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Brochure aimed at 16-19 year olds....

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Feb 14, 2011. 3 Replies

For a school project I'm writing a brochure that will be used by a local agency that deals primarily with underprivileged adolescents in my local area. It is a normal tri-fold front and back (single…Continue

More understanding in the athletic field

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kari Feb 2, 2011. 3 Replies

So over the past two weeks I've decided to take up crew (rowing/sculling) as a new sport. I was nervous about talking to the coach about being T1 (having to spend hours explaining what it is etc.). I…Continue

Out of pocket costs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Jan 8, 2011. 9 Replies

So I've decided I'm going on a pump in the next year, and the VA system here in Phoenix only uses the MM pump. Not a problem. They do not cover a CGM though. To me it seems the two go hand in hand.…Continue

T1/insulin dependent weightlifters

Started this discussion. Last reply by ultravires Jul 11, 2011. 6 Replies

So I was talking to my brother in law (bodybuilder) today and he mentioned that being insulin dependent means I get to artificially alter my insulin and glucose levels (PWOD who lift obviously can't…Continue


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Suftroml replied to Molly's discussion 'medic alert bracelet'
"A few things no one has mentioned - Med-Alert jewelry is most used by the first responders (medics, EMTs and police). These people are NOT going to call Med-Alert. They are going to go off the information on the bracelet and transport. The hospital…"
Jul 16, 2011
ultravires replied to Suftroml's discussion 'T1/insulin dependent weightlifters'
"I used protein/carb shakes as a non-diabetic and I'm doing it now that I picked up weightlifting about 6 months post diagnosis. Haven't had an issue with it so far. FWIW I make the same recipe every time and know exactly how much insulin…"
Jul 11, 2011
Sysy Morales replied to Suftroml's discussion 'T1/insulin dependent weightlifters'
"I talked to former Mr. Universe and type 1 diabetic Doug Burns a while back and he said that yes, with type 1 we get stronger than we otherwise would BUT he said that we're not as healthy this way. And in my experience, cholesterol and…"
Jul 11, 2011
Frank Leach replied to Suftroml's discussion 'T1/insulin dependent weightlifters'
"I know NON-D BodyBuilders/HeavyLifters that do it. I am a Type-1 Is it a safe practice for them? - Absolutely not Is it safe for a Type-1? - Maybe Is it healthy for a Type-1? - Depends Does it aid in recovery? - Yes Will you get stronger, faster? -…"
Jul 11, 2011
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Apr 7, 2011
Suftroml replied to poppaj's discussion 'Will we see a cure or will Pharmaceutical companies see it as lost profit?'
"Um, maybe if we got the government to lift the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research in the US we would see this. The treatment is cheap and has to be redone every so often so a big-pharma company who patents the treatment would…"
Mar 30, 2011
Suftroml replied to Christalyn's discussion 'Diabetic sues Sushi owner for embarrassment!'
"I think the point that is being missed is that someone was so "embarrassed" they needed to sue someone else. If you are that embarrassed then don't leave your house. I've had the police called on me because I was shooting insulin…"
Mar 1, 2011
Suftroml replied to Tiffany Easter's discussion 'Where can I find a good holder for my glucometer?'
"GOODWILL!!!! Over in the purse section they have about a million cases, all different shapes, sizes and designs. Most cost about a dollar."
Feb 24, 2011
Suftroml replied to melissa's discussion 'Lantus vs. Levemir' in the group LANTUS® Or Humalog Users
"Ok, everything that follows is for a T1. T2s & insulin resistant have a different can of worms to open - The body is designed to run on carbohydrates - it's the basis of metabolism (both catabolism and anabolism). Carbs are broken down to…"
Feb 21, 2011
Suftroml replied to melissa's discussion 'Lantus vs. Levemir' in the group LANTUS® Or Humalog Users
"No it doesn't. PWOD use insulin too (from the pancreas) and there are plenty of non-obese PWOD. All insulin does is allow your body to process glucose from the bloodstream into where it needs to go. That's it. If you don't believe me…"
Feb 20, 2011
Suftroml replied to Michael Park's discussion 'Tell Me Your Story and I'll Write an Opera'
"DUDE!!!! Total win on the man-tights!!! I go out running/rowing every morning in mine!!!"
Feb 19, 2011
Suftroml replied to Kristy Dolph's discussion 'Smart phone application for college students with diabetes.' in the group College Students with Diabetes (and people who work in stressful careers)
"I don't use a smart phone (I break my phones way too easily), but I've wanted an app that is geared for me! My perfect app would - Be able to integrate my schedule and set alarms accordingly (for example the alarm would go off five minutes…"
Feb 18, 2011
Suftroml replied to Richard157's discussion 'Do You Lie To Your Doctor(s)???'
"My VA docs are also amazing - both my PCP and Endo. I've never had doctors before them who would sit and help out with actual problems I was having. Congrats on picking up good ones too!"
Feb 15, 2011
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Feb 15, 2011
acidrock23 replied to Suftroml's discussion 'Brochure aimed at 16-19 year olds....'
"I think that you should engage them with the fact that it's challenging to deal with diabetes but that can prepare them for dealing with other challenges? I'd avoid convenience store food though, anything you can buy @ a convenience store,…"
Feb 14, 2011

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At 4:37pm on January 31, 2011, aztype1 said…
Actually, I chose the username based off of my initials azd. So, sorry for the confusion, but I don't go to school in Arizona. Good luck with your schooling!
At 7:10pm on December 22, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
At 3:36pm on December 22, 2010, Linda G said…

Welcome home! Such a recent dx...how's it all going?
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or
simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 1:20pm on December 22, 2010, catlover said…
Hi Suftroml- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 11:11am on December 22, 2010, Marie B said…
hi there and welcome!  I see you just got the dx.  you came to the right place here.  let me know if you have any questions



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