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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 Hanna T's discussion 'Questions about the honeymoon'
"Honeymoon stage can be highly variable. It does not necessarily mean transitioning to no insulin for a while. It's very likely that it will just be decreased maybe even tiny insulin doses. Typically honeymoon is month to a year after diagnosis…"
11 hours ago
Tim replied to mohe0001's discussion 'How does one lobby?'
"I'm not sure exactly what you are calling "Long Term" and "Short Term", but good old Regular R is available OTC almost everywhere in the USA. This is available because of lobbying efforts by the ADA back decades ago."
Tim replied to mohe0001's discussion 'Any T1s ever been pregnant?'
"5 of his 7 siblings were T1, and he thought that YOU were the one who shouldn't breed?"
Tim updated their profile
Oct 14
Tim replied to Sam's discussion 'Levemir 1x daily'
"I had done MDI using 4 times a day NPH for the basal for a couple decades, and was pretty good at that. I found Lantus 1 time a day, was markedly inferior and less flat than NPH 4x a day. I find Lantus twice a day, to be similar or maybe a little…"
Oct 14
Tim replied to Michele Stark's discussion 'college accomodations'
"I was a T1 college student nearly 30 years ago now. The 504 paperwork concept did not exist back then. I found the high-school environment to be pretty oppressive but college to be lack a blast of fresh air in terms of my ability to control my…"
Oct 14
Tim replied to Dave's discussion 'For fun: Medical Claptrap'
"When I first saw the word I thought this would be about a different favorite medical subject of mine - the selling of radioactive toothpaste and water as promoting health. One of the brand names of the time was "Radithor". A prominent…"
Oct 12
Tim replied to Richard157's discussion 'Good Control, The Key To Success'
"OK, I'm only at 34 out of the 50 years needed to join the study. But I did at least a little overlap with the pre-home-bg-testing era and I am amazed so many medalists came through the stone-knives-and-bearskins era with good control for…"
Oct 10
Tim replied to 2tall63's discussion 'New glucose testing and insulin dosing coming?'
"The docs have been telling me a "cure is 5 years away" since my diagnosis 33 years ago too. The businessmen certainly start off thinking that oral or inhaled insulin will be the best thing ever, but so far the market is very very limited…"
Oct 9
Tim replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"I once had an older phlebotomist at my doctor's office note that the doc wanted an A1C run on me (well, duh, I've been T1 for a third of a century) and she re-assured me "Oh, I see the doc wants an A1C run, but don't worry…"
Oct 8
Tim replied to Sue59's discussion 'Type 1: Waxy looking skin?'
"She obviously based her opinion on my profile picture :-)"
Oct 8
Tim replied to Crystal's discussion 'Medical ID Bracelets (or other jewellery)'
"I started wearing medic-alert jewelry to identify me as insulin-dependent diabetic 33 years ago. Having had a couple of 911 calls for hypos over the decades, I do agree that today most EMT's will carry blood glucose meters. (Wasn't the…"
Oct 7
Tim replied to krisa's discussion 'Started insulin, please comment the regime I've been prescribed...'
"I've met a couple folks who regularly diluted insulin. I suspect that given the problems (fatalities) that have happened on U-500, that the trend away from color-coded insulin/syringes in the past decade or so has made the insulin manufacturers…"
Oct 6
Tim replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"I'm not the parent of a diabetic but, being a diabetic, I made the transition from high school to college about a third of a century ago. I had a very good transition and really enjoyed getting out of the strict completely-time-packed…"
Oct 6
Tim replied to krisa's discussion 'Started insulin, please comment the regime I've been prescribed...'
"The insulin regime you are on is a super simplified version of "sliding scale" with a heavy heavy emphasis on avoiding hypos. Nobody would be surprised that eating a meal without taking required insulin results in high bg's. If this…"
Oct 4

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August 10, 1982
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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 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

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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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