By Avera Latest Reply 2009-02-16 21:11:41 -0600
Started 2009-02-09 23:50:22 -0600

*For The Person Who Has Everything*

It's estimated that 20 percent of the United States population, or 60 million people, suffer from one or more medical disorders or take medications that cause flatulence. This includes many diabetes drugs and artificial sweeteners that people with diabetes use. That's a lot of scented candles and extra-strength FebrezeĀ®.

Luckily, now there's a new product from Flat-D Innovations, Inc., that claims to solve this dilemma for sufferers around the globe. (Apparently, gaseous emissions afflict more than just us 60 million Americans.)

The Flatulence DeodorizerTM Pad is an activated charcoal cloth pad that is worn taped inside your underwear. The manufacturers say that it's comfortable and "perfect for use on car rides, airplane trips, or for long days at the office." They also claim that users can "celebrate their freedom from malodorous gas with this extremely inconspicuous pad."

Now if they could just invent something that muffles sound.

48 replies

rbergman 2009-02-16 21:11:41 -0600 Report

Laura is now on 2 500mg metformin a day, both taken at dinner time and oh my, I thought the gas was bad with 1 500mg pill but this is just awful…Friday we add a 3rd 500mg and 1 week after that a 4th…she may just bloat up and float away on 2000mg a day…poor girl I still worry about the gas effect at school, taking the pills at night now isn't so bad but when she has to take 2 with breakfast and deal with school all day I admit I'm a bit worried.

highlandcitygirl 2009-02-16 15:51:18 -0600 Report

just out of simple curiousity, has anyone come across these pads yet? i would like to buy some for a fellow i know, who i shall say is under a cloud of being suspect!

roger 2009-02-16 16:10:01 -0600 Report

type in flat-d innovations inc on your pc and the one i looked at was 20 something $

roger 2009-02-16 15:41:45 -0600 Report

dido for me if i am laughing i am not crying it makes my day much better less stress lower bgs thus part of my cure just a small point of our day to poke at our selfs and you want to ake that i dont think so

Anonymous 2009-02-16 09:07:18 -0600 Report

I personally think that some of these comments that are here should be placed in the Jokes discussion? I will not start a discussion anymore to help diabetic that want to LEARN from this site
in fear that it become a mockery and made a joke of. Some of youns need to learn so are looking for help and won't dare asked for any in fear that it will be made into a joke. Yes, everyone should have fun and laugh, but come on every discussion go onto a path that has nothing to do with the discussions started. I too laugh, but somethings don't need to be joked about all the time. The Jokes discussion is on here, so that where this needs to stay!

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-02-16 09:32:54 -0600 Report

If you would have had the courage of your convictions you wouldn't have hidden behind the Privacy Manager.

Are you saying that everybody else on this site has to check with you, the self appointed editor, to see where and when we can make a post? Don't make me laugh.

You have no more rights on this site than the rest of us. If something as harmless as this post has offended you in some way, then maybe you shouldn't have read it in the first place. Or would you rather that the rest of us leave and you can have the whole site to yourself?

roshy 2009-02-16 09:47:46 -0600 Report

sorry but i completely agree with ken!!

I think you have failed to see how the humor is HELPING the site users !! Lots of people have already stated how they appriciate the light hearted topics!!! it as helped them thru their day !!
i fail to see your problem with this!! why are you wasting your time in replying to this discussion if it isnt beneficial to you!!

2009-02-16 19:28:44 -0600 Report

Maybe I should send a northern Michigan Common Barking Spider their way?

DJ 2009-02-16 08:44:44 -0600 Report

Oh Lordy..this is just sooooooo funny!!I have to say that starting the day off with a good laugh sure does improve ones outlook on the day!!there was a movie a few years back,(can't for the life of me remember what it was called..)but there was this well to do family who had an ageing grandmother who was known for "Letting them rip" and when she did they would blame the dog(a large great dane)and usually toss something at him..and he would run and hide.So, long story short toward the end of the movie Granny let a big one rip,and the dog attacked her…I will never forget that moment and laughing myself into a fit of tears when it happened..Now, we always "Blame it on the Dog!"..good news is he has never attacked…well, not yet anyway!!LMAO!!!Love this one..thank-you for the humor!!HUgz,*DJ

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-02-16 08:56:43 -0600 Report

DJ, You just have to remember the name of that movie. Another great movie scene that involves flatulence is when the cowboys are sitting around the camp fire eating beans in Blazing Saddles.

2009-02-15 22:45:03 -0600 Report

Meridian, you are killin me here, LMAO!!

I am studying Medical Terminology currently, and just happen to be studying the Digestive System right now. The technical word for GAS, is flatus. The normal person emits 400mL of gas per day.

Food for thought!

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-02-16 04:15:57 -0600 Report

So if this pad becomes popular and enjoys widespread use, I predict a new term for you to learn. Flatus Interruptus, or Flatus Impedeus.

Anonymous 2009-02-11 19:29:47 -0600 Report

This discussion went from something to help people with "gas" problems to jokes about this.

roger 2009-02-11 19:40:58 -0600 Report

some times you are going to find people who make jokes about their condition so they dont have to cry about it any more it is part of their cure try it it mite help you to

roshy 2009-02-11 19:56:00 -0600 Report

the sugar free stuff is really bad for gas!! my mam can always tell when ive been hitting the diabetic bars!!!

its the price u pay for a bit of sweetness!! sad thing is everyone else has to pay for it iswell!!

roshy 2009-02-11 20:01:34 -0600 Report

ha ha!! yeah one more thing to add to the hand bag!! imgaine running out to the nght club!

keys check
make up check
insulin check
needles check
fart pad check!!!

