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Michael Hoskins added a discussion to the group Michigan Diabetics

Adult D-Meetup in Troy on April 18

We are meeting Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. Meeting at the Panera Bread on the Northwest corner of Rochester & Big Beaver.Panera faces Big Beaver. Across from Nordstrom Rack.Please join us for a chance to visit, share ideas, tell our stories..... Some of us have been meeting for many years..... Some will be new! We hope you can come. Invite any of your "sweet" friends to join us!You can also find the group, Southeast Michigan Adult Diabetes Community, on Facebook to RSVP and connect with…See More
Apr 7
Michael Hoskins commented on Sarah Kay's group 'Michigan Diabetics'
"Trying to get an Adult D-Community more coordinated and organized, as my wife and I are planning to move back to Oakland/Macomb this summer. I will be at JDRF TypeOneNation conference in May, so that could be a good time to meetup for some of us.…"
Apr 1
Michael Hoskins replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'Does HIPAA protect you? Why? Why not?'
"I'd definitely reach out to Erin Gilmer, who knows her stuff in this area as she's a HIPPA attorney who happens to be living with T1D. This has been a big issues we've been discussing locally in regard to diabetes camp -- some are…"
Mar 11
Michael Hoskins replied to Terry's discussion 'Animas Vibe FDA application anniversary' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Correct, Terry, and same here. Credit and blame should be given where appropriate. That is the industry perspective, as to how certain players have working relationships with FDA. Unfortunately, companies are becoming less and less transparent in…"
Dec 3, 2014
Michael Hoskins replied to Terry's discussion 'Animas Vibe FDA application anniversary' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"The difference between the two being that JnJ/Animas do not have a working relationship with the FDA with back and forth conversations and in-person meetings, as Tandem and others like Asante and Dexcom have worked toward. Animas basically files…"
Dec 2, 2014
Michael Hoskins replied to Terry's discussion 'Animas Vibe FDA application anniversary' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Hi, Terry. The answers to both questions boil down to: Because it's Animas, and that's how they roll as a big corporate device-maker. The company basically did all the needed U.S. research following the summer 2011 rollout overseas, but…"
Dec 2, 2014
Michael Hoskins left a comment for Tom
"Welcome to the TuD part of the Diabetes Online Community universe, Tom! Great to see another Michigander on here (OK, I'm in Indy at the moment but hey I'm FROM Macomb/Oakland counties, so there...) - looking forward to keeping in touch!"
Nov 28, 2014
Michael Hoskins added a discussion to the group Michigan Diabetics

Southeast Michigan Adult D-Community on Facebook

Hey, fellow D-Michiganders!Just wanted to let you know about a Facebook group that I started up in October, for those fellow people with diabetes living in Southeast Michigan.It's called: Southeast Michigan Adult Diabetes Community.This is something that I have done in Indy, where I currently live, and we have a strong group of 70+ (mostly T1, but some T2s) who are part of the group. That's on top of the 100 or so we…See More
Nov 28, 2014
barbraann replied to Michael Hoskins's discussion 'New Facebook Group - Southeast Michigan Adult Diabetes Community' in the group Michigan Diabetics
"Where are you located? I'm just north of Detroit."
Oct 23, 2014
Michael Hoskins added a discussion to the group Michigan Diabetics

New Facebook Group - Southeast Michigan Adult Diabetes Community

Hey, all.Just wanted to try and add another channel, as I didn't see one on Facebook. It's a closed group that you can find, but need to ask to join. So, please join in if you're interested and we can help spread the word.Thanks!https://www.facebook.com/groups/503632546406251/See More
Oct 23, 2014
Michael Hoskins replied to Anthony Zyjewski's discussion 'meeting' in the group Michigan Diabetics
"Any more word on this? Am just getting into Detroit."
Oct 17, 2014
Michael Hoskins replied to Anthony Zyjewski's discussion 'meeting' in the group Michigan Diabetics
"Hey, Anthony! Great idea to get people together! I am from St. Clair Shores and went to Oakland. We're in Indianapolis now, but will be visiting the Metro Detroit area weekend Oct. 17-20, if there's any interest in getting together then.…"
Oct 7, 2014
Hoya Zoya and Michael Hoskins are now friends
Sep 9, 2014
Michael Hoskins replied to LovetoHike's discussion 'Insulin for Stouts?' in the group Diabetes And Beer
"Totally not an expert here, but this works for me as someone who also prefers darker beers, usually stouts. I tend to have a couple per sitting, and usually do a square wave of about half the carbs for 30 minutes. So for stouts that have anywhere…"
Aug 5, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) left a comment for Michael Hoskins
"My son and his family moved to the "City of Huntington Woods" MI I cannot believe I could not think of it yesterday."
Jun 1, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) left a comment for Michael Hoskins
"Mike, it is super cool to the have super cool friends. Thanks for being my new super cool friend..................Rick PS: Good to see you yesterday. I thought the sessions were wonderful."
Jun 1, 2014

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March 10, 1984
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A guy diagnosed with type 1 at age five, and the son of a mom diagnosed at the same age. A husband, writer and history buff who's been able to combine his passions for journalism and diabetes advocacy into a career.

