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Vertigo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Howie767 Dec 20, 2012. 14 Replies

Has anyone had experience with this? C.Continue

Neuropathy - Vertigo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lilli D Jun 16. 24 Replies

I understand my present Vertigo could be a cause of Diabetic Neuropathy. Has anyone else had an experience with Vertigo? Is there the possibility that this is somehow related to Diabetes? CathyContinue

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DEXCOMS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cathy Mar 19, 2012. 31 Replies

Hi, I'm new and am looking for some support. I've been bottoming out my BG levels at 45. . . and reaching a top of 300. I have developed Neuropathy which isn't surprising and my RN Nutritionist,…Continue

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Hi, I'm a newcommer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jan 22, 2012. 13 Replies

Hi , I hope to learn alot about my type 2 Diabetes here and hopefully help others. CathyContinue

 

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"Ellen, I have a lot of glucerna. I drink it for a meal or when I'm low. I'll think about it more for snacks. Cathy"
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"Maybe you would like Glucerna shakes. They have them for both meals and snacks and you can get high protein ones I think. The regular shakes have ten grams of protein. I bet if you drank one for snack it would hold your blood glucose stable. Make…"
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"Lots, Milk is good. I drink a lot of milk. Cathy"
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"You can eat chicken, fish, nuts that are low in fat like almonds, cottage cheese, yogurt, low sugar peanut butter, and milk. Check nutrition and recipes on the front page here as well."
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"Ellen, What kind of protein things can I add to my meals. Is pecans OK? Cathy"
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"Lots, I've been eating Roast beef sandwiches recently and think I will continue awhile. From Arby's. They are on weight watchers diet. but I have been eating pecans in between meals. All this just recently probably since we've…"
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"Hi Cathy, What kind of protein things do you really like. Can you add them to your meals and eat several times a day so that your BGs are stable and you don't get lows. I am worried that you are going low and then high because you eat carbs…"
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"Ellen, I try to eat protein when ever I can but I guess I don't do it enough. BS went to 47 last night. I have been doing weight watchers. Not much protein in that but I'm finding ways. Cathy"
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"Ellen, No doctors Appointments. I've been working in the TuDiabetes Chat room. It's fund and so rewarding to be able to help others. You should join us. Cathy"
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"I am glad you are feeling well! So nice to hear from you. It sounds like you are busy with appointments. I hope that they are not all with doctors and you are having some fun. How are you with all the lows. Try to eat more protein before hand to…"
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"Dear Ellen, So good to hear from you. Sorry you are still feeling pain however. I hope you can find something that will help you. I enjoyed the mountains when I went but I was board. Oh well. Guess I like it in the city more than I had thought. My…"
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"Hi Cathy, I am glad that you are feeling a little better. Did you get to see the new meter? I hope it works well for you. I have been struggling. Going to appointments, getting bogged down. The medication I am on helps but I am in a lot of pain. The…"
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"HI Cathy-I wasm't feeling to well for a few days. D is the least of my problems. My PD meds aren't working like they used to and I have probems walking. That is why I go to PT, for help in balance & walking. I think AccuChek products…"
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"Ellen, I hadn't heard from you in awhile so I thought I'd write and see how matters are coming along. I hope you feel a little better. My doctor is having me look into an Accucheck Activa Expert meter. She thinks it will do better for me…"
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"Susan, So glad to hear you are all established in your new apartment and you like it! Sounds like your kitty will adjust with time. It's still all new to her and I don't think cats adjust easily. The fact she's rubbing against your…"
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I was diagnosed with peripheral Neuropathy 2011. The Neuropathy is spreading fast. I have legg cramps and hip pain. I can't feel my toes and calves. My A1C's are in the 7's and I have Hypo-Hypoglycemia. My BG readings swing between 60 - 300. I wake every night at 3:00 and 12:00 with a BG Swing and measure 4-5 times daily. Mostly because I am scared.
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How awfull, I have back pain terribly. I can tell you what I've done

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 5:36pm 0 Comments

Pam, I suffered three tragic accidents and developed chronic back pain. In muscle! It might sound simple but moist heat helped. I couldn't sleep like you have described. I went online to Thermal-On and ordered two moist heat pads which cover all my back at night. I put them in the Microwave and beep them 3 min. then sleep on warm moist heat all night. In the morning, pain is gone or subsided by half the amount I began with. I know this may not seem like much but I hope it helps. Later…

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At 2:07pm on September 18, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Maybe you would like Glucerna shakes. They have them for both meals and snacks and you can get high protein ones I think. The regular shakes have ten grams of protein. I bet if you drank one for snack it would hold your blood glucose stable. Make sure you don't eat a bunch of other stuff with them or you will be eating to many calories. It is 19 carbs for a snack shake but it has the protein in it for you. Just a thought.

At 9:40am on September 18, 2014, lotsofshots said…

You can eat chicken, fish, nuts that are low in fat like almonds, cottage cheese, yogurt, low sugar peanut butter, and milk. Check nutrition and recipes on the front page here as well.

