is an old story about busy man who sent doctor a bill for waiting to see him, based on what he billed his time out for. Like to do it one time. lol Norm
      March 17, 2012 11:13 PM CDT
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      A Beautiful Pacific NWSPS Morning!
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      Beautiful picture....
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      A Sunny Morning and Blue Sky with a Four Year Old Preshooler
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      Monday's Muffin Recipe Searching = Takes Time (like everything in Life:))
      Want to bake some muffins for our two oldest grandsons, so they'll be ready...
      March 5, 2012 at 1:34pm
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      I like the sound of Monday muffins. What a nice treat for your grandsons.
      March 5, 2012 3:44 PM CST
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      I made weight watchers cupcakes myself this weekend. I'm not a cook, it was just the pound cake mix and diet 7 up. Easy :)
      How the children enjoyed their treat!


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      Camp Gramma Attendees Increase Today by 2
      This afternoon, our two oldest grandsons will join us here and Husban and Son...
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      Camp Gramma sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy your weekend!
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      Greetings Type I dLifers 62/67 years
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      February 11, 2012 at 4:53pm
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      You said 4.3 for type 2? That is wierd. My doctors are saying I am doing well to have 6.6.
      I am not type 1 but I care about you. I remember you have been having spells of low numbers for a while and you were going to talk to the doctor when you had your A1C results. Did you forget or change your mind? I wish I knew more about type 1.
      I know with my type 2 I would be questioning if I should be lowering my insulin. ONly a doctor can say though. Take care of yourself Kathy. You are a...


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      However, today was quite different!
      Today However has been a different story. My Thursday Grocery Shopping and...
      February 3, 2012 at 12:06am
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      I am sorry you had such a rough day. I hope that it is more stable now. Lows are definitely difficult and I too hate that invasion of my well being. I have never known what "brittle" means.
      Could you take a minute to explain it to me? I have never had more than one low a day to deal with. Leaves me exhausted after one though for a while. You handle your lows very well and I never was able to stop from overcompensating. Gotta stay calm and do it right and you are a good example of that....


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      February 4, 2012 9:25 AM CST
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      "Brittle" diabetes, also known as unstable diabetes or labile diabetes, is a term that was traditionally used to describe to dramatic and recurrent swings in glucose.
      I pulled that off a website, I think I heard somewhere that the term is not often used now.
      But I know that Brittle doesn't announce itself because it knows that we wouldn't let it into our space. :) I pray that my friend Kathy is having a better day. I know all to well the havoc that Brittle wreaks on our lives. Such a...


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      The advantages of "just a little walking time"
      Took a 26 minute walk before lunch because my test was 199.  After the...
      January 31, 2012 at 5:42pm
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      Even a little bit of exercise can make a difference in BG and how we feel! It's not just good for the body though - fresh air does wonders for the mind and soul :)
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      Today However has been a different story. My Thursday Grocery Shopping and Valentine Card Purchasing has been interrupted with 3 un-drivingable lows requiring 2 4 zo. Juicy Juices and some cheddar crackers with the 2nd Juicy Juice.
      All this from 11:15 am to 3:33pm that's too long to be out doing a simple task like grocery shopping and card purchasing especially since I took less nonlog this morning and last night made sure the Lantus was exactly what it should be (knowing i'd be out and...


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      Hi Senior Diabetic Group, How Come WE (not just me) don't Communicate Here?
      Here's my reasoning:  We live each day as it comes and after reaching...
      January 31, 2012 at 7:04pm
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      Hi Kathy, I am so glad that you commented. I love your healthy life style. It is a good example for all of us.
      I am 68 and I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last July. I sent my blog up here. It becomes a problem with some of us.
      Leslie, I like to talk here to each other. It is more personal.
      Hi Copper, it does not matter if you are of age or not. You are welcome here.
      Ruth


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      February 2, 2012 2:38 PM CST
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      Nice to hear from you. Thank you Leslie for being the founder of the group. I just put a message on the message board. Guess I had posted a year ago and Ruth was nice enough to respond. Just took me all of this time to read it.
      I really want to participate.
      Sally


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      It's a Tuesday/twosday 2Day:)
      Have you figured out what is meant by "Tags:" at the top of these "Blog Post"...
      January 31, 2012 at 2:09pm
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      I could be wrong, but I thought it just meant that your post would show in those forums too. On other sites, tags are used as a search tool.
      January 31, 2012 4:24 PM CST
      LC is correct. Tags are search terms. So if you are talking about metformin in your post, you might want to add that tag so people who are interested in that drug can find your post. I do want to clarify that the tags are only relevant in our dLife community and will not be used in other search tools outside the dLife website. But a tag can be any word that helps others find your blog post. I hope that helps.
      February 2, 2012 11:12 AM CST
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      kathymalleck is now friends with copperhairpin and 2 other people.

