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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

Keeping it cool?

Started this discussion. Last reply by bojibridge Jun 17, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello All, This is my first summer with my pump and I am worried about the insulin in my pump. My work is in the heat and in Tennessee summer days usually the hi the mid to high nineties, heck during…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) left a comment for jorgiejenkins
"Welcome Jorgie, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for…"
6 hours ago
shoshana27 commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'When will this all end'
"don't give up gary you'll make it hugs"
8 hours ago
SEAGATOR commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'When will this all end'
"I hope soon. You have been through so much. My broken hip was nothing. I hope to get out of this wheelchair soon. Continue to attend all appointments. Thank you for your kind notes to me. You are now on my Prayer List. Take care. Reed"
9 hours ago
Stemwinder (Gary) posted a blog post

When will this all end

This has not been a banner year for me so far. It started in January with a trip to my PCP for bad neck and shoulder pain. It wasn't long before I ended up in surgery for a rupture cervical disc and soon after that shoulder surgery for a damaged rotator cuff, damaged cartridge and a case of frozen shoulder. I was just released by the shoulder doctor last Wednesday. During this time I was also diagnosed with Meniere's Disease.Like I said I was released by the orthopedic doctor on Wednesday, on…See More
9 hours ago
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Ramy
"Welcome Ramy, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for…"
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Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Dee
"Thank you for the friend request Dee. Let me tell you something about me. I am a mid-fifties Type 2. For years I neglected my diabetes until finally I was unable to ignore it any more. These days I have my diabetes controlled, well, at least if…"
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Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I suspect that this is about money. You show up, they do test and then call you back if need be. Now the Doc has been paid twice when one visit could have taken care of it. Maybe I'm jaded but sometime I think a doctors policy might have as…"
Sunday
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for jesikabeth
"We Welcome you to Insulin Dependent Type 2. My name is Gary and I'm one of the group administrators. The purpose of our group is to share experiences and to support each other as we take on the task of treating our diabetes with insulin. Using…"
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Stemwinder (Gary) commented on Emmy's group 'Insulin Dependent Type 2'
"Welcome Jesikabeth Thank You for joining."
Saturday
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Emmy's discussion 'TV show Body Of Proof promoting misinformation about type 2' in the group Insulin Dependent Type 2
"Did they actually use the device to lance the boys finger then use the same device to read it?"
Saturday
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to jesikabeth's discussion 'How am I GAINING weight?'
"How long have you been talking insulin? Insulin is very good at converting carbs into fat. That being said it is possible to lose weight while taking insulin. Insulin resistance is the main culprit here and it is bad in type 2. There are ways to…"
Friday
Stemwinder (Gary) commented on Emmy's group 'Insulin Dependent Type 2'
"Welcome to the group Nyxks We are glad to have you as a member."
Jul 22
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Nyxks
"We Welcome you to Insulin Dependent Type 2. My name is Gary and I'm one of the group administrators. The purpose of our group is to share experiences and to support each other as we take on the task of treating our diabetes with insulin. Using…"
Jul 22
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Dee's discussion 'Might be allergic? Should this be a concern?' in the group Insulin Dependent Type 2
"Sounds like good advice. 48 units is a fair amount of insulin in one injection site. Some sites do absorb better than others and that may be the reason some sites become irritated. When I was doing injections I always split my doses. Because you are…"
Jul 22

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
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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 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, Andrew Stivelman said…

Thanks for the welcome!

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

Thank you!

At 10:55am on June 19, 2014, Kate said…

Thanks Gary. As you may know diabetes and other autoimmune issues (thyroid, athritis) run in my family, I'm the caboose with two older brothers. I am so thankful to find Tudiabetes during my diagnosis. Even though your relatives may have it, it's a different feeling when the doctor says it's you. I've learned so much in the short time I've been here, and everyone is so wonderful. I am glad to have friends like you all.

At 8:40pm on May 16, 2014, Neil C. Greathouse said…

Thanks Gary! I'm glad to be here and get connected with this community. Can't wait to learn from you guys.

At 4:44am on May 16, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 9:09am on May 9, 2014, Marie B said…

Gary How are you doing? How's the shoulder?

At 4:39pm on April 2, 2014, beckiejo40 said…

Nice to meet you, We don't live to far apart. I do take insulin morning and night. Hope to loose some of this weight and get off of it. Looking forward to meeting all of you on the site:) Becky

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Stemwinder (Gary)'s Blog

When will this all end

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:20pm 2 Comments

This has not been a banner year for me so far. It started in January with a trip to my PCP for bad neck and shoulder pain. It wasn't long before I ended up in surgery for a rupture cervical disc and soon after that shoulder surgery for a damaged rotator cuff, damaged cartridge and a case of frozen shoulder. I was just released by the shoulder doctor last Wednesday. During this time I was also diagnosed with Meniere's Disease.

Like I said I was released by the orthopedic doctor on…

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A Year in the Life of a Type 2 Pumper

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 12:22pm 14 Comments

Today is the day, December 21st, the day that I inserted my first infusion set. It was an exciting and nervous day. I walked out of my Endo's office where I had met with my trainer free of the 5 injections a day that I had become accustomed, I was hooked up to my new Medtronic Paradigm 723 pump.

My first couple of weeks were a little bit trying, I had "No Delivery" alarms with my second, fourth and fifth infusion sets. It seems that Medtronic did not believe me when I told them that I…

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In their shoes

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 7:30pm 14 Comments

We have all heard the saying? Don’t judge someone till you have walked a mile in their shoes. The same can be said about diabetic types, don’t judge a type until you have lived their D.

We all believe that believe that no one can understand but another D, another T1, another T2. But what about the T3’s or to be more precise a T3 parent who can understand what it is like for them, who can walk in their shoes. Don’t they make every step that their child makes, don’t they live the D life…

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Failure....I think not!

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 9:17pm 3 Comments

Sometimes it disturbs me when I see members who feel they have failed. It disturbs me because there is no failure in diabetes; failure only comes when we give up. As long as we strive to do what is necessary we have not failed.

Some Type 2s feel that to go on insulin will be a failure, but it’s not a failure it’s an escalation of the battle. I am a long term Type 2 who is fully insulin dependent, in the minds of some I am a failure because I have to take insulin, I beg to differ. I was…

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