I have been married to a diabetic for almost 30 years. It is getting increasing difficult to deal with his...
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I have been married to a diabetic for almost 30 years. It is getting increasing difficult to deal with his blood sugar lows. He becomes like a mean "drunk" when his sugar is low and I have no idea if this is normal. Does anyone else go through this?View Thread
Hi, I've been pumping for about 16 yrs now. My pump is the Medtronic Minimed. It's the only one Kaiser Permanente will help pay for. I do like it very much. It's better than 5-6 shots a day and my latest A1c was 6.4. Only problem is I have a profound hearing loss so the "beep" warning is useless to me and the "vibration" warning is too as I wear it on the outside of my pants at the waist and can't feel it. I guess I could stuff it someplace else...LOL.View Thread
I've been a type 1 for 27 yrs and I need a hearing aid. The audiologist says my particular hearing loss (over 50% loss) is caused by my diabetes. My HMO won't cover an aid for me. Is it possible to have a hearing loss from diabetes? and then doesn't this make it a "medical" need? I'm on the pump and they cover that!View Thread
Hi. I am a t1 who had foot surgury last Friday for a torn tendon. Unfortunatly, this the 2nd. time I've torn this tendon, so my doc was unable to repair it. To make a long story short, this has been a very long and painful struggle with this foot. My doc says I have to stay off it completely for at least another week, than I'll have a plaster cast. My blood sugars have been bouncing all over since this surgury, from 445 to 82. I think this is at least partly because I've been in a lot of pain. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can better control my sugars while I recover? I've been testing 5 times a day, but it seems like I am chasing the highs rather than controlling them. Any ideas would be deeply appreiciated!!View Thread
How many of us type 1s have the same stories. I've had such difficulties on Minimed Paradigm pumps the last eight years. When they worked they were great. When they didn't work I was always fighting high blood sugars. I'm thin and athletic. The cannulas just weren't right for me. My last Ha1C on the pump was 7.7. It hasn't been that high since before the pump. As of a month ago, I switched doctors. The new doctor has me back on shots (WHICH I HATE). He has me on humalog, nph and lantus. Just trying to get the amounts correct, I've had two really bad reactions in the last two weeks. Last night my boyfriend had to give me a glucagon shot to bring me out of it. Oh, God. I've had type 1 for 35 years. How I've managed to survive this long I don't know. I've tried to not let it change me. I still continue to cross-country ski, downhill ski, exercise, (I use to run), walk just to fight the complications. I've been pretty successful with fitness. But it's going to kill me early...one low too many and I know I'm out of here. I'm searching the Internet for something, just something to help. No doctor ever mentioned the Sure-T infusion set with a needle instead of a cannula. I'm going to try that. If I can get the insulin in to me using an insulin pump perhaps I can get my Ha1Cs down. I need a group hug with all of you. Thanks for listening BettyView Thread
I have Type 1 Diabetes, but I have no health insurance. I have been having these pains through my whole body....
Posted by An_226313
I have Type 1 Diabetes, but I have no health insurance. I have been having these pains through my whole body. They are like sharp quick pains. Also it's hard for me to become erect. Can you tell me what I should do?View Thread
My wife has type 1 diabetes, has had for 4 years. Shes had type 2 for 13 years. Now shes on insulin and the...
