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Anniversary Date

Started this discussion. Last reply by jrtpup Jan 18, 2012. 7 Replies

10 years ago today I was diagnosed with diabetes.Fifth best thing that ever happened to me.Just sayin'Continue

How Many Diabetics Does it Take to Screw in a Lightbulb?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doris D Jul 2, 2011. 12 Replies

Is it the good kind of lightbulb or the bad kind of lightbulb?

Tags: jokes, lightbulb, humor

"Diabetes Breakthrough" program article

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue59 Jun 20, 2011. 21 Replies

David Lazarus writes for the L.A. Times. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a few years ago and is the only journalist I've read who distinguishes between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in his…Continue

YFDR - Almost Desperate for Donations for a Cause

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Walton Jun 14, 2011. 1 Reply

I am only $526 short of reaching my goal of raising $2,000 for Insulindependence by June 15. Insulindependence's vision is to…Continue

 

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Terry Keelan commented on Jigga's group 'Tandem T:Slim Users'
"Andy is right, you will get used to the time it takes to prime. It can be annoying at first, but once you learn the routine you can find ways to streamline the procedure. As for the remote, I never had one so I can't say. I can say that…"
Jul 29
Terry Keelan replied to Lovin_life's discussion 'Hoping to start T-slim soon'
"Pros: good looking. touch screen makes inputting carbs and bg easy, intuitive interface. Cons: too many button presses, priming is slow, no replaceable battery, times out too quickly, manual restart required after priming. Infusion sets - Animas. I…"
Mar 18
Terry Keelan replied to Dan F's discussion 'Miss Manners "draws the line" at testing BG in public'
"So what if they're backpedaling? Who wouldn't try to explain themselves after receiving an unexpected outcry like they've received. I call it 'explaining' themselves. It's not always easy to get it right the first time,…"
Feb 26
Terry Keelan commented on MelissaBL's blog post 'Snickers'
"Boom! I called out someone for posting this joke the other day. I'm gratified to see I wasn't just acting like I had no sense of humor."
Feb 13
Holly_W replied to Terry Keelan's discussion 'Restart Insulin' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Yup - I just yelled at mine today. :)"
Feb 9
Holly_W replied to Terry Keelan's discussion 'Restart Insulin' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
Feb 9
Terry Keelan replied to GrumpyChick's discussion 'Troubleshooting highs' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Is this your first pump? My first suspect would be the infusion set or the infusion site. If you're using a site where you've been injecting insulin for 32 years you might have some scar tissue there that's impeding the insulin. Try a…"
Jan 22
Janice replied to Terry Keelan's discussion 'Syringes - How deep should it go' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Hi, Natalie, I don't know why they would deny it's happening. More than a few other t:slim users have questioned this."
Jan 22
Natalie ._c- replied to Terry Keelan's discussion 'Syringes - How deep should it go' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Thank you for validating my experience! I was once told that that couldn't happen! Anyway, I've experienced no ill effects from it going all the way in, although it hasn't happened very often."
Jan 21
ScottD replied to Terry Keelan's discussion 'Restart Insulin' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Well I guess you I got remember if you don't want to be embarrassed. :-) At least it does yell before your sugars go up. I forgot once, but I'm not a senior, it's my first pump so I'm not realizing the extra step, I choose…"
Jan 21
Janice replied to Terry Keelan's discussion 'Restart Insulin' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Don't concern yourself. Be thankful that it reminds you. I had it happen just this morning. I was multi-tasking, though."
Jan 21
Janice replied to Terry Keelan's discussion 'Syringes - How deep should it go' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I've been a t:slim user for over a year. This happens occasionally. I've also had times when I'm unable to empty my syringe. But, as long as I'm able to fill the cartridge, it's all good."
Jan 21
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10 years in Diabetes

Just noticed that it was 10 years ago today that I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes. It's been an interesting ride and I've met a wide variety of fantastic T1's (my peeps) along the way in the DOC and at Insulindependence. I'll be seeing some of them this weekend at Carlsbad. Don't get diabetes. But if you do, go all IN.
Jan 17

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10 years in Diabetes

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 8:55pm 2 Comments

Just noticed that it was 10 years ago today that I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes. It's been an interesting ride and I've met a wide variety of fantastic T1's (my peeps) along the way in the DOC and at Insulindependence. I'll be seeing some of them this weekend at Carlsbad. Don't get diabetes. But if you do, go all IN.

