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Found... 25 year old glucose tablets!

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Jun 20. 5 Replies

BD Glucose tablets were discontinuted in 2009... a tudiabetes thread from 5 years ago:…Continue

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


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Tim replied to Maddie's discussion 'Lows and weight gain'
"Taking too much insulin requires that you eat wanted food to bring bg up which certainly results in weight gain. In fact, eating sugary foods is the best way to bring bg up quickly in this case without having excess calories. So the link is not…"
8 hours ago
Tim replied to overthinker's discussion 'Cheap prescription supplies online?'
"It depends on the details of your insurance plan, but very often insurance plans will have a preferred mail-order pharmacy where the copays are lower or you get more months of supplies for the same copay. Visit your company's HR benefits office…"
12 hours ago
Tim replied to Sarah's discussion 'DP - Rising BG's in the AM'
"I can quash dawn phenomenon if as soon as I get up, I eat breakfast and take my usual morning dose (6 units) of fast-acting insulin. If I do not eat, my bg just goes up and up all morning and it actually takes more insulin than 6 units, often more…"
13 hours ago
Tim replied to Jerry's discussion 'I guess I am not a "Diabetic"'
"Other PWD expansions: Person With Disabilities Petroleum Warefare Department Phsphoglucan, water dikinase Portugese Water Dog Psychological Warfare Division Public Works Department (if lowercase pwd) Unix Command "print working…"
Tim replied to Jerry's discussion 'I guess I am not a "Diabetic"'
"I had a friend in junior high/high school who used "diabetic" as a perjorative label for any bland food he didn't want to eat :-). To me that always felt funny because the food doesn't have to worry about its own bg or take…"
Tim replied to cjbamboo's discussion 'Inflammation and complications'
"For all the microvascular complications, high blood pressure is an enormous risk factor in and of itself (never mind the multiplicative factor of potentially high bg's too). The easiest way to reduce risk of kidney disease, retinopathy, etc.,…"
Tim commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'McGregor Park'
"My favorite local trail, Cabin John Trail, below. There are still massive trees down on/near the trail from the Derecho a few years ago. Tree trunks bigger than my car is wide! OBDiabetes content: Yes, even though these trails are in somewhat…"
Tim commented on JD2R2's blog post 'Oh No! My A1C'
"I had my A1C jump from the mid-5's all the way up to 7.2 once, and that was largely because my work schedule had me doing a lot of driving during the day and I was keeping my bg high to avoid any chance of hypo. Additionally because of all the…"
Tim replied to cjbamboo's discussion 'Inflammation and complications'
"In the case of microvascular complications (e.g. retinopathy, kidney disease, etc.) there's been for decades, since first DCCT early releases, really compelling evidence that these are tightly tied to average bg levels. The purely inflammatory…"
Tim replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"35-40 years ago, the "standard of care" seemed to be a visit every 6 months. But for a good while now, the standard of care actually calls for getting A1C and other blood tests every 3 months, and cholesterol test every 6 months, and eye…"
Tim replied to Sportster's discussion 'Big Bang Theory'
"I think Cheesecake Factory was the butt of the joke and the pump part was just to drive the point home. My daughter (now a high school junior!) insists that all foreign visitors have to be taken to the Cheesecake Factory. Pretty much the same as my…"
Sep 25
Tim replied to elizabetta's discussion 'DeQuervain's and Trigger Finger- treatment with steroid injection resulting in hyperglycemia'
"Actually I was losing weight in the weeks after the shot, eating less because my bg's were just a tad higher than optimal and I hadn't yet ramped up my insulin dose. The steroids helped with the very worst pain from frozen shoulder and I…"
Sep 23
Tim replied to elizabetta's discussion 'DeQuervain's and Trigger Finger- treatment with steroid injection resulting in hyperglycemia'
"I've had steroid shots into my shoulder for frozen shoulder. The doc doing it knew I had diabetes and chose a dose and steroid mix to minimize effects on my bg. Yes, I had to boost my insulin doses maybe 20-40% for several weeks…"
Sep 23
Tim commented on Tiki's blog post 'Well, Now That Was Embarrassing'
"Ophthalmologists know much more than the average (non-endo) doc, about diabetes. It's still funny to have the eye doc "no diabetes in that eye", "no diabetes in that eye either", and all I can think is, the rest of me has…"
Sep 22
Tim replied to Meesh's discussion 'Low Blood sugar and extreme Fatigue?'
"A string of hypos is particularly tiring even if they aren't super-hypos. It also messes up my hypo sensitivity for detecting future ones! Right now I'm suffering from fall allergies, and for me some of the allergy symptoms (particularly…"
Sep 16
Tim replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"I saw the interview and I will give the doc a pass because the conversation driven by the interviewer, concentrated very much on T2. In the interview the doc makes an effort to mention T1 (maybe too briefly) although that was not what the…"
Sep 16

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At 5:49pm on July 23, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 5:02pm on July 23, 2014, Linda G said…


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


At 6:31pm on November 4, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" 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.

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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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