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lotsofshots left a comment for thomas
"Hey there thomas, It is getting pretty cold over here. How about you. How have you been since being back from your vacation? I hope you and your loved ones are doing well and that Jasper is fine as well. Have a nice October! Lots "
Oct 2, 2011
lotsofshots left a comment for thomas
"Hi thomas, I have a son, Jesse but all grown up, he is 20 now. I was diabetic when I had him but just a newbie so I felt pretty good raising him. I feel so bad for the families with kids with diabetes too. I guess they adapt to it because they love…"
Sep 17, 2011
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"Oops, I guess I am pushing buttons to fast too. I sent before I was finished. Just wanted to wish you the best and say thanks for keeping in touch it is fun having a friend on the other side of the US who tells me neat things about you lovely way of…"
Aug 27, 2011
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"Hi thomas, always nice to hear from you. I am happy that you are busy, that tells me that you are feeling well. We have had a pretty nice summer so far, and have had some nice days where it rains all nice and cools things off for the next day. It…"
Aug 27, 2011
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"Hey thomas, how are things on the island? I hope that you and Jasper and all are doing well. Lots. "
Aug 13, 2011
thomas replied to Anna Banana's discussion 'Diabetes years'
"this whole thread of us talking about when we got diagnosed brings tears to my eyes. it seems so sad. and there is all the stuffbetween the lines, freaking out friends with convulsions or whatever."
Jun 26, 2011
thomas replied to Anna Banana's discussion 'Diabetes years'
"diagnosed in 1967 at the age of eleven. I have made it to fifty four so that is forty three years, so far."
Jun 26, 2011
thomas replied to Candice68's discussion 'NOVO-DOMPERIDONE' in the group Gastroparesis
"g rammy g, where are you finding Propulsid? what hoops are you needing to jump through. I have a gastro doc that gets it for me now, I'm just interested in exploring other sources in case something happens with this connection. Sure would be…"
Jun 24, 2011
lotsofshots left a comment for thomas
"Hi thomas, always glad to hear from you, I was thinking you gave up on the net. Ha, I like that Junuary. I think that I would like it there now, I like cool weather and even winter. Here in VA it has been like a sauna, 100 degrees and humid but…"
Jun 13, 2011
thomas replied to lala_wolf's discussion 'Bragging Rights'
"Yahoo I wish that I could get that kind of A1C and I hope that yuo can keep on that way as the YEARS go on. If and when I need to fast I turn my insulin pump way down and check my BG very often. I hate It when I have to fast. It is very stressful."
Jun 13, 2011
lotsofshots left a comment for thomas
"Hey there, you haven't been around lately but I just thought that I would say hello in case you do check in. How are things going on the island, and how is Jasper? I hope the D. is treating you well, or at least giving you a break. Have a great…"
May 21, 2011
thomas replied to Cara1028's discussion 'Out of control'
"There you go the professional saying"thats not supposed to happen" stuff happens even if it says in the books that it doesn't Thomas"
Apr 11, 2011
thomas replied to Cara1028's discussion 'Out of control'
"Just a quick thought about character judgements. Medical people take a look at most recent A1c and make judgements about our quality of character from the number BAD DIABETIC your numbers are too high, you are being bad and not taking care of…"
Apr 11, 2011
thomas replied to acidrock23's discussion 'Number of tests question?'
"the best products to sell are the ones that people need, test strips heroin cocaine get what the market will let you and more power to capitalism and a free market economy. Thomas"
Apr 11, 2011
thomas replied to acidrock23's discussion 'Number of tests question?'
"Kelly you didn't choose to be that way like the drunk did I wrecked my car on the way to work one morning, that was the day I found out about hypoglycemic unawareness. Hadn't seen a doc about diabetes in years, no insurance and mostly…"
Apr 9, 2011
thomas replied to acidrock23's discussion 'Number of tests question?'
"my good doc is a pumper and he loves that my average number of tests is 13 or more a day I think I would literally die if I attempted to get by on only 4 or 5 tests a day. VERY SCARY to even think about. peace Thomas"
Apr 9, 2011

