I haven't been on this site fo a long time nor was I ever very much of a talker about my diabetes. My type 1 diabetes was discovered in 1967 and I have fought hard to maintain control since, I was in…Continue
"Susan it looks as if we are both at 47 years but I was 25 when I was diagnosed. The Doctor told me to raise my children well and fast since I would not be around to see them grow up. He said I'd be dead before I was 50 so we had a big party for…"
"It appears that checking your feet and keeping your sugar in control most of the time does not matter. I was told that I have it just because I have had diabetes for 47 years. My doctor also told me that the fact that when I put my hands together as…"
"Thanks Marie. I did go to that web site and join and also read what people had to say about Charcot but I think at this point I am just not ready to read the total devastation they write about. I know it will not be fun but reading what thy say will…"
"I guess general discussion of Charcot would help me since I was just diagnosed with it. I have been wearing orthopedic boot but am not told I will need to wear an "Arizona Boot"to hold the bones together in my foot. I have always been…"
"Thanks, yes it is Charcot though my doctor spelled it differently. I am lucky not to have too many side effects but as I m sure you know it is hard work. My A1C has never been above 7, of course when I was first diagnosed there was no such thing,…"
"yes, Charcot is not fun. please join this group http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/sweetfeet
you will find others there with it. I also think there are some discussions around about it, let me know if you'd like any other links."
"Charcot perhaps? That's the complication that I've heard of? I am not sure if that's repairable with improved control but I know some people, e.g. Richard157 have reported improving their control seemed to mitigate complications.
"I guess you can't worry about it since you can't change it. It is little things mostly, your hands will not flatten, not terrible just there.
Next they told me I have "Choate" and will have to wear a brace on my foot forever,…"
I grew up in VA lived 10 years in CA and then OK before moving to Northern NJ in 2001. I worked for the Navy, taught school, and now let my husband take care of me. glad you joined pumping seniors! see you around the community!
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You took Type 1 when I was 3! Took Type 1 in 73 and I thank you so much for what you done then to make my life just a little easier! Your one of my hero's!
Please leave a comment on my page if you have any questions.
wow, your dx is exactly one year earlier than mine!!! Click on "Groups" on the top banner, and you will find we have one called "Pumping Seniors" - we are a fine collection of vintage antiques. we also have a teacher's Group. Is that Newark NJ you are from? I live in NW NJ.
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