Posted by An_226312
My wife has type 1 diabetes, has had for 4 years. Shes had type 2 for 13 years. Now shes on insulin and the pill but still trouble controlling it.When she wakes in the morning its low,so all day she eats and feel nauseated and she get full quickly.View Thread
My 17 year old daughter has blood sugar readings around 59 and 62 that make her shakey, dizzy and feel like she is going to pass out. She had to fast for oral surgery in July 2010 and she passed out before it but the nurse thought it was from getting the I.V. , I wasn't even informed of it cause they didn't remember which patient it was at the time, then after we got home that day she did it again but it was more like a seziure when I seen it. This was the first time anything like this ever happened to her so we didn't know about the low blood sugar levels before all of this. She never had any previous symptoms. I took her to a juvenial diabetes specialist referred by her doctor and he said those ranges are normal and that if they are in the 30's and 40's then she would be abnormal. I don't know what others normal ranges are but I know my daughter and if she had a range in between there she would be in grave condition. He never did any tests on her besides the normal finger stick that she tests herself with. Everything I see online says anything lower than a 70 is considered low. I am taking her to another doctor tomorrow cause we have not gotten any answers yet besides she needs to eat breakfast. Why is it that she hardley ever eats breakfast but occasionally she has bad drops in her sugar levels? What kind of testing would give us some answers?View Thread
Hi - I'm new I have been dealing w/ Type 1 diabetes for only about 8 months & am 29. my diagnosis at first was quite the rollercoaster. I was on Lantus (about 20 units) & Apidra at first, and needed to switch doctors to have one closer to home. Well first new doctor I saw just couldn't possibly believe that a 28 year old woman could come down with "Juvenile" diabetes and it could not possibly be type 1 - it must be type 2. In fact, at one point he said it didn't even matter what type it was. Ah! He gave me some oral medication that dropped my sugar so low I nearly passed out (it was in the low 30's at one point). I wish I had known better at first! I was lucky enough to land a great endocrinologist though and am already on an insulin pump I love the convenience of the pump and it's so much easier to control my bg with that instead of shots. I don't have anything interesting to say at the moment - just thought I'd tell a bit of my story and introduce myself
Hi everyone, I'm new here. I've had type 1 diabetes for 20 years and am finally looking at my first real complication of diabetes. I am being evaluated for nephropathy and had a few questions. I just switched to a new endocrinologist and she wanted to do a complete physical as I was thinking I might have a celiac issue, but for now that's taken second base. I have been seeing my old endocrinologist for 3 years and every 4 months and thought everything was okay other than HBP due to years of diabetes.
I did a urine sample at my new endocrinologist's office and she called me personally to discuss my results, which, is never a good sign! Anyways, I have an extremely large amount of creatinine and protein in my urine, over 800 mg/dl and 300mg, respectively. I am doing a 24 hour urine collection to determine the extent of my issue. I have not ever had an unusual result prior to this other than trace/small amounts of proteins for over 2 years.
I am the daughter of a type 1 that died from end stage renal failure so I'm a little, well, a lot nervous about this entire process. My endocrinologist is demanding all my tests to be done as soon as possible and she's trying not to worry me, but I noticed the notes of concern while she was going over everything that I needed to do.
I'm just wondering if there's anyone here that's dealt with nephropathy. All of my diabetic friends have not and I'm just trying not to freak out. Thanks for any insight you all might be able to pass on! ElizabethView Thread
My husband was diagnosed with a "mild case of diabetes" when he was 16. The doctor he had at the time told him that it would go away with diet.
When he turned 32, he was officially diagnosed with Type 1 and had sugar levels 900+ (the meter stopped reading somewhere in the 900s). He's 41 now, has been insulin dependent for 9 years, but since then he has had a double bypass and has had back problems with herniated discs and such.
I'm curious though, what else long term can we expect for the misdiagnosis at 16? He has diabetic neuropathy in his legs just seems to have suffered since his diagnosis.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 9 years ago and I am on the pump. I am allergic to my insulin. This was confimred through an allergist who did testing, I am least allergic to humalog. I have seen numerous allergist and endocronoglists who can't figure out how to help my insulin allergy. Does anyone have an insulin allergy or know someone who has, or who has had some success with controlling the allergy.
Hi I am a Type 1 diabetic that has been on Prednisone for 2 days. My blood sugars have continually...
Posted by An_226310
Hi I am a Type 1 diabetic that has been on Prednisone for 2 days. My blood sugars have continually increased despite me adjusting my insulin dosages. I have used an insulin pump for 11 years. I have called my doctor numerous times and they just tell me to take more insulin. My sugars are now close to 400. My question is this..... should I call my doctor yet again? Just take more insulin and hope it comes down? Or, go to the ER? I am supposed to be on the Prednisone for 2 weeks and the doctor that prescribed it is out of town.View Thread
My child has type one.. i am so new to this i am trying to learn meal plans, snacks, and learning to controle BG. DONT UNDERSTAND A LOT OF THINGS AND REALLY NEED SOMEONE TO TALK WITH... ALL IS WELCOME.. TAMMYView Thread
I have diabetes and Gastroparesis it really hurts my stomach really bad I am 21 years old I am type one I...
Posted by An_226309
I have diabetes and Gastroparesis it really hurts my stomach really bad I am 21 years old I am type one I have Its really embressing because I have accidents at not not number one but two at night and have to wear goodnites at night
I 've had diabetes since 1997..Never really able to control.. I'm taking 50 in morning 50 at night of lantus..I wake up sometimes 40-58. I have to eat then my #'s go up take shot. I've later at 216-260.Nothing to lower so when I take my last shot 300 over. I told my dr he says to worry about lows,tell him my syptoms,don't worry my body isn't use to it..Help!!!! What to do!!!View Thread
I just checked my daughter's sugar (out of fun) while I was checking mine, she thought it was...
