Khürt L. Williams

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Khürt Williams replied to Anthony's discussion 'For the men out there - Are you shaving your abdomen for the infusion set?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"No shaving. I have very little hair on my abdomen. Must be my African genes."
Dec 11
Khürt Williams replied to Anthony's discussion 'Different Basal Rates in 1 Day' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I don't think there is any way around this type of test for setting basal rate. You need to figure out how your body responds to insulin without the complication of food. If you follow Zoe's advice I think you will be tweaking forever."
Dec 11
Khürt Williams replied to KCsHubby (Dave)'s discussion 'Bolus calculator' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Users
"The bolus calculator can't know what activity you are 1) currently engaged in 2) will engage in at some future time, 3) what you might choose to snack on after taking the insulin. So ... yes, you can adjust your insulin up/down based on what…"
Dec 11
Khürt Williams replied to Tamra's discussion 'Holiday Strategy'
"That's a great tip about the tonic water! Might be something to share with my teetotaler friends who feel pressured into drinking during the holidays and business dinners."
Dec 11
Khürt Williams replied to Tamra's discussion 'Holiday Strategy'
"Agreed!! Eating like this is poor advice for anyone."
Dec 11
Khürt Williams replied to Tamra's discussion 'Holiday Strategy'
"We celebrated togetherness and family (but avoided the consumerism) during the Hindu festival of Diwali almost two months ago. Other than that we only celebrate secular holidays."
Dec 11
Khürt Williams posted a status
"My BG yesterday stayed between 90 and 150 all day. Almost perfect. Today? It's a "WTF!" day. http://www.tudiabetes.org/photo/fullsizerender"
Dec 11
Khürt Williams posted a photo
Dec 11

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?
Community
Date diagnosed
June 15, 2006
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
ACCU CHEK Combo
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://islandinthenet.com/
Tell us more about you (optional)
cyber-security consultant and web developer with a love of outdoor photography, beer, and Apple products.

"honey sweet"

I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on June 15th, 2006 at the age of 39. I was told it is Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) (Type 1.5?).

I am a husband, father, information security analyst, web developer and Mac geek, amateur photographer, Belgian ale and Ethiopian coffee enthusiast, and person with Type 1 diabets.

"The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed" - Williams Gibson

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Open Source Device Aims to Help Diabetics Monitor Blood Sugar

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 10:16am 1 Comment

Found an article about Open Source diabetes devices. http://ostatic.com/blog/open-source-device-aims-to-help-diabetics-monitor-blood-sugar

Court Nominee Manages Diabetes With Discipline

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 4:30am 1 Comment

NYT article on how Sotomayor manages her diabetes: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/10/us/politics/10diabetes.html?_r=1

Diabetes Alert Day.

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 7:03am 0 Comments

Received an internal email from the matabolic research side of the company promoting Diabetes Alert Day in collaboration with the ADA. I think it totally misses the opportunity to bring aware to the different types of diabetes. As a Type 1 I get the ignorant "you got to exercise and lower your blood pressure' comments. People sometimes ignore the rather thin 140lb, 5ft 4in, human being standing in front of them.



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At 5:08am on April 22, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Khürt, it is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my newest super cool friend..... Rick

At 5:43pm on April 21, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 1:56pm on April 21, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Khürt!!

At 6:09am 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 9:37pm on November 2, 2012, Karen said…

We need your help... Please share this post here on TuDiabetes and on your Facebook and tag 20 close friends on it. We need your support to reach 20,000 entries for the Big Blue Test! Please do Big Blue Test every day until November 14 (World…"

At 6:29pm on September 23, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello there Khürt! Thank you for having me as a friend!
New Jersey....a distance away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario...a city named Kitchener-Waterloo (2 cities joined together). I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 28, the other 26), a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I volunteer here there and everywhere, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!! Tell me a bit about yourself!
Keep in touch, ok?
be well....linda

At 12:35pm on September 23, 2012, Linda G said…

YOU'RE A FEATURED MEMBER....BRAVO Khürt!!

At 9:28am on September 22, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

HEARTIEST CONGRATS ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER,KURT. I was thrilled meeting Manny last week. He came to my house. What a great guy. Reed

At 4:06am on July 12, 2012, jrtpup said…

It's sooooooo hot here. Hope you're staying cool!

At 11:17am on June 15, 2012, Emily Walton said…

It was a pleasure meeting you last week! I hope we have a chance to meet up again soon!

 
 
 

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