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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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Cinderfella replied to sdkate's discussion 'Diabetes and traveling'
"Any kind of travel is stressful for me, even a short two hour ride. I always check my blood sugar hourly while I'm under way. I ease up on that when I reach my destination. It probably sounds a little over the top but stress always does me in.…"
Mar 23
Cinderfella replied to Scottyd's discussion 'How many do you know.......'
"I have known a few, however, none of those people are in my life right now. As for family, I have one sibling with it (we both got it as adults) and I have one niece on my husband's side who got it as a child."
Mar 23
Cinderfella replied to Daniel's discussion 'Diabetic Jokes'
"Diabetes is nothing to joke about."
Mar 11
Cinderfella replied to elizabetta's discussion 'Pumping to MDI and keeping A1C below 7'
"The lowest I have ever been able to go is 5.9 with MDI. I have never been on a pump and don't have a CGM. I just check often and correct when needed. Now, that doesn't mean that I have been able to stay at 5.9 all the time. Most of the…"
Mar 11
Cinderfella replied to sdkate's discussion 'Making Lantus a two dose med'
"I split my Lantus. I take half upon waking and then half at dinner time. I found the Lantus didn't quite stretch to cover for 24 hours. I found it conked out at around 20 hours which left me for four hours in the evening with no coverage at…"
Mar 4
Cinderfella replied to madison's discussion 'depressed on my birthday'
"I'm 55 and have been T1 for 30 years and I still have times when I feel the way you do. Luckily, it's only once in a while. Diabetes is a bummer. No one here will begrudge you that. No one can truly understand unless they walk down this…"
Mar 1
earthling replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'Looking for input' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"What comes to mind (unless your eye docs are T1D w/PDR) is FIND A NEW DOC!!"
Feb 27
missrobbie replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'Looking for input' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"earthing, I have the same problem with my eye doctor (My eye doctor is not an advocate of people giving up, quitting jobs or changing their plans in any way.) If my doctor had his way,"I would get eye injection every week."
Feb 27
Cinderfella replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'Looking for input' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Hi, Earthling. We conversed before about our eye problems. I seem to remember about a year ago. I'm going to go with the injections as long as I can get away with it. The saving grace of them is that they are over very quickly. It's only a…"
Feb 27
earthling replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'Looking for input' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I share your situation ammost exactly even down to my left eye going first. Except that my retinas have stopped bleeding for the moment. I was having the monthly shots last year but now the doc is seeing if I do ok without them for a few months.…"
Feb 27
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,…"
Feb 26
shoshana27 left a comment for Cinderfella
"welcome to this lovely place we call family lots of hugs"
Feb 26
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
Feb 26
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…"
Feb 22
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…"
Feb 22
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

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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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