So diabetes has struck my family with yet another blow. As my 66 year old dad was admitted to the ER again this time with yet more complications including slome renal failure which they say he may be…Continue
"Yes I know people with Type 1 who are older than 65. There is no real way of predicting and obviously the much better control you can maintain the better. But more and more people are reaching the 50 year mark with Type 1 all the time. I think for…"
So diabetes has struck my family with yet another blow. As my 66 year old dad was admitted to the ER again this time with yet more complications including slome renal failure which they say he may be able to heal if he recovers from the infection and has one more amputation. The internal mes doc told me that we are lucky he has lives to this ageBecause T1 s don't usually live past 65. What the docDidnt know was that my sistee and I also have T1.He was telling me this to Be honest and prepare us…See More
"Went there when I was first diagnosed, dietitian was OBESE and told me that if there is a box of cookies in her house she can eat a whole box, I was working at Walmart at that time and ate at the mcdonalds for lunch daily, she told me it was okay.…"
"he he a tazer might be a bad idea because you might use it on some one. :)
I have heard others say the same thing when their BG is too low.
Actualle, I hope you don't feel too bad for long. From what I understand this is not a part of you that…"
This group is to talk about experiences with hypoglycemic events. At the very least, they are embarrassing. Whether in general or a specific time, you can ask for advice, vent or just talk about what happened among people who understand.See More
I was also diagnosed with type 1 later than most and it is so frustrating that every thing I find is about type 2, which is ok but I really would like more information on type 1. There doesn't seem to be enough support or information…"
Went there when I was first diagnosed, dietitian was OBESE and told me that if there is a box of cookies in her house she can eat a whole box, I was working at Walmart at that time and ate at the mcdonalds for lunch daily, she told me it was okay. The nurse never had time for me and kept cancelling appointments, saw a social worker there and she asked me if I was depressed. Mind you that was ten years ago, things may be dif, and probably dif CDE's. Totally a waste of my time, the dietitian didn't even tell me how to
count carbs, how could I take a seriously obese dietitian seriously anyway? Hypocrite! I learned more from current dietitian, she spends as much time with me as needed, gives me free stuff to try, including test strips, I just want to know if all dietitians stick to the same regime for all patients. I am being referred to a new endo, and nurse educator, but keeping same dietitian, out of the four others I seen, she is the only one that helped me make sense and understand how to carb count. Youville was a HORRIBLE experience for me, but like I said that was ten years ago, things change, maybe better now, hopefully for all those patients going there!
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