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General anesthesia recovery tougher for diabetics?

Started by Dave in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Pastelpainter 44 seconds ago. 5 Replies

Had some pretty significant surgery yesterday. A stapedotomy in my right ear. I was all but completely deaf in that ear, progressing over the last 20 years. Good news is, my hearing is fully restored -- but I gotta say it's very disorienting at…Continue

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by Pastelpainter 8 minutes ago. 24174 Replies

Very simple, just post ONE WORD that is somehow associated with the previous word. Easy right?(Diabetes related words welcome but not necessary!!)OK...first word: sugarContinue

Does tight control guarantee No complications.

Started by Vikki in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Vikki 31 minutes ago. 16 Replies

I am wondering if anyone knows if having great control would avoid any diabetic complication.

Not feeling lows until they get REAL low

Started by Nicole in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Tiki 46 minutes ago. 8 Replies

Hey everyone,If there is a discussion about this, please point me in the right direction. If not, hopefully this will generate some good responses.Lately I have not been feeling my lows until they get into the 40's. For example, I started to feel a…Continue

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Fantastic!

Posted by Tiki on August 22, 2014 at 1:22pm 1 Comment

Another post-op appointment for my eye today. It's been about a week and a half since my fourth eye surgery. I had an issue to discuss with my doctor and was eager to see him for this reason.

When I first arrived at the Eye-Q center in Selma I noticed the lobby was packed. August tends to be a busy month for eye exams. I suppose it is because August is national eye exam month, and also because of kids going back to school and needing to be able to see well. Good job at waiting until…

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First steps...

Posted by Cara on August 21, 2014 at 5:11pm 4 Comments

I e-mailed an EMS instructor from a local college with my question (about whether a type 1 diabetic could be a paramedic) and he actually got back to me very quickly. I'm going to post his response here, just in case anyone else might be wondering.

"To my knowledge there are no state regulatory rules against or limiting a person to become an EMT or paramedic if they have any type of illness. As long as you have a driver's license and can pass the courses and exams, you can work in…

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A Moment Frozen

Posted by Stoner on August 21, 2014 at 4:08pm 8 Comments

You know those moments in life that freeze, and it seems like everyone in the room is frozen but you. Time just shuts down, and you are stuck in slow motion. I have had that experience a couple of times. Most of them involve a traumatic injury. But this did not, and frankly shocked me.

My husband really does not say much about me being diabetic. In fact, I thought he really didn't even seem to understand much about it all. Which was fine by me.  But this has all started to change when…

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Protect Yourself at the Hospital!

Posted by Emmy on August 21, 2014 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

Next time you're in the hospital, make sure you do your own insulin injections and that you keep your pen in your room, and label the body of the pen, NOT the cap.

Thousands of hospital patients were exposed to HIV, Hep and other blood bourne diseases by nursing staff switching the CAPS of the pens, and using the pen on more than one patient.…

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