At 7:34am on September 16, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, What kind of protein things do you really like. Can you add them to your meals and eat several times a day so that your BGs are stable and you don't get lows. I am worried that you are going low and then high because you eat carbs then. It is so hard. I know that when you are low it hurts and you have a tendency to eat carbs.
I see you are on chat and that your leg was hurting. It is neat that you are using chat. I remember when you first came here I used to chat and you were scared to go on there. I am glad that you are there now. The lady that used to run the chat died and that was really hard to deal with so I stopped the chatting after that. She had cancer... it was really tough. Ellen

At 2:01pm on September 15, 2014, lotsofshots said…

I am glad you are feeling well! So nice to hear from you. It sounds like you are busy with appointments. I hope that they are not all with doctors and you are having some fun. How are you with all the lows. Try to eat more protein before hand to stretch out your glucose over time. It is the only thing that will help me keep normalized. If you correct lows with sugar that will make you go high and gain weight. Let me know if you try this and if it helps. Ellen

At 11:26am on September 15, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, I am glad that you are feeling a little better. Did you get to see the new meter? I hope it works well for you. I have been struggling. Going to appointments, getting bogged down. The medication I am on helps but I am in a lot of pain. The morphine is not working so I am trying to get on something else. It seems like it has been a long time since I felt good. Praying that something changes for the better.
I like the weather. I just hope that it doesn't get to cold this year. I am worked about the heating bill. I hope that things keep looking up for you. What is happening lately with your health? Have you been able to do anything fun. It sounds like your trip to the mountains was nice. Sometimes a peaceful trip like that is much needed. Ellen

At 9:02am on September 15, 2014, catlover said…

HI Cathy-I wasm't feeling to well for a few days. D is the least of my problems. My PD meds aren't working like they used to and I have probems walking. That is why I go to PT, for help in balance & walking. I think AccuChek products are the best. I have always used them. I currently use a Nano. I was using a compact plus but my ins.company wouldn't pay for the test strips. I am on a Medicare Advantage plan they pay for all D equipment. ( except of course a pump and CGM) which I don't want anyway. My cat has adjusted to the new apt. He had to have his teeth cleaned and had 6 teeth pulled as they were bad. The vet said b/c he was a feral kitten and didn't get good nutrition. He is adjusting to having fewer teeth. I guess that's all for now. Take care. Susan
pt. But he had to

At 7:44am on September 6, 2014, catlover said…

Cathy- How are you doing ? We are all settled in our new apt. The boxes are unpacked and just about everything is put away. Our cat is adjusting to being in a smaller place. He spends most of the time under our bed. He is very shy and timid and freaks out if someone comes in. We tell people that we have a cat, but they will never see him. He is very affectionate with us, constantly rubbing against us.
I am happy to see that Ellen is better, I'm glad they seem to have narrowed her problem to her gall bladder. Hopefully, they will be able to give her some relief. How has your health been ?
I am glad to see the hot weather go. It will be cooler this week for us. Fall is such a pretty season.
I hope you have a great weekend.
Susan

At 2:59pm on September 5, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, It looks like you have not been here for a while. I wanted to let you know that I feel a lot better than I did. By the end of the month I should know if I need surgery or not. It is not the liver tumor that is causing pain but probably the gall bladder. I have some new medicine for it and it is helping. Still on the morphine. It helps the pain and still no side effects. See the gastro doctor soon and hopefully the pain is temporary and not chronic.
How have you been? How are the cats doing? The weather should cool off soon. I hope you enjoy the leaves and the change of seasons. I really like the autumn colors and "sweater weather" a lot. It is my favorite time of year. I hope to hear about how things are going with you. I hope all is well. Thanks for caring. It meant a lot when I was really having a hard time.

At 2:38pm on August 25, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, Thank you for your concern. You are so sweet. I am having a rough time today. It is hard to wait for the morphine. In between it wears out. I am finally getting a bit of an appetite and it is time for dinner. I really don't want you to worry. It is up in the air how it goes with my health. I feel happy when I have a few good hours like I am having right now. Enough energy to write my friends. Thanks again.

At 5:35pm on August 22, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, I have been very sick. I was in the hospital for two days for pain management and now on morphine at home. I am having trouble with the gall bladder and they found a new tumor in my liver that is getting bigger. I was in a lot of pain and about ready to throw in the towel. I could not eat or get out of bed. My BGs were really high and making me even sicker. I could not write anyone or answer the phone and mostly just laid in bed with an ice pack. The medication was called in yesterday and is helping. It is scary to think that it is covering up pain that is telling me that something is very wrong. Of course this has generated a ton of appointments, about five and I missed two being so sick. I feel better today though. I have really not eaten much and my BGS are good now. Ugh, what can I say. Not the life I was looking forward to. I noticed that a lot of people are having surgery on this site. I hope you are okay. Thanks for your concern. Ellen

 
 
 

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