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AngelaC's Discussions

How Many Orals?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimi Nov 27, 2014. 25 Replies

Research on Fat Shaming

Started this discussion. Last reply by easytoplease Mar 16. 38 Replies


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easytoplease replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"You know, this is really unfortunate because I was beginning to have a slight bit of hope on this website that I could finally be accepted somehow and not blamed for this disease. Now I'm just seeing that the world really is like this outside…"
Mar 16
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Mar 3
Jimi replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"I'm T2 for 20 years started with metformin 1000 mg a day and up to 2250 mg of metformin XR. it started to damage my kidneys so now my doctor put me on insulin Lantus 50 units at bed time, Invokana 300 mg + glimepiride 8 mg during daytime. This…"
Nov 27, 2014
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Message from Bret Michaels

Over the past few months, singer and long-term type 1 diabetic Bret Michaels has had some health scares. His latest landed him in the hospital, where he underwent surgery on his kidneys. He has gone back on the road and completed at least one show, with three more to do before Thanksgiving. Up till now, he's had one of his representatives letting fans know how he's doing. Today, he posted the following on Facebook to…See More
Nov 19, 2014
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"Good news everyone! [bonus points if you get the reference ;) ] My mom finally made the phone call and got the appointment. They were able to get her in on December 23rd at 12:15 PM EST. So we just have to make it through the next 39 days. Of…"
Nov 13, 2014
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"Right, and I think she's finally sick and tired of this routine. No more beating the dead horse for her, since she's finally got permission to go see an endo. If I have anything to say about a potential insulin regimen beyond the Lantus,…"
Nov 11, 2014
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"The good news is her family doctor has relented and called the endo's office. They called here to set up an appointment, but we were out when they called (doesn't that always happen??). So, tomorrow, she'll make the call and set up…"
Nov 11, 2014
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"Precisely, Brian. Insulin isn't failure. Insulin is simply a treatment form, one that is necessary when the pancreas fails to produce insulin -- regardless of reason."
Nov 11, 2014
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"It's sad she's not able to tolerate Brussels sprouts, as we are growing them in our garden this year: As for other low carb veggies, well, she would love that, except every time she's had a large salad, she has to plan the following…"
Nov 11, 2014
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"There's some good news on that front: Her family doctor didn't fight her for this referral. Thank Goodness! He said he was trying to avoid having to add rapid acting insulin to her medication load. Yeah, just add a pill you have to take…"
Nov 11, 2014
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"I'm like Brian I was on a triple drug regime for a while and was never happy. The treat to failure approach always kept me on the verge of failure, not a place I wanted to be. Eventually you got to quit beating a dead horse. I'm not saying…"
Nov 11, 2014
Brian (bsc) replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"Sorry if I came of strong. I just feel like we shouldn't feel like we move to insulin because we have failed. That is just wrong."
Nov 11, 2014
Dave replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"Put in that light, I feel very different about the comment. To quote one of my favorite philosophers: "
Nov 11, 2014
Brian (bsc) replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"I appreciate your thoughts. I didn't coin the term, Ralph DeFronzo did. And when the ADA/EASD came out again with their a repeat of their stepwise medication algorithm there were many criticisms such as those from DeFronzo. I still think the…"
Nov 11, 2014
jack replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"you are right, the other side of the coin is that, it's also up to the patient, sometimes they refuse or resist moving to other treatment and meds, even when offered. that doesn't mean the Dr. just lets them go, sometimes counseling is in…"
Nov 11, 2014
Dave replied to AngelaC's discussion 'How Many Orals?'
"Brian, I have to say that the tone of this statement bothered me, the more I thought about it.Of course that's the approach doctors take. It's the right approach. If a treatment is working, the goal has been met, has it not? It's not…"
Nov 11, 2014

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Endo Appointment

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:53am 2 Comments

I just got back from my latest endo appointment and am amazed -- I'm already getting the results of the blood work, thanks to the group's new online health management tool. I'm liking this -- sort of!

The good news: I've lost 3 lbs since the last appointment. Definitely not complaining, since at my last appointment, my weight was 10 lbs higher than before! If I could lose another 6-8 lbs over the next 6 months, I'll be happy. Also, my bp was great, at 98/68. :D Certainly makes me…


"A Year Without Sugar" -- HUH?

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 10:02am 5 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me how frankly....ill-informed (uninformed? gullible? stupid?) people are. One of my family members liked a page entitled "A Year of No Sugar", which is a recently-published book by the same name, documenting a family's year during which the mother attempted to cut out sugar from her family's diet. It's not an easy task, considering the number of hidden sugar sources in our diets. Intrigued, I clicked on the site, went to the…


Kitty Update

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 6:19pm 3 Comments

It's been more than two weeks since Fishtail and Rusty Rose came home with us. In that time, Fishy has been allowed free access to the entire house, has had his sleeping quarters moved from a little bedroom to the laundry room, to the upper level of the house -- or wherever he wants to sleep. He developed a kitty cold, which I had to treat with an antibiotic/antiviral cocktail that I had to give him through an oral syringe (0.6cc/day for 7 days -- ARGH!). He met my brothers, sister-in-law,…


What I've Been Doing

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 5:48pm 14 Comments

If you check out my photos, you'll see a couple of them include a very special cat, Samantha. She was a fantastic companion, a cat who was a hero, who acted like a mother cat to her humans, but who never forgot to play. She died of kidney failure a few years ago, and we've been without a cat since. Over the past few months, we've been considering getting another cat, and over the past few weeks, we decided to fill that empty space and we started seriously looking through the shelter listings…


Saturday Breakfast: Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 4:05pm 8 Comments

After a diabetes diagnosis, breakfast can become a frustrating affair. Following the Atkins plan? Plan on giving up your cereal, toast, muffins, most fruits, and even your coffee. Following a low-fat plan? Well, again, plan on giving up most breakfast fare. After my diagnosis, I insisted on a very low-fat meal plan, one which had 20% calories or less per day from fat. So breakfast was often dry toast or bland cereal. BORING. How many times can you eat the same puffed rice cereal before you…


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At 5:48pm on December 25, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!

At 9:10am on January 29, 2014, James122501 said…
Congrats on being this weeks featured member!

PS You've had type 1 diabetes since I was 15 days old... Congrats on living with this disease for almost 21 years!
At 4:25am on January 28, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my super cool friend.


At 7:15pm on January 27, 2014, Linda G said…

♥ BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Angela ♥

At 5:35pm on January 27, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

AngelaC congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:12pm on December 26, 2013, AngelaC said…

Thank you, Linda! Hope your Christmas was wonderful and full of light. I got a new computer for Christmas and once it's "fully operational", I hope to be around more frequently!

At 9:47pm on December 25, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 8:40pm on December 25, 2012, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

At 12:17pm on December 25, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you,
child of Christmas ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 7:09am on December 25, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday ad Happy Holidays,Angela. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!




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