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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jan 16. 7 Replies

I've noticed a strange thing here lately. I see threads that are several years old and people are still posting to it.Then I see new threads where comments are "closed"So it makes me wonder why…Continue

Retinal screening crazy ness.

Started this discussion. Last reply by marty1492 Dec 20, 2013. 17 Replies

I have my retinal photographs taken every year. This is 26 years since diagnosis and I've never had any problem. Never had a diabetic complication in any way.This time however. I got a letter from my…Continue

Mobile site

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawnmarie Dec 17, 2013. 4 Replies

I usually access this site on my computer or iPad.A week ago I went to the page on my iPhone and got the mobile site.I don't know why it won't let me access full site from my phone. But I couldn't…Continue

C8 non invasive sensor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Dec 17, 2013. 3 Replies

Doe as any one know what happened to the c8 me dispenser?I was very excited by it about a year ago. They moved operations to Silicon Valley and I have heard nothing since. The idea seems awesome. I…Continue


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Sam from Alabam replied to Timothy's discussion 'Enlite sensor manual insertion video'
"I'll be trying this pretty soon. I'm a newbie. I started the sensor about two weeks ago. The first two were great. The last one apparently bent itself on the way in and never worked right. I gave up on it today after two days of low isigs.…"
SugarFreed replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"Guess I'm a bit of a late-comer to the subject, but I did want to hear from all of you about your experiences, as it's affected me as well. Myself, I've seen a big change/increase in how they're being billed, and not for the…"
Glen replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"Insulin and Chloraseptic smell almost identical to me. Had a sore throat a couple of months ago and figured I try Chloraseptic spray. Threw that $5 bottle in the trash."
Timothy replied to myste's discussion 'type 1 diabetic problems'
"He sounds depressed. Maybe he needs someone to talk to. Other than his parents. For me dka starts fast if my pump tubing comes out and I don't notice. About an hour and I'm feeling symptoms. Dka makes me feel so sick that I avoid it at all…"
Apr 13
richthediabetic replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"Insulin smells like the morgue to me. Like dead bodies. Totally gross. Interesting that it keeps us alive yet it smells like death."
Apr 11
AliSHU24 replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"Band-aids for sure! My husband and I have said this since I started on it."
Apr 8
claire whitehead replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"Band Aids all the way. My daughter told me she likes the smell when I do my site changes. I thought- this poor kid! Sucks she has to smell it at all let alone have a mom with type 1. She always sees the bright side. Love her."
Mar 28
Debra Marek replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"I teach studio art at a local university. The other day I was in the classroom working with students, when I suddenly caught the unmistakable smell of insulin. (My son is a type 1 so I am very familiar with the smell.) Sure enough, I looked around…"
Mar 23
mcfc1987 replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"Home. My dad's a T1. When I was first diagnosed, the CDE felt the need to "warn" me that the insulin was going to smell bad. She opened it up and I bet I had a really weird look on my face. It smelled like home, and safety, and…"
Mar 18
Nicole replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"Totally smells like Band-Aids!!!Oh yes, and my lifeline :)"
Mar 17
Asma replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"The paste you use in art class. Initially I thought it smelled funny and sort of yucky but now that my brain has equated insulin with livelihood I absolutely love it. Always get a whiff after filling my reservoir. Its smell is ever more pleasant…"
Mar 7
Duffman replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"it smells like a combination of Simon Cowells chest hair, monkey nuts, burnt custard and petrol"
Mar 6
Timothy replied to jaystewie101's discussion 'Skin Barrier needed because I use Mastisol'
"I have the same trouble. I am also allergic to the sets. Sometimes it is just a matter of trial and error. I have a several layer set up that works for me. I start with skin tac adhesive. Then I put a drop of neosporin at the centre. That keeps…"
Mar 5
Krupdog replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"Yes! You are so right, Timothy...it does smell like Band-aids-LOL!"
Mar 3
Smartie replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"I love the smell of insulin!! It smells like hospitals, but I think that's a good thing :) The smell gets everywhere though and my brother's school bag always stinks of it! Haha :)"
Feb 26
meee replied to Timothy's discussion 'WHAT DOES INSULIN SMELL LIKE TO YOU?'
"I think it smells awful.. like moldy chemicals, I'm sure there is some horrible preservative etc in there.. and now that you mention it, it does smell like bandaids too, but much more chemically."
Feb 24

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Some real time support from fellow T1s
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1987
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.8 % 3-28-12
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Mini Med 720

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At 5:56pm on October 25, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Timothy!!

At 5:14pm on October 23, 2013, rick phillips said…

Timothy, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

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At 6:24pm on April 10, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo on being featured on the "Members" page Tim!!

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At 2:51pm on February 28, 2012, MegaMinxX said…

Hi Tim,
thanks for the info. I was guessing that, but assumed there would be more logic in the receiver to 'know' it was the 'right' sender.

At 6:15am on January 26, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Tim, welcome to the community! I invite you to join us tomorrow afternoon for a live video chat, details here:


At 1:38am on January 26, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 5:14pm on January 25, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 5:01pm on January 25, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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