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AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease

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Nov 4, 2014
GRBernard commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"Hi guys - I won't go thru my whole story, it's available on my website, but I fought the book-keeping problem when I was forced into dealing with my Type-2 diagnosis by using insulin before meals. After looking for some help in making my…"
Oct 7, 2014
GRBernard replied to KimKat's discussion 'At my wits end..'
"Hi KimKat I have no credentials qualifying me to give advice, but I NEVER let that get in my way :-) I ignored for years what I call "my doc's song" - ya gotta watch your weight, get some exercise, and quit smoking - I think that is…"
Aug 18, 2014
GRBernard replied to Nancy Beneteau's discussion 'someone annoyed me with something they said'
"Oh Nancy I think you should just smile and be proud that even though you carry a membership card in our club someone wants to view you as less than "fully qualified". That speaks volumes to me about the speaker - AND about you as well, but…"
Aug 18, 2014
GRBernard replied to Craig's discussion 'Being Diabetic is your own fault?'
"Thanks Natalie, Your explanation of the research activities makes a lot of sense, and "because they are ignorant and proud of it" is a FANTASTIC assessment!"
May 31, 2014
GRBernard replied to Craig's discussion 'Being Diabetic is your own fault?'
"I've seen a number of comments concerning the lack of research into the "cause" of type-2 diabetes. I agree that we need to understand the game before we can REALLY play it. Until the research can answer that questions, all we can do…"
May 30, 2014
GRBernard replied to Craig's discussion 'Being Diabetic is your own fault?'
"Jims, I agree with you that "life style caused it and it is your fault", is no more valid than needing glasses is your own fault. From what I've read genetics plays a significant role and like need to wear glasses, eye-care,…"
May 30, 2014
GRBernard replied to Ila's discussion 'Apps to track diet, blood sugar, etc.' in the group Type 2
"My website is at You may download a version of the software that runs on windows and contains some data to play with.  You can add a patient and you're off and running.  I'm working on…"
Apr 24, 2014
GRBernard replied to Ila's discussion 'Apps to track diet, blood sugar, etc.' in the group Type 2
"Hi Ila - I've not found any that gave me all that I want for my iPad nor for my PC, so I've written one for my PC. It's on my website if you're interested. I'm in a major extension and review of the PC version, hope to have…"
Apr 19, 2014
GRBernard commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"Hi Dawnnikki98 - Thanks for the pat on the back. While most of us here have no credentials qualifying us to give advice, we are ALL qualified to express an opinion, and I've learned a lot by hanging around this forum listening to those…"
Apr 2, 2014
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Mar 11, 2014
GRBernard replied to Summer P. Horton's discussion 'Too FEW carbs at a meal?' in the group Type 2
"Hi Summer - Welcome to the club! Sorry you had to join :) I and a Type-2 guy who went from paid no attention to anything through Insulin before every meal, and am now paying attention and no longer need to use insulin, but I do continue to pay close…"
Mar 2, 2014
GRBernard replied to Zoe's discussion 'Memory' in the group Seniors With Diabetes
"I'm very fortunate in having "caged the tiger" and able to get off of the insulin wagon, and the frosting on the cake is I don't have any other issues to take it's place, other than the hi-mileage associated with wandering…"
Mar 1, 2014
GRBernard replied to Zoe's discussion 'Memory' in the group Seniors With Diabetes
"Tee! Hee! Hee! the "delay" turned into a "forget". Been there and done that! Isn't being a "mere mortal" humbling? :) I'm a Type-2 guy who never paid any attention to diet nor weight and rationalized my belts…"
Feb 28, 2014
GRBernard replied to Zoe's discussion 'Memory' in the group Seniors With Diabetes
"Hi Zoe - I think that "gee it slipped my mind" club has a large membership, so you've a lot of company if that is any consolation. I'm one of those "trouble is proceeded by deviating from the routine" people as well,…"
Feb 28, 2014
GRBernard replied to Angie Howard's discussion 'New but not new to diabetes' in the group Type 2
"Hi Angie - In my mind, Pat hit the nail on the head! You're better than I am, you started doing something when the numbers went up. My doc was able to tweak my Metformin usage to keep the numbers in line for several years while I made no…"
Dec 27, 2013

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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?
I'm happy to say that in the past year and a half I've gotten my glucose level under control. That process has made my level of ignorance embarrasingly visible and as a result I'm paying attention and learning.
Date diagnosed
June 1, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.6 on 10/11/2012 5.3 on 3/01/2012 5.7 on 04/04/2013 6.1 08/15/2013 5.9 11/11/2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Diet and Exercise
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I'm the guy on the left side of my picture, the good lookin' one I"m holding is my youngest GrandDaughterm Ellie, and you may rest assured she is NOT spoiled :-)

In Jan.2011 my Doc added Lisoprin before meals to my meds list, and the hassle of test & shoot before every meal got my attention. It's too bad the nightly Lansa injections didn't wake me up a couple of years earlier.

In the past year and a half I've tried a half-dozen iPad.apps to ease the record-keeping and calculation chores. I finally decided to write my own, which I have done and it is available to the community at

The program runs on Windows and is available at no cost. Its focus is Type-2 Diabetes, as I understand it, but input from my Diabetes support team has resulted in adding functionality they asked for that I don't use.

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