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Diabetes Veterans


Diabetes Veterans

If you've had diabetes for more than 20 years, then this is the group for you. Let's share stories from diabetes history and what has and has not worked over the years for us.

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Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2014

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Comment by shoshana27 on December 16, 2012 at 5:55pm

thanks for welcoming me...glad to have joined...

Comment by shoshana27 on December 16, 2012 at 5:32pm

t1 for 76+ years since i was not yet 3.

Comment by Sheila on November 24, 2011 at 9:24am

I have had frozen shoulders yes, both of them...for many years. Tried everything....physical therapy, cortisone injections everything. I eventually had a cortisone injection right into the bone ! done under anesthesia and it has got rid of the pain but I will never re-gain full range of motion. The pain is good to get rid of....but I cannot force my shoulders....they are both "stuck"...maybe just one of the hazards of being out of control for so many years. I now have had D for 58 years....and yes, I do ask many times "why am I still alive " ????

Comment by Brett on November 12, 2011 at 12:00am

I guess it's pretty painful. I've read that it takes some, if not most diabetics, 18 months of grueling work to restore full range of motion. I would encourage you to keep working, even though it's painful, because you want to be able to reach that thing at the back or the top of the refrigerator without pain - at least that's some of my motivation.

Comment by Laura S. on November 11, 2011 at 11:41pm

Well, I have had this for about two years now and yes, they gave me suggestions for exercises and why I dont take time to do them.......
Cant afford any physical therapy, our coverage is horrible.
Once in awhile I remember to work on this, but I do need to try harder.

Comment by Brett on November 11, 2011 at 11:34pm

Yes, frozen shoulder is right. It's different for us because is doesn't always necessarily "unfreeze" like what happens with some non diabetics after a couple of years. I'm not sure if non diabetic frozen shoulder has the glucose in the collagen, which I understand may be what is happening to us. I now have a list of exercises and then rehab next week (for six weeks) so I'll keep you posted. Just doubled my basal program (OmniPod) as the affects of the cortisone have arrived. Whatever I have to do, I'll do. I want full range of motion restored so I can throw the ball next spring.

Comment by Laura S. on November 11, 2011 at 9:41pm

This is frozen shoulder right?
My arthritis doctor told me to try all the exercises (which you can find on the web in abundance.) My only problem is making myself actually do them....

Comment by Brett on November 11, 2011 at 5:20pm

I'm officially getting old - I have adhesive capsulitis. I thought my eyes or kidneys would be the first to suffer but no - it's my shoulder. So now I have to figure out a good basal program to cover my cortisone shot. Looks like I'll be taking a hiatus from working out with my baseball playing son : (

Comment by Sheila on October 12, 2011 at 3:36am
That's exactly what I say. Diagnosed at age 3 - now 60 years old ! Yes I believe I should be dead by now....is it good genes? It certainly isn;t because I took care of myself over the years. We DID NOT have half the available testing, knowledge, etc etc then. I am just thankful for every moment of my life right now.
Comment by Brett on October 11, 2011 at 9:13am
42 year veteran, diagnosed type 1 at age 8 in 1969. Shouldn't I be dead by now?

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