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Fluorescent Lights

Started Feb 23, 2013 0 Replies

It's much more difficult to view the screen of my Ping when there are fluorescent lights nearby. Lighting technology seems to be using more and more fluorescents, so this looks like a problem for…Continue


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Marie B left a comment for tom b
"Hi Tom, I just want to say Happy Birthday! how's everything going?"
Nov 10
tom b replied to Stuart's discussion '50y.o. (almost) now what ...' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"You describe the 50 year mark as though there will be some sudden changes. But that's not the way it is. You just have to take one day at a time, and you won't notice anything obvious until your 50-year medals start arriving in the mail…"
Oct 16
tom b replied to laurie23662's discussion 'Help to decide on a pump' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have been T1 for 71 years, and have been pumping for 18.5 years. Your son sounds like he has been studying the situation carefully, although not for very long. I think you should let him choose the pump he wants unless you have significant…"
Jan 28
tom b replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Joslin Medalist Program' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Although it's smaller, the Lilly medal is made of sterling silver, while the Joslin medal is bronze."
Dec 18, 2013
tom b liked Stoner's blog post Epiphanies
Dec 8, 2013
tom b replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Joslin Medalist Program' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Of course, we didn't have any of the current fast acting insulins, but we did have R insulin. In 1942, the only long acting insulin I was aware of was PZI (protamine zinc insulin). The doctors all preferred to treat with one injection per day,…"
Nov 1, 2013
tom b is attending Emily Coles's event

Live Interview with Drs. Edward Damiano and Steven Russell, creators of the Bionic Pancreas at TuDiabetes homepage

October 31, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Drs. Damiano and Russell are part of a collaborative group from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital working together to make automated blood glucose control a reality. Engineers from Boston University have developed a closed-loop artificial pancreas blood glucose control system that uses frequent measurements…See More
Oct 30, 2013
tom b commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Warning: If Richard Vaughn has aroused your interest in "The Joslin Medalists" but you are not a medalist yet, that group will not be visible to you, and you will not be able to join the group. Membership in the group is strictly…"
Oct 23, 2013
tom b and maugreeny are now friends
Aug 31, 2013
tom b replied to Francie's discussion 'Shingles & type 1'
"I am 80, and have had T1 for 70 years. Today my doctor dx shingles from the rash on my upper inner right arm. The rash has been there for about 10 days. It has not caused any pain so far, just discomfort. The doctor rx valacyclovir (valtrex) 1000 mg…"
Jul 10, 2013
tom b replied to momof3's discussion 'Does anyone smell Insulin from their pump?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have been using the One Touch Ping for almost 3 years, and I haven't noticed the smell. I wonder if your problem might be the brand of infusion set or tubing. I should also add that I am 80 years old and have lost most of my sense of smell.…"
Jul 3, 2013
tom b replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Diabetes "Coming Out" Stories'
"The first day I was sick was Monday, Dec.7, 1942. That was exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the US into World War 2. I was 10. My mother didn't know why I was sick, but she called the doctor, Dr. Wright, and she…"
Jun 18, 2013
tom b replied to Amy's discussion 'One touch Meter application and Macs' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have an iMac that's about 5 years old, and in the past 6 months I have had several problems between the iMac (10.5.8) and tudiabetes. I haven't tried to pursue these problems because I expect to replace the iMac soon. From your…"
Jun 5, 2013
tom b replied to Diabetes News and Interest's discussion 'Joslin Awards First 80-Year Medal to Spencer Wallace, Diagnosed in 1931'
"The female speaker at the beginning of this video was Stephanie Hastings. We were told that the 80-year medal was designed by Stephanie."
May 29, 2013
tom b and Stephaniebeth are now friends
May 23, 2013
tom b is attending Emily Coles's event

Diabetes Hope Conference at

May 21, 2013 from 11am to 1pm
While there is no known cure for diabetes, that doesn't mean the diagnosis is hopeless. Join us on May 21 at 11am Central Time, when we convene panelists from the medical, blogger and diabetes community worlds to engage in frank and honest discussions about diabetes. Through the magic of Google Hangouts, we'll live stream both virtual panels and take questions live from the audience via Twitter and the hashtag #dHopeConf. You won't want to miss the first annual …See More
May 20, 2013

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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?
communicate with other T1s
Date diagnosed
December 7, 1942
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50-year medalist. Since 1978 I have accumulated over 106,000 road miles on my bicycle.

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At 1:16pm on November 10, 2014, Marie B said…

Hi Tom, I just want to say Happy Birthday! how's everything going?

At 6:22am on April 7, 2013, shoshana27 said…

hi TOM, i've been onthe pump minimed since 12 years & love it
it gives me more freedom & better bg

At 12:35pm on April 6, 2013, shoshana27 said…

hi tom, i have scars on my arms from bumping into door knobs :(
i guess i must have sensitive skin

At 6:00am on April 5, 2013, shoshana27 said…

hi Tom b how are you? i'm as well as can be.

At 4:03pm on February 20, 2013, Richard157 said…

Hi Tom. We will be in Boston only Friday and Saturday. We will meet a few Facebook friends Saturday evening.

My head injury was in mid Oct. The subdural hematoma was diagnosed on Nov, and the surgery was on Nov 3. I have recovered nicely, no problems. In the meantime I have bad knees, diagnosed in Dec. I will have both knees replaced later this year. They injected artificial cartilage and I am using pain pills. Nothing is going to stop me from the Boston trip.

See you there!

At 2:37pm on February 17, 2013, Richard157 said…

Thanks for the friendship, Tom! I hope I will be seeing you on May 10 and 11.

At 4:08pm on February 1, 2013, Trudy said…

Hi Tom. Our children were born over an eleven year span. The two oldest went to elementary school in the Bronx and were attending the High School at the time of the fire. Our youngest son went to Stephenson Elementary School. Those were good years for us -- we're still corresponding with friends we knew at that time. Our oldest, a daughter, has a great memory and might very well have known Lori Laffel.

At 12:16pm on January 29, 2013, Emily Coles said…

Hey Tom,

Your message to me about the difficulty with your comment wall reminded me to go look at mine, and I found an old comment from you that I hadn't seen before! The word-limit on messages to people who aren't you "friend" on TuD is designed to protect people from getting spammy messages from people they don't know, or don't want to receive messages from. I know it's a little inconvenient at times, but I think it's a good protection.

At 12:57am on January 22, 2013, Terrie said…

Hi Tom: :)

I recall seeing your profile photo a few times but I didn't know that the lad with the bike helmet was also you. I also didn't know that you have had Diabetes that long or any of your background. WOW! That's fantastic. Congrats on your 50th AND 70th D Anniversaries.

i enjoyed hearing your stories on the video today. That's good that you kept your glass syringe. Years ago I had asked my Mom what happened to my glass syringes and she said she threw them out after I started using the BD disposibles in High School. I only have the container that the syringes and Insulin was kept in. My needles were not stored in alcohol as yours were.

You did a good job in answering the questions and thanks for showing us the Lilly medal too. Best Wishes through the short years until you reach your 75th D Anniversary.

At 10:04am on January 21, 2013, Thomas Moore said…

Thank you for the add Tom!




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