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Medicare Changes in Mail Order Testing Supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims Jul 29, 2013. 3 Replies

If you are a senior on Medicare, be sure to check out this article:…Continue

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Carrying Frios

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Jun 17, 2013. 19 Replies

What is the best way to carry Frios? I have new unused ones, but don't know whether to put them in my purse, pocket, or some other way.Continue

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Type II Genome Study

Started Apr 26, 2012 0 Replies has a fascinating story today about how Dr. Snyder has studied his own genome, watching himself develop Type II Diabetes. I found this…Continue

Therapy Cat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Feb 23, 2012. 7 Replies

Has anyone else seen this remarkable story? I want a therapy cat!…Continue


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"Hi Ellen. Happy Easter to you and all!"
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Trudy commented on rick phillips's blog post 'Tragic Tale'
"Hi Rick, this is an important topic, thanks for tackling it. Domestic abuse happens to PWD's, too."
Trudy left a comment for William "Lee" Dubois
"Hi. I just read your blog on Anger (Part 1); thank you. I'm here on the DOC for education and, yes, entertainment. I simply could not deal with my Type 1 on a daily basis if I were always angry. I'm better at commenting here on TuD than on…"
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Trudy commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Good news for me'
"Hi Lloyd. I'm glad you found the topical creme that is working so well for your shoulder. (I displaced my right shoulder last October, still in Physical Therapy twice a week.) Good luck in finding a solution for the problems with your hands;…"
Trudy commented on rick phillips's blog post 'What is Next? (Blog 200 of 200)'
"Hi Rick, maybe you should copyright this blog! And congratulations for getting to Blog #200."
Trudy commented on Jen's blog post 'One week in'
"Hi Jen, I'm hoping that more information will come your way. I'm used to diabetes changing (just went up by 1 1/2 units on my basal), but it always surprises me when my food problems change. For instance, corn has been a problem for years,…"
Trudy liked rick phillips's blog post What I have learned (Blog number 199 of 200)
Trudy commented on rick phillips's blog post 'What I have learned (Blog number 199 of 200)'
"Rick, about publishing some of your best blogs... I did comment on one of your blogs the suggestion that TuDiabetes could publish an ebook of some of the poetry from our Poetry Group plus some of the best of the blogs published here. Emily once told…"
Trudy replied to Marypat's discussion 'Does the medical team at your local ER know how to care for Type 1 patients?'
"Oops. Well, actually the bolusing wasn't easy--there was the IV with glucose. The original question was about the ER--they didn't mind my treating myself when I was there with a displaced shoulder, but I wasn't there for long."
Trudy replied to Marypat's discussion 'Does the medical team at your local ER know how to care for Type 1 patients?'
"Hi Cinderfella. Easier said than done! I was in the hospital over the New Year's with emergency abdominal surgery; I had no insulin with me and would not have been allowed to use it if I had some. Their method was to test every 6 hours, use the…"
Trudy commented on shoshana27's blog post 'happy holiday'
"Happy Holidays to all!"
Apr 14
Trudy commented on Jen's blog post 'One week in'
"Hi Jen. This experimentation time is so difficult--I remember trying to figure out what foods I have problems with. I had Celiac Disease, so have a problem with gluten + soy, corn, some nuts, some shellfish. I never quite know what is safe! Hi Meee.…"
Apr 13
Bambi replied to Trudy's discussion 'Seizures' in the group Pets and People
"Hi Trudy, I just heard snow is on the way for Cleveland. My tulips are up and ready to bloom. We just got back from KY and it's started into full bloom. Bear is still at the doggy hotel and we'll let him stay until tomorrow for therapy and…"
Apr 13
Trudy replied to Marie B's discussion 'Get Well Seagator - Reed has Broken his Hip'
"Hello, Reed, best wishes to you for a speedy recovery."
Apr 13
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Apr 12
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Apr 12
wendy left a comment for Trudy
"Hi Trudy :) I hope your sweet dog is better..."
Apr 12
Trudy replied to Trudy's discussion 'Seizures' in the group Pets and People
"Hi Bambi. Camping weather is so slow to get here this year. It's been windy here lately but we went walking along the Maumee River at a Metropark yesterday anyway. Aggie does enjoy being back on the trail again! and she gets stronger when she…"
Apr 12
Trudy commented on rick phillips's blog post 'Community'
"Hi Rick, I'm really looking forward to blogs number 199, 200, 201... You can feel confident that you are making a huge contribution to this community."
Apr 10

