Realist Diabetics

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

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"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 mistressbinky on October 3, 2011 at 10:19am
You're so right. Tenants in NY are offering to paint, sweep side walk clean yards for decrease in rent as reported in New York Times. A tree cutter can gave discounts to if they find neighbors in a one block radius that need pruning. Same goes for masonry work.
Comment by mistressbinky on October 3, 2011 at 10:17am
neighbor threw tons of books in recycling instead of donating them to a school, senior center, used bookstore...What wasn't damaged by rain I saved. Found some neat books. I read two already.
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 mistressbinky on October 2, 2011 at 12:01pm
Call stock brokers and have 401 and 403 placed on fixed rate so they don't lose your money playing the stock market.
Comment by mistressbinky on October 2, 2011 at 11:59am
Hey Natalie (smiles), Nokia a European cell phone Company is now outsourcing to China. Now people in Switzerland are out of jobs. Now it's going to be tough find things made in Europe and US. I found some towels and sheets made in U.S. Anyone interested I'll post the link. Bought a new mattress made in use of wool w/natural rubber (breaths and doesn't attract dust mites.
Comment by mistressbinky on October 2, 2011 at 11:54am
Let's help the protesters on Wall Street and boycott Christmas, Thanksgiving, & New Years. Make your Christmas gifts or just have fun with dinner with games you already have (board games, not electronic), have a simple dinner w/ love ones on Thanksgiving, and stay home New Year's Eve (no bar hoping). The Pilgrims killed the Indians and took their land. By the way, there was no turkey on Thanksgiving it was pheasant. There was no pie since pilgrims' flour fell overboard while sailing to the New Land. Have a quiet family dinner w/o the splurging since everyone is off that day. The boycott is about those that run the CEOs that are making $400,000. It's about the layoffs, mortgage foreclosures, high bank fees.... Do you really need cable? Read a book, rent a movie. Do you really need the newest iPhone, iPad? I shop at thrift stores and if I could make my underwear I would do so (I can, but it tedious).
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?

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