Yvonne
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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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Yvonne replied to Natalie ._c-'s discussion 'Evaluating studies from a patient perspective'
"I take studies with a grain of salt. One day drinking coffee will kill you; the next, it is good for you. $$$$"
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Yvonne replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"I have a very bad back, so am having to carry less and less. Since I do not inject insulin at lunch, I often carry nothing but my cell in my pocket that has my debit card and one credit card and driver's license. I did manage to find a tiny…"
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"BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Yvonne!!"
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Yvonne replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Those who have had laser for PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"The doctor who prescribed vitamin D for me had tests run, too, but it's listed as one of the side effects. I looked it up. I worked for a pastor once whose grown son ended up in the hospital. Turned out he was dosing himself with iron…"
Apr 4
Yvonne replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Those who have had laser for PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I did not know that about B-12 supplements. I've sworn off all supplements. I got a 5 mm kidney stone from vitamin D. True. The urologist, who was in with 13 urologists, asked me if I'd ever had a kidney stone. No. Had anyone in my family…"
Apr 4
Yvonne replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Those who have had laser for PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I'm glad to hear you are in good hands, Elizabeth. I've had some very bad experiences with incompetent doctors. Sorry this is happening to you. We would like to think that keeping our blood sugar at good levels will prevent complications,…"
Mar 28
Yvonne replied to Summer P. Horton's discussion 'Too FEW carbs at a meal?' in the group Type 2
"I was treated by two endos over a period of about fifteen years. Both told me to check my blood sugar 2 hours after eating. My second endo had this printed on a log I filled out. He was an assistant professor of endocrinology at the University of…"
Mar 26
Yvonne replied to Kristy S's discussion 'Diabetic Neuropathy and Foot Pain Questions'
"I started using Salt Sense when my husband had to go on a low sodium diet. I use nothing else."
Mar 25
Yvonne replied to Kristy S's discussion 'Diabetic Neuropathy and Foot Pain Questions'
"After I was diagnosed and got my sugar down, my legs began hurting so bad that the pain woke me up every morning around three o'clock. It was awful. And it was neuropathy. I went on urontin (sp), but when I read the side effects, I did not want…"
Mar 25
Yvonne replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Those who have had laser for PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Googled it. I'm sure you assumed every diabetic understood these particular initials, but I didn't. I'm used to PDR meaning Physician's Desk Reference. I would find a retinal specialist, maybe located in a large city. In…"
Mar 22
Yvonne replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Those who have had laser for PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"What is PDR?"
Mar 22
Yvonne replied to Summer P. Horton's discussion 'Too FEW carbs at a meal?' in the group Type 2
"Amen to all you wrote. My endo told me to test immediately before eating a meal and again two hours after. After you began eating. You will see what foods affect your blood glucose. Be careful to test before, during and after exercising. Good luck!!!"
Mar 2
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a change in insulin because of insurance

My insurance company wrote me a letter recently saying they no longer covered NovaLog Mix 70/30 and I had x number of days to change my prescriptpion!!! What is this about?I've used NovaLog Mix ever since I went to insulin about nine years ago. One of the doctors I use said I would probably be put on Humalog. No problem. I hope not.Anyone have problems changing insulin?See More
Jan 15

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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 8 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 4:48pm on May 10, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Yvonne!!

At 10:45am on May 5, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 7:07pm on September 26, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" 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 the "Blogabetic" 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.

 
 
 

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