"Like other's I'll deliver the short story. It was the fall of 1975 and I was 16. I had been drinking a lot of fluids and needless to say had been making numerous bathroom trips. My mom caught me on one of these trips in the early morning…"
"The basal/bolus routine with flexible dosing and eating is a relatively a new concept to diabetes management. Back in the day with animal insulins and with the human insulins, fixed dosing and eating was the norm. You ate fixed amounts at each meal…"
"Pretty much what HPN posted. If carefully done so as to ensure that no cross contamination occurred one may even accomplish and achieve results similar to the studies cited. However, given the nature the "general" public the Sanofi…"
"Diabetes doesn't begin to describe who I am so it's not something I ever bring into conversation. That doesn't mean I hide it thou, the bracelet complete with a fire engine red medical cross and caduceus is there for anyone to notice…"
"Hi all, fifty three year old husband, father and grandfather. I had scarlet fever when I was not quite three becoming deaf without the aid of hearing aids. Considered a pre-lingual hearing loss as I hadn't started to even speak at that point,…"
"I had to laugh out loud when I opened the picture. My wife, an RN was walking by and asked what was so funny so I read her the title of the thread "Fingersticks that hurt" . . . she then said, try changing the lancet once in a while. I…"
"Like others, I manange independently making my own adjustments as needed. Regular doctor visits are to keep prescriptions renewed as well as monitor other health issues that aren't so easily monitored at home. As my wife does most of the…"
"I'm still fairly old school or maybe habit is just hard to break. I eat breakfast the same time Monday thru Friday, lunch and dinner are at the same time every day as well although it can vary by 15-20 minutes either way. Weekend schedule is…"
"For some a delay of several hours before the low happens. One thing not mentioned is the liver can only process about a pint or so per hour of beer or the equivalent of hard liquor. Drink 4 beers or shots in an hour or two and your liver is tied up…"
"As Putertech said above:
"your liver will not bail you out if you go low because it's too busy detoxifying your body from the alcohol"
This is the key "malfunction" if you will, when combining alcohol and carrying injected…"
"I have two strikes against me on the blood pressure issue. In addition to diabetes I also have polycystic kidney disease which also commonly causes high blood pressure. I currently take a max dose of Norvasc and 10mg lisinopril which keeps me in the…"
"Your doctor has the right idea, all we can do is reduce the symptoms. As for the words "cure" and "reverse", that people use to describe their solution to the problem they're are just that . . . words. Words only have…"
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Kim Vlasnik, you NAILED it! In this video, Kim Vlasnik takes our breath away as she describes what its like to be a person with diabetes. Fortunately, Stanford’s Medicine-X Conference gives ePatients, like Kim, a chance to speak since we carry the Read on! →