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Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Jun 1, 2010. 57 Replies

Hello everybody,I don't even know if I am in the right place for this but here goes...I am a late 40's male, 3 weeks ago 278lbs and now 254lbs.  I went to the ER due to a thirst problem, I could not…Continue

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Linda G left a comment for Barry
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES BARRY!! (You've been away from Tu.diabetes for quite some while, haven't you? Is everything…"
Nov 15, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Barry
"Barry, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Nov 15, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Barry
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Barry.... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! (You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK) Have a GREAT "ME" DAY…"
Nov 15, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Barry
"Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Barry..... Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? You haven't been on in a while, and I wondered if all was well ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?"
Nov 15, 2011
Barry left a comment for Barry
"SeaGator and Doris, Thanks for the b-day wishes. I was a very nice surprise to see them."
Nov 17, 2010
Barry left a comment for Barry
"It is not a problem with getting blood out. The problem is I react to the metal in the lance each time. The only thing I can use is straight pins like the ones used for sewing. Believe me when I say the lancets are painless compared to a straight…"
Nov 17, 2010
Doris D left a comment for Barry
"Thank u for the friend request Barry. I'm more than glad to be ur friend! I see where Reed said something about u not being able to prick ur finger. He told u the best advice. Just "milk" ur finger til u can get the blood out. I know…"
Nov 16, 2010
Doris D and Barry are now friends
Nov 16, 2010
Doris D left a comment for Barry
"Get MySpace Comments without leaving myspace!"
Nov 15, 2010
Barry replied to Candace's discussion 'Where to get large print logbooks ?'
"I can't comment on large print books but you can use a spreadsheet on your PC to log data and then you can print it out in many different forms including charts that will graphically display the information for you. Also if you have one of the…"
Jul 18, 2010
Barry replied to Barry's discussion 'Searching for answers'
"Thanks for the info. I'll pass it on to my Dr."
Jun 1, 2010
malcolm3057 replied to Barry's discussion 'Searching for answers'
"Generex Oral-Lyn may be an alternative to insulin injections. From the linked page: "to help Americans today that have Type 1 or 2 Diabetes who cannot use injectable insulin, treatment use of Generex Oral-lyn(TM) will continue under the…"
Jun 1, 2010
Gerri replied to Barry's discussion 'Searching for answers'
"So sorry, Barry. Frustrating beyond belief!"
Apr 28, 2010
Barry replied to Barry's discussion 'Searching for answers'
"Januvia is what the doctor decided should be safe until they can figure a safe way to draw blood for testing. Also the word from my primary is the ENDO group in the area refuses to take my case since they can't draw blood. Even my primary…"
Apr 28, 2010
Gerri replied to Barry's discussion 'Searching for answers'
"Barry, Good sign that you're not hungry or very thirsty. Here's one link about Ora-lyn http://www.internationaldrugmart.com/news-section/generex-announces-expansion-plan-for-generex-oral-lyn.shtml. There are clinical trials now in the…"
Apr 23, 2010
Jim Roach left a comment for Barry
"Welcome to Tudiabetes Barry!"
Apr 23, 2010

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At 4:30am on November 15, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES BARRY!!
(You've been away from Tu.diabetes for quite some while, haven't you?
Is everything alright....can we help??)
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At 2:01am on November 15, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Barry, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:32am on November 15, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Barry....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 3:57am on November 15, 2011, Linda G said…

Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Barry.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? You haven't been on in a while, and I wondered if all was well ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?

At 5:12pm on November 17, 2010, Barry said…
SeaGator and Doris,
Thanks for the b-day wishes. I was a very nice surprise to see them.
At 5:10pm on November 17, 2010, Barry said…
It is not a problem with getting blood out. The problem is I react to the metal in the lance each time. The only thing I can use is straight pins like the ones used for sewing. Believe me when I say the lancets are painless compared to a straight pin. When I use the lancets even though they are in contact under the skin for much less than 1/10 of a second, within a few minutes my hand and arm up to my elbow go painfully numb for 5 to 6 hours. I find it funny that the doctors want to have a record of my sugar levels but then they are telling me not to use the lancets more than once or twice a week. They have determined for the most part that it is the chromium I am reacting to, that and aluminum. Since the needles used to draw blood and inject meds are surgical stainless they have a very high chromium content. In the mean time with 100mg Januvia once a day my sugar levels seem to be holding steady around 90 to 140 the past month. I figure if I ever have to go in insulin I can get one of the high pressure injectors that does not use a needle. But I still have to figure out how to check the sugar level without putting my hand and arm out of commission for hours at a time.
At 10:28am on November 16, 2010, Doris D said…
Thank u for the friend request Barry. I'm more than glad to be ur friend! I see where Reed said something about u not being able to prick ur finger. He told u the best advice. Just "milk" ur finger til u can get the blood out. I know it hurts like crap but u kinda need to do it. I've had the big D for 37 years now and didn't like the bs machine when they 1st came out but now (over the MANY years) don't think anything about it. HOLD STRONG YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!
At 1:16pm on November 15, 2010, Doris D said…
At 11:22am on May 6, 2010, Devon said…
Hey Barry- Just wondering how things are going with you. I have asked about an alternative to metal needles to some of my friends. A few doctors and several phlebotomists are looking into it for you. I've heard of ceramic needles but haven't been able to locate any through medical supply companies. If I find anything helpful I'll let you know so you can forward it to your doctor. Hope things are going good for you. Let us know okay?
At 7:55pm on April 23, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Barry!
 
 
 

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