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amanda02 replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'Looking for input' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I have a somewhat similar situation. Right now, I am putting off cataract surgery in my right eye.I like having some near vision. When I last saw my retina specialist, I asked him how log I could expect to need to be seen. The answer was,…"
Feb 26
amanda02 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"missrobbie, I never used used HRT, and I am very glad I did not, just as I am very glad I never used Fosimax for bone density. I agree that sometimes the potential benefit of drugs is outweighed by possible harm."
Feb 10
amanda02 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Dr. Wong, My retina specialist did mention Ozurdex to me last year, but was waiting for FDA approval. I will ask him about it again when I see him next month!"
Feb 10
amanda02 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Dr. Wong, Thanks for stepping in! It is always kind of you to provide us with a professional opinion in this forum. Your explanation is clear and helpful MapleSugar, Thanks for your research. I will look at it when I have the time Personally, I am…"
Feb 10
amanda02 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"I don't think "informed consent" documents have much of a chance of standing up in court if actual, serious harm can be proven. I think they are mainly used by insurance companies to talk patients into settling, rather than suing."
Feb 9
amanda02 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"missrobbie, I can understand that would be frightening, but as I wrote, ALL prescription meds have side effects, so you have to make a decision about which matters most to you and whether your doctor thinks the benefits outweigh the risks. From what…"
Feb 9
amanda02 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"missrobie, I have also been getting Lucentis injections. Genentech, the drug manufacturer sends me copies of the possible side effects and adverse reaction caused by the drug which include "serious, sometimes fatal, problems related to blood…"
Feb 8
amanda02 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"What does it take to qualify for Medicare through disability? IS it being legally blind?"
Feb 1
amanda02 replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'How Many Carbs Do You Eat per Meal per Day?'
"Well, I take it seriously. I have been seeing her because I was diagnosed with retinopathy and have been seeing a retina specialist. So I can't ignore it. But she is a GP, and I don't think she sees many people with long-standing diabetes…"
Jan 4
amanda02 replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'How Many Carbs Do You Eat per Meal per Day?'
"dishers, I am puzzled by people like that, too. But my doctor seems to have the same attitude. I even said to her, "you don't really take diabetes very seriously, do you?" And she agreed that she didn't. I think most of her…"
Jan 4
amanda02 replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'How Many Carbs Do You Eat per Meal per Day?'
"I think what meds you are on is also important. People on insulin and sulpherneureas can go too low on low carbs. I follow Bernstein's recommendation of 30 per day : 6-12-12."
Jan 4
amanda02 replied to kirla's discussion 'A1C 14.1 to 5.9 in 4 Months' in the group A1C Below 6.0 On Diet and Exercise ONLY
"I don't know of a test for neuropathy, but it is possible to notice that you are feeling numbness and pain in your extremities. There are tests for retinopathy, which can be a warning sign that you are having complications and will alert you to…"
Oct 22, 2014
amanda02 replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Humana project: second question!'
"Research! Read Dr.Bernstein. Don't believe everything "experts" tell you."
Oct 7, 2014
amanda02 replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Humana project: first question!'
"Get a complete, dilated eye exam. Type 2 diabetes can exist for a long time before it is diagnosed, so you need a thorough eye exam to know where you stand."
Oct 7, 2014
amanda02 replied to BadMoonT2's discussion 'An interesting LCHF video' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Excellent, informative, and interesting presentation, which is also relevant to those of us who try to follow Dr. Bernstein's advice."
Sep 24, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) left a comment for amanda02
"Amanda, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
Sep 9, 2014

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Date diagnosed
March 8, 2012
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Oral, Diet and Exercise

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At 4:19am on September 9, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
The Chat Room on our home page is open daily. Please join us :)

At 2:44am on September 9, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Amanda, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

At 4:35am on September 9, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 1:44am on September 9, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Amanda Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 6:51pm on January 1, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Amanda!

At 1:01pm on January 1, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, and...Welcome home Amanda!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Type 2 Teens!!!"(includes young adults)
Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 8:38am on January 1, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 7:01am on January 1, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.




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