Ignoring my diabetes because of other illneses

Robert C. H.
By Robert C. H. Latest Reply 2013-05-31 06:57:13 -0500
Started 2008-08-14 04:53:52 -0500

I have a seveer sweating problem and then sometimes lead to seveer chills in which I shake all over and have landed in the Hosp. for 4 days. And they ask me if I have been testing myself for blood sugars and giving myself the right amount of insulin. Well I find myself replying that this other condition makes me forget about testing as I'm shaking so bad I probably couldn't prick my finger if I wanted to,My discussion would like to ask other Diabetes suffers if they ignore their diabetes routine when they have other illnesses?

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BrendaMarie68 2013-05-31 06:57:13 -0500 Report

I was only diagnosed with diabetes at the end of last month… but at the same time my asthma was starting to flare up. I monitor both equally. I couldn't choose to take care of one over the other because I want to feel GOOD. Notice each symptom and take care of each one so you feel good… even if you need to write them down and check them off- ALL aspects of your health are important. I can't say it enough… FEEL GOOD! :-)

butterfly_8 2008-08-14 05:24:29 -0500 Report

No, I never ignore any illness. I was told that I have developed eczema recently. Never had it before. I do believe there is some link between the two. So I am seeing a skin specialist and do not need any medication to control which is good for me. I do not want to mix medications.

DiabetesDiva 2008-08-14 05:09:06 -0500 Report

I hope you are feeling better now. I don't ignore managing my diabetes, as low sugar causes me to have the same symptoms you are describing. Please continue to manage your diabetes along with your other medical challenges. Your life depends on it!


Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-08-14 05:31:18 -0500 Report

Thanks for your encouragement, you say you have the same symtems, did they diagnose it.? I don't run a fever,and all the testing they did came back neg, they do not know what is causing it, and it is a daily occurance so it does interfer with every aspect of my life, but I am making every effort to keepm my diabetes under control, since I have been home from the hosp my blood numbers have been very good 90 to 117 the highest. but the sweating continues, not always with the chills. I would be very interested in you condition and if they diagnosed it. I thank you again for your support. robcholcomb@cox,net

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