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.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.