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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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"The bg meter that I want!!!"
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Tim replied to Vikki's discussion 'Does tight control guarantee No complications.'
"But many of the complication risks are clearly correlated to average bg. The microvascular risks, especially retinopathy, neuropathy, and kidney disease, are known to be strongly related to average bg and blood pressure that can be controlled. Note…"
Aug 22
Tim replied to KayLo's discussion 'Insulin not working to lower BG after 34+ years of T1D'
"Is it possible your current bottles of insulin got left in a hot car for a little bit in hot August weather? Do you have "new always refrigerated bottles" you can try? Sometimes when I have the flu or infection, I have to nearly double my…"
Aug 16
Tim replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'How to do a Gluteal Self-Injection'
"I never really figured it out either! It's been several decades since I even tried, but back then I did it by kinda rolling on the bed. While they definitely taught me to pinch... it is unlikely for me to do that today."
Aug 16
Tim replied to Richard157's discussion 'Seizures'
"Related to your "eye's won't go" symptom... I have had once or twice, severely low hypos where my two eyes simply would not point the same direction, never mind the direction I wanted. They were all over the place!"
Aug 14
Tim replied to Richard157's discussion 'Seizures'
"Yes, I have had on occasion the seizure-like stuff with arms and legs when my bg was in the 30's. That is much more huge than the simple "adrenaline shakes" which can occur at much more moderate (even just 60's) bg."
Aug 14
Tim replied to jeffri kay's discussion 'How does having diabetes mix with your career?'
"Fourteen years ago I gave up all ideas for self-employment and chose a "steady job" with good benefits, entirely because at that time there was absolutely zero chance for me to get insurance while self-employed. I don't really regret…"
Aug 13
Tim replied to v/prediabetic's discussion 'blood sugar is the same at bedtime and upon waking?'
"If my meter always read 106, I would be pretty sure that the "display sticker" was still stuck on the meter :-). Or maybe I was just looking at the cardboard box the meter came in. "
Aug 11
Tim replied to sdkate's discussion 'Fasting readings, when and how soon?'
"Dawn Phenomenon For me it is worst right after waking up especially if I don't take morning insulin and eat breakfast right then. If I get up and test at 80 or 90 and start working around the house for an hour without taking insulin and eating…"
Aug 11
Tim commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'Blood Work'
"I had a different difficulty with cholesterol test last week. I am supposed to show up at 8:30AM for a fasting blood test, which is hard for me (take enough insulin that dawn phenomenon doesn't send me stratospheric but don't go hypo). But…"
Aug 8
Tim replied to bjm2363's discussion '1 hr at 140 Harmful ?'
"With normal bg's, exercise does indeed help improve insulin sensitivity. After bg's get high enough that sugar is spilled in urine and dehydration becomes an issue, there is a marked decrease in insulin sensitivity (some might write this…"
Aug 8
Tim replied to Muragaki's discussion 'Which insuror is "better"? United? or CIGNA?'
"For a while when it was just me, I never would've dreamed of anything except the cheapskate plans. But with a family of 5 I think it's easy for me to justify the economics of a cadillac plan. A huge factor in me not switching employers to…"
Aug 8
Tim replied to Muragaki's discussion 'Which insuror is "better"? United? or CIGNA?'
"There's a lot of different plans available from each insurance company. Some are bare bones and others are more expensive and more comprehensive. I have the most expensive my employer offers, it is CIGNA "Open Access Plus". I have…"
Aug 8
Tim commented on Elizabeth's blog post 'Nightmare travel FAIL'
"Actually if you're used to the fast-acting in a pump - you would be surprised how slow Lantus is to start its action. I would never ever consider going to ER in similar situation. Would either go back home to get my stuff, or walk into any…"
Aug 7
Tim replied to Cara's discussion 'Diabetic and an EMT or paramedic?'
"ADA has some very nice advocacy efforts including success stories on their pages. For the most part it is no longer an automatic disqualification although that doesn't mean that there aren't still…"
Aug 7

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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.

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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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