GabbyPA 2009-02-12 17:33:43 -0600 Report

LMAO, this is just too funny. Isn't so weird that when you even say the word fart, you have to laugh...fart....fart....seee!!

2009-02-13 06:06:50 -0600 Report

Or as my husband would say; what crawled inside of you and died? Is the nicest way I can quote his actual words.

2009-02-13 06:05:27 -0600 Report

Don't forget the gas mask check!!!!
lol, this is just getting too funny.
Totally good way to start the day with a laugh.

2009-02-14 22:24:57 -0600 Report

LMAO Common Barking Spider!!!! OMG that IS FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!ROTFLMAO

2009-02-15 07:04:36 -0600 Report

On my tracked discussions; this was the first to show up today, although it would have been the first I looked for!
So, while still sooo funny; get the gas out and fill your soul with laughter, I just can't find anything funnier to laugh about then this discussion. That is really sad when you think about it,huh? lol

2009-02-15 22:45:55 -0600 Report

lilmarm, my Dad always said farts are the funniest thing in the world!!!

2009-02-11 19:26:09 -0600 Report

I wonder when they will develop this for dogs?

Since I've upped my salad ingestion, this has kind of become a slight issue. I don't eat salad for a couple days, it goes away.

My husband always blames the dog!

2009-02-13 06:02:28 -0600 Report

hey, dogs are the worse. Have you ever sat in a room with a dog who has gas?
If you have, you know what I mean.
And, gees they don't even excuse themself.

roger 2009-02-11 19:19:19 -0600 Report

my email my friends and my hard hat on the job all have gassman on or in them but a pad idont think so plus lower bg has helped for me but mite be for others for me no!!!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-11 17:44:37 -0600 Report

I just saw this on the show "The Doctors" today. It is a little black patch made with charcoal amd is like a 4x4 square the ut put on your underpants. It stops the smell, but you still hear the explosion…Debe

roger 2009-02-11 19:20:24 -0600 Report

any one got somthing for that????????????????

roshy 2009-02-11 20:07:42 -0600 Report

that programme is deadly!! so informative!! we have it here in ireland!! actualy, we have all the good decent american talk shows over here!!

Oprah is number one!! she had a famous actor on the other day and she was diagnosed with type one when she was forty!! i thought that was a bit old to be diagnosed!!
She is always giving good tips on being healthy iswell!! she is the queen!! inanyways! the docs r brilliant too!

MeiMei 2009-02-15 08:25:21 -0600 Report

That's ok, I was diagnosed with type 1 when I was 59. It is due to autoimmune problems they say. In other words your body is eating itself. Other auto immune diseases include MS, rheumatoid arthritis and of course type 1 diabetes. I've had a lot of gas since diagnosis and can attribute it to the level of my sugar, when I am high I have more gas-probably due to fermentation in the gut.

Still Kickin!
Still Kickin! 2009-02-10 21:42:10 -0600 Report

I can just hear my mother now "Make sure you have a quarter, your have on clean underwear and don't forget your charcoal. hahahahaha I Love It. My husband doesn't sit on frogs though, he just says "Did you hear that elk snort?" (In my living room?????)

GabbyPA 2009-02-11 10:36:24 -0600 Report

LMAO...we don't have elk here.

2009-02-11 17:23:33 -0600 Report

My husband says, "dWait,Listen" to what?
"Shh,don't you hear that"? Than all of a sudden, as he lets' loose, I see and hear the mouse on the motorcycle go by. lol
But seriously for gasious vegetables as well; we have used beano about 4 years now, and if anything it does, take those hard fast cramps away. I hate them.

My husband used to tease me because I had never let gas pass when he was anywhere around. I either walked into another room, far across the house or hold it. So now, the last 3 years he has gotten me to relax enought to stay in the same room, and after 20 years, I really feel fun, say "cuse,me=then I giggle" I have to say this discussion is hilarious.

GabbyPA 2009-02-10 17:21:54 -0600 Report

You know, I think this came from the TV show "American Inventor". I recall seeing something similar on there and died laughing. Fortunatly for me, my metformin has not been "lifting me higher", but maybe when they increase the dose. My husband sure could use it though...he just says he's sittin' on frogs. LOL

Avera 2009-02-10 20:59:38 -0600 Report

That is so funny!!! I have never ever heard of the expression, "sitting on frogs." I am never going to forget this one.

2009-02-10 13:51:54 -0600 Report

I had never heard of this until the other day when I saw it on the Today show. I about cracked up when I saw it, but it is an actual product on the market. Hey, if it works and helps people, great!

rbergman 2009-02-10 07:42:27 -0600 Report

Since our daughter was put on Metformin she has the worst gas and she could put some grown men to shame with the length of the "toot". At home we understand but she just told me last night that at school she tries not to let it out so the kids don't know its her, she actually wanted to know why they had to make noise and why couldn't it be quiet all the time lol …out of the mouths of babes!
I have actually thought about getting the beano for her but she takes so many pills a day already, but then again if it kept her from getting embarrassed at school its probably worth it.

datzme 2009-02-10 02:00:50 -0600 Report

It must be late well now early but sorry ha ha a filter for your gas? I will be honest why not. I never had gas like this ever! Taking meds i am like oh my gosh hello was that me. My hubby of 20 years now goes w-what was that was that you? See never gassy so now I laugh when I am home going excuse me haha. But thinking about the charcoal sheet on your undies no now that would be a sight he would go what is that?? a little beano? Wouldn't that be better?