Posted by An_226308
I just checked my daughter's sugar (out of fun) while I was checking mine, she thought it was fun>>>>she is 3. Her sugar level was 205 within 15 mins. of eating breakfast, so I wondered if she is too young to be getting diabetes? Her natural father died at age 18 from a diabetic coma and had been diagnosed as a type 1 at the age of 9. Is this something that I should worry about? or is it possibly just because she had just eaten? I am new to diabetes and still learning about my type 2 and learning to monitor my levels. We do not allow her to have sugar and don't plan to start anytime in the future b ecause of the diabetes that runs in her fathers family. He was type 1, both parents are type 2, all grandparents are type 2, I am type 2 and my father is type 2. Native American as well. Any suggestions or comments are welcome as I am new and still learning. I am going to check her levels again in another 1 1/2 and see if they are still up. At what point would I need to call the doctor?View Thread
I had my annual phsyicalrecently. My famDoc reminded me I am labeled a TYPE-2. I have been on insulin almost all my 30 years od diabetes Dx and treated more like a type-1, MDI etc.
I nearly flipped because my diabetes is a bit wierd, alternates between full and partial shutdown and flips at times for no reason. My last total shut down lasted a couple years, but now my beta cells seem to be functioning a little. Even my endo notes how different he treats me compared to most of his patients, changes always small, 1 or 2 units at a time.
None of my doctors, current endo included ever ordered any antibody testing of any kind, never had anything other than blood sugar and A1c. That includes landing in the ER via ambulance the evening I was seen by a company doc and given a clean bill of health earlier that morning.
I have informed my FamDoc I want antibody testing, even tho it would not change my current treatment. So the only suggestion I have gotten was to just stop taking insuin and see what happens (was he joking?). That sounds risky to me. A co-worker's T-2 husband stoped his insulin for just a couple days, had a heart attack, then his kidney's shut down and he died. I was moved from the old N + R insulins just over 3 years ago to MID, Lantus and humalog and my diabetes is more stable than ever in over 30 years.
I know I don't fiteither typical T-1, but NOT a typical type 2 either. My diabetes management, insulin routine has been great, I see no reason to change,
I just want a PROPER LABLE, am I asking TOO MUCH?
Gomer.... never did fit the PIGeon holes.......... View Thread
Hi! I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner for our family and for my neighbors family. Her daughter has type 1 Juvenile diabetes she is 7. We want to have food that she can eat with little consequence! This little girl has been through a lot in the past year because of her diabetes and just came home Saturday from being admitted to the hospital again. We want to make the dinner as normal as possible but we want her to enjoy it also. So I am asking for help with traditional recipes! She will be one of 9children that day and I don't want her to feel left out! Thanks you in advance!View Thread
I have been a type 1 diabetic for 22 years and been diagnosed with celiac for 4 years. I have been doing a...
Posted by An_226307
I have been a type 1 diabetic for 22 years and been diagnosed with celiac for 4 years. I have been doing a lot of research on pregnancy and I cannot find information on a mother who has both diseases. I see tons of information on each disease, but not together. I wanted to reach out and see if there are any successful pregnancies with mothers who have both diseases. I want to know a little information, before trying to see if I am able to get pregnant. Thank youView Thread
Hi, I am new to this bored- My sister was diagnosed with Type one diabetes Last September. She is 16. She has recently gained all the weight back that she had lost when she was 1st diagnosed due to being so sick. She also has VERY yellow callused feet, and I am wondering if this is something that is related to the diabetes itself or if this is stemming from somewhere else?
She is very good about checking her sugars and keeping them stable. However, she is really lacking in the area of exercise and nutrition. She had been in Volleyball but it is now done for the season. She does really well when involved in those sports as they push her to keep active. Now that winter is coming I worry that she is going to be putting on more weight and becoming less active. I have suggested to my mom that she start a gym of some sort and maybe get her to see a personal trainer ( as I think she will need motivation.) and also a nutritionist. Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated. Also the yellow feet greatly concern me... TIA!View Thread
I haven't been on to chat with all y'all for a bit but I am back. Cadence just passed her 5 month mark since diagnosis & is going great! She is pumping now & we LOVE it!! We are still trying to get her numbers under control, but the pump has made life for her (& me!) much easier. I am hoping all her highs start to even out soon. They seem to stay in a pattern for a week - 10 days then change. IDK. I still feel new to all this, but at the same time it seems as if life has always been this way. Just wanted to thank everyone who responded before & welcomed us here. It truely helped!View Thread
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