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10-18-2011, 10:32 AM
any other Diabetic tiler's on the forum, just been for my yearly check up ,and everything is OK,the nurse even gave me a FLU-JAB , could do with droping some weight but i lack the motivation in the winter as i love filling stodgy fattening food so rabbit food never look's appetising to me:rofl:
10-18-2011, 04:30 PM
i'm borderline diabetic. everyone else in my family is. i have to be super careful. any kind of wrong eating can set me off. ive gotten a lot healthier though. and i know what you mean about the winter time laziness :)
10-18-2011, 04:45 PM
How does it affect you when you go over? I too am borderline..
10-18-2011, 05:15 PM
I got it bad very bad. If you can avoid it now do it! I wear an insulin pump that's how bad i got it. Loose the weight you don't want this disease.
10-18-2011, 10:05 PM
Hello Rick, I also use an insulin pump, which in almost twenty years has allowed me far easier and more stable control of Type 1 diabetes than I had with classical insulin injection technique for almost twice that previously.
Let's reserve the idea of "got it bad" to those who are not maintaining control of their diabetes, including the estimated 1/3 out of the United States' approx 23 million with diabetes who "don't know they have it yet".
How does it affect you when you go over?
Most people of middle-age should be concerned about and watchful, including annual blood-glucose measures ordered by their physicians, for Type 2 diabetes.
Effects of diabetes are seen in damage to nerves, blood vessels, especially microcirculation capillary damage which leads to both vision(retina damage) and kidney function problems. But you are in the beginning unlikely to notice any of that yourself, only possibly to be bothered by excessive thirst and volume of urine production. "Over" could also show up in unusual fatigue, or changed eye-focus "glasses are fine part of the day, not strong enough sometimes".
I suggest the term "borderline diabetes" is a physician's lie for not wanting to get into the necessary details to begin a proper control campaign with a person.
Losing the last 15 pounds you gained will often make for a significant reduction or years postponement of diabetes. You could begin to take command of your own situation by investing about $1/day in self blood-glucose monitoring, just so you can see for yourself what happens to your blood-glucose numbers "when you do this, when you do that", then go back to discuss with physician...
See more beginning with the American Diabetes Association http://diabetes.org
and WebMD http://diabetes.webmd.com/default.htm
and for Type 1 only, (Not your typical middle-age problem):
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation http://www.jdrf.org
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