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what do I tell my friend?

Started this discussion. Last reply by smileandnod Feb 10, 2012. 11 Replies

I am not a diabetic, but he asked this on facebook:This is for the scientists/lab rats out there. My mom got a new glucose meter, which came with a control sample with which to check the meter's…Continue

 

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Kathy left a comment for smokinbeaver
"Hi Sharon. So glad to hear from you, but not happy that you guys are doing some hard traveling. I tell you, multiple medical problems can suck you dry on every level - physically, emotionally, and financially. But you can be proud of your…"
Jun 12
smokinbeaver replied to Sarah's discussion 'Flu Shot'
"That really sucks dperdue! You are the only person I have heard of to have that happen to. I can understand you not wanting to the get the shot. So far me and our family members have not had that happen to us. Sharon"
Jan 17
smokinbeaver replied to Sarah's discussion 'Flu Shot'
"First time I remember having the flu, I was 4 months pregnant, and had to visit the military hosp. I never got the flu very much at all while I was younger. Back in 1977, there was the first swine flu scare, and there were flu shot clinics all over…"
Jan 11
smokinbeaver replied to Sarah's discussion 'Flu Shot'
"I think it is a good idea to get a flu shoot. I have not had the flu very much in my lifetime. I started getting one when I was working. Its pretty expensive, but most the time I got it from a pharmacy or grocery store because it was convenient, and…"
Jan 8
smokinbeaver replied to Hana Rous's discussion 'Some doctors are not very bright'
"Yeah, we've been there having to plead with doctors when my husband Jon, who diabetes 2 has been in the hospital. They never treat diabetics correctly it seems. Can't believe that idiot dr thinking the water with dextrose is only water,…"
Dec 30, 2013
smokinbeaver replied to Samantha's discussion 'Our new Holiday Motto: It isn't Christmas until the paramedics are called'
"Having to call the paramedics got to be a regular thing in our house after my husband (diabetes2)had been taking insulin for a while. It was awful. Once we were able to get the glucogen shot kit, it helped a lot. I had to use one often, and the guys…"
Dec 30, 2013
smokinbeaver left a comment for Marie B
"Thanks Marie! I appreciate your input. The dr said they now have a generic Diovan,including the one with the HCTZ, which is the diuretic. He said it will be timed released. The laxix I have been taking is generic also (furosemide) and that has been…"
Jul 18, 2013
Marie B left a comment for smokinbeaver
"hi sharon, thanks for the update. I was taking that diovan with the diuretic too, it was costing me $94 a month, so I asked the pharmacist about a generic. there is a way you can do it, it involved taking two pills, but it adds up to the same…"
Jul 18, 2013
Linda G left a comment for smokinbeaver
"Sharon!!! Oh man....so sorry to hear of your accident! I pray that you'll heal quickly and feel better soon. How's the pain....did they give you something to bite on? Big Big hugs dear lovey ♥"
Mar 27, 2013
catlover left a comment for smokinbeaver
"Hi Sharon- Sorry I haven't checked in for a while. I have had some medical problems of my own. But, enough about me. I am glad that Jon is home again. I know he is too. Nothing like men in the hospital, a nightmare to say the least. I hope he…"
Mar 23, 2013
Linda G left a comment for smokinbeaver
"My dear dear Sharon. I heard from Reed about Sparky/Jon. Keeping you ALL in prayer ♥ luv and hugs.....linda"
Mar 20, 2013
smokinbeaver replied to brokenpole's discussion 'Look What Happened at Dialysis'
"Unfortunatly this will probably happen again. Getting the 2 big needles into the fistula, which is deep, is apparently not easy for many nurses. The vessel walls are not hardened and scarred yet, so they can infiltrate easily. Its easy to stick the…"
Mar 5, 2013
smokinbeaver replied to brokenpole's discussion 'Look What Happened at Dialysis'
"And the bruising that is going to keep coming up, is only going to get worse. Its going to take a month for all that blood in there to break down and dissolve. The fistula is still new, so people seem to have these infiltration problems at first for…"
Mar 5, 2013
smokinbeaver replied to Rajesh Khanna's discussion 'Reduce sexsual desire.'
"Women answer because maybe they are more comfortable talking about this. I have no problems talking about sex here, my problem is how not to be too graphic and getting censored! Sharon"
Feb 8, 2013
smokinbeaver replied to Rajesh Khanna's discussion 'Reduce sexsual desire.'
"Your H1bc sounds good. Don't know how old you are Rjesh, but this isn't that unusual.Makes me wonder if your testosterone is low? That can have a lot of effect.Are you afraid to mention this to a dr? With diabetics, going low during sex is…"
Feb 8, 2013
smokinbeaver replied to gabby's discussion 'Misconceptions with teachers!!!'
"Gabby test away and keep taking care of yourself! They won't stop, there will always be people who think they know more. Are you still in high school? Just keep on doing what you are doing and survive, and try try try to ignore their ignorant…"
Jan 11, 2013

