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Realist Diabetics

For atheists and agnostics who don't rely on a "high power" to get through diabetes.

Members: 70
Latest Activity: Feb 9

Diabetes Forum

"Faith" (small "f") ... about diabetes things.... required?

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Stuart Sep 28, 2013. 20 Replies

Belief in a thing, a concept, a cause and effect relationship between an action and the outcome that action guarantees. No higher power here... where do you, AS A DIABETIC... where do you find HOPE…Continue

Tags: failed, fail, faith, false, complications

Are we in the closet?

Started by Gerri. Last reply by lotsofshots Nov 27, 2011. 12 Replies

Perhaps because of anti-Semitic remarks that upset me, or because my family felt religious beliefs to be a highly personal subject, I never spoke of my religion unless asked. No prime directive to…Continue

Refuting Intelligent Design (God giving us diabeties)

Started by srfitzger. Last reply by Stuart Oct 2, 2011. 11 Replies

So your friend tells you god created everything and chose you to get diabeties. What do you say to them?When I have these conversations with the "belivers" the only thing I try and do is present the…Continue

Stem cells from adults

Started by Robert Miles. Last reply by Natalie ._c- Mar 18, 2011. 1 Reply

I expect stem cells to be easier to use as a cure once researchers uncover ways to produce all types of needed stem cells from tissue that an adult won't miss. If it's from the same person that needs…Continue

Tags: adult, cells, stem

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Comment by smartalex1972 on February 18, 2014 at 7:13am

Hi all,
I am new to tudiabtes. I have had T1D for 15 years. I am an atheist and skeptic and Im glad to find like minded people here.
May the FSM touch us with his noodly appendage (wait, how many carbs is that?)

Comment by Muragaki on October 2, 2011 at 8:22pm
Yahoo for thrift stores, mistressbinky! I've shopped t-stores nearly my entire life. It's tougher now than it used to be but good buys can still be had! I love knowing my entire outfit cost only $20
Comment by Anonymous Jim on October 2, 2011 at 12:09pm
Take it a step further DIY everything you can. if not trade and barter for the item or service.
Comment by Anonymous Jim on October 2, 2011 at 11:38am
LOL. I love the fact that a Libertarian friend of mine is up in arms over Occupy America being a socialist plot. He fails to see while a "free market" isn't bad there is no way one can exist in this day and age. Why because the Megacorps who control the government stifle the free market as much as the government if not more. Look at the diabetes supply market how many pumps are not only stuck in testing but as these start ups run out of money are being brought up by the likes of Medtronic and J&J with their product never to be seen again(solo pump anyone). I have no desire for a hand out but do have a desire to afford to live as healthy as I can be, with out worrying about how to feed and shelter my family. While I value education I feel college has become a trap of debt most of all when I work side by side with people with a degree that guess what can't find a job in their chosen field and are a 100k in debt..

We are seeing the start of something that may be great and not only change the now, more importantly it may change the future.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on October 2, 2011 at 9:16am
But ms.binky, that would affect the ENORMOUS amount of money I have invested in the stock market!!! You KNOW that as a teacher, I made enough money to put $50,000 away every year, like I read in a column in a medical blog advising young doctors to do, so they could retire in their 50's as multimillionaires, right? Do we subsidize medical education so they can do THAT? You surely know, by virtue of your birth, that we're all equal, but that some are more equal than others, don't you? George Orwell did! LOL!!!! Only a TOUCH of sarcasm here?
Comment by Gerri on October 1, 2011 at 10:41pm
Postmenopausal--now that would be a miracle!
Comment by Natalie ._c- on October 1, 2011 at 10:22pm
When I get asked by X-ray technicians if I might be pregnant, I tell them that if I am, then it's the second coming! I figure if he chose a young Jewish virgin the first time, he ought to choose an old Jewish postmenopausal woman the second time! :-)
Comment by Gerri on October 1, 2011 at 8:46pm
Is funny! He's the anti-Christ & not a native American citizen, which make sense since the anti-Christ couldn't be born in the US--lol.
Comment by acidrock23 on October 1, 2011 at 8:44pm
One of the most fun experiences I had in recent years was campaigning for Obama in Indianapolis in 2008. It was a really neat time, the Sunday before the election and was a fascinating trip. A working-class, largely African-American neighborhood was the first stop, total support, a lot of families planning to go vote together, etc. Then, the adjacent neighborhood was sort of freaky, "Sunset Boulevard" kind of places, more mixed reactions there but still interesting, wives making happy faces behind the husbands going "I don't know about this...blah blah blah cakes". I sort of postponed my black belt test to do it.
Comment by srfitzger on October 1, 2011 at 7:44pm
Thought I would get this group going again

Fun fact

1 out of 4 republicans think Obama is the anti-Christ - regardless of your political believes that is some funny stuff :)

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