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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 6:10pm

 bokey wrote:
 Due to recent metabolic changes,I had a really hard time with Pops blood sugar last month.

He won't be home for a couple more weeks.

 I'm considering an insulin pump.

Anyone with personal experience,please advise.

 Thank you.

 
I have been on a pump for a couple of years.  The main benefit to me was the lack of "peaks" associated with the long acting insulin (Lantus for me).  I also traded in five shots a day for one needle every three days.  My skin is much happier.  The pump uses one type of insulin instead of two which saves one copay each month. 

I have the medtronics pump.  Their online software for uploading data is buggy but the mechanics of the pump is solid.

Good luck.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 4:02pm

 cc_rider wrote:

Yeah, right up there with dental surgery. I admit it's satisfying when it's finished, no more droopy windows, but in the middle it makes me want to kill a GM engineer.

 
The most fun part is all the paper cut like cuts you end up with on your hands and wrists from all the razor sharp stamped sheet metal edges you have to reach through and then cleaning all the putrified white grease out of the wounds later.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 3:57pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

I've my my fair share of fun with the GM plastic guides also as my Dad had a Chevy with that problem. Its loads of fun.

 
Yeah, right up there with dental surgery. I admit it's satisfying when it's finished, no more droopy windows, but in the middle it makes me want to kill a GM engineer.
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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 3:18pm

 cc_rider wrote:

Also depends on the car. GM cars had a long-running problem with the plastic guides in the window regulator (the scissory-looking mechanism that raises and lowers the window). I replaced a number of the guides with an updated version: it's a hassle even if you're a gearhead, but a good mechanic could do it for you.

But the usual culprit is gummed tracks, or the rubber window seals have gotten hard and sticky. Quickest way to fix the window seal issue is to get a can of 'silicone spray' at the auto parts store, spray a little on the rubber strips that rub on the window as it opens and closes. If you can get the window moving, spray a little on the window as you lower it, so it will carry the silicone down into the rubber seal. If that doesn't get things moving, you may have to pull the door panel and check it out. Usually not as bad as it sounds, if you research how they come off. There's always a hidden screw somewhere that everybody misses.

Junkyard parts are cheap, but often not worth the hassle, since you're likely to have to wrench the thing out yourself. I usually go to www.rockauto.com for parts first. They have a good selection at several price points, usually including the OEM supplier. Which is not always the best choice, although it's almost always the most expensive. I had an ongoing issue with Ford truck door lock mechanisms: I think the person who designed it is related to Goldberg.

 
I've my my fair share of fun with the GM plastic guides also as my Dad had a Chevy with that problem. Its loads of fun.
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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 3:11pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

The mechanism has likely gotten gummed with time which also puts undo stress on the motor and its gear-head assembly. Most of those motors have a safety thermal cutout that auto reset when they cool down. If its not reacting at all now it could be the motor, the relay (if used on that model) or the window switch. Do you hear it trying at all when trying it?. Best case the door panel should be removed and the mechanism cleaned and lubed. If the motor is damaged it will need to be replaced.Most are a real pain to replace but you can usually find a cheap replacement from a junkyard.

 
Also depends on the car. GM cars had a long-running problem with the plastic guides in the window regulator (the scissory-looking mechanism that raises and lowers the window). I replaced a number of the guides with an updated version: it's a hassle even if you're a gearhead, but a good mechanic could do it for you.

But the usual culprit is gummed tracks, or the rubber window seals have gotten hard and sticky. Quickest way to fix the window seal issue is to get a can of 'silicone spray' at the auto parts store, spray a little on the rubber strips that rub on the window as it opens and closes. If you can get the window moving, spray a little on the window as you lower it, so it will carry the silicone down into the rubber seal. If that doesn't get things moving, you may have to pull the door panel and check it out. Usually not as bad as it sounds, if you research how they come off. There's always a hidden screw somewhere that everybody misses.