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Blasts from the Past

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 4:40pm 10 Comments

"My Diabetes Brain really takes delight in embarassing me on doctor's appointments, like the time I went so low sitting in his office that my whole time was spent trying to stabilize my blood sugar, depriving me of the chance to talk about an infection that was developing. The nurse came up with some chocolate chip cookies, and I drove home high."



Rare Vacations

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

Just about forty years ago, but earlier in the year, my husband and I went off in our VW Camper to Grayling, MI, to join a group from Audubon to see the rare Kirtland Warblers. These warblers are the rarest of the rare. They breed in Michigan in young jackpines, wintering in the Bahamas. They exist nowhere else on earth. Our VW had the unfortunate habit of needing a new fan belt at the wrong times, and so we came to a screeching halt late in the day on the Michigan highway, fan belt kaput.…


Fourth Annual Diabetes Blog Week -- About Mother's Day

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 10:56am 4 Comments

Today's post for the Fourth Annual Diabetes Blog should be about My Blogs, what I would wish my medical team could see and what I hope they don't see. I would rather my favorite doctor wouldn't see this Mother's Day anecdote:

Yesterday Mother's Day dawned cool, very cool and clear after a frosty night. My husband and I drove to my son's house for our annual Mother's Day celebration, complete with our three Golden Retrievers. Before we left home, I thought I'd be smart and go hungry…


Earthly Mind-Meld

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 4:43am 0 Comments

No, Mr. President, there was no Jedi Mind-Meld -- it was Vulcan. However, there is now an Earthly Mind-Meld! Doubters out there? Read:

Remember how Bones did his advanced cures of just about anything? If we can give rats mind-melds and cure mice of Diabetes,…


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At 9:25am on April 12, 2014, wendy said…

Hi Trudy :) I hope your sweet dog is better...

At 10:25pm on April 5, 2014, Doris D said…

thank u Trudy!!!

At 2:19am on April 4, 2014, Terrie said…

Hey Trudy!! :)

LOL! I don't know. I think so. We haven't had snow for a while and our top temp so far was 8 c degrees(46 f). I went outside and said, "Oh it's Beautiful out here". I don't freeze when I go out now. Much of the snow is gone. We can see some of the grass and I mentioned to Phil that he'll have to cut it soon. It's supposed to rain today. YES! It must be Spring. I can't wait for the flowers on our lilac to bloom. I'll have to unwrap the shrub in the front and trim it, so it can start growing soon too. I hope that you are feeling well and are enjoying it Trudy. "wet dog wool!" HA! That's funny. :) I well remember that smell.

Yes, we will enjoy our week-end. Have a Great one and thanks for the message.

I decided not to apply for the Diabetes Alert Dog, so we've been looking around at pet shops and will be visiting some breeders for a Mini Rex Bunny. I almost bought a Shih Tzu. She was sooo cute.

At 6:36pm on April 2, 2014, rick phillips said…

Thank you Trudy, Today's blog was number 193. I still have about a week and a half to go. Once I hit 200, I intend to write at least one a week and likely two. Writing here has been good for me.

I do have an academic paper I am working on and I need to make some progress or my two partners might toss me off the team. I have been waiting a bit to finish my blog commitment and hoping I can find some motivation to get this paper in high gear.

The paper is not about a subject I like in particular, but I went looking for partners and found these two who agreed to take me on. An academic journal is an academic journal even if I did not set out to publish on this particular topic. Anyway, one month of hitting it hard I might get it moved forward and then I will likely resume here until I find another academic paper gig. We shall see. It took almost two years to find this academic gig and in the mean time I had an amazing year of writing on TUD. I call it a win win.

At 3:22pm on April 1, 2014, lotsofshots said…




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