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Diabetic Retinopathy and hemorrhages on outside surface of eye

Started this discussion. Last reply by FHS Jun 12, 2012. 7 Replies

So, yeah.Live Brazilian Jiujitsu training this morning and popped a vessel on the outside surface of my eye. It's nice and red. I also have non-proliferative retinopathy but haven't noticed any…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by FHS Feb 11, 2012. 5 Replies

http://buzzofla.com/Detail.aspx?aid=521An...entire...festival...of...CHOCOLATE!Guess I can go to drown my sorrows in champagne and tequila...=/Continue

What do Diabetics and Canadians have in common?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Holko May 31, 2011. 2 Replies

Low levels of Vitamin D?…Continue

Have any pumpers noticed a difference between Humalog and Novalog?

Started this discussion. Last reply by T1Student Oct 10, 2010. 15 Replies

I got my prescription refills from my endo this morning. I mistakenly asked for Humalog instead of Novalog. Total brainfart. I actually have plenty of Novalog pens to last me until my next refill,…Continue


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FHS replied to Jolleygirl's discussion 'Bad experiences with people since getting my omnipod'
"I asked one person what they thought about the idea of me wearing in a pod before deciding to get it, my wife. I did that out of respect for our relationship and her feelings as the person who has chosen to spend the rest of her life with me. She…"
Apr 13
FHS replied to Putertech's discussion 'Bogus tale of Fargo police misconduct draws online attention'
"Tudiabetes has over 30,000 members who have produced over 2000 pages of forum posts. This community, online or otherwise, is not immune to the typical, very human, tendencies common in any other community, online or otherwise. I don't think it…"
Apr 11
FHS replied to rrrruff's discussion 'Neuropathy of the hand'
"To add to what Dave said, any nerves that innervate tissues outside of the CNS can be affected. Not to get you overly concerned, but this is why PWD have regular EKGs and are susceptible to conditions like gastroparesis. Indeed, keeping tight…"
Apr 10
FHS replied to Melitta's discussion 'CA bill to label sugary sodas, says sugar consumption leads to diabetes'
"You have the basic idea dead on Dave, insulin has different effects depending upon the role and tissue. For production of fat in adipose tissue, however, insulin's predominant role has nothing to do with it's ability to enter a cell. In…"
Apr 10
FHS replied to bjm2363's discussion 'Over-reacting?'
"That is very frustrating and something I just don't understand at all. I hope you can get your care sorted out because getting a proper diagnosis and management plan in place shouldn't have to wait if you already have reason to believe…"
Apr 10
FHS replied to Melitta's discussion 'CA bill to label sugary sodas, says sugar consumption leads to diabetes'
"Yes, insulin is a powerful anabolic hormone. Without insulin it is practically impossible to build stores of fat, glycogen, or even muscle, really. Insulin is still important for getting glucose into cells though, but that's not its only…"
Apr 10
FHS and Melitta are now friends
Apr 10
FHS replied to bjm2363's discussion 'Over-reacting?'
"At this point, I'd renew your association with your endo. It sounds like you have plenty of reason to think that you're numbers are no longer reasonably normal. Like others have said, you're either diabetic or you're not. It…"
Apr 10
FHS replied to Melitta's discussion 'CA bill to label sugary sodas, says sugar consumption leads to diabetes'
"The point is there is no causal relationship Sam. While there may be some genetic predisposition to getting an autoimmune disease like T1 diabetes, or even T1 diabetes itself, there is no reason to think drinking sugary sodas will precipitate an…"
Apr 10
FHS replied to bjm2363's discussion 'Over-reacting?'
"I think you are diligent and aware of the situation you may be facing because of your family history. That being said, it sounds like you're doctor's diagnosis is based on your hard work and meter numbers. You absolutely need additional…"
Apr 8
FHS replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Yup, that's definitely what I said Dave. But, I agree with what you said too, which is why I put "need" in quotations and followed up my own statement with this... At the end of the day, though, I pay a premium for my current state of…"
Apr 8
FHS replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Honestly, we can pick apart the article based on our views about how T1 and T2 are characterized, but I hope we don't lose sight of the point of the article. Cost of diabetes care is spiraling out of control. I think she did a good job,…"
Apr 6
FHS replied to Wendy's discussion '140 is an important number to be under?'
"Sorry David, the study does attempt determine the threshold for organ damage. That's not at all what the study is designed to do. That is a misinterpretation of the results first presented by Blood Sugar 101 and continually perpetuated on this…"
Apr 1
FHS replied to meee's discussion 'Urine Testing Question'
"Albumin is a small sized protein that usually gets spilled first as the integrity of the capillaries in the kidney starts to become compromised. Detecting micro albumin just means that you are spilling tiny amounts of albumin, which is why detecting…"
Mar 8
FHS replied to meee's discussion 'Urine Testing Question'
"Yeah, the 24-hour urine test, for the most part, is still considered the gold-standard. It stands to reason that if you can collect every drop of urine over a 24 hour period, then you will be sure you are collecting all the protein spilled over a 24…"
Mar 7
FHS replied to meee's discussion 'Urine Testing Question'
"The pee-in-a-cup, spot urine test for creatinine/microalbumin ratio is such a painless no-brainer for most people. I have it done twice a year. I was having it done 4 times a year back when I was spilling microalbumin. It's much more sensitive…"
Mar 7

