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The Hall of Fame

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Aug 20, 2014. 17 Replies

This is meant to be a roll of individuals each of whom has made a major contribution to the understanding and/or treatment of diabetes mellitus, and whose work has stood the test of time. In other…Continue

Has TuDiabetes Changed Your Life?

Started this discussion. Last reply by beechbeard Jun 9, 2014. 13 Replies

Simple question, but I suspect there will be as many answers as there are responders. Are your numbers better? Are your relationships different? Your mental equilibrium? How would you be different if…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Jun 6, 2014. 12 Replies

Often, someone with diabetes will choose to conceal the fact from friends and even some family members. There are reasons why people do that, but that’s not the subject here. My question is, rather,…Continue

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Not A Big, Earth-shaking Question, But I'm Curious What Others Do

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Apr 28, 2014. 44 Replies

Do you have a preferred brand of alcohol swabs? Or do you not care and just grab the least expensive ones available?Continue


Diabetes isn't a disease. It's an industry.

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shoshana27 commented on David (dns)'s photo


"OH..... SOOOO NICE !"
Feb 22
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Feb 21
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"Such a gorgeous kitty-girl!"
Feb 18
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Feb 14
David (dns) replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Anyone had low potassium in bloodwork?'
"Potassium is a bit like glucose: it needs to kept be in a "normal" range. You're potentially in trouble if it's either too high OR too low. Too much can stop your heart."
Feb 11
David (dns) replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Anyone had low potassium in bloodwork?'
"Yet another diabetes irony, and yet another reinforcement of the YDMV principle ("Your Diabetes May Vary"). I have been using insulin for several years, and my last labs but one revealed abnormally HIGH potassium. So the doc advised me to…"
Feb 10
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Feb 9
David (dns) commented on rick (aka: #blankieboy)'s blog post 'Who Do See When We Go To The Doctor'
"I should have explained more clearly. One of the reasons I like this doc so much is that he does take the time. My typical appointment is anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on how routine things are at the time."
Jan 28
David (dns) commented on rick (aka: #blankieboy)'s blog post 'Who Do See When We Go To The Doctor'
"Never seen an NP. Not sure anyone uses them around here. PAs are becoming more and more common, though. As it is, I only see a GP at present and I always meet with him directly. Guess I'm lucky."
Jan 28
David (dns) replied to 1Stephanie's discussion 'Which milk?' in the group Diabetes Grocery Shopping
"Wellllll . . . I don't drink milk by itself, I only use it in cooking. And it's always regular milk, unless I'm making hot chocolate -- then it's half and half (what they call a "Breve" when a barrista makes it).…"
Jan 27
David (dns) joined Manny Hernandez's group

Diabetes Grocery Shopping

Let's share our grocery shopping lists!
Jan 27
catwoman29 liked David (dns)'s blog post The Field Of Diabetes Is Overrun . . .
Jan 26
David (dns) commented on David (dns)'s blog post 'The Field Of Diabetes Is Overrun . . .'
"LOL - glad to be of service. :)"
Jan 26
Mike Ratrie commented on David (dns)'s blog post 'The Field Of Diabetes Is Overrun . . .'
"Used it in a discussion today! Thanks for making me smarter!"
Jan 26
David (dns) commented on Tom Goffe's blog post '"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette'
Jan 26

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At 4:47pm on January 12, 2015, niccolo said…
Ha, Niccolo Machiavelli, though it's a bit more complicated than that, it's really an homage to someone else who used a Machiavelli avatar to mask his identity on the interwebs. Why did you rule out the possibility that it was actually my name?
At 5:03am on November 6, 2014, mama11 said…

Hi I sent a friend req. with a short comment. Thanks for your help.

At 1:47pm on October 28, 2014, Jane K said…

Hi, David! Thanks for connecting!

At 1:13pm on September 29, 2014, Cathy said…


I went to www.engcom/wp-content/uploads expecting to see the site of different images but I only got just the one image. Is there a site with many different images.


At 6:14pm on September 22, 2014, Doris D said…

Wishing u the best on ur birthday!!!! Have a GREAT one dude!!!

At 8:17am on September 22, 2014, curlysarah said…

David! Happy Birthday to you!!!! Hope today and this year brings you much deserved happiness and good health.

At 5:21am on September 22, 2014, Marie B said…

David, my friend, have a very Happy Birthday! Hope you and Bev can do something fun to celebrate, and I am continuing to send positive thoughts your way.

At 4:12am on September 22, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before...filled with family and friends!

At 1:24am on September 22, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…
David Dude, Happy Birthday!!!! I am wishing you the happiest of birthdays today. Birthdays for me elicit special remembrances, I hope this one is the same for you. Happy Birthday buddy and thanks for all you do around this place......................rick
At 2:33pm on September 15, 2014, Linda G said…

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Ideas, feedback, motivation, emotional support, shared experience, comic relief.
Date diagnosed
June 1, 1995
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.5 -- October 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
Lifelong bookworm. Avid student of history. Love cooking. Deeply involved in my community -- Rotary, Urban Renewal committee, Planning Commission, etc. We live in the midst of some of the richest farm land anywhere. An hour from the coast, an hour from the city, and smack in the middle of wine country. Superb quality food sources right on the doorstep.

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David (dns)'s Blog

The Field Of Diabetes Is Overrun . . .

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:44am 12 Comments

. . . with ultracrepidarians.


A Non-PWD Who's Sick of Hearing About Someone Else's Diet

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 12:28pm 3 Comments

The link below


Isn't exactly your typical blog. In fact, it isn't a blog at all. It's the online version of an advice column that is also syndicated in real old-fashioned print newspapers. But the situation being described is one that is eerily familiar . . . .

Yet Another Mainstream Media Polemic on the Diabetes Epidemic

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 11:44am 1 Comment

USA today ran a story today (Monday, May 5) concerning the diabetes epidemic among the young. It's the same old same old: the growth rates of both T1 and T2 are through the roof, and obesity causes T2.

Too bad it doesn't cause T1, also; how convenient that would be for all the soi-disant "experts".

See the USA Today story here.

The Known Facts About Diabetes

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 10:00am 15 Comments

WARNING: This blog is rated "S" for heavy use of sarcasm and irony. This material may offend some readers. Parental discretion is strongly advised.

Here are the principal established facts about diabetes.

1. Diabetes is not the major public health issue that zealots would have us believe it is. Heart disease, kidney disease, and blindness are far more serious problems.





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