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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 Gerri Mar 13, 2012. 22 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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Cathy left a comment for catlover
"Susan, I do enjoy this weather. It's beautiful. When and where are you moving to your new Apt. again. I am on the mend. There's allot of meds. involved in this however. More than usual. I hope you will still e-mail. The cats are so happy…"
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"Hi Cathy-I hope you are feeling better than last time you wrote to me. I am enjoying our delightfully warm weekend. It is currently 84 actually a bit too warm. I am looking forward to my daughter's visit. She is arriving late Wed. night. She…"
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lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy, I hope you are feeling better. I am sorry that things keep getting painful for you. How is your diabetes? I keep getting bad news. Now my gall bladder is dysfunctional. I have an appointment with the primary care tomorrow. I feel sick too.…"
Apr 7
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"Susan, I have been in pain recently and in the hospital all day yesterday for tests. I'm pretty sick. The cats keep me good company but my blood sugars are 288. Got to go, I really don't feel well. Thanks for writing. Cathy"
Apr 4
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"Hi Cathy- How are you doing today ? I don't sleep too well at night so I am sleepy the next day. I got a new glucose meter from my ins. company. They stopped covering the strips for the one I was using. It is an Accu-Chek Nano. Very cute and…"
Apr 4
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"Ellen What a beautiful picture. Thanks for sending it. I've been very sick today this has lightened my load a little. Cathy"
Apr 1
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"Susan, I was relieved today to find recovery time is just 6 -8 weeks and 3-4 weeks until I can drive after surgery. I probably am fretting for no reason. I live in an apartment so there will be no complications with stairs. I'm glad to hear…"
Mar 31
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"Cathy- I just got my A1c results back and it is 6.5%. It is up a little from last time. I don't think you would need a special bed for after your hip surgery. I only had one b/c I couldn't go up stairs to the bedroom. I live in a split…"
Mar 31
Cathy left a comment for catlover
"Susan, My AIC last December was 6.0 I have hypoglycemia and my blood sugars go between 70 - 350. I am very worried about healing after the operation. Did you need a hospital bed or recliner chair after the operation. I'm a little worried about…"
Mar 29
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy-I didn't have any problem healing after my hip surgery b/c of D. If you keep your BG in the normal zone ( 80-140) and your A1c is 6%, I don't think you will have a problem either. I try to keep my A1c in the 6% area all of the…"
Mar 29
Cathy left a comment for catlover
"Susan, What a dirty rotten break you had with your hip surgery. Did you find that it was hard to heal after surgery. I'm thinking about how I don't heal well now because of the Diabetes. My imagination is going wild with this one and I…"
Mar 28
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Cathy-Sorry about your car. I had a hip replacement done to my right hip about 7 years ago. I recovered well considering I had a complication of falling 10 days after the surgery and had to stay off of my right leg for 2 months. fractured my femur…"
Mar 28
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"Susan, So good to hear your being diligent about cleaning out "stuff" I need to take your outlook. The cold got to my car. Her battery ran out twice. She's in the shop even as we speak. I can't wait for warmer weather and…"
Mar 27
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy-Hope you are doing OK. We missed out on the snow this time. I was very glad. It is warming up this weekend. I enjoy walking when it is nice out. My cats like to sit in opened windows when it is warm out and the screens are in the windows.…"
Mar 27
Cathy left a comment for catlover
"Susan, I'm with you with the snow Tuesday night. I think I have found the culprit medication that has been messing me up. I stopped it and feel 100% better. I have been taking taxi's to my doctors though just in case. Until I can run this…"
Mar 23

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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 12:27pm on April 13, 2014, catlover said…

Hi Cathy-I hope you are feeling better than last time you wrote to me. I am enjoying our delightfully warm weekend. It is currently 84 actually a bit too warm. I am looking forward to my daughter's visit. She is arriving late Wed. night. She will go thru her stuff that is still here and see if there are any things that she wants that we are not taking to our apt. She lives in CA and doesn't get here too often. We haven't seen her since last July. Otherwise, I go to PT 2x a week and practice my exercises at home the other days. I hope you,too are enjoying the spring weather. Take care. Susan

At 7:14am on April 7, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, I hope you are feeling better. I am sorry that things keep getting painful for you. How is your diabetes? I keep getting bad news. Now my gall bladder is dysfunctional. I have an appointment with the primary care tomorrow. I feel sick too. It seems like they just keep putting band aids on serious issues until they get out of control. I hope we get good doctors that really can help. If you get the hip replacement will you get a home health care nurse?

