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Alernate Site Testing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan P 25 minutes ago. 4 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

My Rebellion.

Started this discussion. Last reply by JustLookin on Monday. 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

Fasting blood labs and passing out?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TimmyMac Aug 5, 2013. 16 Replies

I had a weird one happen to me today. I had to get labs done, but they told me I couldn't eat for at least 15 hours before hand. The only thing I had in that time period was one spoonful of sugar to…Continue

 

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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…"
25 minutes ago
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!"
1 hour ago
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…"
1 hour ago
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…"
6 hours ago
TimmyMac posted a discussion

Alernate Site Testing?

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 rather not poke it into my bloodstream. I'm looking into alternate site testing. I tried my forearm, but the test was painful and it left a fairly large bruise. Are there any other good places?Which site(s) have yall found that hurt or bruise the least?See More
7 hours ago
TimmyMac replied to v/prediabetic's discussion 'do you need to calculate protein and fat grams in addition to carbs?'
"I don't accurately count protein or fat, but there are some foods that I KNOW will cause issues. If pizza was just 30g carbs/slice I wouldn't have a problem eating it. But it has a lot of fat and protein that changes how your body absorbs…"
9 hours ago
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for TimmyMac
"TimmyMac congratulations on being named a featured member of the week."
yesterday
TimmyMac replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Insulin and history'
"What does the U in U100 represent? I know units of concentration such as 1M are 1 mole (6.022x10^23)of X molecule per liter. So what unit of measurement is the Unit based off of?"
Monday
TimmyMac replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Do you wear a medical ID?'
"It has been quite a while since I've worn a medical ID. I wore them in the past as a kid, but ever since I accidentally welded my old necklace to an outlet (long story) I just stopped wearing it. I have never been in a situation where one would…"
Monday
JustLookin replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'My Rebellion.'
"I was diagnosed as an adult. I guess my rebellion came in the guise of ditching my endo, totally stopped listening to his advice [though I could sarcastically say that it wasn't really 'advice' and he never did any sort of monitoring…"
Monday
acidrock23 replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'My Rebellion.'
"I've never done "no testing" or "skipping doses" since my rebellious acts were linked to partying which involved carbs (beer), although I had no concept of X carbs/ beer or anything like that. I wanted to keep rolling. I…"
Sunday
TimmyMac replied to Freida's discussion 'Normal People Snacks'
"I agree. Learning how to guestimate the amount of carbohydrates is a great skill EVERY type 1 diabetic needs to learn. A rice crispy treat could have anywhere from 15 to 40 carbs depending on the size of it. If you can guess the carbs and take a…"
Sunday
TimmyMac replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'My Rebellion.'
"I still wish I could get a pump, but its still going to be a while before I can get a real job and pay for one myself. But i completely see where you are coming from when it comes to doctors. My discussions with them are never "Lower your basal…"
Sunday
TimmyMac replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'My Rebellion.'
"Haha, I don't believe you. I think you just blew your cover of being immortal :p I hope my future children don't have D. I would drive myself (and them) crazy. Its especially difficult on children because of their extremely high insulin…"
Sunday
Terry replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'My Rebellion.'
"300 years old??! Make that 30."
Sunday
Jen replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'My Rebellion.'
"Taking over responsibility for diabetes can be tricky. When I was diagnosed I had NO diabetes education (my parents got it all) so when I took over in my late teens I really had no idea what I was doing. I felt like I had to learn everything from…"
Sunday

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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
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6.2 Feb 2014
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Shots

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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…

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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!

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…

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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?
 
 
 

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