TimmyMac's Friends

  • Kyle Cochran
  • James122501
  • Diabetty
  • Eb
  • Thas
  • Steve the Jerky Turkey
  • Diabetes and Johnny
  • Roan
  • Stoyan
  • MyBustedPancreas
  • Clinitest
  • Emily B
  • Kelly
  • Anna Banana
  • nicole

TimmyMac's Discussions

Flu Mist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TimmyMac Nov 4. 2 Replies

Hi again, I know I've been asking more questions than usual, but I ran into something else I'd like to ask.Recently my mom has been nagging for me to get a flu shot. I was looking at my options and…Continue

Tags: shot, mist, flu

Alernate Site Testing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Nov 2. 9 Replies

I was in my chemistry lab yesterday and spilled some silver nitrate on my hands. Because of this, my hands are chemically stained for the next week or so. The stuff is fairly reactive so I would…Continue

Tags: glucose, bg, testing, site, alternate

My Rebellion.

Started this discussion. Last reply by JustLookin Oct 27. 8 Replies

I used to think that my teenage years were unique. People would talk about their rebellious teenage years and how they stopped managing diabetes for months/years. Most of these people seem to regret…Continue

Tags: Teen, Rebellion, Parents, Control

I think the government is lying to me...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith in Portland Mar 24. 6 Replies

Hi guys. I know it has been a while, but I have a question regarding insurance. I was getting insurance through my dad's employer. However, he has moved out of state so I can no longer get his…Continue

Tags: insurance, Help


TimmyMac's Page

Latest Activity

TimmyMac and Marie B are now friends
Nov 16
TimmyMac replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Flu Mist?'
"I never got the connection that autoimmune= weaker immune system. It would seem my immune system is MORE likely to fight an infection. It seems to like attacking things (such as my pancreas) I consider myself fairly healthy."
Nov 4
Lorraine liked TimmyMac's discussion Flu Mist?
Nov 4
Dave replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Flu Mist?'
"Flu mist is an attenuated live-virus vaccine. Because diabetics have, on average, weaker immune systems the risk of actually getting sick with the flu from this type of vaccine is higher. For this reason, attenuated live-virus vaccines are…"
Nov 3
acidrock23 replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Alernate Site Testing?'
"I used my face after a bicycle crash. My teeth went into the pavement, through my lip and my chin also bounced off the ground and had a laceration. The blood was right there with my fingertip."
Nov 2
TimmyMac replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Alernate Site Testing?'
"Good news everyone! The stuff has mostly worn off! I still have another week of using this chemical in my chemistry lab, but hopefully I won't spill it any more."
Nov 2
TimmyMac posted a discussion

Flu Mist?

Hi again, I know I've been asking more questions than usual, but I ran into something else I'd like to ask.Recently my mom has been nagging for me to get a flu shot. I was looking at my options and it seems that diabetics cannot get the flu mist.Is there a good reason why? Or is it just to cover the manufacturers' butts like the warnings they put on heating pads?See More
Nov 2
TimmyMac replied to Z71Edge's discussion 'Splitting Lantus Doesage...Need Help cuz its not working?'
"I'd rather not attempt to give any specific dosing advice, but I will say this. If you make a change to your dosages, less is sometimes more. I'm not sure if its a medical practice or just a rule of thumb, but most people try not to change…"
Nov 1
TimmyMac liked Elizabeth Rae's blog post Let’s put the WORLD back in World Diabetes Day
Nov 1
TimmyMac replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Alernate Site Testing?'
"I mean, part of me is thinking it shouldn't be much worse than fingertips. but I just can't get myself to click myself there. lol"
Oct 31
Amy replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Alernate Site Testing?'
"I almost suggested toes... :P"
Oct 31
TimmyMac replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Alernate Site Testing?'
"Who knows, maybe blood isn't completely homogenous? I know glucose is a fairly large molecule, perhaps it moves around slower in the body than red blood cells? I'm just speculating. I'm personally not finding too much difference…"
Oct 31
Dan P replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Alernate Site Testing?'
"I had a long drawn out response but decided against it. Let me just quote BD's site for reference: "The fingertips and the palm hold the most recent 'memories' of your blood glucose..." "On the other hand, lagging test…"
Oct 31
Sandy replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Alernate Site Testing?'
"Try the new Genteel lancing device as it works well on alternate sites...no pain either!"
Oct 31
angivan replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Alernate Site Testing?'
"Forearm is the only other area I've tried, but from what I understand it's not as "real-time" of a reading as the fingers, so it only works well if you've been stable and fasting for a while, such as first thing in the…"
Oct 31
NutriJoy replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Alernate Site Testing?'
"Alternate site testing is generally less accurate than testing from finger tip samples. Arms, Thighs, and the palms of the hands are the most frequently-used alternate sites. Of the three, the palms will provide the most accurate readings (after the…"
Oct 31

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To be a place that i can talk to other diabetics about diabetic stuff that no one else would know what im talking about
Date diagnosed
September 21, 1997
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2 Feb 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use

TimmyMac's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

TimmyMac's Blog

Why must it be difficult?

