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Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Oct 20, 2012. 1 Reply

Why do we need prescriptions?

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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?
friends, comparing notes, encouragement
Date diagnosed
September 13, 1973
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Accu-Chek Spirit Combo

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YogaO replied to elizabetta's discussion 'Pumping to MDI and keeping A1C below 7'
"Ah, another light shines onto the subject ... Sorry, I can't really help there, my weight has been pretty stable whether on MDI or the pump. The single biggest change that helped me when I added a little weight was to drastically reduce the…"
YogaO replied to Dave's discussion 'Injury cause BG volatility?'
"Ouch! I agree with others that basically your high BGs were the result of your body reacting to the stress. Think about it, why does Dawn visit you in the first place, besides your manly good looks? It's to prepare you for the first hunt of the…"
YogaO replied to KCsHubby (Dave)'s discussion 'Pump case' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Users
"I have used the spibelt too, but only in cases where I am without a belt or worried about the pump catching on something. My feeling is that it is a limited use type item and I worry about having the pump so close to my body, reducing the life of…"
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YogaO replied to KCsHubby (Dave)'s discussion 'Pump case' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Users
"Yes, I always get my cases from them. I am not terribly thrilled with the latest iteration, because they removed the snaps from the belt loop, but they are still the best fitting cases, IMO."
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YogaO replied to KCsHubby (Dave)'s discussion 'Pump case' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Users
"I use the neoprene case on my belt (either blue or black)."
Mar 23
YogaO replied to Daisy Mae's discussion 'troubles with DEXCOM; would you give up your CGM?'
"It's kind of hard to say since I am not in your shoes. I know that I resisted getting a Dex for a long time because I had trouble wrapping my mind around having two more devices attached and/or on my belt when it wasn't very accurate AND…"
Mar 23

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Posted on May 24, 2012 at 8:37am 6 Comments

A few days ago, I received an email from AT&T where I took an early retirement from in 2004. The Subject Line: You have been invited to join DiabetesManager, presented by AT&T mHealthcare Solutions.

The email described a system where you could input your blood sugars into an app on your smartphone and receive coaching from your healthcare team, get an on-line logbook, graphs and other tools. I liked the idea that I might get some input from my healthcare team without having to…


A day of 4s!

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 12:02pm 2 Comments

Today is a day of 4s, AND it's my birthday!

Help me celebrate by doing 1 of these 4 things (bonus points if you do all 4!).

1 - Call someone you care about, but haven't talked to in a while - tell them why they are special to you.

2 - Perform a random act of kindness.

3 - Take a 15 minute break for yourself today with a walk.

4 - Laugh continuously for 1 minute (extra, extra bonus if you do this one 4 times) Check out…


Mail Order Pharmacy Blues

Posted on October 8, 2011 at 9:59am 0 Comments

Okay, I don't normally take this negative view of the world since there is just too much to be positive about, and I don't like to sweat the "small stuff", but I responded to an on-line survey today that asked what I liked and didn't like about using my mail order pharmacy. I realized that I don't like ANYTHING about it. I also found that my negative comments flowed out of my fingers so easily that I must have some pent up issues w/r/t this "system" of delivery. In… Continue

First and last blog!

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 11:18am 2 Comments

So long, farewell, ...

... and all the other words from the cute little song in the Sound Of Music.…


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At 4:35am on March 21, 2015, Marie B said…

love it Mike YOGAO. thanks for being here, you do so much.

At 6:27am on March 18, 2015, Marie B said…

Mike, have you started yoga? hope you're doing well.

At 10:14am on October 25, 2014, Dan P said…

Hey Mike thanks for the encouraging comment on my blog! Yep correct and move on is my philosophy!

At 8:52pm on September 10, 2014, Melitta said…

Thanks, Mike! And I love how kind and thoughtful you are! The world (and TuD) needs more of that.

At 12:59am on May 10, 2014, shoshana27 said…

At 12:59am on May 10, 2014, shoshana27 said…

happy birthday mike belatedly
it's never too late to say a good word

At 6:59am on April 29, 2014, Marie B said…

Hey Mike, congrats on being featured! We feature a variety of folks every week (accent on the "variety"),. You might stay featured for a couple weeks. if you look at all the featured members, you'll see pup and Saundra there, they stay permanently featured as a tribute.

thanks for all your helpful contributions here. I just got my new Combo a couple of weeks ago.

At 6:16pm on April 28, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Mike congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 4:22pm on April 28, 2014, Linda G said…


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