Benjamin McLaughlin
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  • Pineville, Louisiana
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Please please please make an iOS and Android App for the Forum!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Coles Oct 21. 5 Replies

I ran across diabetes daily Android app. I thought it was designed very well and gave a nice way to keep in touch with the forums. The mobile app that the tudiabetes website switches to is not very…Continue

Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jmhnyc Jun 16. 19 Replies

My endocrinologist gave me a script for lisinopril, traditionally for hypertension. My blood pressure was 105/60. He said that any type 1 should be on it to help with lining arteries, thus helping…Continue

Tags: pressure, blood, hypertension, kidney, lisinopril

Temporary Insurance for Type 1 on Pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by karen May 5. 1 Reply

Hey everyone, there is a chance that I will be changing jobs. My new job contract doesn't start until August, but they are going to pay me my equivalent salary for the months of June and July so I…Continue

18 Holes of Golf AND a Cart...Low Blood Sugar.

Started Apr 13 0 Replies

Hey everyone, I love to play golf. I enjoy walking, and it is obvious that unless precautions are taken you will go low while walking a round. However, I find that I go low even when I ride in a…Continue

 

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Emily Coles replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Please please please make an iOS and Android App for the Forum!'
"Hi Benjamin, We're working on it!  Creating a more user-friendly app is high on our list of needed improvements, and it's under way.  Taking longer than we expected :-/ Thanks for your feedback!"
Oct 21
Brian (bsc) replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Please please please make an iOS and Android App for the Forum!'
"TuDiabetes runs on the Ning Platform and unfortunately this means that we are constrained by what is offered by Ning. And I think everyone agrees, the app leaves a lot to be desired. I know that when I use TuDiabetes on my phone I just switch to the…"
Oct 16
mohe0001 replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Please please please make an iOS and Android App for the Forum!'
"We could write one as freeware, you think that would be a lot of work? I have been thinking that an app would be pretty hard to write because there is just so much varied and creative approaches to bg management. I never understood that until…"
Oct 16
mohe0001 replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Please please please make an iOS and Android App for the Forum!'
Oct 16
mohe0001 replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Please please please make an iOS and Android App for the Forum!'
"Can you post a link to the Android App? I just switched from the reliable ol' pink razr to a smart phone because my brother moved overseas to live with his girlfriend and he gave me his phone. Its been an uncomfortable transition to a smart…"
Oct 16
Benjamin McLaughlin posted a discussion

Please please please make an iOS and Android App for the Forum!

I ran across diabetes daily Android app. I thought it was designed very well and gave a nice way to keep in touch with the forums. The mobile app that the tudiabetes website switches to is not very user friendly. I see myself using the diabetes daily forum more often simply because it's more accessible. Are there any plans to implement this? Surely it wouldn't be very costly and I really think you would reach more of the younger generation of diabetics. Any thoughts?
Oct 15
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Benjamin McLaughlin
"Benjamin Happy Birthday !!!!!!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
Sep 22
jmhnyc replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?'
"I had the same side effect on the lisiniprol but it was 5 years before anyone connected my cough and the lisiniprol and it has been 3 years since I stopped and it has not gone aaway, I switched to another drug that is not an ACE inhibitor. Since my…"
Jun 16
Judith in Portland replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?'
"My husband takes Lisinopril daily with no problem. For me it caused that horrible cough that meant I slept for no more that an hour at a time for 6 weeks. I think I was certifiably insane due to lack of sleep after trying to stick with it, hoping…"
Jun 14
Judith in Portland replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?'
"I agree, Brian. My A1c is better than my non-diabetic husband's. His blood pressure is often dangerously low. I bought a home BP cuff so I know that my BP at home is okay. But I have also read studies that say severe White Coat Hypertension…"
Jun 14
Judith in Portland replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?'
"I'm one who had the cough, Jim & Benjamin. It was horrible. Because I have severe "white coat hypertension", I was determined to give it a fair trial and stuck with it for 6 weeks of little sleep and having to exit my…"
Jun 14
Type1 replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?'
"John G...many Drs do advise it. My VA Endo has had me on it for years."
Jun 14
Tim replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?'
"An ACE inhibitor like Lisinopril seems like a good idea to me. I'm on it. Lowering blood pressure slightly, just in itself, also reduces risks for retinopathy, kidney disease, and many other microvascular complications of diabetes."
Jun 11
JohnG replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?'
"I take Lisinopril because some other drugs I take are causing kidney damage, I would not go a day without it.  Lisinopril is safe and cheep, your most likely on a very small dose and as long as your resting Hart…"
Jun 11
Jim Roach replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?'
"Lisiniprol helps kidney funtion!"
Jun 11
FHS replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Given Script for Lisinopril Even with Good Blood Pressure?'
"I started on Lisinopril, got the cough, was switched to Losartan. No noticeable side effects. I was spilling microalbumin before going on the ACE inhibitor five or so years ago, haven't been since, even after switching to the ARB."
Jun 11

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Get first hand information from fellow patients.
Date diagnosed
February 6, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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At 1:30am on September 22, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…
Benjamin Happy Birthday !!!!!!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.
At 6:13pm on September 22, 2013, Benjamin McLaughlin said…

Thank all you guys for the birthday posts!

At 1:32pm on September 22, 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 BENJAMIN!!
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At 1:59am on September 22, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Benjamin, 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 4:48am on September 22, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Benjamin. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 3:21am on September 22, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Benjamin...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
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 11:28pm on March 12, 2012, Danielle said…

Welcome to the forum! I was recently diagnosed at 19 (21 now) and have the OmniPod! I would love to answer any questions you have! Feel free to message me anytime!

At 7:46pm on March 12, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Benjamin!

At 1:56pm on March 12, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

 
 
 

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