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Why Standard Deviation of Blood Glucose can be a meaningless number for diabetics:

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 12:50pm 58 Comments

What is Standard Deviation?

Standard Deviation, or SD, is an estimate of the variation within a data set. In other words, it's an estimate, just one way to determine, the spread, or cluster, around your average.

Why would I use it?

Let's say I want to know something about a population of fish in a lake. Let's say I want to know ranges of sizes in length of those fish. There is no way that I can catch all the fish and measure all of them…


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At 4:58pm on April 1, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Fred just wanted to say hello. I am doing well. A few problems but I ignore them. So good to see you every so often. Take good care. Reed

At 4:50pm on February 25, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Fred. Just checking in to say hello and I am still living after being told I had prostate cancer and 6 skin cancers. I guess they cannot kill me. I did not need radiation they did it with a hormone shot every 3 months. You still teaching? Good to see you. Reed

At 8:44am on February 24, 2014, Marie B said…

Fred! I was just looking at an older discussion here, and I saw you mention Dr. Charles. He was my endo too when we lived in southern CA. when did he retire? He was without doubt the best endo I ever had. He had a really good NP too, most of the time I was with him. He got me started pumping around 1990. I remember his long gray ponytail and his red Ferrari.

At 12:54pm on December 28, 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.

At 5:43am on December 28, 2013, Marie B said…

Fred, Happy Birthday! hope you'll be having a great day. we are glad to have you with us.

At 12:14am on December 28, 2013, rick phillips said…

FHS, 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 10:01am on December 19, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Fred. I am still here, Having a bout with cancer but I will win. Always good to see you pop up now and then. Have a wonderful holiday season. REED

At 3:49pm on October 7, 2013, Bathyscaph said…

Hey! Just wondering how you are doing and if you are still training BJJ. If so, how are you doing with the insulin pump and keeping that attached? I've discovered the magic of keeping my cgm on is to attach it somewhere along or just below the back pocket line; I almost never get one ripped off anymore. Been training for the last year at AOJ; Amazing place. Let me know if you want to meet up and train or just swap notes on jiujitsu and bjj sometime.

At 5:54pm on September 5, 2013, Linda G said…


At 3:48am on September 4, 2013, BadMoonT2 said…

Well the Tribe has done their traditional post All Star break swoon and the fans have taken notice, last night they drew 9000.

Time to start following the Brownies, I'm sure the home opener will be a sellout. When it comes to the Browns hope always springs eternal in the hearts of Clevelanders.




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