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Prednisone and high A1c

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yvonne Jul 8, 2013. 14 Replies

I told my Internal Med doc that I had taken some prednisone prescribed by an ENT for a sinus infection. I even commented that I didn't want to take it at first, because I knew it would raise my blood…Continue

Anyone in the GAP yet?

Started Aug 22, 2012 0 Replies

I got my letter yesterday. I use MEDCO for my part D. I notice they calculate how much is spent on medications by using the entire amount of money spent--by them and me. They aren't just counting the…Continue

 

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rick phillips left a comment for Yvonne
"Yvonne, it is cool to have the coolest friends. Thanks for being my new cool friend."
Sep 26, 2013
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Linda G left a comment for Yvonne
"Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Yvonne! Alabama....so far away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of…"
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" BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Yvonne!!"
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Marie B left a comment for Yvonne
"Yvonne, I saw your comment on Rick's page. Please join our group for those with eye problems http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabeticswitheyeproblems we actually have a well-known retina specialist in the group! also this member…"
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"Yvonne, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week."
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Sep 22, 2013
Randy replied to Yvonne's discussion 'What kind of doctor do you use to treat neuropathy?' in the group Neuropathy
"Hi Jan. Congrats on you A1c. I've been able to keep mine at 5.5 as well. I read a Johns Hopkins study that says it takes 2 years of solid control to begin reversing the affects of PN. I have personally found that to be true.How about you? How…"
Jul 22, 2013
Cosumne Jan replied to Yvonne's discussion 'What kind of doctor do you use to treat neuropathy?' in the group Neuropathy
"I have severe peripheral neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, and for a year or so was suffering from diabetic amyotrophic neuropathy. The latter caused me to lose 40 pounds of leg muscle and put me in a wheelchair. It was only when I was in a…"
Jul 22, 2013
Randy replied to Yvonne's discussion 'What kind of doctor do you use to treat neuropathy?' in the group Neuropathy
"I have never seen an endo. My GP was trained overseas and has a very good and realistic view of D. He sent me to a neurologist for testing because he thought my problem had more to do with CTS than neuropathy. He was wrong and the neurologist gave…"
Jul 22, 2013
shoshana27 left a comment for Yvonne
"welcome yvonne.when igo to hospital i ask for regular diet not kosher nor diabetic because it is full of chemicals & i just count carbs & am on the pump good luck to you."
Jul 22, 2013
shoshana27 replied to Yvonne's discussion 'What kind of doctor do you use to treat neuropathy?' in the group Neuropathy
"first find a good endo then yes you can go to a neurologist by yourself unless you need to be recommended to one"
Jul 22, 2013
Brunetta replied to Yvonne's discussion 'Prednisone and high A1c'
"Yvonne, I have had diabetes for almost 46 years. Medicine is a practice, Remember, so many doctors are "practicing" on you. I have found that many professionals in the medical field are not fully educated about diabetes at all, regardless…"
Jul 8, 2013
Megan S replied to Yvonne's discussion 'Prednisone and high A1c'
"Well, they think I am predisposed to having D because of family history. A couple of years later and I have since been diagnosed with Type 2. I am still on the fence about going back to the endo and getting a clearer diagnosis again though, since I…"
Jul 7, 2013
Megan S replied to Yvonne's discussion 'Prednisone and high A1c'
"I took Prednisone for a week during to deal with chronic sinus infections. I ended up in hospital with a yeast infection, still existing sinus infection and BG of 27 (486). This was when I was diagnosed with D. I was put on insulin, and ended up…"
Jul 7, 2013
Christalyn replied to Yvonne's discussion 'Medicare and meters' in the group Type 2
"Ask your doctor and see if they can give you test strips from the vendors.."
Jul 4, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me, 1 or more of my children, 1 or more of my siblings, 1 or more of my friends
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
more knowledge
Date diagnosed
January 1, 1998
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
none
Tell us more about you (optional)
I was put on diabetic pills when first diagnosed. After studying, I stopped medication and began controlling type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise. Went on insulin 2004. Have used NovaLog Mix 70/30 since with good results. Recently was hospitalized for blood clot and was put on plain NovaLog using the sliding scale. My blood sugar is still messed up. Went low for two weeks, now going high. This hospital has "hospitalists" who take over the care of all patients and only communicate with one's primary doctor. My endo lowered the amount of insulin I was taking because of the lows. Then the began going high. I'm re-adjusting the amount of insulin I take.

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Letter from hospital in response to complaints about diet and medication

Posted on February 2, 2012 at 4:24pm 9 Comments

The patient representative said I was given an injection of 40 units of 70/30 on admission and then the doctor ordered a sliding scale to go along with the 70/30 if needed but the nurse never injected them at the same time. The nurse documented that you did refuse (I did not) all insulin that was ordered after that dose. I complained a lot because they were testing me every two hours all night long, but I did not refuse. I woke up in the middle of the night with someone injecting insulin in…

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Paula Deen's ignorance

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 7:52am 1 Comment

I've always liked Paula Deen and was hoping she could become a spokeswoman for diabetes, but after reading her remarks and her first recipe, I realize she has yet to sit down with a good endocrinologist and diabetic dietician before she began giving out advice and recipes.

Most of us on this website know that diabetes is NOT about eating LIGHT. Eliminating cream cheese and butter from a diabetic's diet is not going to change their blood glucose number…

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At 7:07pm on September 26, 2013, rick phillips said…

Yvonne, it is cool to have the coolest friends. Thanks for being my new cool friend.

At 6:32pm on September 26, 2013, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Yvonne!
Alabama....so far away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario...a city named Kitchener-Waterloo (2 cities joined together). I'm a wife of 34 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 29, the other 27), a grandma to 4 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski (though not as much now), ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!! Tell me a bit about yourself and keep in touch, ok?
luv and hugs....linda

At 4:36pm on September 25, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Yvonne!!

At 11:35am on September 24, 2013, Marie B said…

Yvonne, I saw your comment on Rick's page. Please join our group for those with eye problems

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabeticswitheyeproblems

we actually have a well-known retina specialist in the group! also this member
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/kindletheflame
(Jen) is legally blind, and I'm sure she'd give you some tips and helpful advice.

congrats on being featured!

At 5:58pm on September 23, 2013, rick phillips said…

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

At 7:07am on July 22, 2013, shoshana27 said…

welcome yvonne.when igo to hospital i ask for regular diet not kosher nor diabetic because it is full of chemicals & i just count carbs & am on the pump
good luck to you.

At 1:27am on January 22, 2012, Gerri said…

Glad you changed it. Didn't want you to feel ignored that no one commented. So many new blogs daily that the older posts get buried quickly.

At 7:34am on January 20, 2012, Gerri said…

Hi Yvonne,

Your blog is posted & has been up. http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/paula-deen-s-ignorance. Don't understand about "awaiting approval." Blogs & discussions immediately appear without requiring approval. When did you receive this notice? It is closed for comments, which is something the poster sets as an option.

At 9:37pm on January 19, 2012, Gerri said…

Hi Yvonne,

Your Paula Deen blog is closed for comments. Your right to not allow comments, but I wanted to mention this in case this wasn't intentional.

At 10:15am on January 8, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Yvonne- Thanks for the friend add. We cat lovers have to stick together. Glad you joined Pets and People, animal lovers enjoy talking about their animals. Keep your cat in check. LOL

 
 
 

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