This past week I took part in a wonderful scientific meeting. It was hosted at my home institution, and the local participants were given the same meal plan as the out-of-town attendees so that we could share meals and socialize with them. I'm not going to complain about the food (suffice it to say I'm not surprised at all the college freshman who get pudgier), because having that extra socialisation time really was a great opportunity. The dining hall and the restrooms were on a different…Continue
So my history in brief. I started seeing an endocrinologist last summer because of Grave's disease. I was also showing slightly elevated fasting blood glucose (fBG) at the time, but the endo assured me it was just a side-effect of the Grave's (which is what I figured). After a month on methimazole my thyroid levels started coming down, but my fBG stayed up. This prompted my endo to order more tests and he came back with a diagnosis of T1D. He said I was in the grace period, and wouldn't need…Continue
This past April I went to visit a GP for a routine physical, and this is where the drama started.
My thyroid hormone was high, and so was my blood glucose. I went for radio-iodine imaging and was sent to an endocrinologist who told me I have Grave's disease and started me on meds for that.
As my thyroid came under control, my blood glucose remained high, so the endo had more tests taken and about a month ago I was told that I have type 1 diabetes.
I'm still in the…Continue
Hello everyone, and thank you all for your welcome. I've got another blog on the go, So I may not put up a lot here. You all are welcome to visit the other blog, but be warned, I'm doing my best to be blunt and honest about my feelings and attitude, and sometimes it's not nice, and sometimes I'm just bitching in the heat of the moment.
I'm curious here... are there any of you folk who lift weights or engage in other…Continue