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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

I think the government is lying to me...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith in Portland Mar 24, 2014. 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

 

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TimmyMac replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"Honestly, the meters are practically the same. I would go with whatever brand your insurance covers the strips for, whether it be onetouch, freestyle, bayer, etc. Without insurance, some can run you $120 for 100 strips. I personally like the…"
Jan 17
TimmyMac replied to madison's discussion 'New diabetic'
"You'll probably get varying results here, but the short answer is yes. Once you figure out how to give insulin based on the amount of carbohydrates you eat, you can technically be able to eat whatever you want. However, you may find that…"
Jan 17
Lorraine commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Its that time of year again..'
"Thank you Timmy. and what fun!"
Dec 15, 2014
TimmyMac commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Its that time of year again..'
"Thanks. I havent learned William Tell yet. I can do the "dadada dadada dada da da da" part, but I havent figured out all that fancy stuff in the middle lol. but i'm glad I brought back memories."
Dec 11, 2014
Marie B commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Its that time of year again..'
"love it Timmy! My dad was an accomplished harmonica player (he could even play the William Tell Overture), and this reminds me of many good times we had. Thanks!"
Dec 11, 2014
shoshana27 liked TimmyMac's blog post Its that time of year again..
Dec 9, 2014
rick the "Blogabetic" commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Its that time of year again..'
"I dreamed once i could do something like that. Then i woke up."
Dec 9, 2014
TimmyMac posted a blog post

Its that time of year again..

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-christmasWell, I was feeling musical again so I decided to clone myself and play Carol of the Bells!Enjoy and Merry Early Christmas!See More
Dec 9, 2014
TimmyMac and Adele are now friends
Dec 4, 2014
Adele left a comment for TimmyMac
"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…"
Dec 4, 2014
TimmyMac replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Urgent Advice Needed'
"Going to bed at a 200 a few times won't kill you. If it did, i would have died a LONG time ago. If you feel dehydrated, go drink a bunch of water. It does help. Just grab a small amount of candy or a small snack and leave it next to your bed.…"
Dec 3, 2014
TimmyMac replied to Adele's discussion 'Lumps from shots?'
"Its not too bad. Its not like they hurt or anything. They only look a bit weird lol. The only time they cause me issues is they mess up the bodyfat measurement my school's wrestling team used. They thought I would safely lose 10 kg when I was…"
Dec 3, 2014
TimmyMac replied to Adele's discussion 'Snacking after and before meals'
"A little tip to help you find your carb ratio. If you are ready to eat dinner and your bloodsugar is in range, eat a simple meal and look at ALL the nutrition labels. find out how many carbs were in what you ate. Lets say you had a sandwich, the…"
Dec 3, 2014
TimmyMac replied to Adele's discussion 'Lumps from shots?'
"After 17 years I have developed a few lumps. I have some on the back of my arms and some on my lower abs. The ones on my arms actually make me look like I have nice triceps... as long as no one pokes them or the wind isn't blowing :p I've…"
Dec 3, 2014
TimmyMac and Marie B are now friends
Nov 16, 2014
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, 2014

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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 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 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!
 
 
 

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