At 8:26am on April 4, 2014, catlover said…

Hi Cathy- How are you doing today ? I don't sleep too well at night so I am sleepy the next day. I got a new glucose meter from my ins. company. They stopped covering the strips for the one I was using. It is an Accu-Chek Nano. Very cute and tiny. I tested it with the one I am currently using and they are very close in results. I really hate when Ins. Companies do that, but I don't want to have to pay for test strips. I have used Accu-Chek meters since my Dx 15 years ago. Hope you and your cats have a nice weekend. Susan

At 3:14pm on April 1, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 2:21pm on March 31, 2014, catlover said…

Cathy- I just got my A1c results back and it is 6.5%. It is up a little from last time. I don't think you would need a special bed for after your hip surgery. I only had one b/c I couldn't go up stairs to the bedroom. I live in a split level house that has steps to the upstairs. Do you live in an apt ? Most people do fine after the hip surgery. You can get in home PT and then go to OP PT after a few weeks. I am enjoying seeing the sun today. Hope to spend some time outside this week. Take care. Susan

At 1:00pm on March 29, 2014, catlover said…

Hi Cathy-I didn't have any problem healing after my hip surgery b/c of D. If you keep your BG in the normal zone ( 80-140) and your A1c is 6%, I don't think you will have a problem either. I try to keep my A1c in the 6% area all of the time. In fact, I just had an A1c done this past week and I am waiting for the results. My last one was 6.3 in Nov. It is raining quite heavily this afternoon and supposed to continue thru tomorrow. It is a sleepy day and I just feel like sleeping all day. We are going to a birthday party for a friend tonight. I hate to go out in the rain. How are your fur babies doing ? Mine are sleeping. Hope you have a nice Sunday. Susan

At 8:22am on March 28, 2014, catlover said…

Cathy-Sorry about your car. I had a hip replacement done to my right hip about 7 years ago. I recovered well considering I had a complication of falling 10 days after the surgery and had to stay off of my right leg for 2 months. fractured my femur bone and had to have the surgery again. I had to stay on the lower level of my house and we needed to get a hospital bed for me. My husband again as now really help me. I had osteo arthritis in the hip. My other hip is fine. It looks like a rainy weekend is expected, at least it is not snow. Warmer weather is on tap for next week. Hope you have a nice weekend. Susan

At 6:59am on March 27, 2014, catlover said…
Hi Cathy-Hope you are doing OK. We missed out on the snow this time. I was very glad. It is warming up this weekend. I enjoy walking when it is nice out. My cats like to sit in opened windows when it is warm out and the screens are in the windows. They are inside cats so sitting in the window is as close as they get to the outside. I am still busy getting rid of things before we move. We don't actually have an apt yet, but want to be ready when there is an apt for us. I go to PT this afternoon. I try to go at least 2x a week. It really helps with my balance and walking. Hope you have a nice weekend. Susan
At 1:11pm on March 23, 2014, catlover said…
Hi Cathy-I hope you are feeling better. I have neuropathy too. It us just in my toes, especially the big toes. I take gabapentin several times a day. I also take Benfotiamine which is vitamin B1. It seems to help me. Have you tried it ? Also good for neuropathy is alpha lipoid acid. I am a big believer in supplements and vitamins. My husband also has neuropathy and he isn't a diabetic. He takes the Benfotiamine and also P5P, which is an enhanced form of vitamin B6. Sorry you have been getting into fender benders. I stopped driving about 3 years ago b/c I have a lot of low BG and with the PD I didn't feel comfortable driving. My husband (who is retired) drives me wherever I need to go. Which is usually a doc appt or to PT. I hope you have a good week. I hope we don't get the snow which is forcast for Tuesday night. Susan
At 7:22am on March 21, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, How are you? I hope you are not in too much pain and things are working out with the medication. Did you get any news on your back? Since I stopped taking the pain medication for my surgery my arthritis is hurting. It is in my lower back. I have exercises to do for it and they do help but I have to start them again.
I have lost so much weight that now I am a size six. I am kind of happy because I never thought I would be that small ever again but I have been going through my clothes closet. I can put a belt on most of my shirts and they look okay but I have to buy new pants. Even the smallest ones are falling off. So right now I am trying on things and sorting and organizing the closet. Half the stuff is left in the old room so I am combining everything. It is a big job. It wore me out yesterday. We went to Kohl's and I got a pair of jeans on sale and then I found a pair of cropped pants that are light blue. They have some sparkly things on the back pockets that are pretty.
I am trying to start walking again after being in bed a couple of weeks. I need to build up muscles everywhere. I will walk about a week and add weights. I am trying to stay away from the pain pills and the others.
It is not a very nice looking day today at all. I have mostly been in the house.
Are you feeling good enough to do anything. If you feel like me visiting or coming over let me know. What have you been up to lately? How are the cats? Have you been getting to the studio? Ellen

 
 
 

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