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Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Oct 19, 2014. 60 Replies

I guess I had my first severe hypo yesterday. I had spiked after breakfast and both corrected and bumped up my basal for a few hours (a mistake). A few hours later I was at 128 and walked for about…Continue

Tags: tabs, glucose, hypo, lows

Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times

Started this discussion. Last reply by mohe0001 Jan 17. 85 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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


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still_young_at_heart replied to Dave's discussion 'Injury cause BG volatility?'
"Nothing of interest to add on topic but just want to say I'm glad you're OK. Maurie"
Mar 25
still_young_at_heart replied to abra's discussion 'HELP: Lying Diabetes Resource Guide. How can I stop this destructive and damaging VEGAN PROPAGANDA?'
"I think it is important to distinguish between professionals who can be resistant to new information and counter-theories and propagandists who ignore them because their primary goal is to advance an unrelated agenda. I am sure that almost all CDEs…"
Mar 22
still_young_at_heart replied to abra's discussion 'HELP: Lying Diabetes Resource Guide. How can I stop this destructive and damaging VEGAN PROPAGANDA?'
"I eat a moderately high carb diet (150 g per day)but this is over the top. "Unlimited fruit" and potatoes - also known as rocket fuel - as a power food to reverse diabetes. The whole concept of reversing rather than controlling or managing…"
Mar 21
still_young_at_heart replied to Sue's discussion 'Changed my user name'
"But will they also change the name on your Joslin medal? :-) Take care, Maurie"
Mar 21
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'Back from the hospital'
"Hi Madison, I want to repeat Brian's very good suggestion to find a counselor to talk to. Diabetes is tough and you've had two rounds of hospitalization. I'd worry more about you if you weren't down right now. BUT getting your…"
Mar 16
still_young_at_heart replied to Denise's discussion 'Target blood glucose ranges'
"Hi - There are ranges and targets. I feel I'm doing well if I stay within a range of 80-140 but I correct using a target of 95. The only time I feel 80 is too low is if I'm about to start exercising. In that situation, I aim for 120. Maurie"
Mar 14
still_young_at_heart replied to Elena's discussion 'Any type 1/LADA folks with out of proportion basal/bolus?'
"While I'm pretty close to a 50/50 split right now, my split was closer to 30 - basal/70- bolus for the first couple of years. Maurie"
Mar 10
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'depressed on my birthday'
"Happy Birthday Madison - I was 57 when I was diagnosed and I'm a guy. I would say I had a lot easier than you and still it took me a couple of months to establish basic control. It was a good thing that I'm self employed because I…"
Mar 1
still_young_at_heart replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"How long did it take after your correction to get back into range?"
Feb 25
still_young_at_heart replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Migration update: forum categories and subcategories'
"If the initial default is to see all posts with each of us then having the option to filter, I don't have any concerns. Maurie"
Feb 24
still_young_at_heart replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Migration update: forum categories and subcategories'
"Hi Emily - You might remember that Tu tried to sort posts into basic categories on the current platform and many of us expressed our strong preference for a Forum that pulls everyone together rather than divides us into different buckets. I still…"
Feb 24
still_young_at_heart replied to KBJ86's discussion 'Wine tasting - worst idea ever or doable?'
"A one day wine event is manageable but you might want to actually follow real wine tasting protocol and smell, swirl the wine in your mouth and spit. Four wineries, 3 wines per winery and 2 oz per pour and you're drinking a bottle. True…"
Feb 22
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'Protein high?'
"Are you at all flexible on the type of rice you eat? Short grain white rice is the most likely to cause high blood sugars. Brown rice and converted rice may be a little easier successfully dose. I gave up rice after diagnosis and have switched to…"
Feb 19
still_young_at_heart replied to julez_79's discussion 'Struggling with Hypo-Unawareness – and confused as to why I would suffer from it'
"Hey Julez - Terry and Dave made good suggestions about reducing hypo-unawareness. It's hard to say when you are in danger of losing consciousness. I posted a while ago about losing consciousness after testing at 47 and taking 3 glucose tabs.…"
Feb 17
still_young_at_heart replied to Kary Noguerat's discussion 'Question about cholesterol meds for a type 1???'
"I've been on statins since diagnosis without any ill effects. High cholesterol runs in my family so I was neither surprised or distressed by my doctor's recommendation. Even well controlled Type 1s have a somewhat elevated risk of heart…"
Feb 17
still_young_at_heart replied to madison's discussion 'My worst hypo yet'
"When I was using pens, I kept them in different rooms of the house. My Lantus pen was in the bedroom since I took a shot before going to sleep and my Humolog pen was in the dining room since I used it before eating. It's easy to get distracted…"
Feb 12

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At 9:16pm on November 9, 2014, Linda G said…

Hi there still_young_at_heart!! BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER!!

At 6:35pm on November 6, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

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


At 6:31pm on October 1, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) 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.




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