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      So glad some of my comments have encouraged some of you, yours encourage me...
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      January 29, 2012 at 3:37pm
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      Thank you Kathy and I am honored that you will consider us as your friends. I am so very fond of you already from the personality and spunk that you show. You remind me that life and God is good.
      I feel so much joy and calmness when I read your words. I have sent a friend request to you.
      Sally


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      January 30, 2012 8:45 PM CST
      Hi.. I just got here and I'm already a fan of yours. Friends I like that and I am truly looking for more updates from you. Bless you..
      January 31, 2012 1:33 AM CST
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      I am so glad that your health is so good. I have a A1C reading of 6.6 but my goal is to reach 6.4 and I will be happy I think. It is amazing about how you have been dealing successfully with diabetes type 1 since you were five years old. I know alot about treatment and testing has changed alot. I remember the very large needles and the large monitor he got after a while. Before then it was pretty general with those testing strips for urine samples I bet. My Dad was born in 1925 and he told me...

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      January 29, 2012 12:47 PM CST
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      copperhairpin thank you for your comments. I too remember the large stainless steel needles we used a wetting stone to sharpen and a thin metal wire to ream them out (clearing the skin, etc.) whatever clogged them before we boiled them and the glass syringe with plunger in a white-clothed kitchen strainer for 15 minutes before filling them with my NPH U-80 and Regular U-80 insulin. WHEW! That was a FULL sentence! Have a blessed day coperhairpin and LC:) God LOVES you and so do i:)
      January 29, 2012 3:26 PM CST
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      As Will was so thoughtful to mention...
      Yesterday was his birthday and today is mine.  I absolutely love...
      January 29, 2012 at 3:15pm
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      LC thank you so much for your comments to my recent post (which by the way isn't in regards to copperhairpin's blog post. LC just being reminded that we belong to God and HE LOVES us BIG TIME/ALL-THE-TIME is especially encouraging after all our calculations don't result in "Normal NONdiabetes" tests. Keep at it girl, HIS plans for you are still good, not to harm you but give you a hope AND A FUTURE with HIM:) PS: HE is the perfect husband:)
      January 29, 2012 3:15 PM CST
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      WOW Kathy, funny Jeremiah 29:11 is what I see every morning. :) It's posted in my bathroom in two places. Funny thing, at my last Diabetes seminar the speaker mentioned the word 'normal' and reminded us that we are normal, we just some time have blood sugars that non diabetics don't get. :)
      January 29, 2012 10:06 PM CST
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      Hi dmatrand, Your comments for Holiday Seasonal times of year are great and can be used whenever we dLifers are at a large gathering.
      During the holidays, my neice has always thought of me and either made a SF Gelatin Desert or a batch of Vanilla Butter Cookies which last the whole season! The amazing part is that never once have i asked her to do this, but it has encouraged me to do the same for others all through the year! Some times new friends surface when they learn I too have diabetes...


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      January 27, 2012 6:38 PM CST
      holliday is a hard time for me cause my husband he dousant think of me
      March 24, 2012 6:28 PM CDT
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      It's Been a Sunny Friday and I've Been in Hot Water:)
      My Hot Water of Today: 1.  Laundry 2.  Dishes 3.  Ironing...
      January 27, 2012 at 6:27pm
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      The Storm is Over at Least for Today:)
      The Snow Storm has subsided for now and the rain has returned along with the...
      January 21, 2012 at 6:01pm
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      Greetings from the Beutiful SPSGPNW
      Greeting dLifers  "The Snow is Snowing" and making all things...
      January 16, 2012 at 5:31pm
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      Thank you Zeneida and secondchances for your thoughts and encouragement. I'm glad you have enjoyed the photos i've shared. I'm sure you have some wonderful photos too. We now have about 17 inches with more on the way. Have a good night's sleep and we'll check-in in the morning:)
      January 18, 2012 9:47 PM CST
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      Beautiful pictures and I'm not a fan of snow. I'm here in the midwest and my issue is ice. I just don't like driving on it -I drive an SUV, but the way I see it...the bigger the vehicle, the bigger the magnitude of the slide. :) The downside of living in a hilly area.
      January 19, 2012 8:51 AM CST
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      kathymalleck It's a Beautiful Time in our Neighborhood:)

