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Found... 25 year old glucose tablets!

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Jun 20, 2014. 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 HPNpilot's discussion 'New video on T1D in the New York Times'
"The self-reporting of bg numbers/curves is heavily self-selected towards those with good to superb control. Don't be surprised you don't see the victims of crazy BG train, under-reporting."
Tim replied to Eucritta's discussion 'Cortisone Shots While T1D'
"Yes, my ortho indicated in some circumstances that oral steroids might be used. But this would not be what he would choose for me or any diabetic with frozen shoulder. By targeting only the joint needing relief and injecting just there, the total…"
Feb 26
Tim replied to Eucritta's discussion 'Cortisone Shots While T1D'
"I had steroid shots in both my shoulder joints for frozen shoulders. I know the ortho specifically chose a steroid "cocktail" and dose to minimize effects for bg. There was an increase in insulin needs after each shot (shot lasted for…"
Feb 26
Tim replied to julez_79's discussion 'Struggling with Hypo-Unawareness – and confused as to why I would suffer from it'
"Hypo symptoms change over time. There are still symptoms, but they may be different than what you initially learned. When I was just diagnosed, the "adrenaline shakes" were very common with any hypo. Then I went through a stage where…"
Feb 18
Tim replied to shelby76's discussion 'A1c chart?'
"How much different? Different labs A1C can vary from each other by up to 0.5%. e.g. if one lab is showing 6.0% A1C, then a different lab might show it to be 6.5%. (This is for NGSP-certified labs. If it is not a NGSP-certified lab, I suppose the…"
Feb 9
Tim replied to KimKat's discussion 'Lantus question'
"I do agree the rapid acting insulins can be scary-hyper-fast in onset. But I don't think we can say that basal insulins never cause problems either. I know for sure the hypos I've ended up in the ER and ambulance rides with, were most…"
Feb 8
Tim replied to KimKat's discussion 'Lantus question'
"I don't think you mean "5mL", I think you mean "5U" or "5 units". I think it's great you're on insulin and it is working well for you. Yes, hypos are a worry, but that's why we check our bg so often.…"
Feb 8
Tim replied to Dan P's discussion 'Type 1 and new drug Jardiance'
"At least a little bit ironic: When I was diagnosed back in the days of stone knives and bearskins, there was no home bg testing, there was only home urine testing. And the goal was to NOT HAVE glucose in urine. Now there's a medicine that…"
Feb 3
Tim replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Anyone had low potassium in bloodwork?'
"For me, if my bg has been running high, (even for just a fraction of a day), potassium levels drop pretty quickly and I get leg cramps. Dehydration and/or DKA can lead to low potassium. As can diuretics as commonly used in many blood pressure…"
Jan 29
Tim replied to Ryan H's discussion 'A terrifying rant, looking for similarities'
"Being "out of it" a week after DKA, matches some of my experiences when I was a kid. You will get better and back into sync but yes sometimes it can take a while. I'm not sure about months, but a week is not unreasonable. Some of your…"
Jan 15
Tim replied to Adele's discussion 'Individually packages BG test strips'
"Some types of test strips are more sensitive to humidity than others. So they may come packaged 25 or 50 to a bottle with dessicant in the lid, or may be individual foil wrapped. I used the foil wrapped kind for a couple years 15 years ago and…"
Jan 14
Tim commented on joshualevy's blog post 'A Cautionary Tale from Dr. Melton's Lab At Harvard'
"I hate to sound too cynical, but I've been a T1 diabetic for a third of a century now, and long ago I learned that no matter how promising research for a "cure" is, the cure is not around the corner. So as far as I am concerned, there…"
Jan 11
Tim replied to Spock's discussion 'Endo says that any A1C under 7 is ok'
"They arbitrarily chose A1C = 6.0% as the base factor of risk = 1. Really complication rates do decrease as you go below 6.0% but there were so so few DCCT participants with A1C's below 6.0%, that it's hard to get meaningful…"
Jan 7
Tim replied to Spock's discussion 'Endo says that any A1C under 7 is ok'
"I think we're on the same side of this, Stuart. I see a lot of obsession here with the fear of hitting a peak number of 140, as there are websites out there that claim that this number peaking at this number means permanent damage. (Ironically…"
Jan 7
Tim replied to Spock's discussion 'Endo says that any A1C under 7 is ok'
"Going back to the OP, and bringing in the DCCT complication rate graph, do we really want the endos to work hard on getting someone from an A1C of 6% to 5%, or do we want them to work harder on getting those with an A1C of 10% to 9%? The societal…"
Jan 7
Tim replied to Spock's discussion 'Endo says that any A1C under 7 is ok'
"I myself am dubious of the very commonly stated claims that, say, peak numbers of 140 or 150 cause instant damage. But I am very willing to believe than an average bg of 150 translates into an A1C of 6.8 or so which is definitely an elevated risk…"
Jan 7

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At 5:41pm on October 24, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

At 3:10pm on October 20, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER once more Iim :)

At 5:49pm on July 23, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

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At 6:31pm on November 4, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) 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! ;-)

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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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