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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 Jen's discussion 'Worst meter cases'
"Hah. First things I do when I open a new meter? Take out the meter, put in the batteries, then throw the case in the garbage and recycle the box and instruction book :-)."
28 minutes ago
Tim replied to Kelsie's discussion 'accuracy vs cost'
"IMHO: it's more important for many of us to be able to test often than it is for the result to be uber-accurate. Me personally, I don't care a lot if my number is 90 or 110, I just want to be sure I'm not hypo before I drive and not…"
13 hours ago
Tim replied to Spock's discussion 'Isn't Juvenile Diabetes an Antiquated term?'
"In our lives it's already gone from "juvenile diabetes" to "insulin dependent diabetes" to "Type 1 diabetes". By now we've long outlived the docs who diagnosed us... but the new young docs will come up for a…"
13 hours ago
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Tim
"Tim congratulations on being named a featured member of the week."
Tim was featured
Tim replied to Lloyd's discussion 'Best U.S. Hospitals for Diabetes'
"I have been a T1 for a third of a century now. For big chunks of time I visited clinics in big research hospitals, but at other times (and currently) I see docs outside the hospital setting. I look at the criteria used in the "Best Hospitals…"
Tim commented on zzyzx's blog post 'Phish'
"Don't know about "dancing" but TMBG's "The Guitar" usually results in some serious pogo-ing on my part :-)"
Tim replied to Jen's discussion 'Glucagon protocol'
"The one time I had glucagon, my wife called 911 and the EMT's gave it to me. I have very very remote memory of them doing a fingerstick bg test on me and them talking to my wife. I was told the number was 42. I have been to 42 many times in the…"
Jul 17
Tim replied to lotsofshots's discussion 'We Don't Treat That'
"With a prescription for 17 units of Lantus a day, but with a bottle of Lantus being only good for 28 days according to the manufacturer, wouldn't you have a good point with the pharmacist that you should be able to get a bottle (of 1000 units)…"
Jul 17
Tim replied to lotsofshots's discussion 'We Don't Treat That'
"I remember being just as frustrated when I left my home state to head out to grad school. Got a recommendation, for a highly rated endo at the new location get an appointment three months out. Wow, 3 months is a long time to go without having any…"
Jul 16
Tim replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'How to do a Gluteal Self-Injection'
"I think that sketch shows too limited an area on the guy's rear. For me, almost anything back there is fair game. Pinching isn't really necessary. I am also surprised they don't show more real estate available above the bellybutton.…"
Jul 16
Tim replied to acidrock23's discussion 'First Pump Vacation Ever, since 2008!'
"Back when I first started with home bg testing (1982? 1983?), the docs knew I wasn't faking all the numbers because there were blood stains on the sheet. That hint let me succesfully fake some future sheets :-)."
Jul 16
Tim replied to lotsofshots's discussion 'Prison Break'
"By contaminating my fingertips with sticky syrup I can get a high bg reading on a fingerstick. Doing that to a venous sample, I do not have that experience."
Jul 16
Tim replied to lotsofshots's discussion 'Prison Break'
"Long term courses of large doses of steroids are pretty good at reducing insulin sensitivity. (Unfortunately!). I'm sure the prison drug dealer has lots of that! OTOH a nice all-syrup super Slurpee might have the same effect (maybe not on a…"
Jul 16
Tim replied to GailD's discussion 'Depressed...'
"Comparing A1C from two different labs, or between a regular lab and a home test, and finding them only different by 0.4, doesn't mean there's any actual difference. The lab-to-lab variation between A1C tests can be larger than…"
Jul 16
Tim replied to Jen's discussion 'Glucagon protocol'
"http://www.wakehealth.edu/Health-Encyclopedia/Health-Topics/Diabetes-How-To-Give-Glucagon.htm seems to recommend 911 at same time. Personally I've always thought of as Glucagon as a last-chance there's no other way left to raise bg (e.g.…"
Jul 15

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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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