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The Hall of Fame

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) yesterday. 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. 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. 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. 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


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David (dns) replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"Folks, This discussion is meant to single out people who deserve to be honored, not to dispute who's really a good guy and who isn't. Sometimes these topics can degenerate into arguments about just that. Please don't let that happen…"
Nyadach replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"He didn't introduce basal/bolus...he might claim he did, but am pretty sure Krogh and Hagedorn at Novo would have a lot to say about it considering they claim the creation of it back in 1953 with their creation of the first long acting insulins…"
meee replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"I nominate Eva & Victor Saxyl, Victor, who was a doctor, made insulin from water buffalos, saving Eva's life and the lives of many more pwd in the Shanghai Ghetto in WWII when medical supplies were cut off. Eva went on to be very open about…"
shoshana27 replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"i also nominate my mom & g-d t1 since 1936"
cbaer replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"I nominate my mom. I was diagnosed when I was 1 and am now 42. She knew nothing and back then, there were less fancy technology to deal with. She is a rock star in my mind. Thanks mom!!!!!"
Eucritta replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"If you're going to nominate Watson and Crick, don't forget Maurice Wilkins, who also shared the Nobel, and Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling, who did not but arguably should share credit for the work as their data was used without…"
David (dns) replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'How to do a Gluteal Self-Injection'
"Since everyone's body configuration and physiological response are individual, this process obviously has to be too. This is just one more of those things about diabetes that needs to be worked out by trial and error to find the technique and…"
shoshana27 replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"thanks to all of them i had 3 children who are well by c section delivered in the 8 th. month"
Brian (bsc) replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"I would also suggest Dr. Patricia White (1900-1989) who worked alongside Joslin. When she joined Joslin in 1924, only half of pregnancies were successful. By the time she retired in 1974, due largle to her work, the success rate was over 90%. During…"
Brian (bsc) replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"I nominate: Dr. Richard K. Bernstein [1934-present] For being the first patient to do self monitored blood sugar in 1970 and his advocacy for it's use. For the introduction of the basal/bolus therapy. For the advocacy that tight blood sugar…"
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David (dns) commented on Cara's blog post 'Why why WHY!'
"I'll just add my voice to the chorus about getting help. Depression and I are old friends, we know each others' ways intimately. After a long time wallowing in the bottom of the pit, I finally got "sick and tired of being sick and…"
David (dns) commented on Jericho's Mom's blog post 'Jericho's Diagnosis'
"It can be incredibly overwhelming at first. You may feel as if you have to learn an endless amount of information overnight. Here's a tip: don't try to absorb everything at once. You can't; the brain can only handle so much at a time…"
shoshana27 replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"how about dr. henry dolger who figured out how to save diabetic mothers's babies by delivering them in the 8th. month. & laser surgery to save our sight, etc... i could name a few others, etc..."
David (dns) replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'The Hall of Fame'
"LOL. They aren't really "rules". Just meant that if they've made significant contributions to the field, people would probably like to know some details about them. :)"

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At 5:28pm on May 24, 2014, Scott K. Johnson said…

Thanks so much, David! I'm glad you enjoyed the diabetes hope conference! Always open for feedback on making it better for next year. Wishing you all the best!

At 5:33am on April 14, 2014, Lloyd said…

Marshall was built in the 1920's as a jr-sr high school. It was on the edge of dinkytown, which borders the U of Minn campus. My class, the class of '68, was the smallest and last class. The school merged with University HS, a much smaller non-secular HS about 6 blocks away in an attempt to keep a viable school. That lasted 15 years, then it became an office building for about 20 years. Steam heat, huge windows, no ac, it must have taken a lot of remodeling to be used for business.

At 10:03pm on April 13, 2014, Lloyd said…

The picture is my high school (John Marshall) in Minneapolis. It was demolished last year, It came up in chat.


At 3:59pm on March 7, 2014, Corinna said…

Congratulations David. Welcome to the admin team and thanks for officially taking on the task of helping folks out.

At 2:11pm on March 5, 2014, Lilli D said…
You will make a wonderful member of the admin team, congrats David!
At 11:02pm on March 4, 2014, swisschocolate said…

So glad you joined the admin team, you are gonna do a fabulous job!!!

At 9:55pm on March 4, 2014, Judith in Portland said…

Oh my---So glad you will "have our backs" as part of our great Admin team!.....Blessings...Judith in Portland

At 5:47am on March 4, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Hey congrats on being named administrator David. Tear em up Dude.


At 11:49pm on March 3, 2014, Melitta said…

Congrats, David, on becoming a member of the admin team! Our beloved Barbara is thanking you from on high. We'll thank you down here.

At 10:23pm on March 3, 2014, Mari said…

Thank you for volunteering David! You'll be a great administer!

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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)
5.6 -- April 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
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Lifelong bookworm. Avid student of history. Love to cook [and diabetic -- isn't that ironic? Like Beethoven going deaf]. 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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A Non-PWD Who's Sick of Hearing About Someone Else's Diet

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

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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.



This Is Getting Old!

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 9:29am 4 Comments

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…




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