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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

Is Hypothyroidism a complication of diabetes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emmy Jun 6, 2012. 14 Replies

Is Hypothyroidism a complication of diabetes?If I lower my average bg enough, can I reverse this complication? If so what A1C would be the goal? 4.0?I looked through the DCCT results but didn't see…Continue

Frozen Shoulder progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by teld May 5, 2012. 5 Replies

Me and at least one other Tim were talking about Frozen Shoulder a couple months ago, when I was still pretty early in the recovery.Since then, with some physical therapy, I have recovered about 75%…Continue

Tags: Capsulitis, Adhesive, Shoulder, Frozen


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Tim replied to beechbeard's discussion 'Big Brother Watching MY Prescription'
"They are looking for abuse of prescription drugs and attendant "Doctor Shopping". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_shopping http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Poisoning/laws/dr_shopping.html I counted and I'm only up to 7…"
5 hours ago
Tim replied to rdk's discussion 'surfacing after denial'
"Some folks will tell me that I can lower my bg by only "eating right" and "getting more exercise". But I know for sure if I don't take insulin that my bg's will just skyrocket no matter how little I eat or how much I…"
12 hours ago
Tim replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'Not A Big, Earth-shaking Question, But I'm Curious What Others Do'
"They taught me how to boil glass syringes and use alcohol swabs profusely when I was diagnosed. A long time ago! I never did glass syringes at home but did use alcohol swabs for a couple years. Haven't used alcohol swabs in many decades."
18 hours ago
Tim replied to Zoe's discussion 'Nausea'
"Not everything is related to bg. I might be extraordinarily sensitive to spring allergies but at the height of them, especially if I've been outside doing stuff much of the day, it gets to the point of nausea. Oh, I so much appreciate the rain!…"
Tim replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
Tim replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
"I think Dr. Frederick Allen gets credit for that. "Total Dietary Regulation in the Treatment of Diabetes", 1919."
Tim replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
"Most of the time I do a pretty good giving someone the benefit of the doubt as I pick and choose among the advice I'm given. I think there's lots of tips and truisms in Dr B's books that are useful even if I don't go…"
Tim replied to Michele P's discussion 'How Kids are Told they Have Type 1 - Survey Request'
"Took the survey. When you finish the surveying and write up some results, I would be interested. I was 13 or 14 when diagnosed, which is probably older than a lot of kids, and remember being told quite well, but today am not really sure I can…"
Tim replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
"I myself get a little angry at those who push "the only way" as Dr B's way. It is very hard to identify with such extreme attitudes. At the same time if I open his books and start flipping through, I do find more openness and things…"
Tim replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
"Ha! I used to be one of them youngin's. Now on the older end of middle aged! Bernstein is T1 and his previous books had a lot to do with management of T1. Bernstein's very oldest books date way back to the 70's and were some of the…"
Tim replied to Jan's discussion 'Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?'
"I was briefly on a pump in the late 80's, but only as part of a research trial. I didn't really like it much. They were pretty bulky about then. (Then again, you should've seen the cellphones of the late 1980's!) They are a lot…"
Tim replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'Anyone else concerned about this piece of proposed California legislation? (AB-1893 - Sharps waste)'
Tim replied to Spock's discussion 'Gotta Share....'
"You are in Cedar Rapids right? I remember when I was in college at University of Iowa and there was a farmer's market downtown when the Amana folk would come and sell the most wonderful baked goods. I pretty much learned dosing for high-carb…"
Tim replied to Mom2E's discussion 'loss of time due to low blood sugar'
"I have had this happen on a couple occasions. Usually as part of a long string of repeated hypos. Don't necessarily have to be asleep. I can get stuck in this funky state where I am reading the same page over and over and over again... where my…"
Apr 9
Tim replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
""Wildly cooked A1C" = A1C that looks like a good number but is the average a lot of lows and highs. I'm probably more likely than AR to fall into "references to our shared cultural heritage" but it's shared only if you…"
Apr 8
Tim replied to julez_79's discussion 'Diabetic Neuropathy after only 2 years and despite good control?'
"All of the foot-sensation tests have some amount of variability depending on the guy doing it, never mind when I announce the vibration has stopped or whether I feel anything or not! Lately I notice that my docs strongly prefer the tuning fork test…"
Apr 8

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At 4:34am on November 7, 2013, Linda G said…


At 6:31pm on November 4, 2013, rick phillips 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.
At 9:52am on March 10, 2010, Doris D said…
Welcome to our REALLY BIG FAMILY Tim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 8:48pm on March 8, 2010, Martina H Milligan said…
Welcome to tuDiabetes
At 8:43pm on March 8, 2010, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!

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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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