Bitter-Sweet
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Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Nov 22, 2011. 14 Replies

It's been 2 years since I got diagnosed with type 2 after developing gestational diabetes that didn't go away. I've been going to my check-ups and my A1c's have been on the mid 5's. I'm due for…Continue

Accu Check Aviva vs. Precision Xtra? (huge difference in glucose readings?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Jun 30, 2011. 6 Replies

I've been using the Precision Xtra glucometer since I was diagnosed back on 2009 because it was prescribed to me. I just bought a different monitor yesterday, the Aviva Accu Check and I've noticed…Continue

I'm very scared because doctors don't take my high readings seriously!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jun 29, 2011. 27 Replies

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes on 2009. I had the baby, she is almost 2 and I'm still diabetic. I was told that I am now type 2, they ran a few tests on me. My fasting blood sugar is…Continue

I didn't know there is a recall on some Precision Xtra test strips (mines included) :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Feb 11, 2011. 1 Reply

I just found out that there is a recall on my test strips! I will call them tomorrow morning so they can replace them, I have a few boxes left. Meanwhile, I will have to buy some test strips to make…Continue

 

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Linda G left a comment for Bitter-Sweet
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BITTER-SWEET!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! (You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK) Have a GREAT "ME" DAY…"
Feb 8, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for Bitter-Sweet
"Happy Birthday, Bitter-Sweet!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Feb 8, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"You have a "good meat store?" What is that? Is that a butcher, or just some whole in the wall used meat store."
Nov 22, 2011
acidrock23 replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"Thanks! I usually have eggs. Milk sometimes. I'll have to work it in somehow?"
Nov 22, 2011
Alan S replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"So, what did the doctor say? Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia. Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter."
Nov 22, 2011
Trudy replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"Hi Bitter-Sweet. I have Pernicious Anemia, and it caused neuropathy in my legs and feet. With PA, you cannot make use of B12 taken orally and need injections (some people use a B12 inhaler thing), which require prescriptions. If you will be taking…"
Nov 22, 2011
karatejoe replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"Im not a doctor, i only play one on Tv but I have worked in Labor/delivery for 8 years. If an epidural was inserted wrong ( and it happens frequently) you could have nerve damage( which could heal in time. nerves heal 2mm per 24 hours) But since you…"
Nov 22, 2011
Brian (bsc) replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"The main dietary sources of B12 are "fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products." If you are a lacto-ovo-vegetarian (one who eats dairy and eggs), then you can do ok with 3-4 glasses of milk and a half dozen eggs a day. Otherwise,…"
Nov 22, 2011
acidrock23 replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"I had a toenail turn black and fall off from wearing 2 pairs of socks in running shoes that were a shade too small a couple of years ago. I got all freaked out and went to the doc and the podiatrist to whom I was referred by the convenient care…"
Nov 22, 2011
Brian (bsc) replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"I find it unlikely that you could be developing neuropathy if you have only had diabetes for two years and have had A1cs in the 5s. Your thoughts about B12 are a possibility. It can be hard to get all the vitamins and nutrients that you need on a…"
Nov 22, 2011
angelic 1 replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"what about a foot doctor that specializes in that? Just another thought. Keep the faith and advocate because thats the best you can do!"
Nov 21, 2011
Bitter-Sweet replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"Thanks, I will go to the doctor soon. I just have to be more demanding this time. I'm tired of doctors ignoring my symptoms just because my A1c is on the 5's! I have two kids to take care of and my body is deteriorating so fast because of…"
Nov 21, 2011
Bitter-Sweet replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"I will go to a new doctor because the one I have doesn't care! She said that I don't seem to have diabetes because my A1c was fine (non-diabetic levels). I explained to her that I still have my glucose go as high as 180 after meals but she…"
Nov 21, 2011
Melitta replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"Hi Bitter-Sweet: Have you been tested yet (antibody tests: GAD, ICA, IA-2) to see if you have autoimmune diabetes (did you check out my blog on autoimmune gestational diabetes) also my field guide to the misdiagnosed Type 1 diabetic? I know a number…"
Nov 21, 2011
angelic 1 replied to Bitter-Sweet's discussion 'Help! I don't feel the side of my toes!'
"Call the nurse they can try to help or the ER nurse. Shouldnt wait to try to find out but it will do know good for you to freak. Think posstive! I heard some diets have turned out to be a bad thing when it come to diabetes. Actually was told that…"
Nov 21, 2011

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At 9:45am on February 8, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES Bitter-Sweet!!
(You haven't commented in a long while. Have you been away?
Is everything alright....can we help??)
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At 12:46pm on February 8, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BITTER-SWEET!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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At 10:25am on February 8, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Bitter-Sweet. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:33am on February 8, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Bitter-Sweet!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 9:27am on February 9, 2011, KimKat said…
Hi!
If you want any help on doing a diabetic veg diet, let me know. I have been doing it for a year fnally got a diet down that works for me. It is definatley hard esp. with not wanting to lose weight. I lost too much too so I know who you feel. Hope you had a happy b-day! Kimkat
At 10:11am on February 8, 2011, Doris D said…
At 8:05am on February 8, 2011, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday enjoy!
At 7:27am on February 8, 2011, Anonymous Jim said…
Happy Birthday
At 7:47pm on June 7, 2010, rachel said…
Hi! I was also told originally that I had type 2. LADA often has a slower onset than straight type 1, so my sugars were only kind of bad after my pregnancy (fasting of 159) and my post meals were in the 180s or so. I insisted on referral to an endo (I new I was not type 2). They checked for GAD antibodies, insulin antibodies and pacreatic antibodies, all of which were positive. I did have some residual c-peptide, but that's because of the timing of catching the disease early in the process. If I were you I would see and endo for sure (maybe at at academic medical center if you have one in your area).

Also, some nationalities do get type 2 even though they are thin (asian, african)... but you don't look like either.

Trust your instincts! Get seen and don't ever be afraid of multiple opinions!

Let me know how it goes.

Rachel
At 9:39pm on June 6, 2010, Carly said…
Thanks Aquarius! I may look young but I am 27.
 
 
 

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