What's on your mind?


What's on your mind?

This group is for all those events & thoughts we want to share that may not fit in another group. Topics that are not D-related are welcomed. Post whatever's on your mind!

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Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2014

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Death of a friend... (non D)

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Judith in Portland Nov 18, 2014. 1 Reply

I learned of the death of a friend this morning. The mother of one of my best friends. She died early this morning.Want to borrow the life experiences of this entire community. Looking for ideas to…Continue

Tags: non-D, Non-diabetic, issue, solace, comfort

Flu Shot

Started by wendy. Last reply by wendy Jan 14, 2014. 4 Replies

Does anyone know if there is a pneumonia shot you get that is separate from a flu shot ? Have you gotten both ? We are all going for flu shots next week.I want my daughter who has Type 1 for sure get…Continue

Pink Slime

Started by Emily Coles. Last reply by mistressbinky Jan 13, 2014. 11 Replies

Nothing to do with diabetes!Yes, I'm STILL pondering the "pink slime" issue that was in the news (and then out), a few months ago.  And the thing I'm thinking is this:  I think pink slime is a good…Continue

Tags: meat, beef, pink slime

Insulating the Garage Door... ANYBODY?!?!?

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Holger Schmeken Jan 8, 2014. 3 Replies

Bought a kit to insulate the garage door. Standard sized garage door 85" high, generic door, thin composite material, metal sheeting on both sides. There is no place to tuck/secure the insulation…Continue

Tags: cold, weather, kit, door, garage

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Comment by Trudy on March 18, 2012 at 3:06pm

Hmmm, Barbara. Well, give it a day or two... I cut back on my I:C ratios today, and haven't had a low so far. Yesterday after 2 readings of 42 I gained a pound!

Comment by jrtpup on March 18, 2012 at 2:50pm

Trudy of course I like to be oppositional. I've been having some highs (for me) in the 150s the last few days!

Comment by Trudy on March 18, 2012 at 1:12pm

Yesterday, the third day of 70's degree weather, I ran into some 42 readings of lows, no reason! Except that I always need to adjust my basals and boluses with seasonal changes. Anyone else needing seasonal changes?

Comment by Doris D on March 15, 2012 at 2:32pm

Sorry to say yep Barbara. I'm like u DON'T LIKE 'EM at all! LOL! WE went to Dallas they had green grass and lots of flowers blooming. When we left my rose plants were well not nice we came back today and their all green with some buds on them and my grass was green too! Looks like a really LONG summer down here in West TN! LOL!

Comment by jrtpup on March 15, 2012 at 2:17pm

Oh boy, didn't think of it till now but I bet the stink bugs are gonna be REALLY bad :( We've had a few all winter. I HATE stink bugs!!! If you don't have them where you are be greatful.

Oh yeah, one of my dogs has decided they are, in fact, edible. Ever get kissed by a dog with stink bug breath?

Comment by catlover on March 15, 2012 at 12:45pm

Our daffodils are blooming along with the crocuses. Also our magnolia bush is popping with blossoms. The weather people have warned about bad mosquitos this summer. I can't wait. That will be mother nature's revenge for our warm winter.

Comment by BadMoonT2 on March 15, 2012 at 10:57am

In northern Arkansas our daffodils are almost done. They started several weeks earlier than I've ever seen them. Like you, I fear the bugs this summer are going to be really bad. I haven't raised a garden in several years, I need someone to mentor like you pup, although truth to tell the exercise would be good for my D.

Comment by jrtpup on March 15, 2012 at 10:12am

Spring bulbs are in full bloom. Isn't it March?? I'm dreading the insects this year.

Comment by Marie B on March 15, 2012 at 7:46am

we have lots of critters too, so most of our veggie garden is in pots on the deck. I think I'll put some lettuce in today.

Comment by jrtpup on March 11, 2012 at 4:18pm

Awwwwwwwwww again Elizabeth! Spring sure has sprung!

I actually started a few seeds indoors yesterday :) My son-in-saw is going to have his first garden, here. Hopefully the deer will leave us something. He gets to do all the work and I get to supervise/teach. Mwhahahahaha


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