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"My grandmother had frozen shoulder for as long as I knew her until the day she died. She also had Multiple Sclerosis, And T2 Diabetes among other things. She never got her shoulder fixed because she was afraid for some reason and she was the…"
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kristy commented on kristy's blog post 'Frozen Shoulder'
"Hi Karebear..I had the same experience with my shoulder. I woke up with it hurting one day..I had physical therapy for about eight months with no change at here I am 16 months later, still not sleeping, still in pain. Surgery is set for next…"
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karebear1966 commented on kristy's blog post 'Frozen Shoulder'
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Frozen Shoulder

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 4:59pm 18 Comments

Hi there. Just wondering if anyone has ever had frozen shoulder? I was diagnosed almost a year ago, had 3 months of physical therapy and a shoulder manipulation in March but still in a whole lotta pain and very limited range of motion. The doctor just scheduled shoulder surgery for 8/21..just wondering if anyone has had the surgery? I have just started bringing my a1c down and I'm afraid the surgery will make it go back up :( Thanks so much..Kristy

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At 7:30pm on May 6, 2010, Magic said…
Hi Kristi

just checking in on you, so how is life treating you on the pump, I know at times Im thinking the grass is greener on the other side, as I guess its the way it gets with me at times , not having the ability to get pump treatment, but the bottom line is I eat extremely healthy , test my sugar quite often... and exercise as much as possible, and the result is an a1c under 7.. so just gotta keep at it :)
At 7:38pm on April 6, 2010, Magic said…
so no more pump, what insulin regimen are you taking, Ive struggled with it at times, especially over the past years I just did inside.. as that was a test for sure, I went from like a 14.7 a1c my first year in to 7,8 in my second year, and then 7.2, 7.1 my 3rd and fourth , it takes a lot of work , and was thinking that the pump would help that along, is that common what happened to you??
At 12:06pm on February 11, 2010, Angela said…
I'm new here and just wanted to say hello :)
At 10:26am on September 18, 2008, Madie said…
Just thought I'd say hi...I'm from Bakersfield too
At 4:48pm on June 29, 2008, Lee Ann said…
I was wondering if maybe you misunderstood what I meant by "romantic relations" which was the politest euphemism I could think of for sex. I saw you're type 1, and I've never met a type 1 adult except for maybe a nearly diagnosed one who hasn't had a low disrupt sex. If you have been that lucky, that's an impressive accomplishment!

Also, I see you were looking for info on diabulimia. I have links to interviews I've done about it and my recovery in my profile. They might be of interest to you.

:) LA
At 9:24pm on March 17, 2008, Michelle said…
Have you noticed any change now in your insulin resistance? Maybe it takes a while before you start to see a difference...I'd be impatient though and want to see a change immediately! As for me, things are going ok. Not great, but ok. I'm seeing more high numbers than I'd like. Some due to miscalculating boluses and others are unexplained. My pump went haywire a few days ago and I lost all my settings. Of course I didn't have my basal rates written anywhere so I have to start over with figuring them out. I suppose it's not really a bad thing, as I've been meaning to test my basal rates anyway since it's been so long so I've done it...
At 9:52am on March 7, 2008, Michelle said…
I can relate. I've definitely gained weight since starting the pump 5 years ago. I started off losing some weight because I was on less insulin and extremely careful about what I ate. But, that didn't last long. I've had some site infections, too. Strangely, it wasn't until I had been pumping for more than 4 years before I got my first one. They haven't been bad and I've been able to treat them myself, but I still hate when it happens (as I'm sure everyone does!). How are the pills your endo gave you working? Have you noticed any change in your resistance to insulin?
At 7:36pm on March 4, 2008, Michelle said…
Hi Kristy,
Thanks for your comment. I've had diabetes for 22 years. Not my whole life, but I don't remember much from before I was diagnosed at 7 years old. I can definitely relate to feeling frustrating and wanting to give up. But that's what's so great about this site and the people on it: lots on support to help you get through it. My issues are currently that I can't seem to keep my numbers where I want them and my pump buttons don't always work. Both things are driving me crazy. Luckily, I don't have any complications so far, and I thank God for that every day. You mentioned that you have several issues...what ones? I hope things are going well for you now... talk to you again soon!
At 11:40am on March 2, 2008, Ryan Coelho said…
Hi Kristy,

Tell me a story......keep it clean though. lol

Take care,
At 5:00pm on January 14, 2008, Linda said…
Thanks for adding me. It is a constant struggle like anything else. Most of us have good days and bad days(as far as control) lets just hope we can keep more good ones. I try b/c I think how it is going to affect my daughter when Im not around. If control will help me, I am trying, but my self control is bad.



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