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Forum: New Member Introductions 03-18-2019, 21:52
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Richard157
Hi alamogirl, this is a great support group,...

Hi alamogirl, this is a great support group, especially for T2. There are not very many members with T1, so I probably won't post very often.

Good luck to you!!
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-18-2019, 15:48
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Richard157
rsfletcher, the Joslin medals are available to T1...

rsfletcher, the Joslin medals are available to T1 people all over the world. I think that includes Canada. :wink2:
Forum: Diabetes 03-15-2019, 23:53
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By Richard157
Type 1 With Insulin Resistance

I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1945, when I was 6. I used animal insulin. My doctor told my parents I could eat anything I wanted, and as much as I wanted, as long as it did not contain sugar. I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-15-2019, 20:31
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Richard157
Hello rsfletcher, there are very many long term...

Hello rsfletcher, there are very many long term T1's who do not have any serious complications. I had zero complications for 50 years, and then I was diagnosed with mild neuropathy. Now I have be T1...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-14-2019, 23:44
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Richard157
Hi VeeJay, I am doing very well, I hope you...

Hi VeeJay,
I am doing very well, I hope you are too.
Thanks for your kind words!
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-14-2019, 23:41
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Richard157
Glad to be back!! So much has changed since I was...

Glad to be back!! So much has changed since I was here in 2015.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-14-2019, 23:28
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Richard157
Hi Steve, I am sorry to hear about your father....

Hi Steve, I am sorry to hear about your father. T1 caused many to die in the early years.
I will post more about my experiences, soon.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-14-2019, 23:23
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Richard157
Hi mbuster, a lot has happened since 2015, I will...

Hi mbuster, a lot has happened since 2015, I will be posting some of that soon.
Thanks for your reply!
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-14-2019, 22:55
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Richard157
Type 1 for 73 Years

I was a member of Diabetes Forum for many years, but I have not posted since 2015. This is a post to reintroduce myself.

I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. Three doctors did not give a...
Forum: Diabetes 03-14-2019, 19:49
Replies: 3,907
Views: 203,797
Posted By Richard157
106 this morning. :smile2:

106 this morning. :smile2:
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-25-2015, 16:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By Richard157
Hello, and welcome! After adjusting to your type...

Hello, and welcome! After adjusting to your type 1 you can lead an almost normal life. The life expectancy of type 1 people in the US is almost as good as it is for non diabetics. I have been type 1...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-12-2015, 14:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,703
Posted By Richard157
Hello Pebbles, welcome! Do you use carb counting...

Hello Pebbles, welcome! Do you use carb counting to determine your bolus dosages before meals and snacks? If you do that properly your levels should be much better controlled, with fewer highs and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-09-2015, 16:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,523
Posted By Richard157
Jeanie, I am assuming you are type 1. There is a...

Jeanie, I am assuming you are type 1. There is a book that you might find very helpful: "Using Insulin" by John Walsh. That book discusses carb counting, too.

I count carbs before all meals and...
Forum: Diabetes 09-01-2015, 16:29
Replies: 0
Views: 1,458
Posted By Richard157
My Podcast

Stacey Simms has a wonderful podcast site at Diabetes Connections. Posted below is my recent conversation with Stacey.

70 Years With Type 1 Diabetes – A Conversation with Richard Vaughn |...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-30-2015, 15:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By Richard157
I know several type 2 people who reached a point...

I know several type 2 people who reached a point that diet, exercise, and oral medication was not keeping their blood sugar at safe levels. They started insulin, and things changed so much. Two of...
Forum: Diabetes 08-29-2015, 16:35
Replies: 0
Views: 1,677
Posted By Richard157
Insulins Available in the US

Here are the insulins available in the US, with much information about each of them.

http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2015/jul-aug/images/insulin-chart2015rev.pdf
Forum: Diabetes 08-22-2015, 03:34
Replies: 4
Views: 2,269
Posted By Richard157
New Blood Testing Device, No Finger Sticks

A very interesting device for measuring blood glucose, without drawing
blood!! The designers are confident that in a relatively short period
of time it could be available in both portable and...
Forum: Diabetes 08-20-2015, 20:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,790
Posted By Richard157
Two Year Old Tests His Blood Sugar

This two year old boy tests his own blood sugar like a pro. Amazing!

https://www.facebook.com/kristal.swanger/videos/1013516345346858/
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2015, 00:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By Richard157
There is so much knowledge and technology...

There is so much knowledge and technology available today for having good diabetes management. With the proper use of that knowledge, and the devices that are available, you can get good control....
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2015, 00:17
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By Richard157
If both insulins are taken at mealtime, they will...

If both insulins are taken at mealtime, they will both perform within the body as they should. Mixing would not be an advantage. This is my understanding.

Th best insulins would be a basal insulin...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2015, 00:02
Replies: 19
Views: 3,672
Posted By Richard157
Hello Cindy, welcome! I was diagnosed in 1945,...

Hello Cindy, welcome! I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. No diabetes related complications after 69 years of type 1.

The book "Using Insulin" by John Walsh is a very good reference. Walsh...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-04-2015, 01:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By Richard157
There are groups on Facebook that can help a lot....

There are groups on Facebook that can help a lot. Two large groups of Dexcom users and a group of Animas users too.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-03-2015, 20:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By Richard157
There are books that give very good info about...

There are books that give very good info about pumping. I recommend the book "Pumping Insulin" by John Walsh. I bought my copy on amazon.com
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-14-2015, 19:19
Replies: 16
Views: 2,597
Posted By Richard157
I did see a registered dietitian several years...

I did see a registered dietitian several years ago, but she was very young and inexperienced. Some dietitians recommend very high carb meals, many more carbs than I want to eat. I have never...
Forum: Diabetes 07-14-2015, 18:21
Replies: 1
Views: 2,112
Posted By Richard157
The Bionic Pancreas

I attended the Bionic Pancreas session at the Friends For Life conference on July 10. The device was discussed in detail. It may be available as early as 2018.

Bionic Pancreas Dual-chamber Pump...
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