It's a tradition here for our diabetes community family members to check in and share our past week and up-coming week.
A warm welcome to our newbies that have recently joined our family, and miss a few that were chased away this past year.
PLEASE.. try and be considerate of others, a few here are very sensitive or have other issues that may make things that seem easy to most, especially hard hard for them. Often times these special people NEED this support family most!
Never hurts to follow the Golden Rule or refrain from picking on the sensitive ones who may have handicaps.
Sometimes replies here get lost in cyberspace, when that happens the context of a thread may get changed or lost.
Beta-Q.... Some diabetics are at increased risks to lactic acidosis, if they are metformin (or equiv) the risk increases even if not lactose intolerant. In rare cases it can become serious.
How was YOUR week? I had my PM&R apt last Fri, told the leg pain was from the tumor pressing on nerves. Also did my labs last week, generally good, a1c improved a little to 5.8, but my annual is now moved up a couple weeks to next week. New neck cooling device came Sat (for the MS)
What's this week look like for YOU? Just routine foot doc later today, otherwise should be a quiet week.
Gomer .......Tough as nails & rhino tough hideView Thread
High creatinine levels is often associated with KIDNEY issues. Most places have FREE or sliding scale clinics.
He is in TROUBLE...BIG trouble. What about his mom? can she help get him into a doc? (maybe with your help).
He has to take charge of HIS diabetes, NO ONE can do it for him. I don't know but I suspect the weed is NOT the major issue, maybe a contributor but would be a barrier to employment at most places???? Sounds more like just an EXCUSE to me to avoid doctoring.
Healing is an issue with ALL diabetics, with uncontroled diabetes the problems are much bigger and more serious.
All you can do is support him & TRY to get him to treatment, & see a DOCTOR ASAP.
Right on BetaQ.......... So much advertising these days is down right MISS-leading! I doubt there would have been any SIGNIFICANT differance in final results in that study if the drug was totally left out of the study. So much of society today is driven by $$$, not principles.
I bet the study would have had great results with only LIFESTYLE (diet/exercise) changes.... oops that would not help DRUG $ale$.
FDA announced a RECALL of Abbott glucometer test strips.
The following strips/meters are affected; Precision Xceed Pro Precision Xtra Medisense Optium Optium OptiumEZ ReliOn Ultima
Here is a link to the FDA test strip recall. I wondered WHY my Bayer always read higher than my Optium Ez which I like better. I need to check my lots numbers myself, I expect I may have, and been using, some of the recalled strips.
It was on the NEWS last night. That was the FIRST I heard of it. I was on a ROAD TRIP when the recall happened and did NOT hear about it whatsoever till last night. I get my test strips quarterly from a DME supplier in Ohio via mail and they never notified me of the recall.
Since I DOSE my INSULIN based on meter readings, it can be IMPORTANT to me and I would expect to any other insulin users that use any of the listed meters / test strips in the recall.
Yes based on the link it is the SAME RECALL, but that does NOT mean ALL affected users got the mesage, me included. I was on the road and on Dec 22 was in Lakeland, and Dec 25 was in Kissimme and in Orlando some days. I did ahve a minor issue while down there and saw a walk-in clinic Dr in Lakeland, I guess she was not aware of a recall either.
Here is a direct link to the PDF file with the list of lot numbers, organized by meter model. You need an adobie PDF reader, most people have it n their computer, if not there is a free download available on the web.
I have been having a time with stocking the frig/freezer. MY wIFe has been bringing home JUNK, big bags of french toast frozen, waffles and pancakes galore, hardly room for me to store what I like or should eat. Oh muffins galore, fresh cider, had some for breakfast today, donuts you name it.
Yesterday she sat in her couch-potatoe seat, where she spnds most of her time, eating a can of cake frosting!
Seems the more I try and stock semi-better for us foods, the more junk she brings home, BTW I do the regular grocery shopping.
If a stranger were to ask others to just look at us and pick out the diabetic one, my wife would win hands down. She is not only shorter but far heavier, about 5'2 and around 200lbs? Her mother and brother were BOTH diabetic, one would think she would at least moderate some..........
My diet has not been great lately and guess what? I GAINED about 5 lbs, thanks to all the junk around. I even like and allow myself SOME, but when there is little else but JUNK...and little room to store anything else, well you know what happens.