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Lucentis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda G yesterday. 8 Replies

I am experiencing my first diabetic eye problem, I have a diabetic macular edema in my left eye.I am scheduled for a series of intraocular injections in my left eye with a drug known as Lucentis, I…Continue

Tags: eye, edema, macular, lucentis

God Bless the USA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terrie Jul 4. 3 Replies

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans. For my friends from other nationalities please allow me this moment of Pride.I wish to thank Lee Greenwood for saying in song what I and many American…Continue

Chicken or Egg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Oct 11, 2013. 17 Replies

Which came first the chicken or the egg or maybe a better question. Which comes first insulin resistance or excess weight. Does weight cause IR or does IR cause weight.As far as I know the jury is…Continue

Tags: IR, Resistance, Insulin

Milestones

Started Aug 17, 2013 0 Replies

If I timed this right this will be discussion post number 20,001 we just crossed the 20,000 threshold for discussions.Keep a watch out everyone another milestone is coming we will soon welcome member…Continue

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Trudy commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'When will this all end'
"I hope that Wednesday went well for you. My best wishes. Trudy"
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Lloyd commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'When will this all end'
"Best wishes -Lloyd"
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Cinderfella replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Lucentis'
"I have frequent injections in my eye but a different drug and for a different reason. I'm prone to eye bleeds. So I get periodic shots of Avastin. It works to keep the eye quiet for a while. The procedure is the same for lucentis as it is for…"
yesterday
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Lucentis'
"Thank you LBREP. My eye doctor describes the treatment just as you have. Just a slight pressure. He has also told me the worse part is the anticipation."
yesterday
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Lucentis'
"Thanks Brian. You are lucky to see such a gifted doctor. I have thoroughly checked out his site."
yesterday
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Lucentis'
"Thank you Marie. I found the discussion very enlightening."
yesterday
Emily Coles commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'When will this all end'
"Isn't there a saying about things coming in 3s?  So... neck, shoulder, shoulder again, Meniere's, shingles, macula.  That's 2 sets of 3 (not counting diabetes, which I think counts as over 3 things, anyway), so by my…"
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lotsofshots commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'When will this all end'
"Gary, I am so glad that you posted your struggles. I had no idea. I am so sorry that you are having such a hard time. My prayers are with you. Keep us posted so we can support you. You will get through this. It sounds like you have good medical care…"
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Brian (bsc) replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Lucentis'
"I really feel for you. I would be anxious about this procedure and be searching for information. My local retina guy is Randy Wong who is a member here. He is a retina specialist and has lots of information on his website both on Lucentis and on…"
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Marie B replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Lucentis'
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rick the "Blogabetic" commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'When will this all end'
"Gary I wish I knew when it might end. Much like my mom used to say it will end when it ends. I know that seems fatalistic but I think she had a good attitude. Just like you do. I know that I hope for a quick and complete recovery. Eye stuff worries…"
Wednesday
LBREP replied to Stemwinder (Gary)'s discussion 'Lucentis'
"I have Dry MQcular degeneration in both eyes. for about 9 years. Over the last 5 or 6 years I have had 16 Lucentis injections in my left eye, These were not doe as a series of 16 but maybe 4 or five in a row. Then I would not need any for quite…"
Wednesday
v/prediabetic left a comment for Stemwinder (Gary)
"hi gary. a question- if you were me- someone who has diabetic parents and an A1c of 5.9 in 2009, a 5.7 in 2010, and a 5.3 in 2013 with diet and exercise, would you be even stricter with bg control- try to push for 5.0 or lower, or is what i'm…"
Wednesday
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to lh378's discussion 'diabetes type 1 or 2 - how does it matter -'
"Insulin doesn't make you anything but an insulin user. Most that take insulin are type 1 but there are many type 2 that take insulin, I count myself in the T2 insulin group. If you are T2 and you start insulin you are still T2. The type…"
Wednesday
Stemwinder (Gary) posted a discussion

Lucentis

I am experiencing my first diabetic eye problem, I have a diabetic macular edema in my left eye.I am scheduled for a series of intraocular injections in my left eye with a drug known as Lucentis, I would like to hear from others that have undergone this treatment. What were your experiences? What should I expect during and after treatments and most importantly was it successful.Thank you in advanced for any help given.GarySee More
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Kathy commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'When will this all end'
"Gary, I know how hard it is when things pile up. Please keep us posted."
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
To learn and to contribute
Date diagnosed
January 1, 1992
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.7 August 5, 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Revel 723
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My name is Gary and I'm a rare bird that is getting more common these days. I'm a T2 with an insulin pump. These days I eat right, exercise, maintain a healthy weight and I pump insulin.

