I SECOND your comment about still being around due to CORA.........
Cora was a life saver back in 07 when I changed insulins. They ahd me on far too much insulin, assumed I was a T2. I jsut recently read in some old records I requested, they DID ahve me listed as TYPE-1 until someone CHANGED my record for no/unknow reason.
I am not a typical T1 but not the usual T2 either. After being totally shut down I have regained SOMElimited function (again). My mode can flip flop over night, sometimes for a reason or no logical reason.
I'm doing good, my diabetes is in great control, but the MS (multiple sclerosis) has limited my mobility some. I now use a power-chair part-time at home and have a power scotter for travel.I go back to see the neuro next month and start with the MS clinic about the end of May. maybe by then I will get to go on medicsations for the MS.
The NEPH upped my norvasc last dec and doing better kidney functin wise. Not chasing stage 4 now, well up into the stage 3 range and hope to stay there.
IMO...WebMD all but KILLED the golden goose...EndOfStory.
They wanted to make more ad money, they can for a time use OLD hits figures to make a few more bucks, but it will eventually catch up to them.
The web pages fail to load more often than before, an old problem made MUCH WORSE. It's HARD to READ the tiny text, harder to follow, despite the propaganda otherwise. Even the NAME change from "support" to "exchanges" speaks volumes.
For DIABETES.tudiabetes.com is GREAT, easy to sue/user friendly, great people and you will find TONS MORE info and support there.
For Multiple Sclerosis I go mostly to MSworld.org. A great person to person SUPPORT site.
These 2 site look and function very different from WebMD and from each other, but NEITHER are as user UNfriendly, both easy to read/ and use and BOTH have a bunch of great people on them.
There was an old saying, if it aint broke don't fix it, well as far as I am concerned, and you can see it everywhere I go on, or used to go on WebMD, they took a slightly flawed site and as far many former friend on here, THEY BROKE it.
I see a lot of sloppy puter programming these days, much of it would have not be tollerated in my data processing days, and I was in Teleprocessing support. If I were in charge, I would ahve FIRED the whole gang that could not THINK here in very short order. Alas I am just one tiny voice, its NOT my site, they own it and can do whatever they wish including self-destruct at will.
Bottome line for me is, it WAS GOOD while it lasted due to the PEOPLE on here. Now that most ahve been chased away....well you get the idea.
You dad, like many of us WERE not only taught but ahd it DRILLED into our skulls that sugars were a BIG NO NO or as one doc told me, POISON! Once one set of rules etc a learned, its not easy to unlearn the old. The same courtsey you give your dad , IMO, should be afforded anyone who grew up learning the OLD ways. Hwck even some, maybe many older docs are still stuck in the dark ages of diabetes as well, is it fair for us to expect lay-people to be that much more enlightened?
Me, I appreciate the changes, the better information/knowledge, diet info, newer insulins and yes I love my insulin pen.
I hear things like that often.......... Decades ago my famdoc had a talk with me in his office, a more relaxed setting than exam room and told me "sugar was POISON" to me.
This past week I went by my current pcp's office to pick something up, the receptionst was eating a cookie, I commented it looked good and she made a remark I couldn''t have cookies and I noted I had the "antidote" pointing to the insulin pen in my shirt pocket....lol
Funny thing is my diabetes is now better controled than ever, literally, even with a treat once in a while.
My family does not pay much attention, anymore 'cause they know I can handle whatever I choose to eat.
I don't get keytones very often, at least not these days. Back in 07 after tearing my shoulder, well YEP I got what I call FRUITY. I had a friend ask me about the burnning food, well it was not food, unless one considers ME as food..........lol.
I worked hard to bail myself out of that mild DKA, but ahd to return to doctoring. I ahd been jsut flying on my own w/OTC insulins I ahd been on for decades.
Now I am on MDI basal/bolus and keep a very good a1c in the upper 5s / lower 6s. and have remained FRUITless for a couple years.
Just hope ya don't forget how to be a diabetic...........lol
We may need your Xpert advice someday. I may need it if they decide to start me on Prednisone for the Multiple Sclerosis. I must admit ho I feel well prepared with your how to education I got from you a couple years ago.
Maybe if I were a PIGeon, I would fit one better....lol
Unlike most diabetics labeled as T2, I DO know and understand what its like to be 100% dependent on shoted insulin, it is very different than when I have a little natural insulin to take up some slack.
To be fair, both have their advantages and disadvantages, when I am in T1 type mode, everything is more predictable...
Glad to see you and Cora started this group. I learned a TON from the T1 group, especially Cora when she posted (to someone else) about HOW to test/check basal and bolus factors and adjust them. I had jsut gone from 3 shots/day to 5 with newer insulins and at the time was in total shutdown (T1 mode). No doctor, nurse or even a CDE explained things nearly as well, and actually it is so simple and easy to understand. IMO more diabetics would do so much better if they were taught likke Cora expalined it.
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