Brian J
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  • Surrey, BC
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Type 1 Diabetes Memes

Started this discussion. Last reply by swisschocolate on Thursday. 1 Reply


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Brian J replied to swisschocolate's discussion 'How much is 1 unit of insulin?'
"Novo Nordisk's profits are anything but ordinary. 2013 financial statements show 30.1% net profit on sales. They have about 59% of their sales in insulin, so are a pretty good indication of profit margins. It's harder to tell with Sanofi…"
swisschocolate replied to Brian J's discussion 'Type 1 Diabetes Memes'
"Oh i just love them ;)"
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Type 1 Diabetes Memes

There are some pretty good memes here:…See More
Brian J replied to swisschocolate's discussion 'How much is 1 unit of insulin?'
"I don't think that extra profits are being sucked out of americans. The actual average prices actually paid in the US are significantly less for most people. I was surprised reading Novo Nordisk financial statements explanation of rebates and…"
Brian J replied to swisschocolate's discussion 'How much is 1 unit of insulin?'
"The US is a hugely profitable region for the French/German company Sanofi (Lantus and Apidra) and the Danish company Novo Nordisk (Novorapid and Levemir). Read the following about US pricing in Bloomberg:…"
Brian J joined Danny's group


A club to share your successful and not so successful trends (graphs) from your CGM or Glucose Meters....See More
Sep 8
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Brian J joined Danny's group


"Total Available Glucose. The premise behind TAG is that a portion of the protein and fat content of the meal will also contribute to carb loading above and beyond the actual carbs in the meal."
Sep 8
Brian J replied to Diabetes News and Interest's discussion 'Abbott FreeStyle® Libre Approved for Sale - Sensor Based Glucose Meter'
Sep 4
Brian J replied to xerox2k2's discussion 'predicting failure date of medtronic cgms sof sensors'
"In Canada, the transmitter is $800 Cdn, the receiver $700 Cdn, and the sensors are $340 Cdn for a 4-pack. Shipping is free over for over $400 order, extra $10 under $400."
Aug 20
Brian J replied to crimedogg's discussion 'Trouble With Sensors Not Sticking'
"What type or size of tegaderm do you use? Individual size or in a roll? I currently get about 14 days with an opsite flexifix patch cut from a roll with a cutout for the sensor. But then I have to trim it and apply some new thin strips over the…"
Jul 28
Brian J joined Manny Hernandez's group

Canada Diabetes

Join this group if you have diabetes and live in/come from Canada (Administrator: RoLoSoHo).
Jul 23
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Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin…See More
Jul 23
Brian J joined The Diabetic Welfare Queen's group

Hypothyroid Diabetics

A group for Diabetics of all types, who also have Hypothyroidism, seeking knowledge, support, and empowerment.
Jul 23
Brian J replied to MarlboroNick's discussion 'What's the longest a single sensor has been used?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm a new user so I'm only on my second sensor. The first one went 35 days, was working great, but I got nervous and pulled it out(stupid newbie!). My second one is currently on day 34 and hasn't had any problems yet. I'm not…"
Jul 7
Brian J joined Rob's group

Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
May 7

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
new information on treatment
Date diagnosed
June 20, 1987
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.9 % - Aug 25, 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Veo 754 with Dexcom G4

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At 9:52am on February 8, 2014, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
(You haven't commented in a long while. Have you been away?
Is everything alright....can we help??)

At 6:35am on February 8, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Brian, 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 12:50pm on February 8, 2013, Linda G said…

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 :)
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!

At 6:59am on February 8, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 10:27am on February 8, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:34am on February 8, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Brian!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 10:16am on February 8, 2011, Doris D said…
At 7:29am on February 8, 2011, Anonymous Jim said…
Happy Birthday
At 1:32pm on February 8, 2010, Lois said…
MyHotComments And many more!
Also wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Keep on cruisin'. Lois
At 12:49pm on March 1, 2009, clarence haynes said…
If you are looking for a meaningful project and you areinsulin-dependent since 1987(I was clinically dead, in 1977 with a BS of 880 and with my second chance have been a ROLE MODEL to over 40.000 and counting at the age of 91) Why dont you use my AMIGOKIT way of networking and maybe set up a diabetes social group in your area? You start out by calling 5 DIABETICS, EVERYDAY, and ask each person to call 5 diabetics. It will serve 2 purposes,let someone know you CARE, and also could SAVE A LIFE. Keep In Touch and let me know how it is working out?



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