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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 Meesh's discussion 'Low Blood sugar and extreme Fatigue?'
"A string of hypos is particularly tiring even if they aren't super-hypos. It also messes up my hypo sensitivity for detecting future ones! Right now I'm suffering from fall allergies, and for me some of the allergy symptoms (particularly…"
9 hours ago
Tim replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"I saw the interview and I will give the doc a pass because the conversation driven by the interviewer, concentrated very much on T2. In the interview the doc makes an effort to mention T1 (maybe too briefly) although that was not what the…"
12 hours ago
Tim replied to swisschocolate's discussion 'How much is 1 unit of insulin?'
"Just 4-5 years ago, "full retail" for Humalog and Lantus was circa $60. Today it's $125+. I do not understand the doubling in price. You would think that if they were amortizing research costs, that the cost would not be going up. In…"
Sep 8
Tim replied to Kevin H's discussion 'T1D and Cardio Vascular Disease paper for the science nerds'
""Traditionally" (before home-bg-monitoring era) T1's had shortened lifespans because of microvascular complications that usually were uncontrolled and severe within a decade of diagnosis. These overshadowed anything going on with the…"
Sep 4
Tim replied to swisschocolate's discussion 'How much is 1 unit of insulin?'
"Yeah, in the late 60's U-40 would've been most common. Even though the bottles were sometimes bigger, the net units per bottle was usually less. By the time I was diagnosed they didn't keep us all locked up indoors away from public…"
Sep 3
Tim replied to swisschocolate's discussion 'How much is 1 unit of insulin?'
"How about this answer to your question, just to stir up some dust? In the 1980's, a unit was less than 1 cent. (Typical price for a bottle of 1000 units was $7-$8 just about anywhere.) Today in 2014, a cost of a unit is closer to 12 to 13 cents…"
Sep 3
Tim replied to Negg's discussion 'more bad advice on television'
"I had a Bartlett pear two weekends ago. I had a plum over labor day weekend. Now I feel guilty."
Sep 2
Tim commented on Paul Cathcart's blog post 'Diabetes: What If?'
"Would not take the "cure diabetes but lose a year" deal. But I would, in a heartbeat, take the "Agent Phil Coulson in Tahiti" deal, get speared by Loki, and come back from the dead via weirdo alien blood-extract goo. Oh yeah,…"
Sep 2
Tim replied to Matti's discussion 'Blood sugar and insulin discussions from non-diabetics'
"So does he like invite you home with him, so he can show you and your pump to his kids ala "J Walter Weatherman" from Arrested DEvelopment?"
Aug 30
Tim replied to Matti's discussion 'Blood sugar and insulin discussions from non-diabetics'
Aug 30
Tim commented on Tim's photo


"The bg meter that I want!!!"
Aug 27
Tim posted a photo
Aug 27
Tim replied to Vikki's discussion 'Does tight control guarantee No complications.'
"But many of the complication risks are clearly correlated to average bg. The microvascular risks, especially retinopathy, neuropathy, and kidney disease, are known to be strongly related to average bg and blood pressure that can be controlled. Note…"
Aug 22
Tim replied to KayLo's discussion 'Insulin not working to lower BG after 34+ years of T1D'
"Is it possible your current bottles of insulin got left in a hot car for a little bit in hot August weather? Do you have "new always refrigerated bottles" you can try? Sometimes when I have the flu or infection, I have to nearly double my…"
Aug 16
Tim replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'How to do a Gluteal Self-Injection'
"I never really figured it out either! It's been several decades since I even tried, but back then I did it by kinda rolling on the bed. While they definitely taught me to pinch... it is unlikely for me to do that today."
Aug 16
Tim replied to Richard157's discussion 'Seizures'
"Related to your "eye's won't go" symptom... I have had once or twice, severely low hypos where my two eyes simply would not point the same direction, never mind the direction I wanted. They were all over the place!"
Aug 14

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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.

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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
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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