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kiva replied to Daniel's discussion 'Diabetic Jokes'
" Humor can be the grease in life if done properly."
Mar 11
kiva replied to niccolo's discussion 'why don't we inject insulin intravenously?'
"Same here . . subcutaneous injection while hospitalized, even in ICU."
Dec 5, 2014
kiva replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Diabetes "Coming Out" Stories'
"Like other's I'll deliver the short story. It was the fall of 1975 and I was 16. I had been drinking a lot of fluids and needless to say had been making numerous bathroom trips. My mom caught me on one of these trips in the early morning…"
Jun 11, 2013
kiva replied to Jen's discussion 'What percent?'
"70% of my life dealing, I was 16."
Jan 30, 2013
kiva replied to Clare's discussion 'Lantus Humalog Why not mix ?'
"The basal/bolus routine with flexible dosing and eating is a relatively a new concept to diabetes management. Back in the day with animal insulins and with the human insulins, fixed dosing and eating was the norm. You ate fixed amounts at each meal…"
Sep 3, 2012
kiva replied to Clare's discussion 'Lantus Humalog Why not mix ?'
"Pretty much what HPN posted. If carefully done so as to ensure that no cross contamination occurred one may even accomplish and achieve results similar to the studies cited. However, given the nature the "general" public the Sanofi…"
Sep 3, 2012
kiva replied to Richard157's discussion 'Do You Hide Your Diabetes?'
"Diabetes doesn't begin to describe who I am so it's not something I ever bring into conversation. That doesn't mean I hide it thou, the bracelet complete with a fire engine red medical cross and caduceus is there for anyone to notice…"
Aug 6, 2012
kiva commented on Joyce L. Hout's group 'Deaf and Hard of Hearing'
"Hi all, fifty three year old husband, father and grandfather. I had scarlet fever when I was not quite three becoming deaf without the aid of hearing aids. Considered a pre-lingual hearing loss as I hadn't started to even speak at that point,…"
Jul 31, 2012
kiva joined Joyce L. Hout's group

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

If you're interesting to joining a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Group that if you've diabetic. Please ask Joyce for this.
Jul 26, 2012
Marie B left a comment for kiva
Jul 22, 2012
kiva and jrtpup are now friends
Jul 22, 2012
kiva replied to Richard157's discussion 'Fingersticks That Really Hurt'
"I had to laugh out loud when I opened the picture. My wife, an RN was walking by and asked what was so funny so I read her the title of the thread "Fingersticks that hurt" . . . she then said, try changing the lancet once in a while. I…"
Jul 9, 2012
kiva replied to Melissa Lee's discussion 'July Blog Topic: Independence Day'
"Like others, I manange independently making my own adjustments as needed. Regular doctor visits are to keep prescriptions renewed as well as monitor other health issues that aren't so easily monitored at home. As my wife does most of the…"
Jul 9, 2012
kiva replied to denise102206's discussion 'Timing of eating'
"I'm still fairly old school or maybe habit is just hard to break. I eat breakfast the same time Monday thru Friday, lunch and dinner are at the same time every day as well although it can vary by 15-20 minutes either way. Weekend schedule is…"
Jun 29, 2012
kiva replied to Tom's discussion 'Let's educate me about ALCOHOL'
"For some a delay of several hours before the low happens. One thing not mentioned is the liver can only process about a pint or so per hour of beer or the equivalent of hard liquor. Drink 4 beers or shots in an hour or two and your liver is tied up…"
Jun 8, 2012
kiva replied to Tom's discussion 'Let's educate me about ALCOHOL'
"As Putertech said above: "your liver will not bail you out if you go low because it's too busy detoxifying your body from the alcohol" This is the key "malfunction" if you will, when combining alcohol and carrying injected…"
Jun 7, 2012

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At 6:45am on July 22, 2012, Marie B said…
At 7:52pm on February 3, 2011, deanusa said…
im so happy to see you!! thanks for adding me as a friend!
At 9:10am on June 16, 2010, Mari said…
Hi Kiva,
Thanks for your help and imput with Ryder. Go ahead a post my forum on the Lab owners website, as long as it's safe. And you can put my email on it too.
At 3:53pm on May 6, 2010, Lois said…

It's just too darn bad that we can't cut them out and wear them.

Love your doggie pictures ... especially the one of him/her longingly looking out the window!

At 5:03pm on May 5, 2010, Lois said…
MyHotComments Put a little BLING in your birthday. Wear a diamond on me!

Hope you had a wonderful, wonderful day celebrating your birthday. Save a piiece of cake for me!

At 2:16am on May 5, 2010, Pauly said…
Happy Birthday Kivia. Hope you take some time and enjoy the day. Take care.

At 8:26pm on April 1, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Kiva!
At 11:45am on March 31, 2010, Doris D said…
At 11:10am on March 31, 2010, Osob said…

Glad you found us our community is growing everyday,please feel free to get in touch if you need anything all you got to do is click on my picture and that will take you to my wall.
At 10:59am on March 31, 2010, Martina Milligan said…
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