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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 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…"
Tim replied to JohnG's discussion 'I just recived the new (Genteel) lancing device'
"I remember many decades ago when I was a kid and was "informed" that I was going to not just be doing urine testing that I had gotten used to, but also bg testing. I hated it. Hated hated hated it. I don't think the finger pricks hurt…"
Dec 11
Tim commented on shahpuri's blog post 'No Title'
"Sounds very much like "the honeymoon". A T1 in the honeymoon, is not a T2 no matter what the C-peptide might be. Please see JDRF page on honeymoon: http://www.joslin.org/info/will_diabetes_go_away.html "
Dec 11
Tim replied to Adele's discussion 'Diabetes identification braceletes'
"I have a bracelet style Medic-Alert one. They "base model" is stainless and last like forever. The one I have on right now, I got in 1990. I used to be, um, more "socially conscious" when I was a kid and had a necklace-style one…"
Dec 10
Tim commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'Have you ever believed you were cured?'
"I remember my first year in college... was having repeated hypos after dinnertime for several days in the same week. Thought to myself, "hey, maybe this is a second honeymoon or something, let's try not taking insulin at dinnertime".…"
Dec 9
Tim replied to Terri's discussion 'Recovery time from morning lows'
"I have also had some hypos that were "doozies" and took me a while to get back into sync with the real world. But for me, the best way to get back into sync with the real world is just to go to school(then)/work(now) and power through with…"
Nov 20
Tim replied to Sandy's discussion 'Smarties Candy alert'
"Remember the "candy cigarettes" and "pixie sticks" from when we were kids? The sugar was pre-pulverized! Just like they have been working on inhaled insulin for decades... wonder if anyone has ever worked on an inhaled hypo…"
Nov 20
Tim replied to Terri's discussion 'Recovery time from morning lows'
"What is her average bg or A1C? Numbers in the 70-100 number range can feel low if average bg's are running high. Additionally, any nervousness or anxiety can itself feel like a hypo even if it isn't actually a hypo. It has actually further…"
Nov 20
Tim replied to Bill's discussion 'Late honeymoon phases?'
"What you are describing sure sounds a lot like what my honeymoon was and what they told me at my diagnosis, that the honeymoon was going to be. For me it was greatly reduced doses, most of a year after diagnosis, and at the peak of the honeymoon…"
Nov 10
Tim replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"A stepped-up insulin regime with fewer oral hypoglycemics is very possible but will require education of your mom, to a level probably way above her current doc's expertise. Intensive insulin treatment, some of us have been doing it for a big…"
Nov 10
Tim replied to v/prediabetic's discussion 'metformin and LADA'
"A quick google turned up an example of "severe metabolic disturbance": Diabetes! Maybe they are worried that someone who is LADA and doing OK without insulin and on Metformin, when they do become insulin dependent, the…"
Nov 10
Tim replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"Not oral hypoglycemic agents for me, I'm T1, but I'm on Synthroid (thyroid), Lisinopril-HCTZ (blood pressure and ACE inhibitor), and Lipitor pills. I've done some research and think Metformin has obvious advantages to a T2, even with…"
Nov 10
Tim replied to Richard157's discussion 'Afrezza, the Inhalable Insulin'
"Bingo. I don't think the market is T1's, but is T2's who because of personal or cultural preferences can't shoot up or use a pump. I don't know exactly how portable Afreeza is, but a previous insulin inhaler was more like a…"
Nov 5
Tim replied to Dave's discussion 'Itching all over'
"How old are you, like high-school or college age? There is something called "cold uticaria" that especially seems to happen at that age in colder weather and may be autoimmune related. I had it when I was like 20 or 21 and it hasn't…"
Nov 4
Tim commented on v/prediabetic's blog post 'what does DKA feel like?'
"I was in deep DKA before diagnosis at age 14. My recollections (which will be mixed up with high bg symptoms): Thirsty all the time. Thirsty thirsty thirsty. Have to pee all time. All the time. Between the two above hard to sleep for more than half…"
Nov 4
Tim replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Smash Diabetes!'
"HULK SMASH!!! Speaking of which, Mark Ruffalo really nailed it as Bruce Banner in the Avengers."
Nov 4

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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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