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Lucentis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda G Jul 30. 8 Replies

I am experiencing my first diabetic eye problem, I have a diabetic macular edema in my left eye.I am scheduled for a series of intraocular injections in my left eye with a drug known as Lucentis, I…Continue

Tags: eye, edema, macular, lucentis

God Bless the USA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terrie Jul 4. 3 Replies

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans. For my friends from other nationalities please allow me this moment of Pride.I wish to thank Lee Greenwood for saying in song what I and many American…Continue

Chicken or Egg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Oct 11, 2013. 17 Replies

Which came first the chicken or the egg or maybe a better question. Which comes first insulin resistance or excess weight. Does weight cause IR or does IR cause weight.As far as I know the jury is…Continue

Tags: IR, Resistance, Insulin

Milestones

Started Aug 17, 2013 0 Replies

If I timed this right this will be discussion post number 20,001 we just crossed the 20,000 threshold for discussions.Keep a watch out everyone another milestone is coming we will soon welcome member…Continue

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"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of Victory" - Gen. George S Patton, Jr.

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Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Kevin H's discussion 'Need a hand figuring out where to store my insulin.'
"I would be careful with the small dorm type fridges, They can easily freeze, especially if they are not opened often. Small fridges do not have separate thermostats like a large kitchen refrigerator does. They have only a freezer T-stat, they depend…"
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Doris D commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'D Night Before Christmas'
"oh this is soooo good Gary!!! Merry Christmas to u"
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"Gary, my story is a little different. We hung up our stockings by the fireplace yesterday, a day early. Last night I heard some tip-toeing on the roof, clickety-click, and then the dogs set up quite a clatter in the kitchen. Barking, yipping,…"
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D Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring not even a mouseI had just settled down and was so soundly sleeping When all of the sudden my CGM started beepingI arose from my slumber and looked at the screen With down pointing arrows I am low it does seemAs I sat in the kitchen treating my low I can't help but notice the beauty of the new fallen snow.With BG recovered I head back to my bed When I come across a gentleman all dressed in redForgive Dear…See More
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Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for lotsofshots
"Merry Christmas Ellen, I'm so glad you are feeling better."
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Grasseater commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'Your Type 2 May Vary.'
"Judith re: your comment sort of OCD focus on food. I am on diet and exercise only. Sitting next to a T1 at dinner I have not seen any differences in our approach to food. We count the same carbs and come up with the same number. The difference of…"
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Tim commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'Your Type 2 May Vary.'
"Sorry, Judith I was going to place quotes around "simple" to be sarcastic about diet and exercise. The re-edit period ended before I realized my error. When I was first diagnosed with the "D." I remember hearing a doctor saying…"
Dec 14

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To learn and to contribute
Date diagnosed
January 1, 1992
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.7 August 5, 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Revel 723
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://na
Tell us more about you (optional)
My name is Gary and I'm a rare bird that is getting more common these days. I'm a T2 with an insulin pump. These days I eat right, exercise, maintain a healthy weight and I pump insulin.

I pump insulin because my pancreas makes little or no insulin and my treatment is almost the same as a T1's. The difference is that my pancreas didn't die of an autoimmune attack, I worked it to death.

It doesn't matter how you got here, It matters what you do from now forward. I'm going to keep doing my best.

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At 7:53pm on December 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 10:04am on October 25, 2014, Dan P said…

Thanks Gary for your kind comment on my blog :) Here's to many more years of D for you!

At 4:13pm on August 11, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 7:02am on August 6, 2014, Linda G said…

Gary....keeping you in prayer. Praying, as well, for the team involved in the procedure. That all goes well....with no repercussions, and that your concerns be alleviated. May you feel relaxwed and pain free.
BIG baskets of hugs Archange....
linda

At 6:35am on August 6, 2014, Marie B said…

Gary, I am holding you strongly in my thoughts and prayers today. Wishing you the very best outcome, praying the doctor and all those caring for you today the highest skill, the swiftest speed, the deepest and gentlest care. All of us here are surrounding you with arms linked and holding you up. Sending you all the strength we can and asking God to be at your side through the entire procedure. LOve ya, kiddo,

your friend
Marie

At 7:59am on August 5, 2014, Dee said…

Hi Gary,

My apologies, I'm just now seeing your post on my wall. Thanks! Hope you're having a great week.

Dee.

At 7:37pm on July 29, 2014, v/prediabetic said…

hi gary. a question- if you were me- someone who has diabetic parents and an A1c of 5.9 in 2009, a 5.7 in 2010, and a 5.3 in 2013 with diet and exercise, would you be even stricter with bg control- try to push for 5.0 or lower, or is what i'm doing now good enough? thanks.

At 6:27pm on July 17, 2014, Alan S said…

Thanks for the welcome back. Time became a problem, as I am on several diabetes forums as well as travel forums, blogging and facebook. I just dropped out of another place and decided to revisit.

At 1:12pm on July 8, 2014, BWV565 said…

Thanks for the welcome!

At 6:02am on July 8, 2014, mdounelis said…

Thank you!

Stemwinder (Gary)'s Blog

D Night Before Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 8:52am 5 Comments

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house

Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse

I had just settled down and was so soundly sleeping

When all of the sudden my CGM started beeping

I arose from my slumber and looked at the screen

With down pointing arrows I am low it does seem

As I sat in the kitchen treating my low

I can't help but notice the beauty of the new fallen snow.

With BG recovered I head back to my bed …

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Your Type 2 May Vary.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 6:30pm 13 Comments

"Your diabetes may vary" is a phrase often repeated on this site. For my title I chose to substitute "Type 2" for the word "Diabetes. I did this because type 2 is extremely variable. It has many forms requiring different levels of treatment.

I write this because someone complained to me that my last blog A type 2 Blog was depressing. He went on to explain that he controlled his D with diet and…

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A type 2 blog

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 7:38pm 14 Comments

A few day ago my good friend Rick wrote a blog about how there are few blogs that are written by Type 2 diabetics. Of course he is right, even though our numbers are great few of us choose to blog. I decided then to do my part and write a blog but the question was what to write about. I soon that realized a subject brought up by Stoner, another friend of mine. "What is it like to have Diabetes" would be an…

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Cross My heart and Hope.........

Posted on August 10, 2014 at 5:01pm 10 Comments

Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye... I can't seem to get that childhood saying from my mind lately.

Here's why, I was recently diagnosed with diabetic macular edema which is caused by small leaky blood vessels leaking into the retina and surrounding tissues. This leaking has caused a pocket of fluid and swelling which is seriously threatening my central vision since the macula is the center of one's vision.

The preferred treatment is a series of…

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