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Femoral Neuropathy

Started Jul 23, 2011 0 Replies

Two months ago I started having problems with bad pain in my quads making simple walking a challenge. Since I have been dx'd with RA I figured the pain was connected with it some how. So I done some…Continue

Sleep apnea reason for diabetes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly WPA Dec 30, 2010. 1 Reply

I had to go see a pulmonary doctor because of some breathing problems I have when I get around certain chemicals and such. The doctor surmized that I needed to do a sleep study he felt it would help…Continue

left leg stumble sometimes while walking

Started this discussion. Last reply by OldManInSC Oct 15, 2010. 2 Replies

I have noticed over the past few days when I'm out walking my left leg stumbles almost causing me to fall I do walk with a cane so that helps keep me from falling. I have neuropathy in both my feet…Continue

Prednisone and Blood sugar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terrie Jun 25, 2010. 4 Replies

A few days ago I contracted a serve rash thanks to side-effects of Januvia. I went to get it checked out my doctor put me on 10mg Prednisone 7 day pack. He told me it would play havoc with my BS, but…Continue


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paul thennes commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"I lost 90% of my night vision went for a eye exam got told my eyes looked good,but had the first stages of Glaucoma. The doctor said my eyes pressures were normal so he wasn't sure exactly what caused it. The doctor blamed it on my diabetes…"
Oct 28, 2011
paul thennes joined Manny Hernandez's group

Diabetics With Eye Problems

If you have diabetes and have had eye complications or you are legally blind as a result of diabetes, join this group.
Oct 28, 2011
Sp!tf!re replied to paul thennes's discussion 'Neuropathy and cold weather.'
"i have had the same thing happen to me, my dr. recently told me that i have neuropathy and raynauds/ reynauds (has to do with poor circulation) my pinky toe turned a couple different colors also and took forever to warm up. they say with raynauds…"
Oct 6, 2011
paul thennes posted a discussion

Femoral Neuropathy

Two months ago I started having problems with bad pain in my quads making simple walking a challenge. Since I have been dx'd with RA I figured the pain was connected with it some how. So I done some research with what little info I had and got some knee braces to help support my knees, the braces did help out with the pain and even with continuing to ride my bicycle for exercise my quads had continued to get weaker and much more painful when I wasn't wearing the knee braces.I got informed…See More
Jul 23, 2011
paul thennes replied to Mike's discussion 'Do you wear diabetic id?'
"I have a medic alert tattoo on my left forearm plus I wear one of these medical history bracelets its a usb memory chip inside the bracelet it works really well."
Jul 22, 2011
paul thennes replied to Rich's discussion 'Attention Men - What do you use when you are out to carry all your supplies/CGM/Pump'
"Cargo pants or shorts the pockets do tend to get quite full and bothersome at times I'm going to check out tallygear and Spibelt to see if either one would work for me."
Jun 6, 2011
paul thennes replied to Tee's discussion 'Show your ink.' in the group Inked Diabetics
May 6, 2011
paul thennes liked Caoilte Pickle's group Inked Diabetics
May 5, 2011
paul thennes commented on Caoilte Pickle's group 'Inked Diabetics'
May 5, 2011
paul thennes replied to Doris D's discussion 'Hearing'
"I'm deaf heres a site that may help Hearing Loss Is Common in People with Diabetes Editor: A study funded by the National Institute of Health has discovered that diabetics are much more…"
May 3, 2011
paul thennes replied to MikeyType1's discussion 'Why do tu members leave the tu community?'
"I'm kind of young as far as T2 diabetes goes, but I do know whatever your type its not a lone ranger ride. Everyone needs someone even if its just to say, Hey how you doing? I belong to a few other diabetic sites and sometime people will argue…"
May 3, 2011
paul thennes replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'Calling all TuD members from US states affected by tornadoes'
"I live in NW Georgia Walker county We finally got power back lots of trees down many homes damaged but things are getting better. It was an adventure"
May 1, 2011
paul thennes replied to Kristy S's discussion 'Discrimination of Type 2 Diabetics ???'
"I think this discrimination thing affects all types of diabetics its fueled by the media, advertisers, Paid actor/doctors so they can sell diabetic products. The biggest problem is the lack of general education about diabetes. Its so easy to blame…"
Apr 24, 2011
paul thennes replied to Kristy S's discussion 'Discrimination of Type 2 Diabetics ???'
"It took about 30 mins to get myself together."
Apr 24, 2011
paul thennes replied to Kristy S's discussion 'Discrimination of Type 2 Diabetics ???'
"I was diagnosed T2 march 2009 and since then its been nothing but ups and downs. I already had to deal with discrimination because of my deafness then when the diabetes came up. It was like wow what else is going to happen? I've had two heart…"
Apr 22, 2011
Garry replied to paul thennes's discussion 'Lactic acid worse on Diabetics?' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"I don't know but I've wondered about it myself. What bugs me is that it doesn't just hurt while I'm pushing hard and then stop when I crest the hill. I'll feel sick for the rest of the day, as if I took a poison pill or…"
Apr 8, 2011

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Blurred eyesite at dusk

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

I have noticed over the past week as the sun goes down right around 2 to 3 hrs before dark my eye site gets real blurry kind of like looking through a glass makes me feel kind of dizzy and out of balance then when its completely dark it goes away and my eye site returns to normal and the dizzy out of balance feeling goes away. It never happens during the day time only at dusk.

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At 10:11pm on May 27, 2010, Miss Miss said…
Paul I'm guessing you lost your hearing later in life. Am I right? What is your means of commuitcation if you don't mind me asking?
At 6:39pm on May 25, 2010, Miss Miss said…
Paul how long was you a county deputy for?
At 2:19pm on May 25, 2010, Miss Miss said…
Paul thanks for the friend add.
At 11:26am on May 12, 2010, Patti Burns said…
Don't give up, stay in control with your meds. The depression can slip in anytime, keep your head up. Hope your having a better day today. Patti
At 5:12am on May 11, 2010, Patti Burns said…
Hi, Paul! Hope all is well with you
At 6:16pm on April 25, 2010, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday Paul!
At 10:26am on January 18, 2010, Marie B said…
hi, paul, I used to be fluent in sign language. I even took classes at Gallaudet when I lived near DC. It's been a long time now, but I still remember a lot. I think there's a small group here for deaf and hard of hearing, I could find it for you if you'd like? Hope you're doing well today!
At 5:02pm on December 27, 2009, FlyWilley said…
Hi and welcome to the community of inkers with the big D.
At 12:12am on November 12, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Hi and Welcome to tuD, Paul!
At 7:49am on November 11, 2009, Robyn said…
Hi and Welcome!



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