irrational John
  • 61, Male
  • upstate NY
  • United States
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irrational John replied to Mark's discussion 'Why Not Continue to Refrigerate Open Insulin Pens?'
"The thing which especially irritates me about statements like that is that it is true in a very narrow & technically misleading sense. Yes, there would be some attenuation of the radio signal resulting from passing through the physical…"
3 hours ago
irrational John replied to Mark's discussion 'Why Not Continue to Refrigerate Open Insulin Pens?'
"Again, I would suggest turning the question around. Ask rather why would they care to modify their existing drug info sheet? What would motivate them strongly enough to do this? I'm not basing my opinion on greed or ignorance as much as on…"
4 hours ago
irrational John replied to Mark's discussion 'Why Not Continue to Refrigerate Open Insulin Pens?'
"@Mark I get the impression that you believe the manufacturers have control over the content of the drug info sheet packaged with insulin. That they can include any information so long as they feel reasonably certain that it is factual &…"
13 hours ago
irrational John replied to Mark's discussion 'Why Not Continue to Refrigerate Open Insulin Pens?'
"Yepper. Pretty much also my personal experience. For some reason people seem to read a lot more into a date than it can actually mean. I've never understood why folks seem to think the modern insulins are so fragile. Yes, they are fragile. You…"
irrational John replied to Aaron's discussion 'Glucose tabs'
"I think I prefer the Sweetarts which are twist wrapped like Smarties. The main ingredient is still dextrose but I prefer the sour taste to the bland sweetness of Smarties. I also prefer the smaller size of either Smarties or Sweetarts to the…"
irrational John replied to dalajosa's discussion 'New Dexcom wearer' in the group Dexcom Users
"If you truly believe that the error was in the BG meter, then you want to check to see if it is in fact working correctly and replace it if it is not, no? You already pointed out in your post why that would be a priority. A reading of 57 is more…"
irrational John replied to Sue's discussion 'Protecting Pump from Water'
"While Medtronic tends to be rather weasel worded about it, their pumps are also supposed to be waterproof, albeit in very limited way. Their claim is that their pumps have a watertight rating of IXP7, immersion at a depth of 1 meter or ~ 3 feet for…"
irrational John replied to Sue's discussion 'Protecting Pump from Water'
"Your profile page says your pump is a Minimed Revel. So ... a 523 or 723? Is that still the case? If so, have you looked at this thread started two years ago yet? Waterproofing a Minimed Revel?? -iJohn"

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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 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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