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Dennis replied to Scott A's discussion 'Is there a book or website with detailed example on insulin management?'
"MDI- Insulin Pens -Novalog and Levmire I think we first have to find out what you Know and Don't Know..and How Aggressive you have been ! 1. Do you know what your I:CR ( Insulin to Carb Ratio) Is? Such as: How many Unit's do you take to…"
Aug 10, 2013
rick phillips left a comment for Dennis
"Dennis Happy Birthday !!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Jul 4, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Dennis
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Jul 4, 2013
Dennis replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Strip Cost, Pleasant Suprise'
"Is Lifescan taking us to the Cleaners? YES , as are All the others.. 60 Min TV Show and Another On PBS with Alan Alda done a Few yrs ago.. Showing how The Big Pharma keep RENEWING their Patents to keep them active and not ExpireThey are supposed to…"
Dec 20, 2012
Dennis replied to meee's discussion 'New Basal Insulin My Endo mentioned...'
"Yes, They ( Co.'s & the Big Phrama) forse the Future in making $ is to sell to the Type 2's of the World ( there are at least 10x more of them , than Type 1's and Growing at the rate of over 8% a yr.. Cautiously Optimistic would…"
Dec 20, 2012
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Nov 27, 2012
Dennis commented on jimt1cgms's group 'Apidra Users'
"Hi Love to Try Apidra, but neither the VA Endo, nor My Medicare Endo will approve it for me They also Won;t approve a Pump Either..Say I have Good Sugars without them and don't need themAve 6% A1c's- Using Insulin Pens of Levimire and…"
Nov 27, 2012
Dennis replied to Arshag's discussion 'Getting started with my G4'
"Well, if it was Me? Being a T1- and A Old guy ?1- If allelse Fails, Read the Instructions! 2- Then I would find Someone Else who Has it and uses it and ask them To Help Guide me thru it.. ( Give them your Email, etc..) But, Unless your Going Low…"
Nov 26, 2012
Dennis replied to Sue59's discussion 'Medicare: Cover Continuous Glucose Monitors for those who really need them.'
"Great Idea Sue!I've been trying to Get a Insulin Pump, ever since I got On Medicare!The VA wouldn't give me for yrs..and still Won'tand after going thru 3 Endo's thru medicare? Still No Luck!I have Too Good of A1'cs ( 6%)…"
Nov 26, 2012
Dennis replied to Spock's discussion 'Diabetes is kicking my ***!!'
"Correcting for a Severe Low? Forget the Skittles, go to the Juice and Glucose Tabs and Over Correct .. take an extra 10 carbs.. It akes 1/2 hr to really get things Up and you can always Take a CB bout 1 hr later... Just keep tabs on how much Extra…"
Nov 24, 2012
Dennis replied to elizabeth.redman178's discussion 'Cheapest Glucose Gel'
"I use Sugar Cubes 4 carbs Per"
Aug 23, 2012
Dennis replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"Well, I would just ask, What's been your A1c's the past few Yrs and How many Hypo's and Hypers have you been Averaging a Week?-it's One thing to have nice < 6% A1c's-But if the cost is because you have had alot ( more…"
Aug 15, 2012
Dennis replied to Karen's discussion 'MDI then pump and then back to MDI'
"IMO and as a MDI person and can't get a Pump?1. Most Went on the Pump Too Soon2- Didn't learn all that is Needed to know using MDI and Then Master Getting 6% A1c's with MDI 1st, before going on the Pump3- Most Girls go on the Pump…"
Aug 9, 2012
Dennis replied to tyler's discussion 'Diabetes really sucks sometimes'
"Well as for your Eating Healthier? That's a Bunch of Baloney !If taking Insulin? They Aren't Fast acting, when it takes 3 hrs to peakand telling us it's Good to have 6% A1c's when Non D's have 4.5%so that's a bunch of…"
Jul 25, 2012
Dennis replied to Nicole's discussion 'Would Like some advice.....'
"have your Lawyer talk to him.."
Jul 25, 2012
Dennis replied to musichopin's discussion 'Diabetes and Kidney Failure'
"It's not just our Blood Sugars that cause our ProblemsThere are other factors that we have no control of , they just don't to tell us that and are 90 Pre meal and Fasting and 140 2 hrs after eating and 6% A1c's Normal for use to…"
Jul 22, 2012

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
nothing, just hope to learn and Share w/udders my mistakes to help them avoid them.
Date diagnosed
January 5, 1995
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Don't I wish-VA & Now Medicare Won't give me one
Tell us more about you (optional)
Whole family Has Adult Onset T1- Comes in our 40's
Mother , then Siblings all got it
all Normal to Thin and active People
IMO? The Medical Profession is INCOMPETENT treating our Disease and should not be trusted.. They aren't going to stick their Neck out to be Aggressive enough.
and will Deny More Strips and Pumps as long as they can

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At 5:20pm on July 4, 2013, rick phillips said…

Dennis Happy Birthday !!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 11:05am on July 4, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!

At 12:47am on July 4, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy, Happy Birthday, Dennis. I wish for you a most wonderful day and many,many more. ENJOY!!!

At 9:33am on July 4, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Dennis!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 6:31am on July 4, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Dennis!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 4:52am on July 4, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Dennis. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 10:12am on October 5, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Dennis, have you seen this Group?
At 3:46pm on July 4, 2011, Linda G said…
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 4:09am on July 4, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Dennis. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 2:47am on July 4, 2011, Miss Miss said…
Happy birthday. Hope you have a good one.



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