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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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Aitrus72 replied to FHS's discussion 'Rollercoasters' in the group FLATLINERS CLUB
"Hmm, did I attach the picture correctly?"
Mar 3
Aitrus72 replied to FHS's discussion 'Rollercoasters' in the group FLATLINERS CLUB
"Hi guys (I just joined). I've got something really crazy going on with my bg today. Rollercoaster group seemed appropriate. Note that I haven't eaten anything this morning, or taken any low treatment. All this happened by itself. Wtf :P"
Mar 3
FHS replied to Stress's discussion 'Ever see LOW on your PDM?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yeah to the retest. I'd also recommend a second meter if possible. I haven't been keeping up with the issue but the Omnipod meter had a tendency to read low. Maybe it's something that's been addressed, but that tendency combined…"
Jul 18, 2014
FHS replied to M裏Çhïêvðµ§'s discussion 'Exercise and Hypos?' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"That's true to a certain extent, but, for the most part, which fuel gets used is determined by exercise intensity. You still have to modulate exercise intensity accordingly. Too much intensity for too long will ultimately result in low BG even…"
Jul 18, 2014
FHS replied to Rajesh Khanna's discussion 'Concern for Hemoglobin levels'
"A high hemoglobin count can occur in response to conditions where blood oxygen levels are depressed. So, if you don't have an obvious condition that causes chronic low blood oxygen levels like COPD or some cardio or cardiorespiratory condition,…"
Jul 16, 2014
FHS replied to Jay's discussion 'To what degree are insulin use and weight gain intertwined?'
"It's not quite that simple, especially for a T1 since we do not produce any insulin at all. Insulin is anabolic, period. It's absolutely needed to not only store fat but also to store glycogen and build muscle. Carbs play an important role…"
Jul 9, 2014
FHS replied to Dave's discussion 'Relion test strips: An example of how WE, the healthcare consumer, are the problem'
"That's a good point Holger which is why the whole field of probability exists in the first place. I guess I would say that, given the number of variables, if you have two different meters and every single time you take a measurement, regardless…"
Jul 2, 2014
FHS replied to Bailey's discussion 'CGM and Injections'
Jul 2, 2014
FHS replied to Bailey's discussion 'CGM and Injections'
"I used a Dexcom for a few months and it was, indeed, an invaluable tool for controlling my BG over extended periods of time under various conditions. I also have a pretty comprehensive workout plan and schedule and the CGM was useful in finetuninge…"
Jul 2, 2014
FHS replied to Dave's discussion 'Relion test strips: An example of how WE, the healthcare consumer, are the problem'
"Sure, but it could vary as much as 15%, so, yeah, big coincidence but I would think that if it is a consistent difference that there is something going on. I always check my Aviva meter against my regular labs. It's never been off by more than…"
Jul 1, 2014
FHS replied to Sandy Miller's discussion 'football practice???'
"Kudos to you. I was a sprinter in college as a T1 and had many of the same issues. I never had 300 pounders trying to crush me into the turf though, so I definitely had it a lot easier."
Jun 27, 2014
FHS replied to valentine's discussion 'Piercings'
"I don't see why not as long as you do take special precaution. Diabetics notoriously can be slow healers. That, along with complications like neuropathy, can lead to nasty infections. The better your BG control, the less you have to worry about…"
Jun 26, 2014
FHS replied to Dave's discussion 'Relion test strips: An example of how WE, the healthcare consumer, are the problem'
"Well, sure, but when you begin the discussion with how Relion is an example of how we are the problem by, and I'll definitely be diplomatic here, not buying a product "like" Relion, then it is incumbent upon you to clearly demonstrate…"
Jun 26, 2014
FHS replied to Dave's discussion 'Relion test strips: An example of how WE, the healthcare consumer, are the problem'
"Yes, 50 strip box of Freestyle = $77 USD at Walmart according to Dave. 50 strip box of Freestyle = $36 USD at ADW Online."
Jun 26, 2014
FHS replied to Dave's discussion 'Relion test strips: An example of how WE, the healthcare consumer, are the problem'
"Rereading your post Dave, something just struck me. Wal-Mart is selling their Freestyle Box of 50 strips for $77? You can buy Freestyle strips for half that price from American Diabetes Wholesale, now known as ADW Online. Sounds like even Wal-Mart…"
Jun 25, 2014
FHS replied to DFresh's discussion 'Best Ways to Decrease Insulin Resistance?'
"If you look at the three conditions you just listed Dave, you can see how a comprehensive exercise program can really have long term affects beyond the affect of each individual variable. Just exercising will give you some immediate, but short…"
Jun 25, 2014

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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 12:11am on June 27, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Hood to see you again. I broke my left hip. Im Rehab 7 weeks. Have to learnhpw to walk again. Home not PT 2 times a week. Improving but it has been rough. Celebrated my 87 birthday there. I hope all is well with you. Reed

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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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…





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