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David (dns)'s Discussions

The Hall of Fame

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Aug 20. 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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Latest Activity

David (dns) replied to artwoman's discussion 'Language can be fun'
"Well, I'm not sure escape is much of a priority. This is the kind of stuff that you tend to use more in writing than in person. :)"
artwoman replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'ADA Portland Expo 2014' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"I've requested info on vendors several times - no answer yet. I am pleased that the Expo and the Pacific NW (OHSU) Summit are combining. I didn't find much at the Expo in 2013 for me as a non-newbie non-type 2 person. But the Summit did…"
Annabella replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'ADA Portland Expo 2014' in the group US - Northwest Diabetes
"Does anyone know if there is a list of exhibitors somewhere? The web page gives a schedule page & how to apply to be an exhibitor, but no list of exhibitors. Also why register, is it only so they can get info about you?"
David (dns) replied to artwoman's discussion 'Language can be fun'
"Not only that, they punish the recipient by making them do extra work to figure out what was said."
David (dns) replied to artwoman's discussion 'Language can be fun'
"Oh, and "equine fundament" isn't bad, either."
David (dns) replied to artwoman's discussion 'Language can be fun'
"Well I am an English major -- or was to use the correct tense, and I love that expression. It's a bull's eye. Here's another one you can use when describing obstructionist health care or insurance workers. The beauty of it is that not…"
David (dns) replied to Richard157's discussion 'You Did Not Take Good Care Of Yourself???' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Thank you Richard. It's early days yet, but research is beginning to question the traditional assumption that obesity automatically causes T2. It's beginning to look possible that both obesity and T2 are symptoms of some underlying cause.…"
David (dns) replied to Richard157's discussion 'You Did Not Take Good Care Of Yourself???' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"At the risk of being ridden out of town on a (virtual) rail, I feel impelled to chime in here with a slightly different perspective. There's another flavor of the "you didn't take care of yourself" mantra, and it applies…"
David (dns) joined Robert Yancey's group

Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.
David (dns) left a comment for MelissaBL
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And endless thanks for all you do for the diabetes community (not just ours but the community at large). :-)"
David (dns) replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Humana project: fifth and final question!'
"Learn to count carbs. This is for the "safely" part of the question. Whether you control your blood sugar with insulin, or with oral meds, or with diet and/or exercise, or with any combination of the above . . . knowing how many carbs…"
Oct 15
David (dns) replied to MarinaTheBetes's discussion 'diabetes and emotional trauma'
"I'm glad someone mentioned Bill Polonsky and the Behavioral Diabetes Institute. He is one the true pioneers in focusing on the mental aspects of managing diabetes. It's a field that is just beginning to get some real attention, but we are…"
Oct 15
David (dns) replied to MarinaTheBetes's discussion 'diabetes and emotional trauma'
"Life is chemical and depends on balance. (Repeat as needed) Too much or too little of anything is usually bad. Too much sugar is bad. So is too little. If something isn't in the "normal" range, you're asking for trouble. Hormones…"
Oct 15
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Oct 15
David (dns) replied to Christopher's discussion 'Symlin/Insulin mix in pump?'
"Add to that, the testing was done with syringes where the mixture was injected immediately, not with pumps where it would need to remain stable for hours or days."
Oct 13
David (dns) replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Humana project: fourth question!'
"In no particular order-- Constant learning and self study. Repeat indefinitely. I read everything I can find on diabetes. There are some truly excellent books out there. Most, I read more than once. Getting involved with the DOC (Diabetes Online…"
Oct 13

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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 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…

At 2:32pm on September 15, 2014, Linda G said…

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.

Profile Information

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

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.



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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