Quick shoutout to new member

Hey, a quick shout-out to @needlesandmath who I met today and shared our site. He saw my OmniPod, and it’s always a conversation starter.

Would be cool if we could get FUD stickers for our OmniPods, right? :grinning:

Anyway, welcome to FUD @needlesandmath! Lot’s of collective wisdom to be found here!

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Thanks much for inviting me, Eric! Newly diagnosed T1/LADA (48M), so grinding my way through all there is to learn. Looking forward to tapping into the group mind here.

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So glad to have you!!

I love your screen name! (Do we call them “screen names” still? I just found out that I’m too old to even apply for an FBI field agent position and cashiers keep calling me “ma’am” so I have a bit of an aging complex right now…)

Anyway, I love this group of people and they’ve been super supportive of me during my successes and challenges. I look forward to reading your posts as you visit!

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Welcome @needlesandmath! Look forward to interacting and helping or hearing your ways of dealing with T1 and life!

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Hi @needlesandmath…Great to see a new member join with a shout out! Enjoy all the learning and laughing to be found here.

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@T1Allison I’ve been online for so long that I remember when we called them “handles” – borrowed from old CB lingo

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A few months back I was standing in a lineup at the post office and this person popped out of nowhere and actually poked my pod on my arm and said, all in one breath, “Is that your beeper it’s your beeper why’s your beeper stuck right to you eh that’s kinda weird when you think about it eh right on your skin like that?”

I did not invite him to join FUD. Donations welcome.

And welcome @needlesandmath. You’ll learn tons here. Friendly bunch, too.

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In US, being in a lineup is not a good place to be!!

:grin::grin::grin::grin:

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Welcome @needlesandmath. Love the username, it is a pretty good summary of what FUD is all about. We love talking science as well as how to get things done that we wish our medical teams would have, but either can’t or won’t discuss. Looking forward to getting to know more about you and your journey. Sorry you joined our club.

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Surprising to hear that “beepers” are still kicking around in cultural memory, honestly.

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Wow! @Beacher The questions sound like a child or an ill-mannered teen! Where to you live and is it acceptable there to violate a person’s personal space like that? I don’t mind a pointing finger and question, but anyone that starts poking at me is out of bounds and due for a fairly robust rebuff!

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Welcome @needlesandmath!

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Probably just an Oregon tweaker. We have a bumper crop this year.

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Is it acceptable anywhere? Like most big cities, mine has its share of people with mental health challenges. Canadians are known for being polite, and so we tend to politely ignore these people even when they get up close and personal. I could have turned it into a learning opportunity for him, but given that he was previously talking to the snow-globes on display, I thought maybe he had other priorities.

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