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Posted: May 3, 2013
So, if you read my Twitter / Facebook feed you’ll know that for some reason – for about 5 days earlier in the week – I thought I was perhaps CURED after almost 50 years with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). I wasn’t the only one having the same thing happening – other T1D mates of mine were having the same lows like I was – tho’ for me – I wasn’t rebounding up (e.g. blood sugar spiking high) – but I was having the opposite – of going lower or not moving at all from a range of 3.5 – 4.5 mmol/l (63 – 81 mg/dl). Sometimes I would go lower, and this was just on my basal insulin – which currently is Lantus while I’m taking a siesta from George Michael my Animas 2020 pump since the beginning of the year.
Now that the warmer weather is occurring (Spring is very short here in Montreal, boom, suddenly we are having summer like temps) – more of my neighbours that I chat to during the year are coming out of their homes. One of my neighbours is a Type 2 diabetic (T2D) – and her sister who lives close by is always coming to me to ask for advise on her. She says her sister eats too much bad food, doesn’t test her blood sugars enough, yadda, yadda, yadda. I always ask her, is she seeing her doctor, is she getting ill frequently, is she happy? Of course, the answer is, yes, she’s doing fine. So, I try to tell the sister that if she’s okay – then not to worry too much - but that she is a good sister for caring. Now, if she was losing weight/gaining weight drastically, getting ill, then there would be concern to worry I told her.
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Posted: Oct 14, 2012
Okay - I swore I'd written about this skin problem of mine before - but apparently - after searching every nook and cranny here at Diabetes1.org - I think it was a figment of my imagination that I had or like usual - my best blogs occur during my brief sleep periods I have been having at night these months - and then BING – GONE - lost in the recesses of my sponge brain forever.
This itchy / crawly feeling of the skin that I've been experiencing is something I’ve seen alot when using the search engine for hypothyroidism problems. I have done some research that also says a similar problem happens to women in peri-menopause stage - which I am as well. I'm like a mixed douche bag of hormonal upheaval right now – scratch, scratch, scratch. On top of all this, let’s not mention – anxiety, mood swings (both not usually me at all), depression, weight gain - just all common things for these types of hormonal changes. Oh the joys of aging!!! Can I click my heels together and be taken back to earlier days???
So, thanks to the Internet (sorry to all my doctors). All I have to do now is await my appointment in December with my endo - where I will pounce upon him (claws retracted – I like him too much as he’s my Pimp for Legal Drugs). I will present him with what I've come across in my quest for the itchy skin problem – that’s if I have not scratched myself to the bone (though I've got LOTS of fat to go thru' before then - that's the only good thing with this weight gain).
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Posted: Jun 25, 2010
Photo credit: bekkahrae at Photobucket
Have you started menopause yet? Curious because I started about a year ago, aka peri-menopause as they call it these days. I never had the regular PMS issues that many of my friends had during the years of "regular" menses. I always had interesting periods mind you but not PMS, WARNING the next sentence gets abit more descriptive - but if you dissected worms / rabbits in biology class - you'll be okay. I tend to have periods that are just blood clots due to polyps that I have (which are examined every year - if they become size of grapefruits - then they get nipped in the bud aka surgery ).
Starting on this new "life" which seems to have really hit me full force lately with headaches, bloating (I'm too old to be pregnant right?), fun times on the Porcelain Goddess from the derriere point of view (sorry - but have to be honest here) - I am ready to hit the looney bin. Instead of just a few days to a week of this, I'm now going into my 3rd week!!!! I'm so exhausted and of course with the hormones making the emotions wacky, I'm having to bite the bullet sometimes when I'm about to lose it (Mike my hubby wears a great shield of armour lately - bless him).
Yes, I've now become one of those women that I used to think were making the PMS bit all up (well except I did have a boss that when she had PMS - you knew it for sure - scary stuff - stay clear - be careful what you say). Of course, on top of this, my basal settings, bolus settings are now totally screwed up. What was working for me prior - throw it out the door - and just inject more - wait a few days to see how it works - inject more. I've now tripled my amount of basal (Levemir) twice a day injections. Yes, still having the issues with lumps forming at the injection site, and now with the larger dosage, they are no longer little tropical islands but the size of Russia (no offense, but figured Russia is the biggest country I can think of that came to mind in my strange mind I have these days).
I cannot WAIT to see my GP who I had tried to see back in March and she was only available to see in July. I think she may regret having me as her patient as I babble on about what's been happening. Of course, I see my endocrinologist and gynecologist within a few days of each other. It's see the doctor month for me - oh joy!!
Next life, I come back as a man - they get manopause later in life though - right?
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