irrational John
  • 61, Male
  • upstate NY
  • United States
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irrational John replied to Susan Van Abs's discussion 'What do you cover your sensor and transmitter with?' in the group Dexcom Users
"What size is the Tegaderm you slap on?"
8 hours ago
irrational John replied to shelby76's discussion 'Do your doctors/nurses/caregivers listen to you?'
"I guess a lot depends on the context. Frankly, I think the physicians I see would be doing dignified and professionally responsible cartwheels if I came in with a 6.2%. Back in the middle of October it was 8.0%. After starting to use (Medtronic) CGM…"
irrational John replied to shelby76's discussion 'Do your doctors/nurses/caregivers listen to you?'
"I hope this is an unfortunate side effect of the way the medical system currently works rather than something specific to your HCPs, as you put it. I am afraid if these HCPs have a chronic case of STUBRS (STick Up Butt Rigidity Syndrome) I…"
irrational John and Anne are now friends
irrational John joined JDavid's group

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irrational John replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Migration update: forum categories and subcategories'
"As hard as deciding what are good initial choices for categories & subcategories, a much harder and, in my opinion, more important question is figuring out how you will decide whether or not to add new categories or subcategories as time…"
irrational John replied to danadoll63's discussion 'From Pumping to Lantus'
"First thought. When you switched did you have to get rid of your Medtronic pump? Did it die on you? Or become otherwise unusable? Because if you can still use it then why not do that? It's not like any Medtronic pump supplies order you might…"
irrational John replied to julez_79's discussion 'Struggling with Hypo-Unawareness – and confused as to why I would suffer from it'
"I am puzzled that no one has brought up the subject of "Active Insulin" aka "Insulin On Board (IOB)" aka "Bolus On Board (BOB)". I believe this is one of the most common reasons people give themselves "too…"
Feb 22

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
insider stock trading tips?
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1978
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.0, Oct 16 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm 723
Tell us more about you (optional)
T1 LADA since ~1978
first pump 1997: Minimed 507
currently: Minimed Paradigm 723 (04/2013) + CGM (11/2014)
I am a grumpy old guy with too many cats. Not sure how THAT happened. Oh, well.

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At 8:08pm on February 14, 2015, madison said…

I have 2 meters, they gave me the contour ez at the hospital and mom got me a contour next usb. I use the usb most of the time, it plugs in my computer and has its own graphing system. I haven't used the graphs yet but when I plug it in it charges the battery and downloads the results to the computer.

At 4:55am on February 6, 2015, lotsofshots said…

You like the tarot? I just started collection card sets because they are so beautiful and artistically done. I have one on sacred animals and I would like the cat and angel set as well. There is a long history of art that went into the creation of decks. I am Irish and very interested in the history and traditions. They are unique and interesting.
I am an animal person. I usually get along really well with animals. I think the new boy cat was feral because he is not social, but he has hints of wanting to interact. I wish my other cat was not so territorial about the room and me. If she would chill out I think he would be doing great. He does come out but he keeps his distance. He likes when I talk to him but runs when I try to touch him though I have had him on my lap purring once.
My dog is goofy. Cats are in control of course. He is always wanting to play and they let him know when it is okay to do so. Take care. Friday. Yay!

At 3:50pm on February 4, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi, How are the kits? Mine are doing well. I really like cats. My dog gets tortured by them all the time, but always comes back for more. I like your avatar. It looks like a druid, I am Irish. Is that what it is? It is neat. Well have a good one. I hope your diabetes is doing well. I have my ups and downs. Now coming out of a roller period. 96 before dinner, so good today. Ellen

At 3:57pm on February 1, 2015, lotsofshots said…

I have a big Harrier Hound Boxer mix. He has attention deficit disorder I think, and is obnoxious, but I still love him. He doesn't know I am a cat person. Do you have outside or inside cats or both? Mine are both bedroom cats. They hang out upstairs all the time.
Are you watching the Super Bowl? Let me know who wins if you are. Take care. Have a good diabetes week. I am off to work tomorrow and won't be around much until Friday. Maybe a little if I can get some time. Take care.

(I do see the kitty face, so cute!) I like St Bernard pups!

At 11:29am on February 1, 2015, lotsofshots said…

I have two cats, Zen and Zach both black with a little white. They are no trouble. Zen is a drama queen and Zach is shy. I also have a big dog. He is a lot more work than then cats. Eight cats, wow.

At 6:08am on February 1, 2015, lotsofshots said…

How many cats is too many? Ellen

At 4:12pm on January 9, 2015, Linda G said…


At 5:18pm on January 7, 2015, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Irrational John congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 3:41am on January 30, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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 right now!

At 3:54pm on January 30, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you John...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?




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