Junkyard parts are cheap, but often not worth the hassle, since you're likely to have to wrench the thing out yourself. I usually go to www.rockauto.com for parts first. They have a good selection at several price points, usually including the OEM supplier. Which is not always the best choice, although it's almost always the most expensive. I had an ongoing issue with Ford truck door lock mechanisms: I think the person who designed it is related to Goldberg.
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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 2:48pm

 helenofjoy wrote:
Lately my driver's side front window on my car has been a little sluggish going back up.  It would go down okay, but slow on the going up side.  Well, today, I had it down and now it won't go back up at all!  Anyone know what to do?

 
Window motor going bad.

Likely from listening to rap, smoking cigarettes, and hanging with the tough kids. 
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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 2:28pm

 helenofjoy wrote:
Lately my driver's side front window on my car has been a little sluggish going back up.  It would go down okay, but slow on the going up side.  Well, today, I had it down and now it won't go back up at all!  Anyone know what to do?

 
The mechanism has likely gotten gummed with time which also puts undo stress on the motor and its gear-head assembly. Most of those motors have a safety thermal cutout that auto reset when they cool down. If its not reacting at all now it could be the motor, the relay (if used on that model) or the window switch. Do you hear it trying at all when trying it?. Best case the door panel should be removed and the mechanism cleaned and lubed. If the motor is damaged it will need to be replaced.Most are a real pain to replace but you can usually find a cheap replacement from a junkyard.
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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 2:24pm

 helenofjoy wrote:
Lately my driver's side front window on my car has been a little sluggish going back up.  It would go down okay, but slow on the going up side.  Well, today, I had it down and now it won't go back up at all!  Anyone know what to do?

 
Sometimes if you can grab a bit of the window and help start it back up it will track at least long enough to close.
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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 1:45pm

Lately my driver's side front window on my car has been a little sluggish going back up.  It would go down okay, but slow on the going up side.  Well, today, I had it down and now it won't go back up at all!  Anyone know what to do?
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Posted: Jun 24, 2014 - 5:58pm

 Due to recent metabolic changes,I had a really hard time with Pops blood sugar last month.

He won't be home for a couple more weeks.

 I'm considering an insulin pump.

Anyone with personal experience,please advise.

 Thank you.
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Posted: May 12, 2014 - 10:04am

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My girlfriend's 13 y/old son has what he calls "scratches" on his right wrist.  He says he doesn't know how they got there, or when he got them, but new ones have appeared over the past week.  Some are straight, and some are zig zig so we know they are not "natural" scratches.  He refuses to acknowledge or talk about them, always answering our questions with "I don't know!".  His mom has called the school counselor to set up an appointment and called his Dad.  Basically, his Dad said "yeah, well, let me know what the counselor says."

And advice on how to approach this with the boy?  He is moving back to his Dad's on June 9th.  Getting him to socialize with us is tough, and getting him to talk usually involves taking away his computer access until he explodes because he doesn't "want" to talk. 

Please PM any advice, thanks.

edit: please don't post anything on fb regarding this.

 

Peemer coming your way!
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Posted: May 12, 2014 - 9:44am

 ditty wrote:
My girlfriend's 13 y/old son has what he calls "scratches" on his right wrist.  He says he doesn't know how they got there, or when he got them, but new ones have appeared over the past week.  Some are straight, and some are zig zig so we know they are not "natural" scratches.  He refuses to acknowledge or talk about them, always answering our questions with "I don't know!".  His mom has called the school counselor to set up an appointment and called his Dad.  Basically, his Dad said "yeah, well, let me know what the counselor says."

And advice on how to approach this with the boy?  He is moving back to his Dad's on June 9th.  Getting him to socialize with us is tough, and getting him to talk usually involves taking away his computer access until he explodes because he doesn't "want" to talk. 

Please PM any advice, thanks.

edit: please don't post anything on fb regarding this.

