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Cinderfella's Discussions

Do test strips go bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BadShoe Apr 30, 2014. 4 Replies

I found a couple of boxes of test strips in the back of my closet a week ago that had an expiration date back in 2013. I figured I would use them but do test strips go bad? It seems like since I have…Continue

Dizziness or Vertigo

Started Dec 16, 2013 0 Replies

Anyone else on here ever experience dizziness or vertigo, possibly balance problems or occasional feeling like you are going to faint? This has been happening to me for about ten years off and on but…Continue

How to know if insulin has gone bad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Dec 2, 2013. 8 Replies

I opened a fresh vial of Lantus last week and ever since then my fasting numbers and numbers that otherwise should have been low have been high. I feel like my background insulin hasn't been working…Continue

Today is the day....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cinderfella Nov 25, 2013. 13 Replies

I'm having a vitrectomy today. Wish me luck people.


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amanda02 replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'Looking for input' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I have a somewhat similar situation. Right now, I am putting off cataract surgery in my right eye.I like having some near vision. When I last saw my retina specialist, I asked him how log I could expect to need to be seen. The answer was,…"
12 hours ago
shoshana27 left a comment for Cinderfella
"welcome to this lovely place we call family lots of hugs"
12 hours ago
Cinderfella added a discussion to the group Diabetics With Eye Problems

Looking for input

I'd like to get some input from people who are dealing with PDR. I have been dealing with PDR for 5 years. My left eye went first very quickly. I had a big bleed requiring a vitrectomy and tons of lasering. Left eye is stable but there isn't much left to it. I only have central vision in my left eye. The peripheral vision has been aggressively lasered away.The doctor has been working on my right eye now. Have had some periodic bleeding. Had a vitrectomy and some lasering. The lasering hasn't…See More
13 hours ago
Cinderfella replied to Terry's discussion 'If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?'
"I would still go to my GP four times a year because I want the blood tests. I want to know where my A1c stands, plus I have other stuff I'm watching like cholesterol, kidney function and a vitamin D deficiency. I think once a year is too long…"
Cinderfella replied to Terry's discussion 'If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?'
"Like you, I lost patience with seeing an endocrinologist years ago. They never told me anything I didn't already know. I'd take a whole day off from work to go to the city for a 15 minute appointment only to have them look at my log sheet…"
Cinderfella replied to Lovin_life's discussion 'Airport and flying.....'
"I just traveled last week by air. As others have posted, I brought three times more of everything than I would actually use. I brought some of it in my purse, which I put through the scanner. I have my purse with me at all times. I also packed extra…"
Feb 18
Cinderfella replied to Mentha_piperita5's discussion 'Do a service to the newly diagnosed: brag'
"When I was first diagnosed many moons ago, I was still in my 20s and recently married. The doctor that I was working with at the time said to me,"You weren't planing on having any children, were you?" She had a funny look on her face…"
Feb 1
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Sorry for your situation. This is a brick, and I can sympathize. If your eye doc won't help you, maybe your GP can support you in a disability claim and take ALL if your diabetic complications into account. I bet when you start adding it all…"
Jan 31
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"My eye doctor would not support me in a claim if disability either. He says that he does not advocate that people give up and stop living their lives in any way. That was four years ago that I asked him. I'm still working. I have made my own…"
Jan 31
Cinderfella replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vision Loss - Vitrectomy - Questions'
"Jen is a wealth of information."
Dec 6, 2014
Cinderfella replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vision Loss - Vitrectomy - Questions'
"Jen is a wealth of information."
Dec 6, 2014
Cinderfella replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vision Loss - Vitrectomy - Questions'
"Hi Ryan. Sorry to hear about all your problems. I have vision problems too so I know your pain. I have had tons of lasering and vitrectomies in both eyes. I currently take shots of Avastin every couple of months to keep things clear. It's no…"
Dec 6, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Tamra's discussion 'Holiday Strategy'
"Oh, I should add that I WILL be having a piece if pumpkin pie. That will be my dinner."
Nov 25, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Tamra's discussion 'Holiday Strategy'
"This year, I plan to drink a huge glass of water before I sit down to eat. I'm not much on mashed potatoes and rolls but I do like stuffing. The turkey and veggies shouldn't cause too much trouble. We eat an early dinner at my house so…"
Nov 25, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Z71Edge's discussion 'Splitting Lantus Doesage...Need Help cuz its not working?'
"I do a split dose of Lantus. I take half in the morning at 7 am and the other half at dinner time, 5 pm-ish. Then I'm on a bit of a sliding scale with my humalog at meal times. As previous poster said it sound like you are experiencing a…"
Nov 1, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Karen's discussion 'I don't like change'
"I'm on BCBS (in Massachusetts). They cover all the stuff I want with no problems at all."
Nov 1, 2014

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
June 2, 1986
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At 4:32pm on February 26, 2015, shoshana27 said…

welcome to this lovely place we call family
lots of hugs

At 10:55am on August 20, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
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At 10:06am on August 20, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Cinderfella, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

At 5:35pm on July 30, 2014, earthling said…

Hi Cinderfella. I saw your comment about your frustration with the barbaric treatments for retinopathy. I feel the same way. And I seem to be on the same bus to, well, no place I or anyone else would want to go. I don't have much help to offer, only understanding and fellowship. It sucks beyond the telling, and as the stupid disease progresses there's not much anyone can say to make us feel better. I see your A1c is good, as is mine. Makes me feel cheated or like doctors are full of BS. I hope you have affectionate support from omeone close to you. I do and it helps. I know I will have some kind of care even if I go functionally blind. Bleah. Just sorry you have this and you are not alone is all I can say. I hope the treatment you get stops it.

At 4:35pm on November 19, 2013, Marie B said…

hey Cinderfella, just wondering how it went today, whenever you can get back to tell us, so many here have been praying for you, and just thinking good thoughts your way. hugs. I always loved your profile pic with the sewing machine, it's great. love to sew.

At 7:31am on November 4, 2013, Steve D said…

Cindy - Why "Cinderfella"? Whats the meaning? Also, Where is Belmont, MA. I grew up in Raynham, MA, know where that is?

At 1:24pm on August 20, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 10:40am on August 20, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Cinderfella Happy Birthday !!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:24am on August 20, 2013, Marie B said…

Happy Birthday Cinderfella! have a wonderful day.

At 3:13am on August 20, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cinderfella. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!




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