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Muragaki's Discussions

Do your Nano needles leak, more so than Shorts or Minis?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Muragaki Oct 22, 2013. 2 Replies

Finally (!) exhausted the supply of Short and Mini needles I was stuck (heh heh) with for the first four years after diagnosis, and was More Than Happy to begin using Nanos because I am of thin…Continue

A general question about Glucogen and Glucagon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Apr 7, 2013. 1 Reply

Hoping folks here can help with a question about glucogen versus glucagon, brought up by an experience today when I went to get prescriptions. Is there a significant difference between glucogen and…Continue

Insulin as a "date rape" drug?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Jan 18, 2012. 8 Replies

I'm not at all sure how to incorporate to my thinking process the proposition asserted in the story (link…Continue


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Muragaki replied to Melitta's discussion 'CA bill to label sugary sodas, says sugar consumption leads to diabetes'
"I must add that this legislation rankles me (in part) because Monning's waste of time and our tax dollars to legislate an already proven scientific fact (insofar as obesity and tooth decay) bypasses the beverage industry that replaced cane…"
Apr 10
Muragaki replied to Melitta's discussion 'CA bill to label sugary sodas, says sugar consumption leads to diabetes'
"Oh. Em. Gee."
Apr 9
Muragaki commented on danmdphd's blog post 'The money is in treatment, not a cure=there will never be a cure?'
"Remember the early days of HIV/AIDS? No one wanted to touch that one for any reason because of the group of people it seemed to affect the most. Even the name first assigned to the disease (Gay Related Immunodeficiency Syndrome) screamed stigma. And…"
Apr 5
Muragaki replied to Infodigger's discussion 'Exactly how do YOU prepare and prick your fingers?'
"True story during instruction by a physician's assistant in the method of testing and shooting... He tore open an alcohol pad and ran it over his fingertip while saying, "The proper way to do this is to wipe the area with a prep pad each…"
Mar 20
Muragaki liked Judith in Portland's blog post And So She Slipped Away…..March 20th, 2010
Mar 20
Muragaki liked Judith in Portland's blog post Mom Dies of Kidney Failure 2009-10...Re-Post #2
Mar 14
Muragaki liked Judith in Portland's blog post Mom Dies of Kidney Failure 2009-10...Re-Post #1
Mar 11
Muragaki commented on AngelaC's blog post 'What I've Been Doing'
"Pastel, I agree with your musing -- anyone who hurts a creature that can't fight back should first be dressed in no more than their birthday suit then locked in a cage with a jaguar. "What's that -- Unfair? Tsk, tsk.""
Mar 5
Muragaki commented on AngelaC's blog post 'What I've Been Doing'
"Two beautiful and blessed kitties! Thanks for sharing!"
Mar 5
Muragaki left a comment for karatabuk
"Yay! new friend!"
Mar 5
Muragaki liked Lilli D's blog post dolphin love
Feb 26
Muragaki replied to caprifoglio's discussion 'Still Here, Still Type 1, Still Amazed, Still Trying to Explain'
"Indeed, marty... At least one aspect of unintended collateral damage with respect to online/social media ubiquity is absence of tone, and even careful placement of talking points and punctuation cannot replace it. In fact, in terms of organizing and…"
Feb 21
Muragaki left a comment for Lilli D
"Hi Lilli, and thanks for the add! Newly diagnosed can be tough, hope you find lots to soothe your soul here!"
Feb 21
Muragaki replied to caprifoglio's discussion 'Still Here, Still Type 1, Still Amazed, Still Trying to Explain'
"The petition, which was posted at, appears to have been delivered to the following: Dr. Margaret Hamburg Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration Kathleen Sebelius Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services U.S. House of…"
Feb 20
Muragaki replied to caprifoglio's discussion 'Still Here, Still Type 1, Still Amazed, Still Trying to Explain'
"I'm with you, too, cap. It'll be five years for me in October, and most of the time I feel as if I will never get it right. Luckily, menopause hasn't been too terribly difficult (other than the ill-timed hot flashes)... but I still…"
Feb 20
Muragaki commented on Melitta's blog post 'Melitta's Top Ten Tips for the Newly Diagnosed Person with Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes'
"Absolutely life-changing, definitely devastating. But waiting on the other side are positives you might not have realized otherwise. Come back here often -- to share, rant, query -- because a lot of us have been where you are, and will help as best…"
Feb 18

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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October 15, 2009
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TuD member and Denver artist featured!

