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Interesting Factoids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Megan S Mar 2. 17 Replies

Once in a while you run across a bit of trivia that's interesting enough to be worth passing along. (At least I know I do. ☺) This discussion is intended as a place to share things like that.I'll…Continue

The Other Side of Non-Compliance (or, The Malfeasance That Dares Not Speak Its Name)

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Feb 28. 11 Replies

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

Tags: control, adherance, compliance

Is There Such A Thing as Type 2?

Started this discussion. Last reply by xring Jun 12, 2013. 5 Replies

The Lancet recently published a Viewpoint piece challenging the very legitimacy of the term "Type 2 Diabetes." For a summary of the piece, see…Continue

LANGUAGE

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Mar 25, 2013. 49 Replies

This is not about what causes diabetes. Nor is it about medication, food, treatment or management. It's about the words we use to talk about those things.Language shapes thought. Here's a textbook…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

David (dns) replied to Jan's discussion 'Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?'
"+1 on all counts"
18 minutes ago
David (dns) replied to laollis's discussion 'Unsure of Dr's diagnose.'
"I understand. It's a puzzle, all right. But do look into the possibility of drug interaction. That is when two drugs individually are okay, but when combined, react with each other to cause a problem. Sadly, it's not unusual for doctors to…"
Thursday
David (dns) replied to laollis's discussion 'Unsure of Dr's diagnose.'
"That is one of the weirdest side effects I've come across. Metformin has a number of common side effects, but as mentioned earlier, they are mostly GI related. I've never heard of metformin causing back pain. But there's an exception…"
Wednesday
David (dns) commented on rick phillips's blog post 'What is Next? (Blog 200 of 200)'
"Rick, Your point about members quitting over unresolved disagreements has wide applicability, not only to religious congregations but to all volunteer groups. That dynamic exists in most volunteer organizations. My wife experienced it firsthand…"
Wednesday
David (dns) commented on Elizabeth's blog post 'The Bad Kind'
"Yeah, I commented on it back when you first posted it. :)"
Tuesday
David (dns) commented on Elizabeth's blog post 'The Bad Kind'
"Too true about the lack of education, Elizabeth. I was at one of the local support group's monthly meetings when the speaker mentioned glucose tablets. Someone immediately raised their hand and asked, "what are glucose tablets??" True…"
Tuesday
David (dns) replied to Shark's discussion 'Alcohol' in the group Metformin 4 us
"Metformin does several things, but its principal action is to restrict "liver dumping". In other words, it partially suppresses the liver's normal function of releasing glucose into the bloodstream. It's important to understand…"
Apr 14
David (dns) commented on Elizabeth's blog post 'The Bad Kind'
"I was trying to make a point with levity (as was Disraeli), not start an adversarial debate. To put it another way, I was pulling your leg and it came off in my hand. Nevertheless Disraeli's point is instructive. By manipulating or simply by…"
Apr 14
Lloyd left a comment for David (dns)
"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…"
Apr 14
Lloyd left a comment for David (dns)
"David, The picture is my high school (John Marshall) in Minneapolis. It was demolished last year, It came up in chat. -Lloyd"
Apr 13
David (dns) commented on Lloyd's photo
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"Lloyd, What is it?"
Apr 13
David (dns) commented on Elizabeth's blog post 'The Bad Kind'
""There three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." - Disraeli"
Apr 13
Kian commented on David (dns)'s blog post 'The Known Facts About Diabetes'
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Apr 13
David (dns) commented on Elizabeth's blog post 'The Bad Kind'
"I don't have empirical data to prove it, but I'm utterly convinced that the "poorer" outcomes in T2 are almost entirely due to the medical profession's view of it as less "serious" and therefore less deserving of…"
Apr 12
David (dns) replied to nomopancreas's discussion 'Technically not a diabetic but...'
"Insulin doesn't lead to complications. Used correctly, it helps prevents them. As others here have said, the key is good control -- keeping blood sugar levels within the normal "non diabetic" range, or as close to that as possible. We…"
Apr 10
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Apr 9

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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…

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

-Lloyd

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!!!
Angela

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 phillips said…

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

rick

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!

At 6:37pm on March 3, 2014, Richmatik said…

Congratulations Mr. David on becoming one of our Administrators!

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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)
5.6 -- January 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 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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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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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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Goodbye

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 1:31pm 10 Comments

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…

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My First Meeting With Bob

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 12:16pm 10 Comments

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…

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