Vinz Clortho
  • 40, Male
  • Westminster, CO
  • United States
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Vinz Clortho commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"Christy, thought experiment: If you were non-diabetic, and had to use neither the pump nor shots, how would your impulse eating be affected? Seems like it would be easier than ever to pick up the doughnut. I think the weight issue, as noted by…"
Apr 2, 2014
Vinz Clortho replied to Graeme's discussion 'Sensor Alerts' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Relatively new to the whole sensor/pump thing, but I did shut it off one night because it kept complaining of a lost sensor. I like to keep my pump under the pillow - means I can roll over without rolling onto it. Overall I've been fairly…"
Mar 11, 2014
Vinz Clortho updated their profile
Mar 5, 2014
Vinz Clortho joined Manny Hernandez's group

Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin…See More
Mar 5, 2014
Vinz Clortho posted a status
"VIRGIL BRIGMAN BACK ON THE AIR. I'm on a pump now. So far only impressed when the infusion sets actually work."
Mar 5, 2014
Linda G left a comment for Vinz Clortho
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES Mr…"
Oct 9, 2013
rick (aka: #blankieboy) left a comment for Vinz Clortho
"Bunions in your bacon bits, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Oct 9, 2013
Vinz Clortho is now friends with liz joseph, princess and sylvia
Nov 9, 2012

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Good question?
Date diagnosed
March 6, 1986
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

Greetings Earthlings.

My wife recruited me here. In general I tend to just be some weirdo on the internet who happens to have the persistent annoyance of type 1 diabetes, and I often don't write a lot about diabetes itself. It is, however, interesting to at least share horror stories about this persistent annoyance with others who have dealt with the same in many ways.

Vinz Clortho's Blog

'Touched' by Diabetes

Posted on December 24, 2007 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

I'm always amused when I get an e-mail from this site. A community for people 'touched' by diabetes....because to me it doesn't seem like a touchy-feely type of disease. It seems more like a kick in the ribs, a backhand punch to the face, and finally a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus that sends us tumbling down about 7 flights of stairs. You know, something you can get up from and deal with, but it still smarts.

Then, when you try and punch it back, it grabs your arm and like a… Continue

Erotica for Diabetics

Posted on July 8, 2007 at 12:28pm 8 Comments

It occurs to me that Ning, and by inheritance, Tudiabetes, has an interface much like This got me wondering, why doesn't tudiabetes share other qualities of MySpace? Specifically, all those random women with idealized profiles that want to be my friend on MySpace. You go to their profile, and they're all between 18 and 30, love to have some sort of fun and want you to go to their site to check out more pictures of them. But, wouldn't it be fun to have a Tudiabetes… Continue

When do we eat?

Posted on June 11, 2007 at 4:57pm 2 Comments

I suppose I should go about writing something here. You know, actual content.

I've always fancied myself more of a humorist or satirist than someone who writes baleful pleas about the dire state of affairs. That said, I do think there is room for humor in living with diabetes. This past weekend, as my wife and I went out to lunch at a local restaurant, I got an embarassed and shocked look from an employee there who told me, "I can't believe you're wearing that shirt!"

What… Continue

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At 5:02am on October 9, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, bunions in your bacon bits. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:08am on October 9, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 4:00am on October 9, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Bunions in your bacon bits, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:47pm on October 9, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you BB...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a long while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

At 11:51pm on July 24, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Hi, how have you been?
At 9:45am on March 31, 2008, Chad said…
At 12:10pm on September 16, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
All good? Haven't seen you around lately.
At 9:30am on July 8, 2007, Sandra Miller said…
Hey Bunions-- just found you.

Oh yes, there is definitely room for humor in this (still chuckling over your very funny first post :-).

I'll keep checking in...
At 8:35pm on June 25, 2007, Sara said…
Hey Bunions-
I read your t-shirt post about 10 minutes ago and I'm still laughing. I am definitely buying myself one of those - so thanks!

At 5:51am on June 23, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
There's a workaround, if you feel comfortable with playing with technology. The way it would work is by using Yahoo! Pipes, basically a mechanism to aggregate RSS feeds from different sources, to create a SINGLE resulting RSS feed. What you'd do is pull the RSS feeds from each of your friends (each of the member pages has a little RSS link at the bottom the blog posts module). You combine those as part of a Yahoo! Pipe (I can refer you to one that I use myself for this very purpose, but on my personal blog, instead of here). Then you pull that RSS feed that comes out of the Pipe and paste it in the module you have access to in your "My Page" (to the left), and over time, any new posts made by your friends will appear as a feed on your "My Page" shortly after they are posted.

If this sounds like Chinese, it is a bit... :)

If you want to give it a shot, let me know and I can give u the last few pointers you'd need.



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