 
Try doing something innocuous, like putt putt, bike rising, driving range or walking some place he finds interesting (woods, urban center) and then - after 30 minutes of nothingness gently bring it up. Catch him off guard. Not a full frontal assault.
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Posted: May 12, 2014 - 9:16am

My girlfriend's 13 y/old son has what he calls "scratches" on his right wrist.  He says he doesn't know how they got there, or when he got them, but new ones have appeared over the past week.  Some are straight, and some are zig zig so we know they are not "natural" scratches.  He refuses to acknowledge or talk about them, always answering our questions with "I don't know!".  His mom has called the school counselor to set up an appointment and called his Dad.  Basically, his Dad said "yeah, well, let me know what the counselor says."

And advice on how to approach this with the boy?  He is moving back to his Dad's on June 9th.  Getting him to socialize with us is tough, and getting him to talk usually involves taking away his computer access until he explodes because he doesn't "want" to talk. 

Please PM any advice, thanks.

edit: please don't post anything on fb regarding this.
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Posted: May 6, 2014 - 11:48am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
2cats wrote:

Thanks, we are banning all animals from our bed. That is where we have found 3 of them.

good luck with that
 
Yes, it isn't working, but we haven't seen any more ticks.  Maybe the treatment is finally working.
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Posted: May 6, 2014 - 7:23am

2cats wrote:

Thanks, we are banning all animals from our bed. That is where we have found 3 of them.


good luck with that
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Posted: May 6, 2014 - 7:06am

 sirdroseph wrote:


We use the crap out of that stuff however ticks are a little harder nut to crack and this does not seem to do the trick for them anyway, we actually have to use store bought poison to get them. I know it is bad and we usually do not use any chemicals at all but my wife has a real hard time with ticks so we have no choice.  We used to have Guineas but the ignorant neighbors either shot or ran them over not knowing what they were.  We still plan to get more, but it is a never ending battle against ticks I am afraid.

 
I remember a hike I took with my dog that brought us home with over 40 ticks on the two of us!  As beautiful as it was, I never went back to that forest again. {#No}
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Posted: May 5, 2014 - 9:49am

 helenofjoy wrote:

You can safely use food-grade diotomacious earth (I don't know if that is spelled right) in your home, on your pets, even in food.  It will kill most hard shelled pests and internally can kill parasites, etc.  I use it in my home, around the exterior of the apartment building I live in and when Miski was alive, I used it on her.

 

We use the crap out of that stuff however ticks are a little harder nut to crack and this does not seem to do the trick for them anyway, we actually have to use store bought poison to get them. I know it is bad and we usually do not use any chemicals at all but my wife has a real hard time with ticks so we have no choice.  We used to have Guineas but the ignorant neighbors either shot or ran them over not knowing what they were.  We still plan to get more, but it is a never ending battle against ticks I am afraid.
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Posted: May 5, 2014 - 9:42am

 2cats wrote:

Thanks, we are banning all animals from our bed.  That is where we have found 3 of them.

 
You can safely use food-grade diotomacious earth (I don't know if that is spelled right) in your home, on your pets, even in food.  It will kill most hard shelled pests and internally can kill parasites, etc.  I use it in my home, around the exterior of the apartment building I live in and when Miski was alive, I used it on her.
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Posted: May 5, 2014 - 7:39am

 kurtster wrote:

Depends on the level on infestation.  I would recommend using the children's Off first for yourselves before resorting to the more potent forms if you think you need it.

Is the problem inside the house ?  If so, you may need to use bombs to fumigate the place.  Effective, but includes washing nearly everything afterwards including dishes.  Plus you need to put out all nat gas pilot lights to avoid explosions.  Depending on outdoor infestations, lawns need to be treated for fleas as well.

HTH 

 
Thanks, we are banning all animals from our bed.  That is where we have found 3 of them.
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Posted: May 5, 2014 - 7:37am

 sirdroseph wrote:

What you really need are these:


 
I wils we could have some of those.
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