      Mood: happy
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      Thanks Goldenhatpin and Second Chances for your comments
      Taking care of one's dLife self as 67ner can be the added "interesting" when...
      January 8, 2012 at 10:39pm
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      Kathy, I love the length of your hair in this picture. I have been following you for a very long time and it is uplifting that you are always so joyful.
      I was at a stage where I only needed the sweetness that came from fruit and vegetables. Most do not have that level of taste but can. Carrots and corn are very sweet to me. I love the taste of sweet potatoes the most for its sweetness.
      My children and my grandchildren have always seen their grandma take a lot of pills in their lives....


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      Life in the Grand-North
      Greetings all you Grand dLifers.  We, hubby and me, are blessed to be...
      January 7, 2012 at 4:55pm
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      I am a grandma too but my grandchildren are older. I consider myself very blessed too. They grow up very quickly..enjoy
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      January 8, 2012 5:25 PM CST
      This makes me happy. Good grandparents are a blessing indeed. Enjoy, Kathy!
      January 10, 2012 1:58 PM CST
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      Christmas into the New Year A Coming
         Christmas was grand at our house this year  Not sure why...
      December 30, 2011 at 4:51pm
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      Hi Kathy,
      Wishing you the best in 2012 also!


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      January 1, 2012 11:50 AM CST
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      Thank you Leola:) There's a song in my heart and every day is a gift, going for a walk now to keep the "Spring" in my step! God Loves dLifers and HE's our very present help in our time of need . . . my constant companion and Friend Who Loves to have me/us talk things over WITH HIM:)
      January 1, 2012 5:38 PM CST
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      kathymalleck posted a new blog post.

      Today's Tests for This Type 1 since 1950 are EXCELLENT
      and my self is Happy and Thankful for this great beginning of 2012! The sun...
      January 1, 2011 at 5:33pm
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      kathymalleck Awoke this morning at 8:13am and the sun was visible in the blue sky that was fluffed with sparce cloudsSmile A Wonderful Gift from God this morning for sure Smile

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      January 1, 2011 at 5:07pm
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      December 30, 2011 at 5:10pm
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      kathymalleck posted a new blog post.

      Merry Christmas LOVED Ones All!
      Jesus,  Lamb of God, born of a Virgin, LORD at birth, the Holy One of...
      December 24, 2011 at 9:03pm
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      kathymalleck posted a new blog post.

      Greetings dLifers this Friday
      Being a type 1 today has been creative I have enjoyed being outside in the...
      November 18, 2011 at 5:26pm
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      Thanks Kathy and the same to you and all your family.
      Best,
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      November 19, 2011 8:05 AM CST
      How do I join this group when everytime I try I am told to log in while in fact I am already logged in. Could it be that I have joined the group already and not been made aware of it for I am not by a long shot any novice on the web. If so, please forgive my ineptness. My computer skills are not much better than controlling my blood sugar is at this stage of the game. Nonetheless, I look forward to introducing myself to the group as their is much I have to learn as yet about my Diabetes. Thanks...

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      November 19, 2011 6:37 PM CST
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      kathymalleck posted a new blog post.

      ADA Diabetes Risk Test
      "Thank you.  My mother passed away do to not controlling her...
      November 3, 2011 at 3:47pm
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      I shared the link with all my friends on Facebook
      November 3, 2011 5:01 PM CDT
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      kathymalleck posted a new blog post.

      It was only Fed EX
      Still anticipating our little ones, so we will continue with the daily...
      October 5, 2011 at 12:58pm
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      Have fun with your grandchildren, Kathy! 101 is fantastic!
      October 5, 2011 2:39 PM CDT
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      Thank you Ilene, it's been a full day of fun, but now it's bed time and our youngest isn't too happy about it for the moment. Seems to me I remember his daddy needing to be put back to bed about three times when he was the same age. All's well. Hope you have a good night as well:)
      October 5, 2011 10:46 PM CDT
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      October 1, 2011 at 8:46pm
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      Found her in the room downstairs and she still looks her beautiful self!
      October 1, 2011 8:46 PM CDT