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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?
Conversation and talking with people who fully understand
Date diagnosed
November 12, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.5, 3-30-2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
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Mikeonline2821's Discussions

Just saying Hi... Not HIGH

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe May 25, 2012. 2 Replies

Been a while since I have posted so I thought I would just say HI ...(not HIGH LOL) I was just reading some other posts on here and I was thinking "WOW these people Rock!" I gain such inspiration…Continue

The Notion of Homicide or β-Cell Suicide Revisited

Started this discussion. Last reply by garidan May 8, 2012. 5 Replies

OK, this is really cool. If you have never read a medical journal though you are going to have to brush up on crazy words used to impress you. This is a LONG and somewhat difficult read but I really…Continue

Tags: Develop, Diabetes, 1, Type

Pick a meter any meter....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mikeonline2821 Apr 26, 2012. 3 Replies

Ok the reason I have all these…Continue

Ever wonder how that little Glucose meter knows how much sugar is in your blood?

Started Apr 24, 2012 0 Replies

So being a technically minded kind of guy I was wondering how those little meters know exactly (haha.. or should I say as exactly as possible) how much sugar is in the drop of blood I provide at the…Continue

Tags: meter, glucose, testing, strip, test


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Mikeonline2821 replied to Oakville27's discussion 'Pen Question'
"If you get blood in your insulin that can cause it to go bad. I would throw out that pen. I find that if I hold the plunger down when I removed the needle if there was blood it would not get into the insulin. Just click a unit and clear the needle…"
Jul 5, 2012
Mikeonline2821 liked Richard157's discussion Fingersticks That Really Hurt
Jul 5, 2012
Mikeonline2821 replied to Richard157's discussion 'Fingersticks That Really Hurt'
"Richard, That is probably the funniest thing I have seen in a while. Simple but funny. Not that I am happy to have Diabetes but wow you guys that have come up with it through the years have sure been the guinea pigs. I guess if I have to have this…"
Jul 5, 2012
Mikeonline2821 replied to JustLookin's discussion 'High Blood Pressure or Not'
"Not "high" BP but usually just above normal for me. I am T1 but in a strong honeymoon stage right now. I was running every day on a treadmill but hurt my feet so I have not been on the treadmill in a few days. I actually miss it and hope I…"
Jun 5, 2012
Zoe replied to Mikeonline2821's discussion 'Just saying Hi... Not HIGH'
"Agreed. Great outlook on life! Thanks for checking in."
May 25, 2012
Mikeonline2821 posted a discussion

Just saying Hi... Not HIGH

Been a while since I have posted so I thought I would just say HI ...(not HIGH LOL) I was just reading some other posts on here and I was thinking "WOW these people Rock!" I gain such inspiration from the things I read here and I have such…See More
May 25, 2012
Mikeonline2821 commented on Sarah Keech's blog post 'food and work'
"wow... well I hope you can keep up the resistance. I know that if they put it in front of me enough times I will eat it in small amounts eventually. I was DKA in Nov 2011 so my co-workers are the opposite with me. They all keep asking if "I CAN…"
May 21, 2012
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A1c%: 5.3 @ Tue May 15 2012 12:00:00 GMT-0500 (Central Standard Time)
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May 21, 2012

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All I want for my birthday is a Cure.....

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 6:40am 0 Comments

      It has not been that long since I was diagnosed with Diabetes. When I was given the news that day a lot of thoughts were rumbling around in my head. I remember thinking about my wife and kids then some of the things I wanted to do in life and if I could still get out there and do them. I remember one thing I kept thinking was how much I really hope Diabetics are allowed to drink Milk ( I LOVE MILK ) after speaking to the doctors and dietitian I was relieved to find out I can have…


What do you do with your strips??

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 8:00pm 6 Comments

After thinking about what to do with these strips in a "useful" manner I decided I would put words together every once in a while (I would say once a week but I have such a crazy schedule we will see) and post them here. I would also like to make a little video of them after a while and put it to music. So if you have…


Wow... we just need 10 minutes more explanation I think....

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 8:55pm 14 Comments

       Ok so as many post on this web site and many others that I have read over the past few months I think I have found 2 people that had a doctor that cared enough to really sit down with their patient and explain this "DIABETES" to them. I think I got the same 5 minute visit from a dietitian and 2 minute discussion from my Endo. While recovering from a scary case of DKA. I was in the Hospital for more than 20 minutes it would not have been a bad idea to bring me a video or stay in my…



Posted on March 13, 2012 at 8:52pm 13 Comments

     I thought it would be interesting to put my story down on paper. Though I will give some details I will leave the LONG story for my book…. Yeah sure I will write it someday…. Anyway, here it goes.

     I work for a communications company and I currently handle the projects from concept to sign-off. I am the one that takes the theory of the idea and makes it work in front of customers in the real world. I started out testing these radio systems then moved to technical support and…


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At 6:40pm on April 5, 2012, Robyn said…

Thank you for the friend invite!!

At 4:19pm on December 13, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Mike....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 8:48am on December 13, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:

At 8:11am on December 13, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. I see you are a recent DX. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 7:21am on December 13, 2011, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.




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