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Retinopathy Replay UPDATE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock 1 hour ago. 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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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."
1 hour ago
Karen replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay UPDATE'
"I think that is good news??"
15 hours ago
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…"
16 hours ago
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."
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…"
still_young_at_heart replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"Excellent news. Maurie"
meee replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"That is great news! I would go to a retinologist as well as to him."
Spock replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"You all helped."
Spock replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Do you wear a medical ID?'
"ALWAYS. I wear the chain around the neck, as it is more private. If my top is low cut. I attach it to a bra strap. Never leave home without it!"
diabeticdoll replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"Is it a fish oil form of omega? Fish oil is very good for cholesterol, and in a lot of studies has proven to work better at lowering and maintaining LDL and triglycerides than many statins. :) It also helps with depression and many other things!!"
Brunetta replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"so Happy for you, Spock!! I expected the great for you..!! God Bless, Brunetta"
Spock replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"Just got home from the eye doc. Seems I have one leaker, but the retina is not detached and there are no "new" blood vessel branches forming. It is a little hard for him to see everything, because of the blood in my eye, but he is…"
Terry replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"Spock - My thoughts are with you. Even though we try to keep BGs in check, complications like these seem capricious. I wish you well with you doctor visit and hope you can clear your vision and stabilize things."
Jen replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"I hope everything goes well tomorrow and that treatments clears things up quickly. I don't have diabetic retinopathy after 23 years with Type 1, but I've had numerous run-ins with lasers aimed at my eyes due to other issues. Hope all goes…"
Spock replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"Yea. This was spectacularly fast. One minute fine, next minute not fine. It is impossible to miss the change because it is the eye."
Spock replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"Thank you all so very much. I hate to say this, but I needed the sympathy. I called my eye doctor this morning. He had a surgery cancel tomorrow morning and can see me at ten, so I feel better. But his practice has changed a lot in twenty years. He…"

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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 ;)

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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