Cinderfella
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Do test strips go bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BadShoe Apr 30. 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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Latest Activity

rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Cinderfella
"Cinderfella, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
21 hours ago
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"I have had double vision before, especially after having blood in my eye. If you weren't able to see well out of your clouded eye, then you might be experiencing double vision because your eye becomes lazy while it was not able to see. Your…"
Friday
Vikki liked Cinderfella's discussion What to expect during vitrectomy recovery
Aug 11
Cinderfella replied to sdkate's discussion 'Fasting readings, when and how soon?'
"An adrenalin situation such as a dog fight will spike your blood sugar no matter what time of day it is. As for the fasting readings, I do mine before I even get out of bed. I keep all my stuff at my bedside during the overnight. So before I put one…"
Aug 10
Cinderfella replied to John11's discussion 'Confused'
"I want to also add that in both our cases (yours and mine) it was the flu that triggered it. Our own immune systems attacked the insulin producing beta cells. Once they're gone, they're gone."
Aug 8
Cinderfella replied to John11's discussion 'Confused'
"Your situation sounds very much like mine. I had a really bad case of the flu around Valentine's Day. I was sick two solid weeks. After I got better from the flu, the thirst set in and getting up three times a night. I started losing wright and…"
Aug 8
Cinderfella replied to 1DebY's discussion 'ADHESIVE CAPSULITUS (Frozen Shoulder) & Diabetes'
"I have had frozen shoulder on both sides about five years apart. The first time it happened I saw a sports medicine doctor who told me that there wasn't any quick fix for it and that it would get better by itself but it was going to take two…"
Aug 6
Cinderfella replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Lucentis'
"I have frequent injections in my eye but a different drug and for a different reason. I'm prone to eye bleeds. So I get periodic shots of Avastin. It works to keep the eye quiet for a while. The procedure is the same for lucentis as it is for…"
Jul 30
earthling left a comment for Cinderfella
"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,…"
Jul 30
Cinderfella replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Anyone on U500 with more than TDD >600 u /day?'
"I don't see that anyone else mentioned it but is it possible for you to increase your activity level? A daily walk is something most people can do and doesn't require any special cost or equipment. You just need comfortable shoes. A half…"
Jul 24
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"I am so frustrated tonight. Still dealing with on-going eye bleeds in my right eye, even after having a vitrectomy and lasering back in November. The doctor says I need even more lasering. I will not have ANY peripheral vision left in either eye…"
Jul 22
Cinderfella replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Favorite 4th foods to Bolus for?'
"Hey Zoe, I don't really eat like that either. Would love to be able to but can't. At the holiday party I went to today, I had a tiny bit of pasta salad on a huge bed of lettuce, four dry shrimp and two pieces of cheese. It was tasty and…"
Jul 4
Cinderfella replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Favorite 4th foods to Bolus for?'
"Baked beans, country-style ribs, cole slaw, corn on the cob, cream cheese cherry pie, YUM!! To process a meal like that I'd probably have to double my short and long term dose and then check BS every hour and correct as needed for eight hours.…"
Jul 4
Cinderfella replied to Amanda211's discussion 'No Carb Count Available!'
"I think it's perfectly within reason to call ahead and see if you can speak to the chef. Explain your situation and see if he can come up with some items that you can eat. Ask for the sauces ad dressings to be served on the side. Or you can…"
Jun 7
Cinderfella replied to Ree's discussion 'Work and Diabetes'
"Spock offers up good information too."
Jun 3
Cinderfella replied to michele0130's discussion 'Blindness and pain' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I'd get a second opinion on the detached retina before I did anything like that. I only know one person with a glass eye. He lost his eye in some kind of accident and not to diabetes. He functions quite well with it. I knew him for a while…"
May 14

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
to learn and get support
Date diagnosed
June 2, 1986
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

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At 10:06am on August 20, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" 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.
BEST WISHES CINDERFELLA!!
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At 10:40am on August 20, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" 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!!!

At 12:34pm on February 28, 2013, Marie B said…

I hope you'll be able to make this event tomorrow with retina specialist Dr Wong
http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/live-interview-with-retina-specialist-randall-wong-md

let me know if you have any questions.

 
 
 

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