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I was wondering how often you all get your urine testing done for protein etc? My endo was doing this much more frequently at first and now says he will only do it once per year. Is this often enough in your opinion?Continue
Hi all,I'm sorry if this is a bother, I know my diabetes story isn't really what other people have experienced (T1 or T2). A year ago I was diagnosed with MS (well, technically a sister disease of MS, NMO, but no one knows what I'm talking about…Continue
My daughter is 20, she was diagnosed with type 1 in Dec 2012. She's been using an insulin pump for months now, as well as a continuous glucose monitor. She exercises daily, eats healthy and works hard to take care of herself. We've noticed that over…Continue
If you are posting a blog from another location, please post the entire thing, with a link to that other location. Blogs containing only links will be removed.
Well, my name is Corey Smith and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June of 1999 when I was 7 years old. I vividly remember thinking “I wonder if I will have to go to school..” shortly after the doctor told my family and I the news. Fast forward to 2014 and I’m now 22, but still a type 1 diabetic. I…Continue
For many diabetics the hypo (hypoglycaemia) is a pretty scary and altogether awful experience. Some hypos can be easily managed whereas others can be totally debilitating and (embarrassingly) require aid from others. Fortunately, I've never experienced a hypo that I couldn't treat myself but I know a few people who have.
Luckily, my diabetes was caught relatively early, thanks to my mother who had been diagnosed prior to me and spotted the early signs. My mothers early catch meant…Continue
Types of Diabetes
(the worst kind of Diabetes part 2)
This past week I posted a blog that got way more attention than I had ever bargained for. What I posted was about an overheard conversation in the doctor’s office between two people who were a bit uneducated about the types and causes of diabetes. This post elicited responses that were for the most part valid and even…Continue
Today I spent two hours in the ophthalmologist's office. They did numerous tests, made me look at various light shows, read charts and choose between lenses. But the outcome is positive.
It is safe for me to have lasik eye surgery. As my eyesight is poor (-6), there is still a great chance that I will need to wear glasses afterwards. However, when not wearing my glasses I will be able to see enough to function properly.
This means a great deal of freedom for me. I will be able…Continue
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