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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

 

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

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Stemwinder (Gary) and Rajnikant Adesara are now friends
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"BUBBA/Gary, Thank you for sharing your point of view. I am glad I pose such a thought provaking question that has still not escape my mind. Perhaps, as more answer the question, the more clear it will come to me. And I agree with most here, it is…"
Nov 13
Marie B commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'A type 2 blog'
"Mama, you can't assume things about d. everyone is different, or as Judith here said (hope I say this right) "if you want to treat diabetes by the book, you'd have to write a different book for every diabetic". I have a family…"
Nov 13
mama11 commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'A type 2 blog'
"This was a wonderful post for me as I am at the beginning, sort of, I ignored it, D, for the first few years, was in denial. Now I'm on pills. So am I to assume that eventually the pills don't work.... that stinks.... I hate that D is so…"
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curlysarah commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'A type 2 blog'
"Excellent point of view Gary. Thank you for your contribution. Sarah"
Nov 13
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A type 2 blog

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…See More
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rick the "Blogabetic" commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'A type 2 blog'
"Wonderful blog Gary. Thank you for adding your voice to our community of bloggers......................rick"
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Pastelpainter commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'A type 2 blog'
"You are so right, Gary. A constant struggle with just pills, diet and exercise to help (sometimes)."
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Judith in Portland commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'A type 2 blog'
"Well said, as usual!.....Rick's got a point. I would like to do more blogging, myself---right here. This is where I feel at home, after all!.....Blessings, as ever....."
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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 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!

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.

Stemwinder (Gary)'s Blog

A type 2 blog

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 7:38pm 8 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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When will this all end

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:20pm 12 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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