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
In 43 years of being diabetic I have talked diabetes with only a few other diabetics so I guess what I am expecting is a community of folks with diabetes in common
Date diagnosed
March 12, 1967
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Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed paradigm
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Posted on November 28, 2010 at 10:52pm 0 Comments

winter storm blew in from the north, we live right on the north end of the island so when storms roll in from the north we are right there on the bow of the boat so to speak. sounded pretty violent out side could't see anything except salt spray as it hit the windows. no lights just the wood stove for heat and the wind can find all the little holes in the house one that I can't find when I look for them in the summer. we do not often think about how far north we are in the seattle area. sure… Continue

sometimes rant

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 11:34pm 1 Comment

just t learning about using the technology, I started this rant on the what are you doing comment place and now I have found my way here. Hassling with insurance lately. It pushes my face into the whole being diabetic thing Yes I am fortunate to live in the twenty first century. Continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pumps, laser photoocoagulation, dialysis, high tech insulin. We are fortunate if we can find ways to access/pay for it. Life is stressful enough without test strips, batteries,… Continue

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At 12:04pm on March 23, 2011, Kelly said…
Hi Thomas...Naw, you are not flakey, no worries my friend!
Gee, that could not be more true...what you were saying about how you read that our blood sugars do odd things for no reason. I really get frustrated with that! I hope you are feeling well! Take good care of yourself!!!
At 9:40pm on February 21, 2011, mother4peace - Christine said…
It's great that you have a doctor who is Type 1. My endos aren't, but I had a CDE that was and she and I were pregnant at the same time. It was such a great help. She was a pumper as well. Thanks for the compliments on the screen name. I chose this because I feel this is what I am trying to achieve in my life...peace with my life, the struggle diabetes brings it, my family that I try to raise and of peace!! I fall terribly short. :)
At 9:05am on February 20, 2011, mother4peace - Christine said…
Haha! No, I don't live in Antarctica. Many of us here just don't like to give out certain information. There seems to be a growing diabetes community there!! I live in the US. Hope you find what you are looking for here. Perhaps I have much to learn from you being you have had this for 43 years. Btw, I'm a Minimed pumper too. :)
At 10:52am on November 7, 2010, Doris D said…
I think you got me and Marie confused there. I've had Type 1 for 37 years I think Marie is the one who's had it for 42 years. Oh you will love it here. You can pass down what you have had to live thru to the younger diabetics here. I know I would have LOVED a site like this one when I was a teen trying to be "normal" I wouldn't have felt sooooo alone. But now we can help those youngesters out so they won't feel that wat. Like I said this is a GREAT site!!!
At 3:57am on November 7, 2010, Donna H said…
I never would have tried pumping but for all the personal info people shared with me here. It really made me believe it was the right thing for me. I laughed at your comments about testing. Because I decided on the Ping, I will be switching test strip brand. I asked my CDE to go heavy handed on the strips because I know I will be testing constantly. One positive thing about diabetes is that it offers many outlets for the expression of my otherwise contained OCD. :)
At 6:04pm on November 5, 2010, Donna H said…
I have found this site to be super supportive. It's nice to have a place chock full of people who share similar experiences and challenges.
At 3:18pm on November 5, 2010, Doris D said…
Oh I totally understand! I was VERY cautious about the site at first, now that I've learned that almost everyone is here to help, I've given in more. Anytime just come on over to my page
At 9:02pm on November 1, 2010, Doris D said…
Will only 37 years with Type 1 do? If so I'm here.
At 9:01pm on November 1, 2010, Doris D said…
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know more "About Us":
Also please put up a pic of yourself (or something related to you) so we can tell you from other's on our Forum
At 8:51pm on November 1, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Thomas!



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