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Contact Lenses That Detect Highs, Deliver Insulin

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 11:12am 1 Comment

Anyone see this DiabetesMine post today? Wondering what the thoughts are on this possibility... I'm a little skeptical about need and practicality, but it IS intriguing.


What Your Meters May Not Be Telling You...

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 8:18am 1 Comment

Was interesting to explore the reasons behind a recent LifeScan glucose meter recall, and finding out that certain meters may be keeping secrets...

Would be interested to hear what you think about this.



Diabetes Art Giveaway & Chance To Help D-Camp Charity

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 2:45pm 0 Comments

Hey everyone!

If you missed it earlier this week on Feb. 4, we have a giveaway over on DiabetesMine that features a pretty cool D-Art painting.

You can win this pinstriped piece, just by leaving a comment before 5p PST Friday, Feb. 8, on the blog post. The winner will be…


D-Disclosure On The Job, Circa 2000

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 9:23pm 2 Comments

Do you disclose your diabetes at the workplace? That's the question for the DSMA Blog Carnival in March, and I've recently penned a post over at my blog The Diabetic's Corner Booth on that topic. There's a specific reason why I handle my diabetes disclosure the way I do these days. I'd love the hear your thoughts on this, and how you handle the question.

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At 10:24am on June 1, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

My son and his family moved to the "City of Huntington Woods" MI

I cannot believe I could not think of it yesterday.

At 10:20am on June 1, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Mike, it is super cool to the have super cool friends. Thanks for being my new super cool friend..................Rick

PS: Good to see you yesterday. I thought the sessions were wonderful.

At 12:25pm on January 27, 2014, Deb Snow said…

Hi Michael . Thank you for friending me. Keep well Debx

At 9:26pm on August 14, 2011, Natalie ._c- said…
LOVE your blog -- it's one of the ones I read regularly! I hope to be able to contribute something through DA. Keep fighting the good fight! :-)
At 8:21pm on April 3, 2011, Brett Ryan Stewart said…
Thanks for reaching out Michael! Glad you enjoyed the interview. I did too :-)
So I just read your Sherlock blog about the "new" study on counting carbs. I'm dumbstruck. I'd say this is why the cure continues to elude us. Good post!
At 10:25am on March 23, 2011, Courty1 said…
I cannot possibly tell you how your blogs have helped me! You are the reason I have become addicted to the online community. I have fallen off the wagon countless times in my 30 years of being a PWD and since I began reading about you, I have really developed a new appreciation for myself and the importance of good self care. I know it wasn't a goal for you to help me specifically, but I want you to know that you absolutely have, tremendously!!!! I want you to feel great and proud about what you do online to communicate, inform and advocate as well as the things you do with events you attend, especially Government Day!!!! So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Michael! You have really touched my life! Have a great day!
At 8:48am on December 22, 2010, Doris D said…
Hey Micheal please send me that addy again. I seem to have lost it thanks to a 2 year old and a 4 year old. Weeeell they wanted to wright and they know the paper is around my computer and so................. PM it to me if you wish.
At 11:24am on October 28, 2010, Doris D said…
I can't pull up your email address. SLOW COMPUTER PROBABLY but anyway just wanted to let you know it would probably be after Halloween b/f I could get it done. # g-kids and Halloween............well you know! LOL!
At 10:58am on October 28, 2010, Doris D said…
Sure just let me know when and where. I think it's important for all paernts to know that there for a while your child might blame you (I did my dad b/c there was another Type 1 in that side of my family when I got it) but in the long run your kids don't blame you. Such a GREAT feeling!!!! My daughter that I was talking about? She's now 22 and has 3 of her own children. Yep proud there. She was also bron missing her left hand but is now a CNA working in a nursing home! She's great there too and has patients asking for her!
At 9:35pm on August 17, 2010, mother4peace - Christine said…
It's ironic that you left a comment on my blog as I was sitting here thinking after reading your blog about driving with D. I was remembering about my severe low this year that rendered me unaware, but conscious. I had just finished playing in the two feet of snow with my two young children and had done all of then right things...even was on a CGM, but my sensor had just expired a couple of hours earlier and I put a new one on in the mornings...so I was in between. We have estimated I was out of it for at least an hour and a half before my husband found me. What was devastating to me is my children were essentially alone (4 & 9yrs). The guilt I still have is what has motivated me to stay on top of this. At times I feel I am obsessed. Your blog was really helpful in that it will serve to keep me ever mindful of driving with D. I check every time I drive, but sometimes you hate it and this is a reminder to endure it. Keep strong.



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