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Started this discussion. Last reply by HPNpilot Jan 15, 2013. 5 Replies

Fluid behind the Macula??

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Aug 29, 2013
HPNpilot replied to Library Lady's discussion 'CKD?'
"OK... 0.6 for serum creatinine is good too.."
Jan 15, 2013
Library Lady replied to Library Lady's discussion 'CKD?'
"Thank you to all of you... REALLY, thank you! I did make a typo on the creatinine - it was 0.6, rather than .06... And I'll tell you, I'm taking this as a wake up call - I am making steps to better my glucose control and lose weight - and…"
Jan 15, 2013
JohnG replied to Library Lady's discussion 'CKD?'
"I think your tests look good, I suffer from chronic kidney issues and your numbers are good. If my numbers looked like yours my doctors would be all smiles.Personaly I think your tests would have been perfect if you had been a little more…"
Jan 15, 2013
HPNpilot replied to Library Lady's discussion 'CKD?'
"Could you have meant the serum creatinine is 0.6 instead of 0.06 ? 0.6 would be normal for a woman."
Jan 14, 2013
HPNpilot replied to Library Lady's discussion 'CKD?'
"Well, the fact that eGFR is > 60 means you are not in the category of chronic kidney disease.... I'm guessing that the first two numbers (microalbumin and Creatinine) are the urine tests and the later creatinine number is the blood test.…"
Jan 14, 2013
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I'm sorry- I mainly hop on tudiabetes when I'm panicking about something - but I could really use your input.Just got my lab results in the mail after asking for a copy - the doctor did not go over them, nor did she indicate there were any problems (new endo though, as we've just moved). We've been under LOTS of stress lately, moving, new jobs, torn meniscus... fun, fun, fun. I know I've not been taking the best care... too many carbs (by far) and too little water - also a couple of glasses of…See More
Jan 14, 2013
trenia replied to Library Lady's discussion 'Burning tingling feet'
"600-900mg a day? it is a huge dose, you have no problems with liver after such a dose?"
Jan 13, 2013
trenia replied to Library Lady's discussion 'Burning tingling feet'
"important massage for me.thank you. can you please tell how much mg of R-ALA should help for pains? grateful for answer"
Jan 13, 2013
trenia replied to Library Lady's discussion 'Burning tingling feet'
"thanks a lot"
Jan 7, 2013
JaninaWalker replied to Library Lady's discussion 'Burning tingling feet'
"Here is what Dr Atkins says on p252 of "Dr Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution"...a direct quote of Dr Atkins in two paragraphs follows... In the absence of any medical problems, a good daily lipoic acid dosage ranges from 100 to 300 mg.…"
Jan 7, 2013
trenia replied to Library Lady's discussion 'Burning tingling feet'
"could you please help and say, how much of R-Ala I should take per day? 100mg,200mg? before meals ,once a day? I have no access to info. thank you"
Dec 18, 2012
trenia replied to Library Lady's discussion 'Burning tingling feet'
"I don't get any help from my doctors,I got help here on this site and follow experience and advice , doctors gave me high carb diet and low fat, I had very high BS, all was according doctor's diet, so I thought I was dying, nothing can be…"
Dec 18, 2012
deb1126 replied to Library Lady's discussion 'Burning tingling feet'
"Thank you Randy! I will do some research. I'm open to trying this."
Apr 3, 2012
Randy replied to Library Lady's discussion 'Burning tingling feet'
"Thanks Deb. R-ALA is Alpha Lipoic Acid. It is an amino acid that is already in you system. It is an amazing anti oxident and helps the nerves to heal. The R designation is the more natural version. You can buy ala cheaper, but the non R is not as…"
Apr 3, 2012
deb1126 replied to Library Lady's discussion 'Burning tingling feet'
"I had tests a couple months ago and have CTS mod. to severe in rt. hand and mod. in left hand. I'm considering surgery for the right hand. Randy, what is r-ala? I'm glad that your health is improving and appreciate your support."
Apr 3, 2012

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Bible Cure for Diabetes

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 12:26pm 13 Comments

Anyone have any input regarding Don Colbert's book "The New Bible Cure for Diabetes?" A friend of mine bought a copy for me - and I wondered if anyone has read it. ( I guess I'm being lazy - I have plenty of fun things to read right now, and would rather skip it if it's not going to offer me new and useful information.)

Thanks for your advice!


Finally stopped avoiding the endo!

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 9:51am 6 Comments

Wow! God is good!

It's been about 2 1/2 years since I last saw an endo...

My last appointment was hard to even show up for. Then, when I did show up, horrible numbers in hand, begging for Chantix to help me quit smoking, hoping for a voice of reason, direction and encouragement to get back on track after a couple of really bad years (lost both…


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At 8:03pm on January 13, 2010, Lois said…
Here I am ... late again!! Hope you had a really great birthday and will have a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI
At 8:17pm on July 27, 2009, FatCatAnna said…
Hey Melissa - there was no link in my blog about my having "firm flesh" ( or maybe I'm misunderstanding what you were asking me on My Page. It was just something that I'd been told by a few medical folks over the years - that it was something they'd noticed in long term diabetics. That we tend to have "firm flesh" or perhaps I misworded it - and should have been hard flesh? I know many people are shocked when I tell them how much I weigh - as they think I'm small - well at 5'4" I'm 160 lbs - which according to my GP isn't good - but I've always been in this weight range for past 20 years - so figure it's better then going up and down!

You've now got me wanting to do abit of research on it - so I'll have to figure out what key words to use in the search engine to find out more - e.g. long term diabetes firm flesh or someting like that. If you come across something before I do - send it on to me!!!!

Have a great day!!
At 9:02pm on July 6, 2009, Library Lady said…
Hi all! Just got back from a WONDERFUL vacation in the Smoky Mountains - but, unfortunately, had no internet access (though our cabin was SUPPOSED to!)

It may take me a while to catch up with all of you - but I will very soon! Thanks for all the comments - I am amazed at the difference in how I feel about my D-care these days - and the support I get from knowing I'm not alone - and that SOMEONE understands. This site - and all of you - are a real treasure to me.

Now I'm off to bed so I can work tomorrow! Vacation is officially over... *sigh!*
At 7:37am on July 1, 2009, Saskia Marina said…
Hi Melissa,
I just want to tell you that I ' ve read your comment about diabetic complication and the story of your mum.Sorry about that :-( You are so right and I really felt much better after reading that .You know I'm a very ''new'' diabetic and the first thing I think about after getting up in the morning is :when do I get kidney failure or when will I be blind? I am so afraid of these complications...I just can't tell you!!I I want you to know that your comment really cheered me up-although it's sad ...Greetings Saskia
At 8:59am on June 26, 2009, Cathy said…
Sounds like we have an extreme amount of stuff in common. Yes I have kids at home, I have a toddler who just turned 4 in March. I also have to older boys that I had as a teenager. Right now I am on a pump using novolog in it. An extreme amount I might add, and fixing to be taking humulog 500. I take glucovance 3 times a day right now also. Meds seems like that is all I ever get to do anymore.
At 9:50am on June 9, 2009, Marps said…
Thanks fo ryour thoughts! It is so nice to meet people w T1D who feel the same way that I do, who share the same fears and struggles.
When I was diagnosed, we had some very misinformed doctors around here, and they led me to believe that I wasn't going to live past 40.
I lived with that ultimatum for ten years, until I volunteered at the Joslin Diabetes center in Boston MA (one of the best in the country) and they told me that I could have kids, could live forever, and could be happy.
What a relief!



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