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Retinopathy Replay UPDATE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Oct 31. 26 Replies

I had some extremely severe retinopathy about 20 years ago and was saved by an extraordinary eye doc. Been T1 for 52. Tonight, I was putting dishes away and suddenly had a right eye vision filled…Continue

Afraid right now

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Oct 2. 18 Replies

Am I suffering from Gastroparesis?Last night we celebrated Rosh Hashanah with the family. Good numbers predinner. Not a horribly obnoxious meal. Planned to eat some dessert so I pumped for 70 carbs…Continue

Accu-Chek Aviva Test Strips LOT 493755

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Sep 11. 4 Replies

Any one experience this Accu-Chek problem? I checked carefully to ensure I was given the correct strips for my meter.Some of my supply from a recent refill is missing the code key. The first had a…Continue

Tags: key, black, code, strips, aviva

What happened?

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Aug 20. 3 Replies

Had a light dinner last night--some broiled pork tenderloin and eggplant with 15 carbs of bread crumbs on top. Was 83 and bloused .8, based on BG and I:C ratio, at 6 pm. I ate--even added some sweet…Continue

 

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jbowler replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump Protocal at TSA Screening--what do you do?'
"Oh, and following on from my previous reply about Medtronic equipment being unsafe (according to Medtronic) in body scanners, don't go to the UK if you use a Medtronic pump: Will I have to be security-scanned if I am wearing medical…"
Nov 2
jbowler replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump Protocal at TSA Screening--what do you do?'
"The issue is that the Medtronic devices are particularly sensitive to both X-rays and the technology used in body scanners (which is, for the most part, high frequency radio). So far as I can tell this is a unique problem with Medtronic…"
Nov 2
fayebella replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump Protocal at TSA Screening--what do you do?'
"No! I don't want to risk it. I just show up earlier for my flight."
Nov 2
Carol99 replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump Protocal at TSA Screening--what do you do?'
"I love my Cozmo. I've had it for almost 4 years and just got the upgrade to the new pump. It is waterproof--I swim laps 3x a week with no leaks. And it has reminders if I miss a meal bolus and when I need to change my set (I forget a lot). My…"
Oct 31
jbowler replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump Protocal at TSA Screening--what do you do?'
Oct 31
jbowler replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump Protocal at TSA Screening--what do you do?'
"I'm a moderately frequent traveler and I have never had *any* problems with the US authorities. (I once had a problem with an officious US airline rep in Spain over the medical supplies I was carrying and have always had a doctor's letter…"
Oct 31
angivan replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump Protocal at TSA Screening--what do you do?'
"There's a new TSA program called TSA cares where you can download a card to present to the screeners: http://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/disability_notification_cards.pdf I didn't realize until recently that we…"
Oct 31
Horizon22 replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump Protocal at TSA Screening--what do you do?'
"I disconnect my son's pump, and I just don't put a new sensor on till we reach our destination... I have the meters, pump and transmitter (anything I don't want scanned) in a plastic zip lock which I hand to the TSA agent and tell…"
Oct 31
Spock replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay UPDATE'
"Yes, I think so too. It is a very unsettling thing, but not painful, so that is a small wonder for me."
Oct 31
Karen replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay UPDATE'
"I think that is good news??"
Oct 30
Spock replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay UPDATE'
"Had another episode yesterday. I have the best eye doc--he gave me his cell number. Sent me to a retinal specialist. Went today and the jelly in my right eye is separating from the retina. The biggest risk is detachment of the retina, but mine is so…"
Oct 30
Brian (bsc) replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"I'm glad you had good news. I think we all worry about our eyes. If you do look around for a retina guy you might consider Randy Wong. He is a member here and if I ever have a retina problem he is who I would see."
Oct 29
acidrock23 replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"That sounds like a good report! I've just started on this path, 3x "bleeders" and the doc said they'd laze it when there's like 100 so I'm not that concerned but I really appreciate reports from folks going through…"
Oct 29
still_young_at_heart replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"Excellent news. Maurie"
Oct 28
meee replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"That is great news! I would go to a retinologist as well as to him."
Oct 28
Spock replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"You all helped."
Oct 28

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At 5:55pm on May 1, 2014, shoshana27 said…

Welcome Spock, glad you're a member of Tudiabetes.
This place is awsome.

At 2:30pm on November 3, 2013, Kathy said…

Hi - I just read your comment re restless leg syndrome. I have had it since my early teens and it keeps getting worse and worse (I'm now 60). I cannot go on a long car trip, or even to a concert or lecture or movie without taking a load of requip, which then in 2 hours gives me the side effect of a major frontal headache.
I think most of my doctors think I'm exaggerating how bad it is. One doc put me on iron supplements, which upset my stomach. I even ordered an expensive TENS machine off the web, which, essentially did nothing.
I used to get immediate relief from a hot bath, but, that no longer works. Sometimes I have to just stand and read for a couple of hours until the flare passes. At this point, it is far more challenging to live with than the db. Please let me know if you have fouind anything that helps.

At 6:13pm on October 29, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Spock, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:01pm on October 25, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…

Where are you based out of, Spock?

At 6:11pm on October 25, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURE MEMBER again Spock!

At 1:56pm on March 26, 2013, Linda G said…

You're OWNING AN awesome a1c, and you're a FEATURED MEMBER!!! What else could you ask for ;)
CONGRATULATIONS!!

At 11:40pm on February 21, 2013, Holger Schmeken said…

Thanks for the friend add, Spock. My congrats to your excellent A1c.

At 4:40pm on October 30, 2012, acidrock23 said…

Thx for the friend add!

At 9:33am on August 31, 2012, Linda G said…

WOW!!!You're a featured member again!!! BRAVO!!

At 2:50pm on July 4, 2012, jrtpup said…

A bit belated, but congrats on being featured, and thank for all you contibute!

 
 
 

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