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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 Dave's discussion 'I like Bacon'
"Visiting youtube makes me think there is a music festival now called "Unexplained Bacon". Not to mention the band "Fallout Boy", and there was a band in the PNW that was called "Mr Plow" in the early 2000's. Now,…"
Apr 10
Tim replied to Dave's discussion 'I like Bacon'
Apr 10
Tim replied to Michelle's discussion 'Music Festivals and Insulin and Insulin Pumps'
"One thing you do not want to do: do not take 3 months worth of insulin and store in a hot car! 100 degrees for the temperature-sensitive analog insulins is not OK if you are talking about multiple months of supplies. But 100 degrees is OK for 4…"
Apr 6
Tim replied to Jake's discussion 'Saw Abbotts Freestyle Neo for US in CVS today. What a cruel joke'
"I've been T1 for 33 years and am pretty dubious about the need for common ketone testing. I think ketone testing does have some real uses on sick days or when pump plumbing gets stuffed up, but the good old urine test strips are good enough…"
Mar 31
Tim replied to Dave's discussion 'How treatments are labeled, and how we PWD *really* use them'
"I am a little more optimistic. Folks (patients or docs) who don't understand control loop theory, can still learn various rules of thumb to help control their bg's. Correction factors, insulin sensitivity factors, Rule of 1800, etc. Many…"
Mar 16
Tim replied to Dave's discussion 'How treatments are labeled, and how we PWD *really* use them'
"I have been T1 for a third of a century now. That means hundreds of endo visits. One thing I noticed while I was in school/college/grad school, is docs really don't like math. They took math classes in college but that was only to meet the bare…"
Mar 15
Tim replied to Dave's discussion 'How treatments are labeled, and how we PWD *really* use them'
"I have actually had to ask my doc (and he had no problem with it) to put on my prescription, exactly what it had to be so that I get a vial every month (what with Humalog and Lantus nominally only being good for 28 or 30 days). This works out to 33…"
Mar 15
Tim replied to Fraser's discussion 'Afrezza question, are we being hi jacked?'
"There are some who may be classified as "T2's" but in reality they are very insulin sensitive and do quite well on small insulin doses. These folks are typically skinny and active already. At same time some of these folks will be…"
Mar 12
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."
Mar 1
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

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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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