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"Thank you for all the info, Rick. I appreciate the suggestions regarding how to find a doctor. I will incorporate those suggestions into my search. I also appreciate your heads up regarding preconceived ideas. I'm doing my best to inform…"
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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for TrueHeartedOne
"There is not really a great way to find a doctor on this or even most sites. I have used some doctor rating services int eh past, but even those seem limited. Here are some ways I would do it: 1. Ask a primary care or other doctor if they have a…"
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shoshana27 commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'Words Can Hurt'
"Rick, I don't care what people say or think of my pump, it's part of me, or how I wear it.period."
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rick the "Blogabetic" replied to malcolm3057's discussion 'Silhouette Tubing Failure'
"Actually I have been wearing a pump for several years and I had my very first tubing failure two weeks ago. Just like yours mine broke at the connection to the site. Also like yours mine snapped in the night. I never saw this before. The difference…"
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Words Can Hurt

Words Can HurtHave you seen this Geico advertisement about words can hurt?  Geico is associated with interesting and innovative advertisement, but this one really hit home with me this week.  I suppose it hit home for a variety of reasons. Diabetes is one of them but it is really more than that.  So in the advertisement the cowboy announces to a woman that he is a loaner and rides off into the sunset only to be hit by large words that say ‘The End'.  Now a disclaimer here, I do not have Geico…See More
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"It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my new super cool friend......................rick (Oh yes you can tell your child someone said you are super cool LOL )"
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"Thank you for the warm welcome. I've been checking out the site and look forward to seeing more. So far, I have one question: Is there a particular place where I can find physician recommendations? Again, thank you very much for the warm…"
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At 6:23am on July 31, 2014, TrueHeartedOne said…

Thank you for all the info, Rick. I appreciate the suggestions regarding how to find a doctor. I will incorporate those suggestions into my search.

I also appreciate your heads up regarding preconceived ideas. I'm doing my best to inform myself, but also leave room for facts & data to point me in other directions.

Your responsiveness is greatly appreciated!

At 4:55am on July 31, 2014, Alyssa said…
Thank you for the birthday wishes!!
At 3:51am on July 31, 2014, TrueHeartedOne said…

Thank you for the warm welcome. I've been checking out the site and look forward to seeing more. So far, I have one question: Is there a particular place where I can find physician recommendations?

Again, thank you very much for the warm welcome!

At 12:38pm on July 30, 2014, Teresa1643 said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 6:54am on July 29, 2014, Jamie Williams said…

Thanks so much for the warm welcome.

At 1:34pm on July 27, 2014, crimedogg said…

Thank you for the welcome. I'm looking forward to exploring the site and meeting other users.

At 6:56pm on July 26, 2014, Adrien said…

thanks!

At 4:00pm on July 26, 2014, Shahrazad1001 said…

Thank you for welcoming me! I look forward to exploring the site. :)

At 7:29am on July 26, 2014, Linda G said…

Ricky...I'm so sorry to hear of your injury. Undoubtedly very painful. Please take care of yourself.
Baskets of hugs....linda

At 2:38am on July 26, 2014, jesikabeth said…

Thank you :)

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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
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nothing really
Date diagnosed
June 21, 1974
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2 (Yeah that is better, go Rick)
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Shots, Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
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medtronic
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Words Can Hurt

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:00am 1 Comment

Words Can Hurt

Have you seen this Geico advertisement about words can hurt?  Geico is associated with interesting and innovative advertisement, but this one really hit home with me this week.  I suppose it hit home for a variety of reasons. Diabetes is one of them but it is really more than that. …

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Five things I want to tell my younger self

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:00am 4 Comments

Five things I want to tell my younger self

There is an awesome project being featured in various venues around the world by the Maine photography artist Trent Bell. Mr. Bell primarily known as an architectural photographer artist had a friend who was sentenced to 36 years in prison. It got Mr. Bell to thinking about what if anything long time prisoners might write to their…

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Consensus Conference on glucose monitoring, patient input needed!

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:00am 1 Comment

Consensus Conference on glucose monitoring, patient input needed!

Emily Coles has this discussion running and I think it will be a hot topic (or I hope it is). The link to her post is:…



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Children and A1c targets

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:30am 3 Comments

Children and A1c targets

Two articles have appeared less than 2 years about children and A1c targets. The first appeared in January, 2013. It warns parents and medical staff that “only approximately one-third of participants (in a study of over 60,000) met the age specific ADA and ISPAD targets for HbA1c. Although the majority of participants did meet…

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The price of vaccines!!

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:30am 2 Comments

The price of vaccines!!



You might remember our friend (I use the term loosely) Elisabeth Rosenthal the medical reporter for the New York Times who wrote a rather biased piece about medical technology, (aimed really at diabetes medical technology) a few months ago (Rosenthal, 2014a). The article set off a bit of a fire storm in this community and I for…

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