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Night Checks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leah Feb 5. 33 Replies

I didn't want to start this in the other tread about the NYT video. I have a feeling this would have brought it off topic. How many people here actually set an alarm to get up and check?My mom used…Continue

Tags: night, sleep, bg, Night checks

Flu Mist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TimmyMac Nov 4, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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

 

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TimmyMac replied to HPNpilot's discussion 'New video on T1D in the New York Times'
"Same here. My dad is a T2 and went low behind the wheel. He was freaking out and told me to take over. We get home and we both check, He was 68, I was at 57. Whoops lol"
Mar 3
TimmyMac replied to HPNpilot's discussion 'New video on T1D in the New York Times'
"Interesting, I wonder if thats why certain people can function just fine with a BG in the 30s, but other people pass out in the 40s"
Mar 3
TimmyMac replied to HPNpilot's discussion 'New video on T1D in the New York Times'
"I've been in the 30s and 20s hundreds of times in my 17 years of diabetes. As far as I know, I don't have any brain damage yet."
Mar 2
TimmyMac replied to HPNpilot's discussion 'New video on T1D in the New York Times'
"http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/35/12/2674.full.pdf Apparently there is a LOT of ways A1c is measured."
Mar 2
TimmyMac replied to Terry's discussion 'If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?'
"yeah that would actually be pretty useful"
Feb 23
TimmyMac replied to Terry's discussion 'If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?'
"Also type 1 is often treated as being more serious "If you don't take insulin, and dose it exactly right, you WILL die. no questions asked" Where type two is often treated with "Just take this pill and check your bloodsugar once…"
Feb 23
TimmyMac replied to Terry's discussion 'If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?'
"It would be nice. But I doubt it would ever happen, since we are a big minority. Think of all the diabetics you know who suck at treating themselves. These people need a doctor holding their hand through every little change in dosages. If doctors…"
Feb 23
TimmyMac replied to Dave's discussion 'Insanity'
"IDK where he gets then, but I know walmart sells them over the counter."
Feb 17
TimmyMac left a comment for Marie B
"His bloodsugar is still in the 240s, and hes on the max dose of metformin. Hes actually going to the doctor some time next week. I think they are going to put him on more meds."
Feb 16
Marie B left a comment for TimmyMac
"good Timmy. you have a challenge there, see if you can just get him to test more, and see how different foods affect his bg. does he know his a1c? he'll feel so much better if he gets things under control better. keep checking on him. hugs."
Feb 12
TimmyMac left a comment for Marie B
"Goodish news. Dad's BG was down to 260 this morning. Its still up, but at least it isn't 402!"
Feb 11
Marie B left a comment for TimmyMac
"keep us posted on your dad, it is worrisome, for sure. I was just looking at your answer to the discussion about "bragging" and I loved your comment, so I featured you. this was early this morning. hugs!"
Feb 10
TimmyMac left a comment for Marie B
"Thanks for the link I'll try to get him to use it. And, just curious, what did I do to get featured this time? lol"
Feb 10
Marie B left a comment for TimmyMac
"Ive heard good things about this program https://mysugr.com/academy/#prettyPhoto I use their app to track my numbers, and it's fun too. congrats on being featured! so glad you're here w us."
Feb 10
TimmyMac was featured
Feb 10
TimmyMac replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Do a service to the newly diagnosed: brag'
"Well, I was diagnosed 17 years ago at the age of 5. Basically, everything outside of not peeing on myself and learning the abc's I can brag about having done with diabetes. I, after being diagnosed with diabetes: -Learned to ride a…"
Feb 9

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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
Shots

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Its that time of year again..

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

If you think this is going to be a post about Christmas and diabetes then you came to the wrong blog. This is all about self promotion! haha.

Around this time last year I posted this blog http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/merry-early-christmas

Well, I was feeling musical again so I decided to clone myself and play Carol of the Bells!…

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Why must it be difficult?

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:03pm 7 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…

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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…

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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!

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At 4:38am on February 12, 2015, Marie B said…

good Timmy. you have a challenge there, see if you can just get him to test more, and see how different foods affect his bg. does he know his a1c? he'll feel so much better if he gets things under control better. keep checking on him. hugs.

At 12:09pm on February 10, 2015, Marie B said…

keep us posted on your dad, it is worrisome, for sure. I was just looking at your answer to the discussion about "bragging" and I loved your comment, so I featured you. this was early this morning. hugs!

At 6:56am on February 10, 2015, Marie B said…

Ive heard good things about this program
https://mysugr.com/academy/#prettyPhoto

I use their app to track my numbers, and it's fun too.

congrats on being featured! so glad you're here w us.

At 1:25am on December 4, 2014, Adele said…

Thankyou so much for all the helpful information Timmy, especially on the carb to insulin ratio and for also showing me an easier way to keep track of my carb counting. Now i actually have some idea of how carbs may affect my sugar levels. Its being so nice talking to you, thank you again.

At 7:18pm on October 29, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) 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

 
 
 

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