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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 Jun 16, 2014. 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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catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy- How have you been ? I have my good days and my not so good days. I guess thst is how life will be. It is really cold here and some snow is expected on Sunday night. We did not get too much this past week only about 3-4 inches. Did you have…"
Jan 30
lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"We need to do something about it. I bet that is why our neuropathy and stomachs hurt. I know you were thinking of getting a pump. I am going to try to get one."
Jan 21
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen, My diabetes hasn't been too good either in the mid 200's. I have yet to take my dexcom in and download at the doctors office. Sounds like your learning about computers. It's amazing what we don't know and still we use…"
Jan 19
lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy, I have Norton for safety reasons for my computer and my son is pretty good with them when he has time. I did something dumb. I was trying to learn about my laptop and got into settings. I chose "turn off when you press power…"
Jan 19
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen, The computers all had viruses and malware. I got the second one home and on the second day it had 49 malwres. I didn't know what to do it is two hours for me to drive to Micro Center and 5 day bench time once I drop it off not to mention…"
Jan 18
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Dear Ellen, How exciting a new cat. He's going to be a charm and you have lots of room for all of them. Zen may get jealous but soon they will become the best of friends. You just have to have patience with them. Nothing much new happening…"
Jan 18
lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy, How are you doing this morning? Guess what I did? I wanted to go to the shelter and just window shop for a small dog that I could walk without trouble. I still have Ammi and I wasn't going to get another dog. I have to do something…"
Jan 17
lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy, Happy New Year to you. Is it cold enough for you? What happened to your computers. I bought mine from Micro Center too. I took the flu shot and got the flu. I got another cat. So far he is in the bathroom hiding behind the commode. I put…"
Jan 16
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Dear Ellen, HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! Do you have any New Years Resolutions for yourself? How is life treating you these days? I've gone through two computers in two weeks time. I kept having troubles so just went back to Micro Center each time.…"
Jan 11
Cathy left a comment for catlover
"Susan, it still isn't as cold here as you are. The lowest has been 18 last night. I'm staying warm if I can. Cathy"
Jan 11
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Cathy-How is 2015 treating you so far? I am about the same. Still having problems walking. My BG numbers have been OK, fortunately. Here it was really cold this past week. Friday morning it was 8 and today 16. I just stay inside when it is that…"
Jan 10
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Cathy, the word I misspelled in my message is settled. Susan"
Dec 22, 2014
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy-How have you been ? I haven't been feeling too well lately . My meds aren't working as well as they used to for my PD. I have a lot of trouble walking and I don't sleep well at night and am tired all day. We are completely…"
Dec 22, 2014
Cathy left a comment for lotsofshots
"Merry Christmas Ellen, So good to hear you are out of the hospital!!! Glad you are not sick! Are you over it all now? Your boyfriend called a few weeks ago to say you were in the hospital so 'I knew where you were. So sorry you missed the…"
Dec 21, 2014
lotsofshots left a comment for Cathy
"Hi Cathy, I was sick for a couple of months and just got out of the hospital after being there for 30 days. I am sorry that I missed all of your calls. I was not ignoring them. I was just too sick to look at my phone or the computer. I am glad to be…"
Dec 20, 2014
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Cathy-I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you are well and dealing with the wintry weather. We got some snow but we were lucky this time b/c the roads and sidewalks were warm and the snow didn't lay very much. Don't eat too…"
Nov 27, 2014

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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.
I am glad I found this site and to find others who have Neuropathy also and can maybe advise me on what to do or where to go for advise. I am an Artist.

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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 1:04pm on January 30, 2015, catlover said…
Hi Cathy- How have you been ? I have my good days and my not so good days. I guess thst is how life will be. It is really cold here and some snow is expected on Sunday night. We did not get too much this past week only about 3-4 inches. Did you have much ? My BG numbers have been OK lately, at least that is going well. My last A1c was 6.6%. Not too bad. I hope your cat is doing well. Ours has completely adjusted to the new living conditions. I hope you have a pleasant weekend. Susan
At 2:34am on January 21, 2015, lotsofshots said…

We need to do something about it. I bet that is why our neuropathy and stomachs hurt. I know you were thinking of getting a pump. I am going to try to get one.

