Emily, look at the picture that 'lots of shots' put on my home page. I have been laughing so hard, it is way funny. To better understand this place. While I worked for the city the ambulance was called out to Indian Heights for a gun shot wound. A woman had a corn on her foot and it was hurting so badly she got all liquored up with Jack Daniels and got a shot gun. She aimed it up with the intent of blowing the corn off her foot. In fact she hit it. and in fact she did remove the corn. She also removed over half her foot. She said upon pulling the trigger and seeing what happened, she yelled,
"Oh S***, I shouldn't done that"
hahahaha the EMTs were laughing so hard they almost did not get her too the ER. This place is just, well, its a different world out there. We supplied ambulance services out there for years, as well as sanitary sewers and overflow fire protection.
Your post on facebook came across my page the other day. You were having the dreaded day of I am sick of dealing with D monster day. We all have those days. Some of us have those days for months, and even years. Who can blame us? It is a 24/7/365 disease that never gives you a break and is completely misunderstood by most of the general public.
But I know you rediscovered your strength. I know that you put on your big girl panties and got on with it. Because that is what we do. We are strong, because we have to be. And you are stronger because you encourage others. And together, while we might not see that cure, we are still fighting for the cure for the generations that will come after us. We have to because #wecannotwait!
I just wanted you to know that I hear girlfriend, and was hoping you day got better.
Emily apparently this post was considered "hostile" (this isn't it exactly, but is the most recent draft I have). Could you explain how this is "hostile"?
Dave, I don't see an apology here, but maybe I missed it. There certainly would have been less conflict if you had made those changes in your initial post. It also would have helped if you hadn't defended your original post saying it needed no modification, until your post here. If you had posted the following, then I would have endorsed it completely:
"There is much that T1's and T2's have in common with this illness. We face similar health risks and alterations to our lifestyle with the exception of insulin therapy, and even that isn't a bright line separating us. Some T2's that are no longer producing appreciable insulin need to supplement with insulin injections (some would argue that more T2's should manage their diabetes with insulin). And we both face burdens of management, record-keeping, etc."
"Often with disease there are multiple paths to getting there, but once you arrive, the disease is similar. That is how it is with diabetes. T1 or T2, we are brothers and sisters, not cousins. We really need to keep that in mind and act like it, folks."
Thanx Emily my dear friend. We are ok here. We are doing screening now with glucometers and test strips sent to me by Carol Atkinson of IFL USA.My regrets is that it is soon finish but GOD will make another provision. The weather is so hot with high humidity. I don't know if the heat is also causing diabetes. We are having more people now with diabetes. Thank you my dear. Joakin
Emily, I had a post removed earlier today without any mention or explanation. Could you find out why this was done? My post was an attempt to find common ground on a divisive issue and was carefully written and in no way inflammatory. I am deeply offended that this was done. Could you please put the post back or explain why it was removed? Thank you.
hi emily, thanks for all you do. i have no idea how to leave a comment about the non invasive glucose meter. i want to let people know that wireless technology, specifically information carrying microwave radiation is not non invasive. it travels through walls, travels through bodies and within milliseconds has a myriad of biological effects within a large number of biological pathways. It may be useful and in fact necessary but it doesn't come without a risk. In fact, I measured the milligauss or low frequency reading from just the battery in my daughter's pump and it put out a 5 miligauss pulse every 5 seconds. Over 2 m/g is considered a health risk. There should be a protective shield between the pump and the skin so that it reduces risk of cancer or leukemia. This is the inconvenient truth that nobody wants to look at or consider let alone discuss. I have approached the JDRF many times with information about Wireless technology and it's affect on blood sugar ( www.magdahavas.com ) and they have NEVER responded nor acknowledged my communications in any way.
Emily, thanks for the comment. When people read and respond to a blog post they encourage more content and more content encourages more writing etc. I appreciate you reading mine, it gives me desire to restart the effort.
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