For People With Multiple Conditions


For People With Multiple Conditions

This is a support group for people with multiple medical conditions.

Members: 105
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Diabetes Forum

RA and chronic iritis--anyone found relief?

Started by Kate. Last reply by krisa on Sunday. 4 Replies

Hi all -Had my annual vision and medical eye exams yesterday. Need a new prescription after one year--I'm guessing due to the diabetes diagnosis. Thankfully no diabetic retinopathy (which my mom…Continue

Tags: diabetes, prednisone, iritis, arthritis, rheumatoid

Increasing Remicade, A1C stable, getting second endo opinion (YAY!)

Started by Kate Dec 9. 0 Replies

Hi all, hope everyone's well dealing with the artic vortex in some form or fashion. Here it's cold in the mornings and nice by mid-morning until evening.Got my Remicade today--so happy, it's only…Continue

Tags: A1C, BGs, hypos, diabetes, Remicade

Introduce Yourself!

Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by Nicole Spector Oct 21. 45 Replies

This category is for introducing yourself and explaining what medical conditions you have and how they affect your life or whatever.

Medical Jokes

Started by pinkyspurse. Last reply by Tavia V. Sep 13. 3 Replies

This is to help lighten the mood here. They say that laughter is the best medicine.

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Comment by Linda G on September 17, 2011 at 11:24pm
Evening everyone, and thanks for the invitation pinky ♥
Comment by Robert Miles on September 17, 2011 at 7:16pm
Donna H,

You may be interested in this planned clinical trial, initially for type 1 but with plans to repeat it later for other autoimmune conditions:
Comment by Jodil on September 17, 2011 at 11:42am
Hi All,

I am a Type 1 diabetic also with multiple issues. Aside from Type 1 diabetes, I have gastroparesis (severe), dysphagia (trouble swallowing), Hashimoto's and severe acid reflux due to the gastroparesis (and I am only 42 :-( and my son at age 8 last year was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes :-( but is a real trooper and IS INCREDIBLE inspiration!!! I wish everyone in this group and thank others for being so inpirational!!! Eventhough I am on 90% all liquid/puree diet I am thankful that I am not on a feeding tube and try to live life to the fullest :-)
Comment by Donna H on September 17, 2011 at 6:54am
Thanks for the invitation Pinky. I had a auto immune attack that seems to not want to quit - -Type 1, Hashimotos (with severe bouts of acute thyroiditis), frozen shoulder twice now (equal opportunity on the shoulders), and still tryinng to find the reason for a sed rate that is through the roof -- always over 100 (been through, biopsies, catscans, pet scans -- no answers). All that said -- I actually consider myself pretty darn healthy. I have a supuerb endo who is really a special person and thanks to her, I have decent control over everything.
Comment by Zolar1 on September 14, 2011 at 2:11pm
Saw my endo yesterday. My A1C went up to 5.7 . My blood pressure shot up from normal to 142, my cholesterol is sky high now, and I am having more chest pains than usual.

Doc upped my insulin from around 15-20 units to a whopping 140 units per day. I had to ask her for cholesterol meds (statins).

I have to see another doc for diagnosis on rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.

My diabetes status has been downgraded from just a type 2 to a type 2 with complications.

Falling apart here...
Comment by Doris D on September 14, 2011 at 9:33am
Thanks for the invite Pinky. I will be back later to tell u guys more. Drs appotiments all day today what can I say???
Comment by Brian on September 10, 2011 at 4:38pm
I'm a type 1 diabetic and colon cancer survivor. It is a goal of mine to encourage others to live healthy, active lifestyles despite living with chronic disease. I want to reach new limits and redefine what it means to be a person living with diabetes, cancer or other illnesses.
Comment by pinkyspurse on August 30, 2011 at 8:54am
I think I'm done with the discussion categories. Let me know what you think under Feedback/Suggestions!
Comment by pinkyspurse on August 30, 2011 at 8:41am
Ok, so I'm going to start dividing the forum into categories. This is a little difficult since most diseases fall into more than one category, so I'll try to make it as simple as possible.
Comment by Zolar1 on August 26, 2011 at 8:03pm
Out of all our landlord's buildings, we are the only family.

The state will not do anything either.

Who knows what the EPA is going to do. I suspect a mere slap on the wrist for my landlord.

I hate 'Teflon' landlords. Surely there has to be some justice in this world.

I may still have one or two cards left to play yet.
If I can get just one of them to stick, then my landlord can be held accountable.

It's pretty much a waiting game now.

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