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:03pm 8 Comments

I've been trying now for 2 WEEKS to get my Novolog prescription filled. I think my adventure is finally coming to an end, but I'm going to put it online for everyone to see.

This all started when I switched insurance companies. The plan is better, but I couldn't use my current endo anymore. I didn't think too much of it at the time, until 2 weeks ago when I realized my Novolog supply was almost out.

I went to a cvs near my school, but they told me I prescription was COMPLETELY…


Fear of Needles

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 7:45am 4 Comments

I wrote this essay for my Sociology 200 class for School. I liked it so much I'm putting it here. If for whatever reason a plagiarism program finds this,My name is Tim McDonald and I'm giving myself permission to reuse my own work...

...apparently this happens and I'm not taking chances. Anyway, onto the paper.

I have type 1 diabetes, and I have suffered with it for over sixteen years. This illness requires me to take upwards of six injections every single day. I take one in…


Merry Early Christmas!

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 11:06am 5 Comments

Alrighty.. I know what you are thinking "NO!" but give me a chance here. I KNOW its not even December yet, but I have to play a song for my school's talent show new week.And I feel like sharing it with everyone! Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Jingle Bells... blues style

sooo... merry super early Christmas everyone!

Bit of a stretch here. But...

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 7:30am 5 Comments

I'm blaming diabetes for my broken collarbone

Alrighty, I broke it at my friend's house while playing airsoft.

Because of diabetes, my parent's never let me do sports when I was younger.

The only thing they would let me do is boyscouts.

While at scouts, I met my friend. Since he went to a different school system, there is no chance I would have met him elsewhere.

Also because I couldn't do sports, I got into airsoft to help with the boredom.

Since I…


Comment Wall (24 comments)

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

At 7:18pm on October 29, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

TimmyMac congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 3:57pm on October 28, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER, TimmyMac!!

At 6:20am on November 8, 2012, jrtpup said…

Our Annual Campaign is coming!

Would you consider helping by writing a short comment/testimonial about your
experiences at TuD? The main message for the campaign this year is that no
one with diabetes should ever feel alone. Messages from our community give
people a real-life, personal sense of how valuable TuDiabetes is to each of
us, how it's changed our lives, etc.

If you can, please include a photo of you doing something diabetic (if that
makes sense LOL). Please post to this group
(http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/why-i-participate-in-this-community), or message to me from my page.

Thanks my friends!

At 8:43pm on June 10, 2012, Kathy said…

Haye TM - nice to have you in the chatroom today. Such fun.

At 4:35pm on April 24, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo on being a featured member Timmy....

At 7:18am on April 23, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

HEARTIES CONGRATS ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER. I remember you from when you boiught your first car. Reed

At 11:25pm on November 22, 2011, Emily B said…

Know need to thank, just wanted your thread to get lots attention, hope you got some good stuff to go on. Nathan was only on Lantus a short time(17u) so we never got a chance to experiment with it, but we almost always did a bedtime snack. Heard your recording, VERY impressive! Be well, Emily :)

At 10:30pm on October 18, 2011, Robyn said…
Great pictures!!
At 8:04pm on October 18, 2011, TimmyMac said…
Yeah, I know its been a while, but THANKS for all the birthday wishes guys :) sorry about the delay, I never scroll down this low on my profile page lol!
At 2:03pm on August 13, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TimmyMac....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

TuDiabetes Is Getting A Makeover!

Written By Emily Coles, TuDiabetes Community Manager. Last summer we surveyed members of TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes online communities, and gained some GREAT insights! We learned that our members are happy with the information and support they receive on TuDiabetes and Read on! →

An eye opening experience at @CWDiabetes!

Last month, I had one of the most amazing experiences I have had with technology since I have been living with diabetes. It happened at the Focus On Technology conference organized by Children With Diabetes in Los Angeles (the first Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service