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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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tom b commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"Reply to Earl: My Animas Ping had four years of experience. After about 3.5 years I noticed increased difficulty viewing the screen in bright light, particularly out of doors in Arizona. I wrote an email to Animas to complain. Since I'm on…"
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tom b posted a status
"When I described the brightness problem to Animas they replaced my Ping, and the new screen is much easier to view."
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dgzee liked tom b's blog post 72 Years T1D
Jan 28
tom b commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"My ophthalmologist says my increased sensitivity to brightness is "just glaucoma". I'm still going to check with Animas to see if there is an issue with the Ping and brightness."
Jan 27
tom b commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Animas Insulin Pump Users'
"Replyint to Laura: Your problem sounds similar to mine. I have become quite sensitive to brightness, and find that I have to be careful where I sit for a meal if I want to be able to see my pump screen to bolus for the meal. I am 82 and use an…"
Jan 22
Holger Schmeken commented on tom b's blog post '72 Years T1D'
"Congratulations to your 72th anniversary. You have seen many changes over the times. I wish people could inherit the experience of older people like you - instead of making the same terrible mistakes over and over again. But this seems to be a part…"
Dec 12, 2014
Jim commented on tom b's blog post '72 Years T1D'
"Back on the bike."
Dec 10, 2014
Jim commented on tom b's blog post '72 Years T1D'
"Congrats!! You are an inspiration!! Hope you get back on the soon."
Dec 10, 2014
Trudy left a comment for tom b
"Hi Tom, congratulations on your 72nd Diaversary! A great accomplishment."
Dec 10, 2014
yeagen commented on tom b's blog post '72 Years T1D'
"You are certainly an inspiration!"
Dec 10, 2014
tom b replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Big changes are coming for TuDiabetes!!'
"I first learned of the forthcoming changes when the link to the above message was provided in an email. I never saw anything on the web site, even after I started looking for the link to your message. The link may be there but it sure isn't…"
Dec 9, 2014
tom b posted a blog post

72 Years T1D

Today (12/7) is my anniversary. Exactly one year after Pearl Harbor was the first day I was sick with T1D Type 1 Diabetes. I was 10 years old. Two days later Dr. Wright made a house call and decided I needed to be in the hospital. Since my mother didn’t know how to drive, Dr. Wright drove me and my mother to the hospital in his car. Shortly after arriving at the hospital I lapsed into a coma. Of course, insulin saved my life. I don’t have any records or recollections by my parents, but I think…See More
Dec 9, 2014
Marie B left a comment for tom b
"Hi Tom, I just want to say Happy Birthday! how's everything going?"
Nov 10, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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

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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
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
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Ping
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50-year medalist. Since 1978 I have accumulated over 106,000 road miles on my bicycle.

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72 Years T1D

Posted on December 7, 2014 at 12:00am 4 Comments

Today (12/7) is my anniversary. Exactly one year after Pearl Harbor was the first day I was sick with T1D Type 1 Diabetes. I was 10 years old. Two days later Dr. Wright made a house call and decided I needed to be in the hospital. Since my mother didn’t know how to drive, Dr. Wright drove me and my mother to the hospital in his car. Shortly after arriving at the hospital I lapsed into a coma. Of course, insulin saved my life. I don’t have any records or recollections by my parents, but I…

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At 2:50pm on December 10, 2014, Trudy said…

Hi Tom, congratulations on your 72nd Diaversary! A great accomplishment.

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.

 
 
 

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