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Diabetics with Cancer


Diabetics with Cancer

A group for people who are diabetic and are also dealing with cancer.

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Mar 2

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Radio Broadcast About Cancer, by Divabetic

Started by Emily Coles. Last reply by Hummingbird Dec 22, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by jesikabeth on July 28, 2014 at 1:24am

Hello everyone. I'm Jessica, 34 y/o diagnosed with MALT non hodgkin lymphoma of the intestine in November of 2013 (right after I had gotten engaged.) My partner has been amazing throughout this, although it has not been without its stressors. I just finished my 2nd round of Rituxan. I go for another endoscopy and PETscan in mid August, and we are hoping to hear the words 'cancer free'. I will be doing maintenance rituxan until July of 2015. Just wanted to introduce myself. *waves* hello.

Comment by Djinn on April 28, 2012 at 6:49pm

Hi there; I have a rare uterine sarcoma called ESS (endometrial stromal sarcoma). After a hysterectomy two years ago, I spent six months on progesterone, which pushed up my blood sugar horribly. I increased my insulin, but it was kinda chaotic - lots of lows, lots of highs, healing from surgery, not a fun time in my life. I go back to Stanford on Monday to get the results of my six-monthly CT scan...

Comment by justgeo1 on March 31, 2012 at 9:32pm

Katrinka, I wish I could help, but I haven't been down that road... yet. I will say a prayer for you to make a good decision on this!

Comment by Katrinka on March 31, 2012 at 7:46pm

I originally posted this on the general discussion group yesterday. Hope someone in this group can help....

I've been struggling with breast cancer since Jan. 2012, including a lumpectomy done on 2/2/12. I have this weekend to decide if I will agree to do chemotherapy OR stick with my original decision for radiation only. I've felt all along that radiation was the right choice for me, but my oncologist called on Thurs. to urge me to reconsider. Since then I've read a lot on this site and others about chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and about the need for much higher doses of insulin while undergoing the chemo. Anyone have experience with this?

Comment by justgeo1 on March 30, 2012 at 9:19pm

Yup, everything makes our BG change, usually not the way we want...

Comment by nel on March 30, 2012 at 6:34pm

yes indeed and all the other reasons , making it called
" WORK 24/7/365 " ...almost 30 years later for me :)

Comment by justgeo1 on March 30, 2012 at 6:00pm

Nel, surgery will also change your BG's as it is stress...

Comment by nel on March 30, 2012 at 4:55pm

Thanks justgeo1 ! When I was at the Doc's office , 14 days after the " minor " surgery, to have stitches removed , Locum said : looks like they could have come out sooner ..the cold , BG numbers had NO effect on the healing process it seemed :) . Presently only some dry skin with some minor scabbing ...I will LIVE

Comment by justgeo1 on March 12, 2012 at 2:12pm

Nel, colds and flu do tend to do that to our BG numbers, just get over the cold and you should be fine... Take care of yourself!

Comment by nel on March 12, 2012 at 12:59pm

Thank you very much , justgeo 1; I was in my Doc's office today for an other matter and the Locum had a look at the result without comments ...I say : so far so good a bit concerned as I am having a cold and my BS numbers are wacky :(


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