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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 Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'AACE Letter to Congress and Press Kit - Glucose Monitor Advocacy'
"I look at the very very high delta price between e.g. generic and brand name test strips (both accepted by FDA standards). e.g. Wal-Mart ReliOn test strip is $0.18 each; OneTouch Ultra Blue is $1.52 each. I also had my blood drawn this morning for…"
Tim replied to Zoe's discussion 'Lows....Running the Train!'
"Part of the body's hypo response is a release of adrenaline. Combine this with lower cognitive ability and it's very easy to push yourself further and further before stopping."
Tim replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Insulin and history'
"It is based on the Platinum-Iridium rabbit unit of insulin. OK, I made part of that up. No, I didn't make up the rabbit part, just the Platinum-Iridium part. (Although you will note that many metric units such as the kilogram and meter are…"
Tim replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Insulin and history'
"U-40 was by far the most common up until the 70's. By 1980, U-100 had almost completely replaced U-40, and in 1990 only a few third world countries still commonly used U-40 in humans. I think Vetsulin is still most commonly U-40. There was also…"
Tim commented on Sara_Louise's blog post 'The Fault in Our Stars.. Diabetes perspective.'
"I read it when it came out. It sure is a tear-jerker! I kinda contrast that with the same author's "An Abundance of Katherines". That was as fun as heck. I myself tried to draw parallels between the TFIOS and my life with diabetes…"
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Tim
"Tim congratulations on being named a featured member of the week."
Oct 24
Tim replied to Chris W's discussion 'Has anyone been labeled type 1.5 (LADA), but type 2 could still be a possibility?'
"I'm not sure why you or your doc is fiddling around with T1.5 definition. Showing up with 12.3 A1C and 336 bg having lost 25 pounds over just a few months, is pretty clear cut T1."
Oct 24
Tim was featured
Oct 20
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…"
Oct 20
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."
Oct 17
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?"
Oct 16
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

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August 10, 1982
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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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