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Richard157 replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Ask Manny!!!'
"Thanks, Manny! Good advice. I hope to see you at the FFL Conference in 2015."
14 hours ago
Marie B left a comment for Richard157
"Richard, so sorry about that, it was a mistake, just ignore"
Saturday
Richard157 left a comment for Marie B
"Marie, I received a notification today asking me to join this group: Marie B has invited you to join TuDiabetes Administrative Volunteers on Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes I clicked on this three times, and I got a…"
Saturday
Stephanie liked Richard157's discussion Poor Grandma!!
Saturday
Richard157 posted a discussion

Poor Grandma!!

A friend sent me this in an email. lolThe computer swallowed Grandma, Yes, honestly its true! She pressed 'control' and 'enter'And disappeared from view.It devoured her completely,The thought just makes me squirm.She must have caught a virusOr been eaten by a worm.I've searched through the recycle binAnd files of every kind;I've even used the Internet,But nothing did I find.In desperation, I asked Mr. GoogleMy searches to refine.The reply from him was negative, Not a thing was found…See More
Thursday
Richard157 commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Hello Rene, many type 1 people have said the same thing on this and other diabetes websites, and Facebook. It is a very common myth, and probably always will be. Buddy,thirty years without a doctor was not good, but the doctors in your and my…"
Wednesday
Richard157 replied to Brunetta's discussion 'Grrr... Strips for Medtronic Paired Glucose Meter no Longer covered by my insurance'
"Brunetta, I have the same problem with Liberty, my supplier. I had been using the FreeStyle meter since 2006, and they called several months ago and said I had to start using One Touch meters and strips. I do NOT like that meter! My endo gave me a…"
Aug 26
Richard157 posted a discussion

I Thought I Was Cured!! HaHa!

On Saturday I forgot to bolus at breakfast. Two hours later I discovered my mistake, and thought I would have a high. I had a meal of 31 carbs, and should have bolused 3 units. My test before breakfast was 94, and two hours later it was 89, so I still did not bolus. My pump showed that I had not bolused, and there was no insulin on board. Seeing my BG drop without a bolus was very strange, and it has never happened before. I did not need insulin, and I thought I might do the Snoopy dance, climb…See More
Aug 18

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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
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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 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.

At 12:04pm on October 18, 2013, Clare said…

Hey Richard, I wanted to let you know I have been accepted in to the C peptide replacement therapy trial at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. It is a double blind study so I could be injecting myself with saline solution once a week for the next year, but I do hope this turns out to be a useful neuroprotective hormone. It's a shame the new analog insulins didn't take C peptide in to account when they were being formulated. http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01681290 here is a link to the trial. Hope this finds you felling well.

At 4:05am on September 30, 2013, Terrie said…

Hello Richard!! :)

Thank you so much for telling me about Jeff. I hadn’t heard of him. I had been to the Children With Diabetes site many times years ago but I didn’t know about him nor did I ask who created the site. I used to enjoy reading what the parents had to say concerning their children. They reminded me of many issues my Mom had to deal with when we were Kids. That is interesting that Jeff started the FFL conferences also.

I know of a few other Fathers, Husbands or other Family members who have done similar, as you do know too. That is so wonderful of them to create organizations, companies, therapies, etc due to a loved one having Diabetes or other disease. Thank you for explaining to me about Jeff.

3500??? Wow! I didn’t realize that many people were at the FFL Conference. No wonder you had so much Fun. Yes, I’m sure that you are excited about going to the FFL in 2015. I’m excited for you. :D

Thank you Richard. I'm happy that they live near us also. I can understand how hard it would be for Anita to just up and move. That is a huge and tiresome job at any age. Not to mention missig the area and Friends, etc. But I can also see how it makes you feel not being able to see your Kids as often as you like to. That’s too bad. Maybe sometime there will be a change and you’s will be able to connect more often. I’m sure that your GrandKids would enjoy talking to you on Skpe, if you still use it. Yes, I realize it’s not the same as being with them though.

I’ve always enjoyed talking to you too Richard.

Another beautiful week coming up. I better enjoy the sunshine while I can get it.

Have a Good one Richard. :)

*Terrie

 
 
 

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