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jwinc replied to thisisbs's discussion 'Experience with a vitrectomy?' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"If you get a gas bubble in your eye for the vitrectomy, you CAN NOT fly or go to the mountains, while you have this gas bubble. My understanding us that the gas will expand(when going to higher altitudes) and can result in going blind. Not sure if…"
May 2
jwinc replied to thisisbs's discussion 'Experience with a vitrectomy?' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Vitrectomyrs.com is the company i used. (Vitrectomy Recovery Solutions)Their offices are Wi and FL, but they deliver all over the US. Everythng comes in 1 box. I took Pictures as I removed the items, so I knew how to re-pack the box when it was time…"
May 1
jwinc replied to thisisbs's discussion 'Experience with a vitrectomy?' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I had a vitrectomy a few years ago. My retina had detached. They will sedate you. I did not remember anything, until the very end of the surgey. I could see "something" in my eye but had no pain. The dr injected antibiotics into my eye,…"
Apr 30
jwinc replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery, Laser vs Traditional' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"T1- I had cataract surgery in March and YAG laser July 1st. I didn't know they could do laser for "initial" cataract surgery. YAG laser is to treat clouding behind the new lense that can occur after having cataract surgery, but…"
Jul 20, 2013
jwinc replied to Stuart's discussion '"Study" for my Peripheral Vision Test(s).... HOW ?!?!' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I can't really help as I've never had this test done. My eye Dr just wiggles his fingers as he moves his hand toward the front of my face. Not very scientific. My daughter sees a neuro-ophthalmologist and has this test every year. She…"
Apr 17, 2013
Betty J replied to jwinc's discussion 'Anemia and PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Jwinc, I know what you mean. At one time I use to get a blue tinge to my vision. But the problem I have now is there always seems to be something impairing the vision in my left eye. It looks like there is always something there that only I can see.…"
Apr 1, 2013
jwinc replied to jwinc's discussion 'Anemia and PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Josh~ What is CWS? My CDE recently mentioned that there is a high correlation btwn hypoglycemia and increased strokes. Something about plaque breaking off (can't remember why. possibly spasms within the vessels) causing a stroke. What is the…"
Mar 31, 2013
jwinc replied to jwinc's discussion 'Anemia and PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Betty~ I can relate. My vision issue is really hard to describe. Does your vision get "wierd" when your blood sugar is low? The vision in my affected eye is distorted. It reminds me of when you rub your eye and then try to focus. Looking…"
Mar 31, 2013
Betty J replied to jwinc's discussion 'Anemia and PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Jwinc, I recently discovered this group and glad I did. You mentioned ischemia, which is is the narrowing of the blood vessels in the eye. I wanted to know if it has affected your vision? I too have been anemic off and on for the 54 years of living…"
Mar 30, 2013
jwinc commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live interview with TuDiabetes member Jane K. Dickinson'
"I am unable to attend. Are these interviews taped so that we can view them at a later time? If so, where can we find them? THanks"
Mar 19, 2013
jwinc updated their profile
Mar 15, 2013
jwinc commented on midwatchcowboy's blog post 'Waitress trying to kill me.'
"I can't tell the difference btwn regular and diet. I have used the Diastix Glucose strips to test the drink. The strips expired a long time ago, so I test my drink, then I test a drop of "regular" pop, to make sure my strips are still…"
Mar 15, 2013
jwinc replied to Sarah's discussion 'Low Before A Meal'
"Increase basal by a whole unit? Yikes !!! When I need to adjust my basal rates, I only increase by 0.025. Most of the time, that is all I need. I usually don't change more than one basal rate at a time, unless I am trending high over several…"
Mar 15, 2013
jwinc replied to Sarah's discussion 'Low Before A Meal'
"What do you do if you don't eat all the carbs you've bolused for?"
Mar 15, 2013
jwinc replied to Sarah's discussion 'Low Before A Meal'
"If I am low and eat a meal, I find it takes forever for my bs to start to increase. IN fact, my bs will continue to drop and eventually goes up. I only bolus before I eat, If my bs is high. If it is low, I will do a combo bolus, usually 0:100% over…"
Mar 15, 2013
Steve D left a comment for jwinc
"Hello jwinc - yes. Alot of Vitrectomies is right. All due to hemmhorages is the eyes. When they all started my A1C was 13, so my control, was kinda bad. I have pushed my A1C down to 6.5 now (respectable, but still needs improvement) I have run the…"
Mar 5, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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information, friends
Date diagnosed
May 15, 1983
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6.6
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Pump, CGM
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Ping
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I live in Northern IL. Will be "celebrating" my 30th anniversary with Diabetes.

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At 10:23am on March 5, 2013, Steve D said…

Hello jwinc - yes. Alot of Vitrectomies is right. All due to hemmhorages is the eyes. When they all started my A1C was 13, so my control, was kinda bad. I have pushed my A1C down to 6.5 now (respectable, but still needs improvement) I have run the gambut on complications, right up to a mssive hemmhoragic stroke back in 2005...2 smaller strokes since. Anyway, stay cool!

At 6:27am on March 4, 2013, Steve D said…

WOW, sorry this is not about your problem with your eyes, but I just cant imagine your having ANY difficulties when your A1C is 5.8! I would kill for numbers like that! Believe me, I empathize with the eye difficutles, I muself have had over 30 vitrecomies (both eyes) and 2 cataract revovals (1 in each eye)...My gyess is after you have had the cataract removed things will improve greatly. They did for me, with each time! In any case, good luck and PEACE

At 1:22am on October 29, 2012, shoshana27 said…

welcome to this lovely site

At 5:42am on September 19, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottom of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 5:31pm on September 18, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home jwinc....
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, 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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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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!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:26pm on September 18, 2012, 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 2:06pm on September 18, 2012, 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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