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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

COMING OUT

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.

Latest Activity

David (dns) commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'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."
Wednesday
David (dns) commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'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."
Wednesday
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).…"
Wednesday
David (dns) joined Manny Hernandez's group
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Diabetes Grocery Shopping

Let's share our grocery shopping lists!
Wednesday
catwoman29 liked David (dns)'s blog post The Field Of Diabetes Is Overrun . . .
Tuesday
David (dns) commented on David (dns)'s blog post 'The Field Of Diabetes Is Overrun . . .'
"LOL - glad to be of service. :)"
Monday
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!"
Monday
David (dns) commented on Tom Goffe's blog post '"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette'
"+1. ROFLMAO"
Monday
David (dns) replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"I'll let the real pump experts give the definitive answers, but here's what I know: 1. Yes 2. Possibly not given how hot that water tends to be 3. Just exactly what you think. It disconnects. 4. I don't know anyone that has happened…"
Monday
David (dns) replied to KimKat's discussion 'The MODY test'
"That is sometimes true, sometimes not. Depends on the variant and the severity. Often the treatment is more like T2 than T1. But (like everything else in diabetes) not always."
Monday
David (dns) replied to KimKat's discussion 'The MODY test'
"MODY testing is very, very expensive. Be prepared for serious sticker shock if insurance won't cover it."
Sunday
David (dns) replied to Scott A's discussion 'Am I the only one who never had any meaningful 'diabetes instruction'?'
"Used to work across the street from UC Irvine. :)"
Sunday
David (dns) replied to aribeth's discussion 'blood sugar.'
"Terry's points are all good ones. I'll just point out one other possibility. You didn't go into detail about how your diagnosis was arrived at. The only certain way to distinguish between Type 1 and Type 2 is to run the proper lab…"
Sunday
David (dns) replied to Dave's discussion 'Are we just completely ignorant about Type 2?'
"Quite so, Terry. The medical community -- which really has no excuse for not knowing better -- still, by and large, views insulin as a "last resort" rather than a first response. So of course, by the time it's prescribed, it's…"
Sunday
David (dns) replied to Dave's discussion 'Are we just completely ignorant about Type 2?'
"Quite true. I have very little insulin. Last c-pep came in at 0.3, which isn't quite zero but it's awfully deficient. Personally I'm convinced that it was 16 years of pushing my beta cells into overdrive with sulfonylureas that did…"
Sunday
David (dns) replied to Dave's discussion 'Are we just completely ignorant about Type 2?'
"As it is, no one recommended insulin to me. After a number of years of mediocre control, I made it my business to start learning everything I could about diabetes. Pretty quickly, I put two and two together, marched in to my doctor's office,…"
Jan 24

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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…

David,

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.

Cathy

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…

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From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before...filled with family and friends!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!!
***CARPE DIEM***
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At 1:24am on September 22, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" 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…

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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

http://tinyurl.com/mcgbhkg

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.

2.…

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, has type 1)
Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

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