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Languages spoken by owners of diabetic pets 
Using the table below you can find owners of diabetic pets who speak a language you are comfortable with. Clicking on the person's name will take you to their personal contact information. 
 
Language Person Written / Spoken Skills
     
Croatian    
Sandra Kozar Sprah Fluent / Fluent
     
Danish    
Lisa Christensen Excellent / Excellent
     
Dutch    
Harm Knol Fluent / Fluent
Laila R. Fluent / Fluent
     
English    
Lisa Christensen Fluent / Fluent
Sheila Fluent / Fluent
Diana Strickland Fluent / Fluent
Maria Fluent / Fluent
Sandra Kozar Sprah Excellent / Excellent
Harm Knol Good / Good
Laila R. Good / Fair
     
French    
Sheila Good / Good
Laila R. Good / Fair
Jisp Excellent / Excellent
     
German    
Diana Strickland Good / Good
Harm Knol Fair / Fair
Laila R. Fair / Fair
Helga S. Excellent / Fair
Kathryn Boi Excellent / Excellent
     
Italian    
Maria Excellent / Good
     
Norwegian    
Lisa Christensen Fair / Fair
     
Portugese    
Shirley Oliveira Excellent / Excellent
     
Russian    
Elena Chirova Fair / Fair
     
Spanish    
Sandra Kozar Sprah Good / Good
Jisp Good / Good
Shirley Oliveira Fair / Good
     
Swedish    
Lisa Christensen Fair / Fair
Anna Excellent / Excellent

 

Personal Information
Each person's information contains their name, e-mail address, how much knowledge they feel they have about diabetes, how much experience they have, the type of experience they have (cat, dog, human), the topics they are comfortable discussing, their location, the languages they speak (their native language is underlined), and comments. 

Harm Knol
Email Diabetes@HarmKnol.myweb.nl 
Knowledge Very good
Experience 2+ years (Sept. 2001)
Species cat
Topics care, education
Location Netherlands, Europe
Languages Dutch, English, German
Comments Diabetes web site 
Mailing list available with about 13 Dutch members as of Sept. 2001. Emails usually returned within 48 hours.
 
Diana Strickland
Email sbb_strickland@hotmail.com
Knowledge Very good
Experience 1-2 years (Sept. 2001)
Species cat
Topics support, care, education
Location Northeastern USA
Languages English, German
Comments I'm very familiar with diabetes, and can find links on info to many other diseases. I usually read emails daily, and reply as I get them. I can read German very well, I have difficulty writing, because of grammar. I speak fairly fluently - I've forgotten a lot since moving out of my parent's home. We spoke German there all the time.
 
Lisa Christensen
Email lisaann@christensen.dk
Knowledge Good
Experience 2+ years (Jan. 2004)
Species Human, Dog
Topics support, care, education
Location Jylland, Denmark
Languages English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Comments Sandy is my diabetic schnauzer and was diagnosed in July 2001. She is doing great at 12 years old. I hope that I can help any fellow Dane or Scandinavian if they find themselves thrown into the journey of caring with a diabetic pet.
 
Sandra Kozar Sprah
Email sandrakozar@yahoo.com 
Knowledge Good
Experience 1-2 years
Species Human, Dog
Topics support, care
Location Croatia
Languages Croatian, English, Spanish
Comments I return e-mails promptly - I check them every day. I'm also familiar with cancer (unfortunately).
 
Laila R.
Email e.rosenberg@home.nl 
Knowledge Fair
Experience 1-2 years
Species cat
Topics support
Location Noord Brabant, Netherlands
Languages Dutch, English, French, German
Comments I'm willing to discuss anything but I'm certainly no expert. I have one diabetic cat diagnosed March 2000 and he's doing fine. I have cable and check my mail several times each day so I can answer fairly promptly though sometimes I'm a bit busy because I have a fulltime job too.
 
Sheila
Email yannick@tesco.net 
Knowledge Good
Experience 2-1/2 years (Sept. 2001)
Species cat
Topics support, care, education
Location U.K.
Languages English, French
Comments I won't discuss adjustments to insulin doses (unfamiliar with non-UK insulins,  etc.)
 
Maria
Email mariasanderson@usa.net 
Knowledge Very good
Experience 2+ years 
Species dog
Topics support, care, education
Location U.S.
Languages English, Italian
Comments I can always help as needed
 
Jisp
Email ShirleyOliveira@netcabo.pt 
Knowledge good
Experience 1-2 yrs. (Jan. 2004)
Species dog
Topics support, care
Location U.S.
Languages English, French, Spanish
Comments My dog is being treated by the Texas A&M Veterinary Clinics. His treatment has been difficult since he has other problems and is becoming increasingly resistant to insulin I have frequent consultation with the clinic. He was diagnosed 1 1/2 year ago and is now 90% blind. I get depressed and feel very helpless at times. I check my Email several times a day and always answers.
 
Shirley Oliveira
Email jisp@verizon.net 
Knowledge Very good
Experience 0 years (Jan. 2004)
Species dog
Topics support, education
Location Lisbon/Vila Franca de Xira
Languages Portugese, Spanish, English
Comments I have a cousin who has diabetes for many years now, and I've always been aware of what to do and what to give her in case of any seizures. This month my dog was diagnosed hypoglycemia, and I tried to learn everything I could about Diabetes on pets, but in Portugal there isn't many information about diets for diabetic dogs. I work in my own company, and I spend almost 24 hours in the internet, so I return my e-mails as soon as I read them. I would like very much to help and be helped in this matter, because I really love my dog, and I want to do the best for him to live many, many years by my side.
 
Elena Chirova
Email vpolet@netzero.net
Knowledge Fair
Experience 0 years (Sept. 2004)
Species dog
Topics support, care, education
Location USA
Languages Russian, English
Comments I will try to help to translate from English to Russian. I'll try to return e-mail within 24 hours
 
Helga Schoolmanan
Email info@katzendiabetes.de
Knowledge Very Good
Experience 2+ years (Sept. 2004)
Species cat
Topics support, care, education
Location Germany
Languages German, English
Comments Clyde is my diabetic cat diagnosed August 2001. He is doing fine. 
http://www.katzendiabetes.de and a German board  http://www.f27.parsimony.net/forum67302/
I am looking for mails several times daily and reply quickly. I'm not familiar with other diseases but have many connections to other caregivers having experience with CRF and hyperthyroidism in  cats.
 
Anna 
Email berithlolle@yahoo.co.uk
Knowledge Excellent
Experience 2-1/2 years (Jan. 2005)
Species Human, dog
Topics support, care, education
Location Queensland, Australia
Languages Sweedish, English
Comments I am a Dialysis nurse, also general nurse so I know a lot about especially the human body. But as we all know we (cats, dogs, mice, humans) are nearly all the same.
Got dogs myself and fish, birds, mice, have had it all in the past. Have had cats even though I am allergic to them.
I'll return emails promptly.
You know how you worry about your children. Since having all these animals you worry as much and that is when you seek info from anybody, and everywhere.
 
Kathryn 
Email k.boi@web.de  
Knowledge Good
Experience new to pet diabetes (Sept. 2005)
Species Guinea Pig
Topics support, care, education
Location Rheingau, Germany
Languages German, English
Comments Hello I'm Kathryn from Germany. I've got an diabetes guina pig (called Camille) at home. If you've got questions about guina pigs with diabetes, you can contact me Monday till Friday (At the weekends I'll never check my Mails). I've got a german homepage about piggies with diabetes, too: http://www.meinewebseite.net/jacomo 

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