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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 hear you had bad experiences with insulin pumps. I am currently on an Eviva Expert meter as a prerequisite for a pump. I'd be interested to hear of your experiences with a pump. Cathy"
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"David, I went to www.engcom/wp-content/uploads expecting to see the site of different images but I only got just the one image. Is there a site with many different images. Cathy"
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If you're a type 2 and on insulin, this is the place for you! Come in and discuss issues we deal with every day, like types of insulin, carb counting, insulin/carb ratios, pens, needles, pumps, and much more.Please note if you have a diagnosis of LADA (sometimes called type 1.5), there is a LADA group at: LADA DiabeticsIf you have MODY, here's a group just for you…See More
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"That sounds like a lot of fun. I am glad you are getting out to enjoy the weather. I was wondering if you spend much time on the balcony. If I remember, you had a nice one in your apartment and you are up high, near the birds I guess!"
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"The weather has been fantastic. Warmer today 78. I had lunch then drove down to the river and opened up the car and parked awhile. It was beautiful. Cathy"
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"That sounds like a good idea... Eat the apple first and let it digest and then eat the peanut butter which has protein about a half hour later. It is not much fun to split it up like that because it tastes better all at once. It is good when you…"
Sep 20
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"Susan, So good to hear from you. Thanks for the information on Boost. I have tried it before. The thing is currently I have a backlog of Glucerna at hand or I'd try Boost again. Less carbs is important. The weather has been wonderful. I drive…"
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"Ellen, I think I'm going to try an apple and peanut butter for lows for awhile. Cathy"
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"Hi Cathy-I feel better today than I felt all week. My doc thinks my BP was running too low. I have a BP cuff at home, so I have been using it. I see from Ellen's page that you are taking Glucerna shakes. I recently found another brand of shakes…"
Sep 20
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"Try not to drink the Glucerna for lows because it has too much protein. Once you are already low you need glucose alone and then protein after you get your blood glucose up again. Maybe juice and then later some protein like a few nuts. Use the…"
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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"
Sep 19
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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…"
Sep 18
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"Lots, Milk is good. I drink a lot of milk. Cathy"
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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 10:48am on September 28, 2014, Kathy said…

Yes, Cathy, it was Cat Stevens

At 12:49pm on September 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

That sounds like a lot of fun. I am glad you are getting out to enjoy the weather. I was wondering if you spend much time on the balcony. If I remember, you had a nice one in your apartment and you are up high, near the birds I guess!

At 11:59am on September 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

That sounds like a good idea... Eat the apple first and let it digest and then eat the peanut butter which has protein about a half hour later. It is not much fun to split it up like that because it tastes better all at once. It is good when you have a low it eat 15 carbs until your bg is where you want it and then eat some protein to keep it up like a tablespoon of peanut butter. I am sorry that you are having lows because they are painful. How are you doing otherwise? Are you enjoying the pretty weather? The sun is very nice today and not so bright. I need to pay attention to when the sun goes down in the evening. It should be much earlier now that fall is here.
Have you been doing any artwork lately. I try to get ideas in my head for the future even if I can't get to it right now. I got a few neat books on how to draw fairies and that is really interesting, something I think would be fun to do. Have a nice weekend. Ellen

At 8:06am on September 20, 2014, catlover said…

Hi Cathy-I feel better today than I felt all week. My doc thinks my BP was running too low. I have a BP cuff at home, so I have been using it.
I see from Ellen's page that you are taking Glucerna shakes. I recently found another brand of shakes that have less carbs/bottle. I use them to supplement my nutrition. It is Boost Glucose Control. They only have 16gms of carbs/ bottle and taste really good. They come in Vanilla and Choc. I have only tried the Choc. so far. I got them at WalMart in their Diabetes section. I hope you have been feeling good and enjoying this lovely early Fall weather. It is supposed to be very warm tomorrow around here. Have a nice weekend. Pet your cats for me. Susan

At 5:54am on September 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Try not to drink the Glucerna for lows because it has too much protein. Once you are already low you need glucose alone and then protein after you get your blood glucose up again. Maybe juice and then later some protein like a few nuts. Use the Glucerna to avoid lows completely by having a snack before you get low. Maybe have three meals and a snack in the afternoon.

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

 
 
 

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