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Lucentis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda G Jul 30, 2014. 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, 2014. 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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Linda G left a comment for Stemwinder (Gary)
"I hope of Spring!!! "
Feb 21
Linda G left a comment for Stemwinder (Gary)
"I missed your SPECIAL DAY....by 4 days!! I can't believe I did that!! I hope it was an AWESOME BIRTHDAY! I'm so sorry for the delay :( Best wishes Gary!!!"
Feb 11
Stemwinder (Gary) commented on rick (aka: #blankieboy)'s blog post 'It has been one year'
"Beautifully written Rick. I have often wondered in my mind what made Barbara such a great servant and friend. I see now that is was these thing you have talked about that made Barbara what she was. To me she was a teacher and friend, As I made my…"
Jan 30
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'End of the High Carb Era?'
"Ok I'm convinced, but then again I already was."
Jan 29
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Kathy
"Welcome Kathy, You will find many parents of type 1 children here. 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…"
Jan 28
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for AJ
"Welcome AJ, This is a place where we come together to support each other. To share our problems and experiences and to help each other. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts…"
Jan 28
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for LKmom
"Welcome Mom, You will find many parents of type 1 children here. 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…"
Jan 28
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Elena Frattolin
"Welcome Elena, You will find many parents of type 1 children here. 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…"
Jan 28
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Tracy
"Welcome Tracy, 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…"
Jan 28
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Matt
"Welcome Matt, 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…"
Jan 28
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for JW
"Welcome JW, You will find many parents of type 1 children here. 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…"
Jan 28
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for Sweetie pee
"Welcome Sweetie Pee, 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…"
Jan 28
Stemwinder (Gary) commented on rick (aka: #blankieboy)'s blog post 'Who Do See When We Go To The Doctor'
"I see NPs at my GPs office, I rather like them they are knowledgeable and tend to have more time than a doctor does. I get more personalized care from the NPs than the doctor. It used to tick me off that I still paid the same for an office visit…"
Jan 28
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for ktal83
"Welcome ktal83, 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…"
Jan 27
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"Welcome phedrick, 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…"
Jan 27
Stemwinder (Gary) left a comment for FLOBE2
"Welcome FLOBE2, 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…"
Jan 27

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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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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 11:02am on February 21, 2015, Linda G said…

I hope of Spring!!!

At 3:28am on February 11, 2015, Linda G said…

I missed your SPECIAL DAY....by 4 days!! I can't believe I did that!!
I hope it was an AWESOME BIRTHDAY! I'm so sorry for the delay :(
Best wishes Gary!!!

At 8:16pm on January 26, 2015, Younes said…

Thanks for the accept. I have DT1 since 7 i'm 29y.o and with discipline diabettes can be easilly controlled. when i was having problems with my eyes my A1C test was 11.3% and now it's kind of under controll 7.3% and i'm looking for under 7% like it was once before and i know that i can do it.

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.

Stemwinder (Gary)'s Blog

D Night Before Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 8:52am 6 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 12 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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