Hearts Afire

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 11:15pm 6 Comments

My doctor wants to burn a hole in my heart.



Technically what he wants to do is ablate (v.tr. 1. Medicine To excise, amputate, or otherwise destroy the biological function of) part of the wall of my right atrium.



He says it won't interfere with my training for the Denver Marathon in September, which kind of sucks because I don't want to train for it and was looking for an excuse. There are some commitments that even heart surgery can't get you out of.



It's all… Continue

Alaska Cruise Days Three and Four

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 12:16pm 1 Comment

Alaska Cruise Days three and Four



We've been at see for two days and unwilling to pay the exorbitant Internet access fees. Thus the blog was suspended until we reached Juneau and the public wifi afforded by the Juneau Public Library.



The end of day two was uneventful; no different than residing in a floating hotel. Th accommodations are not spacious, but are certainly comfortable. Gels had her hair done at the inboard shop then we went to diner informal attire and were… Continue

Alaska Cruise (or not) Days Two and Three

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 11:31am 1 Comment

Alaska cruise Blog Day Two



Alaska has its own Time Zone. News to me. I thought it just stayed light longer. So we're an hour behind L.A. which is no problem, just a surprise.



The good news is that I found my blood glucose meter in my carry-on. Which is where I thought it was, but couldn't find yesterday. Which means I was wrong when I said it was where I could picture it on the bar at home. So much for ESP.



We spent three hours in the Ted Stevens Anchorage… Continue

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At 8:24am on March 29, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Terry, Happy Birthday!

At 9:44pm on November 2, 2012, Karen said…

We need your help...

Please share this post here on TuDiabetes and on your Facebook and tag 20 close friends on it. We need your support to reach 20,000 entries for the Big Blue Test!

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At 8:56pm on July 14, 2012, Linda G said…

Terry...need you on chat!
Garethc is talking nonsense...not good!
jrtpup is there now. Need back up.

At 9:19am on June 22, 2011, dino said…
Nice to meet you too my friend. Surf's up on Thursday...
At 8:24am on March 13, 2011, Ressy said…
Thanks Terry! I don't know about the story...I was having a really good time with it but not sure what to do now! I'll look at it again today...thanks for the encouragement Ressy
At 12:50am on February 16, 2011, dino said…
What?! You ran the Carlsbad Half, thought you saw me, and didn't say hi?

Yes, I was volunteering at the Insulindependence booth again this year. Next year the plan is to run...we'll see how I do at the Rock n Roll half in June, my first.

Keep it up Terry, you da man!!
At 12:23pm on February 14, 2011, Amy said…
Hi Terri! Thanks for the friend add. Thanks for saying the comment was not intended to me....I was on the computer way to late. Normally, I stay far away from forums like that. I just thought dickangel was pushing peoples buttons way to much. I would like to think I have gained some wisdom with age and luckily not to much offends me any more.
Your attitude towards getting Diabetes is great. Congrats on quitting smoking and your marathons! Well done!
At 8:39pm on January 30, 2011, Dude said…
Hi Terry! Thanks for the Friend Add!
At 9:44pm on January 28, 2011, Gary said…
Yeah. I was at that table and I was at the BBQ too for a little while.

I had a good race.  Was on track for a sub 4, but hit the wall at 23 and had to take some walk breaks.  Finished in 4:05.

We are already planning to go back next year. We had a great time and LOVED SoCal!
At 1:53am on January 3, 2011, Terrie said…

 

Hi Terry: )

 

I hope that you had a Wonderful Christmas season.  Many Fun times, Successes and Blessings for you and yours on this New Year 2011. 

 

*Terrie* :)

 
 
 

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