I once had an issue like this. I was working in a blast freezer and I dropped a box full of frozen plasma bottles on my foot and injured the toenail (as well as a serious bruise across my foot). A few months later the nail just fell off and scared me to death. Every time it grew it would fall off again. I ended up going to the podiatrist where he said I ended up getting a fungal infection in the nail bed when I originally injured the toe. A few months of Lamisil and the nail started growing back.
I would say check in with a doctor just to make sure you dont have an infection.View Thread
I def think it's time to discuss this with your doctor, or get another endocrinologist if you can. There is a major difference between rapid acting insulin, mix insulin, and 24 hour insulin. The 70/30 mix is 70% rapid acting and 30% mid level acting, which is why he has you dosing twice. Rapid acting is used along with the 24 hour insulin. (The 24 hour one you referred to is called "Lantus", but there is also another one called "Levemir" you could try as well).
I dont want to get into too much detail about how each one works because it can get confusing. It is time to call the doc and get everything straightened out!View Thread
I find it doesnt raise my sugar as badly as most other starchy white foods. I have popcorn about once a week as my Saturday movie snack. I just have a little bit of blue popcorn (tastes better in my opinion than the yellow kind) with just a little dash of garlic salt.View Thread
Dave, have you tried a cholesterol medication that comes in powder form you mix and drink? There are a few brand names, but it also comes generically called cholestyramine. It works by binding onto bile acid, forcing your body to make more using cholesterol, thereby lowering it. From what I've heard it doesnt have near the side effects of the pill forms (although it can taste bad. Most people say they take it like a shot).View Thread
I have reused supplies like syringes, needles, and lancets because I couldnt afford them in college. I would reuse them 10 times before getting a new one. I also only checked my sugar maybe once a day.
Luckily I have good insurance now and am able to change out supplies when I need to.View Thread
Diabetes contributes greatly to your death only if you give up and let it. It's all about control. All that is needed here is more education.
The sentence "his numbers are high because as the man said it contributes greatly to your death" makes no sense. High sugars does contribute to complications which could result in death, but the fear of death from these complications shouldnt make sugars high. Eating the wrong foods, being on the wrong medications, and not taking care of yourself all contribute to high sugars, and all can be controlled.
I have been diabetic since I was 16, so for 13 years now, and am a type 1. I have *no* complications from being diabetic, and my last A1c was 6.1. I studied endocrinology while in college in getting my degree. I've taken classes taught by CDEs and continue to see an educator at least once a year. I think I understand the disease pretty well.View Thread
We were really close growing up, but that was mostly because we were so identical that no one would know who was who. Everyone started calling us just by our last name (and I still respond to my sisters name out of habit sometimes). We went to a private school where we had to wear uniforms, same hair cut, same shoes, same everything. We even got the same gifts for Christmas (or just got 1 and were expected to share). The major difference was that when we got sick I always got sicker than she did, so my mom knew if sis was out for a day I'd be out for 3.
Once we started college and started finding our own personalities we started separating. She became a nurse, and I got a BS in Biology.
We can still hold a conversation by just looking at each other, and do often when mom's around.View Thread
1. I am an identical twin. My twin does not have diabetes. We think this may be because of another autoimmune disorder that affected me much more than it did her. Or maybe the other way around. Who knows? There are many baby pictures where who is who is still in dispute.
2. I crochet for fun. I've made many different types of blankets, scarves, etc. (I cant do socks.) Right now I'm making a nice heavy comforter for my hubby for Christmas.View Thread