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Getting up to pee in middle of night but bg OK

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jul 31, 2013. 5 Replies

I'm 45, T1 for 31 years.Increasingly I'm getting up in middle of night to go pee several times every night. My bg is just fine (80 to 110) so I know it's not just high blood sugars. And I don't have…Continue

Traveling light AND a glucagon kit

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Jul 23, 2012. 8 Replies

My family and I are going to be traveling to China, including many train trips in somewhat rural/mountainous parts, for a few weeks in August. Amazing!Packing... I'm thinking of getting a glucagon…Continue

Is Hypothyroidism a complication of diabetes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emmy Jun 6, 2012. 14 Replies

Is Hypothyroidism a complication of diabetes?If I lower my average bg enough, can I reverse this complication? If so what A1C would be the goal? 4.0?I looked through the DCCT results but didn't see…Continue

Frozen Shoulder progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by teld May 5, 2012. 5 Replies

Me and at least one other Tim were talking about Frozen Shoulder a couple months ago, when I was still pretty early in the recovery.Since then, with some physical therapy, I have recovered about 75%…Continue

Tags: Capsulitis, Adhesive, Shoulder, Frozen


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Tim replied to Mom2E's discussion 'loss of time due to low blood sugar'
"I have had this happen on a couple occasions. Usually as part of a long string of repeated hypos. Don't necessarily have to be asleep. I can get stuck in this funky state where I am reading the same page over and over and over again... where my…"
Apr 9
Tim replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
""Wildly cooked A1C" = A1C that looks like a good number but is the average a lot of lows and highs. I'm probably more likely than AR to fall into "references to our shared cultural heritage" but it's shared only if you…"
Apr 8
Tim replied to julez_79's discussion 'Diabetic Neuropathy after only 2 years and despite good control?'
"All of the foot-sensation tests have some amount of variability depending on the guy doing it, never mind when I announce the vibration has stopped or whether I feel anything or not! Lately I notice that my docs strongly prefer the tuning fork test…"
Apr 8
Tim replied to julez_79's discussion 'Diabetic Neuropathy after only 2 years and despite good control?'
"Had they ever done a previous tuning-fork test, for reference? I've had probably a hundred tuning fork tests done over my decades... as well as monofilament tests... and also the double-pokey-thing-test (not sure what that one is called). I…"
Apr 8
Tim replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"When we point out the corner-case exceptions to the broad truths in that article, I feel like we're the nerds they make fun of on the Simpsons: "
Apr 7
Tim replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Before I did MDI with N and R, I did 2 shots a day of N and R. That didn't work so good for me. The MDI routine with N and R was 4 shots a day. My basal was done with N, 20 units a day, spread between 4 shots 6 hours apart. And before each meal…"
Apr 7
Tim replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"As an important data point from an old-timer, getting to the "meat" of that ny times article... when I was diagnosed a bottle of insulin was $4.00 at the pharmacy. By the time I was in college and paying for insulin out of pocket, a bottle…"
Apr 6
Tim replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"I look at those 5 points and feel that they are all broadly correct. #3, I was on N and R for several decades, and eventually found a MDI routine with R+N combination that worked well for me. Pre-MDI, they did not work so well. I've been doing…"
Apr 6
Tim replied to GailD's discussion 'Oh no.... No more popcorn!'
"Pickles! I'm a big fan of the "deli style" pickles in the refrigerated section of the grocery store."
Apr 6
Tim replied to rick phillips's discussion 'Was how I met your mother the worst seasing ending ever?'
"Last episode of Star Trek... "Turnabout Intruder" was pretty bad. A lot of bad Treks the third season overall... if it weren't for the horribleness of the "Space Hippies" (augh! Herbert! Stop the extended Vulcan Zither jam…"
Apr 2
Tim commented on Gary Scheiner MS, CDE's blog post 'My Diabetes Confession'
"In past twenty years... I had one A1C spike into the 7's that I attribute entirely to me having to drive in middle of the day for work for a couple months, and keeping my bg "well out of hypo territory" as well as missing out on…"
Apr 2
Tim replied to Infodigger's discussion 'Turn right at Dairy Queen...'
"My favorite is "turn left where the old Smith farm was until it burnt down 20 years ago"."
Mar 31
Tim commented on Jean64's blog post 'Tired of waiting'
"Not taking insulin in order to lose weight, is known as "diabulimia". Some resources say that this is an eating disorder specific to T1 but I feel that is overly specific. Perhaps, this is most well known among young T1 women, but the…"
Mar 28
Tim replied to GailD's discussion 'Insulin and blood sugars increasing?'
"Metformin can be a very very effective drug for T2's still making lots of insulin on their own. It works on multiple fronts... increasing insulin sensitivity, decreasing gluconeogenesis. Your Lantus dose is still very very small, much smaller…"
Mar 26
Tim replied to jriccardi's discussion 'T1 & Hashimoto's Question'
"If my experience makes you feel any better, I was diagnosed with T1 as a kid and hypothyroid in college just a few years later. And no, nothing "new and bad" has happened since. There's nothing wrong with letting your mind sort of…"
Mar 25
Tim replied to jriccardi's discussion 'T1 & Hashimoto's Question'
"From the vocalness of the self-selected group who post about T1 and hypothyroid so frequently, I might assume the percentage was a lot higher too. I do not think those who post frequently to online message boards are typical of the larger…"
Mar 25

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At 4:34am on November 7, 2013, Linda G said…


At 6:31pm on November 4, 2013, rick phillips said…

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

At 10:49pm on June 16, 2012, nel said…

Tim ...I read your response to the lady in B'By ...where you lived in 96-98 ..small world ...I lived in Burnaby from 1974 - 1985 in the Lougheed mall area in a condo on Horne Street( my girl friend and I had fun with this Horne St. name :)), then moved to Van , kept on working in N.W .I worked at St.Mary's Hosp in New West from 1971-1986 as Director of Food Service ; walked /biked home every night by Royal Col Hospital ...far too busy now :) .Married in 1985 ; we moved around a bit in the area then to the Shuswap in 1999 ...with family and friends at the Coast . ...we may have passed each other and rubbed shoulders , ha, ha ??...and you are living with d a tad longer !

At 4:18am on August 28, 2011, Peetie said…
Happy Birthday Tim!
At 8:44am on January 31, 2011, Richmatik said…
Nice to see another technology-oriented person who likes numbers! ;-)
At 7:49am on October 22, 2010, Joe_h said…
Grok - I love that term and an excellent book. thanks
At 8:36am on June 18, 2010, The Diabetic Welfare Queen said…
Tim, I am sorry, but I'm not posting your comment. You turned my struggle with Diabetes, and other issues, into a 'just get off the computer,' lecture... and that's not fair... though kudos to you for such an achievement as 30 years with D.
At 9:52am on March 10, 2010, Doris D said…
Welcome to our REALLY BIG FAMILY Tim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 8:48pm on March 8, 2010, Martina H Milligan said…
Welcome to tuDiabetes
At 8:43pm on March 8, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!

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Wilfred Brimley Diabeetus Graffiti

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 7:29am 1 Comment

Washington DC locals will remember the great historic Metro red line corridor graffiti artst, "Cool" Disco Dan

He has some competition today, in the form of that young punk Wilfred Brimley defacing advertisements on Metro:…




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