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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 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…"
9 hours ago
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
Tim replied to Spock's discussion 'Endo says that any A1C under 7 is ok'
"10.5 to 8.0 is like a 25% change in basal. A 25% change is a pretty big change. I think if anything you just needed a fine tuning... somewhere between 5% and 10%. I will make changes bigger than 10% when some base rule has shifted (e.g. I'm…"
Jan 4
Tim replied to Richard157's discussion 'Generic Insulin???'
"Well, we already have Wal-Mart R and N, which I tend to classify as "generic" (even though everyone knows they are made by Novo Nordisk). The patents are running out, or have run out, on Lantus and Humalog but it is not obvious that…"
Dec 30, 2014
Tim replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'How to stay calm during a low and how often do you have one'
"Adrenaline release is a natural part of the body's hypo response at least for many of us. Yes it can be disconcerting!!! The first hypo symptom I learned how to recognize was holding out my hand in front of me and see if it is shaking due to…"
Dec 29, 2014
Tim replied to Sey's discussion 'Update On My Diabetes...'
"Too much weight is put on antibody testing. Lots of T1's do not test positive for antibodies. By twisted logic of many this means they are not T1. But common sense tells the story different. If it looks like T1 (high bg's, skinny guy), and…"
Dec 26, 2014
Tim replied to Diabetes News and Interest's discussion 'How Much Sugar is Too Much? |Project SugarScience'
"Personally I sometimes feel mentally messed up about the carbs in fruit. I feel guilty about eating a pear or an orange even when I know I can cover the carbs no problem just like I have to with any meal. Sometimes the hot mess in my brain leads me…"
Dec 23, 2014
Tim replied to Cayla's discussion 'Men, how do you carry your diabetes supplies around with you?'
"BG meter (including finger-poker and strips) in my pants pocket. "Accu-Chek Compact". I occasionally have to get out a can of compressed air and blow the pocket lint out of the bg meter to stop it from throwing errors. Insulin bottles and…"
Dec 19, 2014
Tim commented on Tamra's blog post 'I Am Not Normal'
"Unlike Violet in the incredibles, I long gave up on being normal :-) The Incredibles (2004) Helen: Now it's perfectly normal... Violet: [interrupting] Normal? What do *you* know about normal? What does *anyone* in *this* family know about…"
Dec 19, 2014
Tim replied to Richard157's discussion 'Man Uses Insulin From Animals for Type 1 Wife'
"If you recall Richard, you and me used insulin made from animals for the first chunks of our lives, at least until recombinant insulin became available in the 1980's. I myself used the animal-source insulins until the late 90's, and I…"
Dec 16, 2014

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At 5:41pm on October 24, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" 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 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! ;-)

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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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