Category Archives: DM II

THE UDORN RESEARCH GROUP

I belong to very few organizations and for good reason. Any time you attach your name to a group, you embody that group’s beliefs and aspirations. I hight three. I belong to the National Organization of Veterans Advocates, the National … Continue reading

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VA-issued sharps disposal container

Update:  On 11/3/16 (Link) I wrote A few weeks ago I pricked my finger on my old Marine’s used blood glucose lancet tip.  It hurt. My careless error because I didn’t buy a sharps bin when he recently started testing. … Continue reading

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CAVC-PROCOPIO V. McDONALD (ROUND 2)- WE HAVE ALL BEEN HERE BEFORE

As CAVC cases go, this is a horrible retread. So much so that they didn’t even deign to give it a panel. Jurisprudence that is this defective should not be permitted to see daylight-let alone twice. I am all for … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW–PART II ON DM 2.

Jerrel called yesterday and wanted to do a Part Two on Diabetes as we ran out of time and left no room for a Q&A session from the membership. Good idea. Silvia Price has given us a lot of valuable … Continue reading

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Vet forced to go off DMII meds to prove he has it

Nurses have told us that DMII is a chronic condition; that once you have it, you always have it.  And to never go off the restricted diet or risk suffering terrible side effects.   When we lived in a senior … Continue reading

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THE RAINBOW COLORS OF FALLOUT FROM DEFOLIANTS

While I cannot say I’ve seen Agents Green, Purple or Pink, in a barrel or out, I have seen Agents Orange, Blue and White (Tordon 101)-both falling from the sky and in drums. Fifty gallon drums are hard to miss. … Continue reading

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IHD–ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

Who woulda thunk it? I’m immortal or so I thought. Saturday morning at 0400 I woke up and discovered I couldn’t breathe. Imagine being under water for several minutes and struggling to reach the surface to take a large, overdue … Continue reading

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