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David (dns)'s Discussions

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


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.

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Apr 11
David (dns) replied to julez_79's discussion 'lowish postprandial BS in a healthy person?'
"Reinforcing what Sam said . . . those numbers sound entirely reasonable for a non-diabetic person. A non-PWD will experience only a modest rise, if any, after a meal. The general rule of thumb (subject to differing expert opinions, so please…"
Apr 9
David (dns) left a comment for Colette
"You need to have a long talk with your doctor. If your A1c is in the fives without insulin, Type 2 sounds much more likely than LADA. That is given additional weight by the negative antibody tests, and the 1.1 c-pep. There are other antibody tests…"
Apr 5
David (dns) commented on Melitta's blog post 'Reflections on 20 Years with Type 1 Diabetes'
"Melitta, You are a hero and role model of mine (Shoshana is another, but she's everybody's -- or should be :) ). Your blog is a bull's eye. (Actually a series of them.) And as noted by yourself and others, your insights don't…"
Mar 19
David (dns) replied to shelby76's discussion 'Do your doctors/nurses/caregivers listen to you?'
"There are many influences that feed the pervasive arrogance of HCPs. The god complex instilled in training certainly is one. Another factor is just, well, statistical. For every patient who is conscientious, knowledgeable, and honest, there are…"
Mar 16
Aslanspride left a comment for David (dns)
"We are very proactive with health and have only belonged to Kaiser Permantes' HMO since our company changed insurers last summer. They are not working with us at all and clearly have incentives not to refer. I think it may be time to contact…"
Mar 14
David (dns) left a comment for Aslanspride
"Hello and welcome to TuDiabetes. We are a community of people personally touched by diabetes. Here you will find the collected experience of over 36,000 people as well as an absolutely safe space in which to question, share, or rant, as needed.…"
Mar 14
David (dns) replied to Mark's discussion 'Why Not Continue to Refrigerate Open Insulin Pens?'
"To each his own. I don't notice it at all."
Mar 11
David (dns) replied to Mark's discussion 'Why Not Continue to Refrigerate Open Insulin Pens?'
"As far as I can see, insulin is insulin regardless of the shape of the container. I keep all my insulin refrigerated all the time, and it's not unusual for a vial to last me 60 to 90 days. Until now (knock wood) I have not had a single one go…"
Mar 11
David (dns) replied to Dave's discussion 'Comparison of the effectiveness of various routes of insulin injection: insulin levels and glucose response in normal subjects'
"Bernstein says that injections greater than 7u tend to behave more inconsistently. Consequently he advocates breaking up large boluses into smaller ones. I believe him for two reasons: His data is exclusively empirical, not theory. He has observed…"
Mar 6
David (dns) replied to Dave's discussion 'Comparison of the effectiveness of various routes of insulin injection: insulin levels and glucose response in normal subjects'
"Confirms what I knew from other reliable sources. Corroboration is a good thing."
Mar 6
David (dns) replied to Raven Hughes's discussion 'insulin to carb ratio'
"Morning: 1:8 Regular 1:12 Apidra Afternoon & Evening: 1:11 Regular 1:16 Apidra"
Mar 6
David (dns) replied to curlysarah's discussion 'Telling the Endo to Back Off'
"A doctor who makes "inappropriate" comments to a patient has mistaken who works for whom. $0.02"
Mar 5

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At 11:23pm on March 14, 2015, Aslanspride said…
We are very proactive with health and have only belonged to Kaiser Permantes' HMO since our company changed insurers last summer. They are not working with us at all and clearly have incentives not to refer. I think it may be time to contact their customer service. We have few options.
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…


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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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

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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)
5.5 -- 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


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.





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