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My husband has had type 2 diabetes for yrs. I have been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. Makes for an interesting life

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At 8:24am on June 12, 2014, Kathy said…

Hi Sharon. So glad to hear from you, but not happy that you guys are doing some hard traveling. I tell you, multiple medical problems can suck you dry on every level - physically, emotionally, and financially. But you can be proud of your determination to keep moving ahead.

At 10:05am on July 18, 2013, Marie B said…

hi sharon, thanks for the update. I was taking that diovan with the diuretic too, it was costing me $94 a month, so I asked the pharmacist about a generic. there is a way you can do it, it involved taking two pills, but it adds up to the same med.even w/ the generic, still rather expensive, but the doc says I have to. let me know if you'd like the info on the generic combo. I do think it makes my feet and ankles swell, do you have this side effect? give jon my best, we miss him.

At 7:13pm on March 27, 2013, Linda G said…

Sharon!!! Oh man....so sorry to hear of your accident!
I pray that you'll heal quickly and feel better soon. How's the pain....did they give you something to bite on?
Big Big hugs dear lovey ♥

At 9:38am on March 23, 2013, catlover said…

Hi Sharon- Sorry I haven't checked in for a while. I have had some medical problems of my own. But, enough about me. I am glad that Jon is home again. I know he is too. Nothing like men in the hospital, a nightmare to say the least. I hope he stays away from there for a long while. How is Alex doing ? Has he adjusted to school? Women take the pressure of the whole family when things are amiss. Stay well and give my best to Jon. Cat

At 6:32am on March 22, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Dear Sharon. How is my best froiend,Jon,doing? Have they got the pneumonia under control. Knowi9ng Jon he is anxious to ge t out of there. How a re you holding up? When you see Jon tell him I miss hime a lot. Please take care Sharon. Give my love to Alex. HUGS,
Reed

At 8:38am on March 21, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Hi Sharon. I told everyone about Jon. How is he doing? I hope well. He works too hard too. He is is my Prayers as you and Alexare. Take care. HUGS,Reed

At 11:29pm on March 20, 2013, Linda G said…

My dear dear Sharon. I heard from Reed about Sparky/Jon.
Keeping you ALL in prayer ♥
luv and hugs.....linda

At 6:34am on March 4, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Sharon I do get ALL of your messages.

Jon is sure having trouble with his arm. I do not think the nurse4s listen.

How is Alex> Glad to hear it seems that small dose of medicine is helping.

Did Laura come down with the cold?

It is 30 degrees here and last night I had to cover the plants.

Hope yu are doing ok.

Take care.

Hugs,
Reed

At 4:55pm on February 5, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Sharon. How is Jon? I am worried about him. Sorry he had to cancel D. If he does not get any better make sure he sees the doctor. I have a sinus attack affecting my right eye. It is driving me crazy. Did Alex ever meet with his friend? I hope your next appointment at school you get some answers. Tell Jon he is in my prayers as well as you and Alex. A BIG HUG. Reed

At 12:36pm on January 15, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Hi Sharon. I have been up since 3AM. I wrote to Jon. It is not due to Russ's coughng. I just could not sleep. It is nice and quiet at that hour I got a lot done. BG 108. I hope Jon had a chance to snooze at D. How is Alex? You making any headway with the school? All this is new to him and to you folks. He will turn it around. I just hope the kids do not tease him. TOPS tomorrow. I have a speaker coming. Take good care and say hello to Alex for me. HUGS,Reed

 
 
 

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