I pump insulin because my pancreas makes little or no insulin and my treatment is almost the same as a T1's. The difference is that my pancreas didn't die of an autoimmune attack, I worked it to death.

It doesn't matter how you got here, It matters what you do from now forward. I'm going to keep doing my best.

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At 7:37pm on July 29, 2014, v/prediabetic said…

hi gary. a question- if you were me- someone who has diabetic parents and an A1c of 5.9 in 2009, a 5.7 in 2010, and a 5.3 in 2013 with diet and exercise, would you be even stricter with bg control- try to push for 5.0 or lower, or is what i'm doing now good enough? thanks.

At 6:27pm on July 17, 2014, Alan S said…

Thanks for the welcome back. Time became a problem, as I am on several diabetes forums as well as travel forums, blogging and facebook. I just dropped out of another place and decided to revisit.

At 1:12pm on July 8, 2014, Andrew Stivelman said…

Thanks for the welcome!

At 6:02am on July 8, 2014, mdounelis said…

Thank you!

At 10:55am on June 19, 2014, Kate said…

Thanks Gary. As you may know diabetes and other autoimmune issues (thyroid, athritis) run in my family, I'm the caboose with two older brothers. I am so thankful to find Tudiabetes during my diagnosis. Even though your relatives may have it, it's a different feeling when the doctor says it's you. I've learned so much in the short time I've been here, and everyone is so wonderful. I am glad to have friends like you all.

At 8:40pm on May 16, 2014, Neil C. Greathouse said…

Thanks Gary! I'm glad to be here and get connected with this community. Can't wait to learn from you guys.

At 4:44am on May 16, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 9:09am on May 9, 2014, Marie B said…

Gary How are you doing? How's the shoulder?

At 4:39pm on April 2, 2014, beckiejo40 said…

Nice to meet you, We don't live to far apart. I do take insulin morning and night. Hope to loose some of this weight and get off of it. Looking forward to meeting all of you on the site:) Becky

At 3:19pm on April 1, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Stemwinder (Gary)'s Blog

When will this all end

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:20pm 10 Comments

This has not been a banner year for me so far. It started in January with a trip to my PCP for bad neck and shoulder pain. It wasn't long before I ended up in surgery for a rupture cervical disc and soon after that shoulder surgery for a damaged rotator cuff, damaged cartridge and a case of frozen shoulder. I was just released by the shoulder doctor last Wednesday. During this time I was also diagnosed with Meniere's Disease.

Like I said I was released by the orthopedic doctor on…

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A Year in the Life of a Type 2 Pumper

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 12:22pm 14 Comments

Today is the day, December 21st, the day that I inserted my first infusion set. It was an exciting and nervous day. I walked out of my Endo's office where I had met with my trainer free of the 5 injections a day that I had become accustomed, I was hooked up to my new Medtronic Paradigm 723 pump.

My first couple of weeks were a little bit trying, I had "No Delivery" alarms with my second, fourth and fifth infusion sets. It seems that Medtronic did not believe me when I told them that I…

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In their shoes

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 7:30pm 14 Comments

We have all heard the saying? Don’t judge someone till you have walked a mile in their shoes. The same can be said about diabetic types, don’t judge a type until you have lived their D.

We all believe that believe that no one can understand but another D, another T1, another T2. But what about the T3’s or to be more precise a T3 parent who can understand what it is like for them, who can walk in their shoes. Don’t they make every step that their child makes, don’t they live the D life…

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Failure....I think not!

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 9:17pm 3 Comments

Sometimes it disturbs me when I see members who feel they have failed. It disturbs me because there is no failure in diabetes; failure only comes when we give up. As long as we strive to do what is necessary we have not failed.

Some Type 2s feel that to go on insulin will be a failure, but it’s not a failure it’s an escalation of the battle. I am a long term Type 2 who is fully insulin dependent, in the minds of some I am a failure because I have to take insulin, I beg to differ. I was…

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