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  1. Scott E
    Scott E April 13, 2012 at 11:48 am | | Reply

    Wow… I am so tempted to go to Westchester for this, even if it means crossing the NJ/NY state line and paying the Tappan Zee Bridge toll.

  2. Joyce Lofstrom
    Joyce Lofstrom April 15, 2012 at 8:27 am | | Reply

    I jointed a diabetes support group, http://www.type1diabeteslounge.org, a few months ago. Our members come from around the Chicagoland area, with many living in the North Shore area of the city. This group has changed my life because I have found men and women with Type 1 diabetes who share their thoughts and experiences on living with this disease. I have learned so much from the speakers that the leader of our group, Merle Gleeson, brings to speak each month. In fact, I now use CGM based on what I have learned in this group and better understanding its advantages. And I know I have friends to talk with at the meetings or at any time who can help me with diabetes, and just be part of my life. The in-person experience makes a huge difference…

  3. Marge Stromberg
    Marge Stromberg April 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm | | Reply

    I found the Type 1 Diabetes Support Group in Wilmette, IL by default through a marketing research group. It fills the bill of what I’ve wished for during my almost 40 years of type 1. We laugh, share, tease over whose gizmo is beeping and care for one another. We recently had 2 young women, new to type 1, join us. We all wanted to share & encourage them in their journey. Last month one of the members shared his experience of receiving a transplant. All of this for a small cost each meeting and a 1/2 hr drive from the city. And in about a week we’ll have our first conference sponsored by our group.

  4. Ivette Navarro
    Ivette Navarro April 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm | | Reply

    I also belong to the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge support group mentioned above, and couldn’t be happier. I’ve been a member since the start of this year, and have learned quite a bit about how other PWD manage this disease. I enjoy hearing others’ stories, and learning about new diabetes technology. I thank Merle Gleeson for creating this group, and for all of the work she puts into it.

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