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Dec 30, 2012
earthling left a comment for michael13
"Hi Michael. Thanks for the comment! I think you're right about exercise preventing further retinal damage (as well as tight control and good food). Good for you staying with it. I kind of slacked off after I damaged my cervical spinal chord,…"
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Dec 12, 2012
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"Thanks Manny! It is great to be connected. I just watched your Keynote at Innovation Day. It will be good for me to be more connected to others in the D world."
Dec 12, 2012
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Dec 12, 2012
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"Congratulations, Michael!!! I am inspired by all Joslin medalists. You lead the pack!"
Dec 12, 2012
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"Hi Manny, I been foloowing your site(s) for about a year and really enjoy them. I will recieve my 50 year Type One Medal from Joslin on December 20, 2012 and have also qualified to run the Boston Marathon on Team Joslin. See this link to follow my…"
Dec 10, 2012
michael13 commented on Erun's blog post 'Take insulin during a marathon?'
"Conceptually, your body requires insulin to convert carbs to fuel. I've never run a marathon, but do several 100 mile bicycle rides every year. I do best, when exercising over 2 hours, with 50% basil and taking in carbs to balance 750…"
Apr 16, 2012
earthling left a comment for michael13
"Thank you for the info! - Encouraging that your good eye is not threatening anymore. 6.0 is a great A1C. I was awful in college too - for most of my early D decades, really. Weird how only when I finally achieved tight control via pump, my eyes…"
Feb 24, 2012
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"Hi Michael. You say in your profile you still have one good eye. I'd be interested in your story of the what I assume is retinopathy. I'm in the midst of PDR these days (D for 43 yrs) and wondering if it will ever stabilize.Has your good…"
Feb 24, 2012
michael13 replied to Bec's discussion 'A Positive Side of Diabetes?'
"Sociologists say that no one is happier than working after a disaster helping others. Knowing what needs to be done and you are critical in making it happen brings satisfaction that routine tasks do not. The same diet that makes a diabetic healthy…"
Feb 24, 2012
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For all you athletes with diabetes (or wannabe athletes!) - a place to exchange workout tips and encouragement.
Dec 17, 2011
michael13 updated their profile
Dec 17, 2011
michael13 replied to T1Forever's discussion '50 years on December 10th'
"Congratulations! I'll be 49 years on December 28th. I've just started following Diabetics on line and it's all very interesting. What's the award/recognition everyone is talking about at 50 years. My Mom and Dad are still very…"
Dec 12, 2011

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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?
Join in discussion
Date diagnosed
December 28, 1962
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
MM 522
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http://f-farchitects.com
Tell us more about you (optional)
Architect, T1 49 years, still see out of one eye.

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At 7:53am on December 13, 2012, earthling said…

Hi Michael. Thanks for the comment! I think you're right about exercise preventing further retinal damage (as well as tight control and good food). Good for you staying with it. I kind of slacked off after I damaged my cervical spinal chord, lost bunch of my former balance and coordination a few years ago. I still walk, but can't go fast enough for it to be very aerobic :( But I'm still eating great food that we grow organically right here, and my last A1C was 6.4. Last exam (Sept.) my eyes had pretty much stabilized. One is like looking through a binocular - no peripheral at all. Other has a bit of peripheral left and better overall vision, Happy to have any!! Good to hear from you.

At 6:18am on December 12, 2012, Manny Hernandez said…

Congratulations, Michael!!! I am inspired by all Joslin medalists. You lead the pack!

At 1:11pm on February 24, 2012, earthling said…

Thank you for the info! - Encouraging that your good eye is not threatening anymore. 6.0 is a great A1C.

I was awful in college too - for most of my early D decades, really. Weird how only when I finally achieved tight control via pump, my eyes started downhill. One "bad" thing I still do is drink beer (Stout! Yum!) evenings. And my exercise isn't very aerobic anymore (walking) because my balance and coordination are, well, shot - since a cervical spinal injury a few years back. Sigh. On it goes.I get my good eye's peripheral vision zapped Mar. 9th... I hope that will be it for the duration.

Good you can still drive and see to draw.

Again Thanks for sharing your story!

At 11:51am on February 24, 2012, earthling said…

Hi Michael. You say in your profile you still have one good eye. I'd be interested in your story of the what I assume is retinopathy. I'm in the midst of PDR these days (D for 43 yrs) and wondering if it will ever stabilize.Has your good retina stopped sprouting capillaries?

At 6:02am on December 11, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 7:29pm on December 8, 2011, Doris D said…
At 2:22pm on December 8, 2011, Doris D said…

Check out our groups. There's one there for cycling diabetics and many more coving all kinds of areas. Go to the top of ur page and click on groups. There are many pages of them and just go through them til u find some u find u want to join. Then join them and comment on them. I can only think of Richard right now. He's a type 1 who written a book about all that it entails. We're very honered to have u here with us!

At 12:02pm on December 8, 2011, catlover said…

Hi michael - Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 7:39pm on December 7, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Michael. It's amazing how many have been diagnosed on or thereabouts Christmas!!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 8:10am on December 7, 2011, Marie B said…

hi Michael, welcome to TuDiabetes! let mme know if you have any questions about our community.

 
 
 

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