The term "non compliant" is entirely too familiar, either from personal experience or that of others. It gets used -- and more frequently misused -- by many in health care. That misuse has been and…Continue
For the second time in less than a week, I must say goodbye to a friend.
Bob Dornhecker passed away suddenly Friday night. Bob was a husband, a parent, a respected member of the community, and a genuinely good man. And oh yes, one other thing: a Type 1 diabetic who lived a full, rich life and had a 75 year Joslin medal to prove it.
I met Bob through my wife, who volunteers several days a week at the local retirement village. (I wrote a blog about at the time. You can read it…Continue
It still seems surreal. She was here and then she wasn’t. It seems I was in one universe and have suddenly moved to a different one -- a poorer one, and permanently, with no way back. I never had sisters, but now I know how it would feel to lose one. Because I have.
I know this is real because it hurts too much not to be. And yet, it’s still surreal and jarring in many ways. I log on to the chat room, fully expecting her to be there; but she isn’t. I come across a pithy comment in a…Continue
Bob Dornhecker is a 75 year Joslin medalist, one of only about 60 or so in the world. He lives at the retirement village in our town of 15,000 in the center of the Willamette Valley. He was recently featured in our local newspaper, on the occasion of being awarded his 75 year medal. I've wanted to meet him for some time.
Bob is presently 86. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 11. To give you a sense of how long ago that was, insulin had only been available for about 10 years or…Continue
When I have total control of meals and timing, i.e., at home, I use Regular insulin because it matches the protein part of the meal most closely. It works great for the first 3 or 4 hours after a meal, then it tails off and I get a mild rise -- 20 points or so, no more (usually). So today I bolused the same as usual, but two hours later took one extra unit to extend the tail a little. We'll see what happens.