This is off topic, but good news I would like to share with friends. First, the background. In 1970 I injured my right shoulder. In 1980 I had Bristow surgery on it, where they shorten all the ligaments and do other things that restrict your motion, all with the purpose of keeping your shoulder from frequent dislocation.
That has been completely successful, but I now have osteoarthritis in that shoulder. I have been taking celebrex for years, and before that vioxx (now withdrawn from…
AKA "You know you are having a good day when……"
I usually have lunch about 11:30 or 12. Well, I got involved with doing my taxes. I wanted to finish. When I did and looked at the clock, it was 2:30.
I tested and I was 94, my target is 95. I won't be needing any tweaks to my late morning early afternoon basal. :)
That is the way it is SUPPOSED to work with a pump.
Type 2 diabetes is all about the inability to use insulin efficiently, and about relative shortages of insulin.
Insulin is a hormone that allows cells all over your body to make use of glucose (sugar) in your blood, for energy. Insulin is made by our pancreas (we only have one). It starts out with a reserve capacity, it can make much more than we need.
If we lose the capacity to use insulin efficiently, we are said to have insulin resistance. We can have resistance and…
I don't have records showing me what the date was when I was diagnosed, but it was 20 years ago this spring so I am going to celebrate it today. What a long, strange trip it's been.
When diagnosed, I was already going to an endo for thyroid problems. This was the silver lining, as my T2 was diagnosed early on. I remember thinking "Oh *****, more pills to take". I had the most common symptom, thirst, but did not associate that with diabetes until after the fact.
I spent 12 years…