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Richard157 replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Big changes are coming for TuDiabetes!!'
"Thanks, Emily. I think that "moving" will eventually catch on and the membership should grow more rapidly than before. My favorite parts of TuD are the groups and the chats that you create. I hope those features will remain intact."
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Insulin Vial, 1980

If you look closely at this vial of insulin in the link below, you will read University Of Toronto, and Connaught Laboratories. That is where the vial was produced in 1923, two years after Dr Frederick Banting and Charles Best had discovered insulin.http://citiesintime.ca/toronto/story/pioneering-a/See More
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Kathy left a comment for Richard157
"Happy Thanksgiving, Richard."
Tuesday
twinchick replied to Richard157's discussion 'I Cannot Do The Big Blue Test'
"I enter mine without signing in. Works fine. Nancy"
Nov 16
Richard157 replied to Richard157's discussion 'I Cannot Do The Big Blue Test'
"Thanks for the replies. Everything was working well previously, just a two or three day glitch. I used the sidebar like Karen suggested, and now it is working again. I will catch up now."
Nov 16
karen replied to Richard157's discussion 'I Cannot Do The Big Blue Test'
"I just did the test right now...on the right hand side of this message is the form and after I entered my details I got a BRAVO message. Try it right here, Richard :)"
Nov 16
acidrock23 replied to Richard157's discussion 'I Cannot Do The Big Blue Test'
"Hmmm, I'm not sure what to say without playing around with the computer. I use my phone. It occurred to me that I am using the same app I used last year, just left it on my phone and started it up where I left off. I hope my results are going…"
Nov 16
Richard157 replied to Richard157's discussion 'I Cannot Do The Big Blue Test'
"I am having trouble again. The last three attempts to do the Big Blue Test have failed. I logged in without a problem, answered all questions, and clicked on the submission button, but it would not register my test. I hope this is not happening to…"
Nov 15

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
1 or more of my friends
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?
Friendly discussions on diabetes issues and a sense of humor.
Date diagnosed
September 15, 1945
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
MM 523
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://none
Tell us more about you (optional)
Type 1 for 68 years, have Joslin 50 year medal, will get 75 year medal in 2020, no complications except some mild nerve damage.
Retired math professor, living in the Catskills region, NY.
I like to help parents online who have T1 kids. They appreciate my letting them know that their kids can have long healthy lives, and can do anything they want, if they have good control.

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I Am A Prisoner In My Own Home

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 5:14pm 30 Comments

Anita and I have been married for 46 years. I was a diabetic for 19 years before we were married in 1964. She was only 20 then, and knew nothing about diabetes. I rarely had insulin reactions back then. There was very little known about diabetes care. The monitors for measuring blood sugar levels were not available until the mid 1980s, and there was almost no useful advise given by my doctors. When I became more educated about diabetes, and had a doctor who knew a lot about diabetes, I started… Continue

My Sad, but Funny, History With Carbs

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 6:21pm 8 Comments



In one chapter of my book (published in March, 2010) I recalled several things from the history of diabetes. One paragraph from that chapter is given here:

"There were two schools of thought in the 17'th century. One theory proposed replacing the sugar lost in the urine by following a diet high in carbohydrates. The…

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62 Years Of Type 1......CHAPTER 3

Posted on March 28, 2008 at 6:17pm 0 Comments

CHAPTER 3



Before I was diabetic Daddy drove a milk truck and delivered milk to people's homes. Mother was always a stay at home Mom and there was barely enough income to pay the rent on the house and put food on the table. A few years later Daddy applied for a job at the Roanoke Post Office and was accepted. The salary was substantially larger and that was when we made a down payment on the 10 acres that became our farm.



The house across the street from ours was huge and… Continue

CHAPTER 2

Posted on March 27, 2008 at 7:30am 0 Comments

CHAPTER 2



Prior to the discovery of insulin there were several treatments for diabetes. Those treatments included bleeding, opium, starvation, exercise and diets. A diet low in carbs and high in fat and protein was sometimes used. Without the availability of insulin these treatments extended the lives of diabetics by approximately one year.



Insulin was discovered in 1921 and became available to the general public in 1923. The first insulin was taken from pigs and cows by a… Continue

62 Years Of Type 1 Diabetes, My Story

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 6:00pm 22 Comments

INTRODUCTION



Some of my friends on diabetesdaily.com asked me to write about my 62 years as a Type 1 diabetic. I have done so and my story has been presented on that site in a 21 chapter format. I have included many autobiographical parts of my life as well.



I have spoken to Manny and he wants me to post my story here on this wonderful site.



The fact that I am alive and well today, after 62 years of diabetes, is due in large part to my Mother and my precious… Continue

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At 7:25am on November 25, 2014, Kathy said…

Happy Thanksgiving, Richard.

At 9:00pm on November 9, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Richard!!

At 1:55pm on August 30, 2014, Marie B said…

Richard, so sorry about that, it was a mistake, just ignore

At 6:35pm on July 25, 2014, Carol said…

Thanks for the suggestion of the photo museum group. I have such a poor memory of my beginning days with Type 1, -not an easy time back then, as you well know. The photos are difficult to see, but they tell our story and represent how far we have advanced.

I'm holding my new T:slim in my hand and remembering how I, as well as others, learned to give ourselves injections by practicing on an orange. I was 12 years old. I'm so excited to get started on the pump, what a gift:)

At 6:35am on May 29, 2014, Glucose Gal said…

Richard I appreciate all the diabetic friends I can find. How are you this fine morning?

At 10:12am on April 23, 2014, _Danny_ said…

Hello Richard. Hope all is well in your life? :)

At 9:11am on December 4, 2013, Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes said…

Thank you for taking the time to share your story, Richard. It’s on Discuss Diabetes now. Best, Laura K.

At 4:38am on November 7, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!! BRAVO Richard!!

At 6:30pm on November 4, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Richard, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 4:49pm on October 18, 2013, Clare said…

I never even thought of that but that makes perfect sense. It's probably why this C peptide replacement will be a separate injection, but at least it is only once a week. I can live with that.

 
 
 

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