At 6:56am on January 19, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, I have Norton for safety reasons for my computer and my son is pretty good with them when he has time. I did something dumb. I was trying to learn about my laptop and got into settings. I chose "turn off when you press power button." Duh, then it would not turn on. I felt so stupid once I figured it out. My son took off the password and messed with it for a night but now I do not have Microsoft suite.
I have a cute little laptop, very tiny, easy to carry around but it is so messed up because I press a lot of buttons and weird things happen. The result is that it is very slow.
It is cloudy and grey. It usually doesn't bother me, at least it is not that cold. How is your diabetes? Mine is horrible. Way over 300 all the time and it is making me feel sick. I am going to see my Endocrinologist because I don't know what to do. I decided to ask for a pump. At least if I go in the hospital I will have control. They get my BGs so high and then I can't get them right again.
How are the cats. Zach has moved to under the bed and is eating. Ammi keeps hanging around the bed and is probably scaring him. He comes out at night when the dog is sleeping. Zen is fine now. No competition yet.

At 3:52am on January 17, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, How are you doing this morning? Guess what I did? I wanted to go to the shelter and just window shop for a small dog that I could walk without trouble. I still have Ammi and I wasn't going to get another dog. I have to do something about him. He is very hard to handle when walking and I am sure he will be awful because I haven't been out with him for a while so he will try to pull things and be bad. Anyway, I ended up seeing a cat that could have been Zen's twin except a boy. It was so cute that I got it! I haven't seen him because he is hiding under the bed but I did hear him go to the bathroom last night and I peeked under the bed and saw him. I am leaving him alone. Problem is that Zen is being terrible. She is growling and hissing and very antsy. I guess she is territorial. I am sure that she does not like this new addition to her space. She finally accepted the dog. At first she was angry at me and slept in the chair but now she is back next to me but very vocal, complaining. Haven't seen the new cat yet this morning. His name was Percy, which was kind of cute, but I renamed him Zachary. He had the cutest squeak for a meow. He was in with a bunch of older nice cats and roaming free in a little room and the other cats were nice to him. He had this little house that looked like a cloth fish that he went in. I will probably get him one. I hope things work out. Zen has always been a drama queen.
I hope you are enjoying the New Year so far. It is too cold for me. Somehow I lost all my gloves. I am glad it is a three day weekend. I get a break so I might find them. I feel much better, hope you are well too. How is the diabetes? Ellen

At 2:49am on January 16, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy, Happy New Year to you. Is it cold enough for you? What happened to your computers. I bought mine from Micro Center too. I took the flu shot and got the flu. I got another cat. So far he is in the bathroom hiding behind the commode. I put some towels around him so that he would be comfortable. Zen knows he is here. She is pretty growly about it. I hope that they get along. They look like twins. I hope he is not stuck back there for long.

At 9:04am on January 10, 2015, catlover said…
Cathy-How is 2015 treating you so far? I am about the same. Still having problems walking. My BG numbers have been OK, fortunately. Here it was really cold this past week. Friday morning it was 8 and today 16. I just stay inside when it is that cold. The snow is mostly on the grassy areas now and looks pretty. We really didn't have very much snow this week, but expect more tomorrow night. I hope you are staying well with no new problems. Have a nice weekend. Susan
At 6:47am on December 22, 2014, catlover said…
Cathy, the word I misspelled in my message is settled. Susan
At 6:46am on December 22, 2014, catlover said…
Hi Cathy-How have you been ? I haven't been feeling too well lately . My meds aren't working as well as they used to for my PD. I have a lot of trouble walking and I don't sleep well at night and am tired all day. We are completely sealed in our new place. Our cat has gotten used to his new home. He spends a lot of time sitting and looking out a living room window at the birds and squirrels. My husband hung several feeders brought
from our house and the wildlife has come to eat. We also get deer, foxes and raccoons at night. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy 2015. Take care of yourself and the cats. Susan
At 5:13pm on December 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cathy,

I was sick for a couple of months and just got out of the hospital after being there for 30 days. I am sorry that I missed all of your calls. I was not ignoring them. I was just too sick to look at my phone or the computer.
I am glad to be home and I am trying to "do" Christmas really fast now it is almost here. I completely missed the change of leaves and the whole Autumn thing.
I hope this finds you well? Are you doing anything for Christmas this year? Let me know how you are doing. I haven't checked my Cox email for over a month! I hope you did not give up on me. Did you and Brian ever meet yet? Maybe if not, we can do that in January sometime?  Ellen

At 8:42am on November 27, 2014, catlover said…
Cathy-I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you are well and dealing with the wintry weather. We got some snow but we
were lucky this time b/c the roads and sidewalks were warm and the
snow didn't lay very much. Don't eat too much dessert and watch those BG numbers. Take care and pet the kitties for me. Susan
 
 
 

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