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  • Just passing through

    Hi everyone, I was clearing out some favorites shortcuts and stopped on this site. It's been a while and I hope all are doing well. It's been a rough few months for me. I fell and fractured my left hip which meant partial hip replacement surgery, went home on a Monday and was back in the...

    BreC
    By BreC 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-15 11:02:15 -0600
  • Learning new habits

    Since being diagnosed with gastritis and also discovering that I'm having some hypo episodes that I'm not always aware of, my Dr has advised me that I need to eat more frequently. This is going to be a challenge for me because I get involved in what I'm doing and often just forget to eat. This...

    suecsdy
    By suecsdy 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-15 20:16:58 -0600
  • Help!

    My sugar has been between 350-400 for the past 2 weeks. I have not been diagnosed as diabetic. My doctor is waiting for my A1c. Today my sugar was 507. I have been sticking to allow carb/sugar diet for 2 weeks. I am not on any meds. Should I go to the ER?

    Anonymous
    By Anonymous 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-16 12:03:07 -0600
    Tags: blood sugar
  • Diabetic wound care

    I've just had my first experience with a slow healing wound. I have a large surgical scar on my belly. Recently, because it extends up last my waisrline, the skin (which is very thin there), dried out, cracked and rubbed a very small raw spot. I kept a good eye on it, dubbed it regularly with...

    suecsdy
    By suecsdy 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-16 09:07:31 -0600
  • Another update

    I had to have a perma cath inserted yesterday. I'm doing ok, but, very sore all over. Had my first dialysis today and it went alright. Had a bit of nausea and a mild leg cramp but it wasn't too bad. We are having another winter storm and it's looking more and more like I will miss tomorrows...

    MrsCDogg
    By MrsCDogg 0 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-16 20:08:17 -0600
  • My new normal

    Hey all! I know it’s been a while, but I just got busy living life. Most of us tend to be sort of reflective at the end of the year. Not the kind of reflective where you glow in the headlights – you know what I mean. Just wanted to share what I think is a milestone in my journey. For those...

    Nick1962
    By Nick1962 12 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-13 12:20:23 -0600
  • Dialysis update

    So, I started dialysis on December22 I had several successful treatments with no problems. Last Friday they weren't able to get me canulated so they sent me to see my surgeon. He did a fistulagram and dilated the fistula. I went back on Monday, no luck. Then Wednesday again no luck. Today, same...

    MrsCDogg
    By MrsCDogg 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-15 19:04:11 -0600
  • Do I have the right dr?

    I havent been to the doctors in 7 years but have been feeling run down and thirsty all the time. So I went to a new dr. I told her how I felt and she said lets do a urine test right now. That test came back asap and she said I was passing alot of sugar. She sent me to the lab for blood work. The...

    designali
    By designali 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-16 16:33:59 -0600
  • Spiking my sugar every evening because I get to feeling so depressed and deprived.

    T2 for about 10 years. My a1c last fall was 5.9, so I'm not doing too badly overall. But every afternoon my husband and I go to the coffee shop and I frequently go for the oversized cookie (700-800 calories and a day's worth of carbs.). Whether or not I have the cookie, by evening I am so tired...

    Anonymous
    By Anonymous 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-14 19:34:38 -0600
  • Heat and eat recipes?

    Hello! I will be going out of town for about a week and I'm looking for tried and true recipes that I can cook up beforehand and leave for my boyfriend. He is Type II. If I can find dishes that he can heat quickly, I think he may have a better chance of sticking to a reasonable diet in my...

    Misty.Sims
    By Misty.Sims 0 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-14 18:33:51 -0600
  • Do You Do the "All or Nothing" Mind Game?

    Once again, Adam Brown really makes a great point. In his book Bright Spots and Landmines (which I finally ordered as a Christmas present for myself) he talks about how often since we don't have time to do something the way we wanted, we skip it all together....

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 9 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-11 21:46:51 -0600
  • Insurance for 2018

    Just switched from United Healthcare to Aetna and have been using A-plus medical for supplies for 13 years-- my deductible went from $600.00 to $8000.00! I called Aetna and they say this is a out-of-network provider. Even if I find an In-Network-Provider the deductible is $4000.00! And ideas on...

    Skeet1959
    By Skeet1959 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-09 07:58:28 -0600
    Tags: finances
  • I Need To Start The Year Over

    My year started out bad on Jan. 1. My sister and I decided to brave the freezing cold and bar-b-que a pork loin with baby potatoes and spinach. I heard a light tapping on the front door. I opened the door to find my neighbor. She has never knocked on our door for anything. She asked for a...

    Just Joyce
    By Just Joyce 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-13 10:48:52 -0600
  • Is there any problem in undergoing reflexology while being on medication for diabetes?

    I have been diagnosed with diabetes a year ago and I am under medication. Nowadays, I experience severe muscle and joint pain in my legs. Sometimes my feet feel numb when touched. When I discussed this with my husband, he told that this might be due to the lack of blood circulation to the feet....

    gailjc
    By gailjc 1 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-13 10:55:38 -0600
  • overactive bladder

    I was checked by a doctor and he never mention prediabetis either OKAY IN 2016 I had ovary removal surgery a cyst on my ovary surgeon told my daughter it was complicated embedding of some sort my bladder was niched sliced during the surgery to top it off I already had the wetting when laugh...

    careforme2018
    By careforme2018 0 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-12 21:09:53 -0600
  • Getting pump infusion sets and reservoirs

    Does anyone get these at a pharmacy? Just started medicare and it seems like the mail order supply (J and B Medical, Michigan) is really slow in setting up an account for me and are full of misinformation about what medicare allows. I use a Medtronic pump and there seem to be no pharmacy or DME...

    beej1553
    By beej1553 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-11 12:51:06 -0600