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Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slybrock Apr 13. 81 Replies

Todays Sunday Times has a first page article on the exploding cost…Continue

Tags: pump, disease, chronic, costs, NYTimes

Seven Year Itch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Jan 20. 16 Replies

It's been seven years since my diagnosis and I fear my relationship to diabetes is heading for some tough times. It's not that I'm looking to trade T1 for a younger, cuter chronic illness. No…Continue

When you're sick do you adjust your insulin:carb ratio in addition to bumping up your basal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JLJ504 Jan 2. 16 Replies

I've been dealing with a cold the last couple days with modest success. I've managed to keep my bg readings under 180 for the most part although I haven't yet managed to break under 120.I've bumped…Continue

Beaten almost Broken

Started this discussion. Last reply by still_young_at_heart May 4, 2013. 25 Replies

by Medtronic....I switched to a Medtronic pump after my Cozmo's warranty expired and it has been a very rough transition. It hasn't helped that I had to start during tax season (I'm a CPA) so that I…Continue


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still_young_at_heart replied to julez_79's discussion 'Now I have to feel guilty for GOOD control?!'
"I personally don't know how you manage to get such a good A1c with no (or few) hypos on just 200 strips a month. I use about 300 per month, pump and still have a large number of visits below 68. You're a marvel! For some reason lots of…"
Jul 8
still_young_at_heart commented on Melitta's blog post 'Wrong Assumptions Lead to False Conclusions: "Diabetes Rising" by Dan Hurley'
"An excellent blog. When I was at the Joslin DOIT program about 7 years ago, one of the speakers (a research endo) said that there were as many new T1s aged 68 as there are new T1s aged 18. People don't notice only because there are so many more…"
Jul 7
still_young_at_heart replied to hb's discussion 'starting new insulin plan and scared!'
"I would second the opinion that you might want to go for a basal - bolus routine especially if you have a complicated work schedule. One way to make sure that you don't mix up your basal and bolus pens is to keep them in different places. I…"
Jul 2
still_young_at_heart replied to Aimee's discussion 'FDA Afrezza press release'
"Dave, I don't think you'll be able to leave your pump behind unless you have some other way to handle basal. I'm not all that familiar with pumping as a T2 but don't you need that little trickle... If you can get away with only…"
Jul 1
still_young_at_heart replied to Aimee's discussion 'FDA Afrezza press release'
"Very interesting. Of course this may work for a baked potato but for those of us who eat meals that digest slowly - high fat, high fiber, mostly protein, etc. - and use dual waves or tiered shots the very rapid action is likely to be very…"
Jul 1
still_young_at_heart replied to Aimee's discussion 'FDA Afrezza press release'
"Is there a version of the article out there that doesn't require you to register with an investment site anxious to fill my mailbox with pitch after pitch?"
Jun 30
still_young_at_heart replied to topcat35's discussion 'Head in the Sand? Stunned.'
"Hi - I'm sorry you have to add T-2 to your health worries but welcome. This is a good site and people really do help each other out here. I'm also sorry that your doctor hasn't provided you with much guidance. Do you have a glucose…"
Jun 30
still_young_at_heart replied to Zoe's discussion 'Diabetic Referred Stress'
"Diabetic Referred Stress is a great term. My wife once told a friend that I didn't have time for anything but her, my work, diabetes, and my religious congregation, When we have so few unclaimed resources almost everything feels like a crisis…"
Jun 26
still_young_at_heart replied to Judith in Portland's discussion 'Huh? More color weirdness?'
"Agreed. When the ADA site started to do weird stuff like this lots of us left. This is not good."
Jun 17
still_young_at_heart replied to Zoe's discussion 'My "What the..." A1C'
"That was a long time ago. I see plenty of 150s and above now and my A1c has remained below 6 which is always a pleasant surprise."
Jun 16
still_young_at_heart replied to Meghan's discussion 'puzzled...'
"I usually do OK with a glass of wine with dinner (5-8 oz). I don't dose for it and don't cut back my bolus and don't have big problems with lows. I drink Guinness (12 grams of carb per 12 oz bottle) with some meals and dose for it. A…"
Jun 15
still_young_at_heart replied to Zoe's discussion 'My "What the..." A1C'
"About 5 or 6 years ago I had a mystery 6.9. Like you I almost never saw even a 150 so I was sure it was a mistake. Who can tell? But I did start testing in the middle of the night just to prove that wasn't when I was having a problem. With no…"
Jun 15
still_young_at_heart replied to Strings's discussion 'Statins?'
"I've had T1 for about 7 years and have been on Simvastatin the whole time. I had always run on the high side and mother had very high cholesterol but with diagnosis I took the plunge. I personally haven't had any problems with side…"
Jun 13
still_young_at_heart and JonD54 are now friends
Jun 12
still_young_at_heart replied to Christopher's discussion 'And the diabetic dimwit award goes to....'
"Spock - I've been careless like that on one day trips although never when taking the plane. I've been lucky which of course is better than being smart. Hope you're doing well, Maurie"
Jun 8
still_young_at_heart replied to Christopher's discussion 'And the diabetic dimwit award goes to....'
"You would have only taken the diabetic dimwit award had you decided that there was no need to carry back-ups on a one day trip. It sounds like you're merely in the running for the "we're only human" award. Glad disaster was…"
Jun 8

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At 3:34pm on October 3, 2013, Linda G said…


At 6:31pm on October 1, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 6:11am on July 18, 2013, Sai said…

Hi there, how are you doing? Just wanted to say hi to all my friends on TUD. Logging in after a long time :)

At 9:03pm on February 18, 2013, nel said…

Congrats Dear still_young at_ heart Maurie for receiving the " Communication & Information " Award sure keep me young too :) ...all the Best from across the line !!

At 3:42pm on February 18, 2013, Linda G said…

Given the Communications and Information award, then being a FEATURED MEMBER!!! Bravo still_young_at_heart!!

At 9:30am on February 16, 2013, catlover said…

HI Maurie- Congrats on being awarded the Communications and Information. I always enjoy reading your comments on discussions members submit on the forums. They are insightful and always offer good advice. Keep up the good work. Cat

At 6:47am on February 15, 2013, Brian (bsc) said…

Congrats on your award Maurie and thanks for all you do on this site.


At 3:51am on February 15, 2013, Holger Schmeken said…

Congratulations for being awarded for all the positive support you have offered here.

At 5:34pm on February 14, 2013, Teena said…

At 3:37pm on February 14, 2013, Corinna said…

Congrats still_young_at_heart on receiving the Communications & Information Award & thank you for all you do to make TuDiabetes a better place for us touched by diabetes.




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