Posted on August 4, 2011 at 12:28pm 2 Comments

An article appeared this week in one of Denver's premier alternative newspapers (Westword) featuring TuD's Frank Kwiatkowski! Read and enjoy at

Rock on, Frank, and see you soon! (Could I have your autograph?)

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At 11:53am on September 11, 2011, Acquafortis said…
Thank you for the Birthday wishes! If I am not mistaken you are a fellow Virgo as well no? When was/is yours?
At 11:21pm on May 19, 2011, twiddlemthumbs said…
Hello from the Shire the Sun is shinning although there are some dark clouds about birds are chirping away in the apple tree and our cat smudge is eating her breakfast then she will clean herself and go and find a comfy place to sleep all day,I hope you are keeping well best wishes twiddlemthumbs
At 8:07am on May 5, 2011, The Queen of Light and Joy said…
I'm baaaaaaack!! hee hee I've missed this place. How have you been?
At 1:27am on April 19, 2011, Miss Miss said…
Hi Muragaki! I am sorry for your loss, three funerals in three months is a lot. I am trying to wreak havoc where ever I can. I have been okay. Just trying to deal with the loss of my grandmum. Keep doing damage. Live life to its fullest. Be well my friend.
At 11:48pm on March 5, 2011, Miss Miss said…
Muragaki, hi. Came over to see how you were doing?
At 5:07am on February 11, 2011, Brian (bsc) said…
Thanks for your comments. We are a diverse community with diverse opinions. People should speak their mind, I like that. I don't care about being called wrong. I have been wrong. People should weigh in on matters. What is good about have a large community, is that our discussions can reveal the truth even when individual opinions differ greatly. It is the "wisdom of crowds." I never take things personally, and I always try to remind myself that someone who disagrees with something I say may turn out to be a good friend in the future.
At 11:02am on January 25, 2011, gingercat said…
Hi, thanks 4 the poll. I found it quite reassuring, especially as I suffer with mental health probs and feel down post of the time. I am glad I am not the only one. My mental health problems extends to an almost complete denial of my T2 diabetes. I no longer take my medication and my blood glucose is permanently in the 20s - reading taken now 22.4. I have 4 young kids with special needs: aspergers, ADHD, behavioural problems and autism!!
I took the poll and answered yes. In reality, would I do it, probably not. I am so glad there is a forum like this here.x
At 2:01pm on January 21, 2011, kenx said…
Hi Muragaki, thanks for add too! And she isn't from China, but her mother is! It's funny that most of the Asian people i meet while out with her automatically know she's 1/2 Chinese without seeing her mother too, but it does earn me some suspicious looks from time to time. Even had a lady grab her by the arm to try to "find her parents" when i was standing right there. Oy! I think Sky learned a few choice words that day, heh.
At 4:29pm on January 20, 2011, The Diabetic Welfare Queen said…
Thanks for the friend request. I haven't consciously dropped anyone, but one person, that I can think of... so I know you must not have been on my friend's list yet. No problem on me answering. This is a horrible situation that warps and bogs down the mind... and affects families in terribly scarring ways... And it leads people to want to make judgments and lay blame. You see it even now in the Arizona killings tragedy -- people wanting to lay blame everywhere... To everyone and anyone who might have remotely contributed... It's the nature of human beings, especially when it is something soooo poorly understood.
At 10:08am on January 20, 2011, Zoe said…
Yes, I hope others respond to the suicidality topic as well. I teach Community College and when I talk about suicide I am very aware that either someone in the class or someone they know will benefit from the information.



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