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Old 12-04-2018, 01:06   #121
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I saw the lady...one of my customers I mentioned before.... she hadDuabetes very badly. She is going in for Caterack surgery Thursday. She said her legs are numb and quite frankly she looks like she is at deaths door. This is the lady who I asked today how many times does she prick her finger and she said 30 times.
Her voice was weak and she could not stand without leaning on something. I’d be surprised if she lasts another year. She has I think type 1. Insulin shots everyday. She is in her low eighties we think. She said she is down to 102 pounds. I feel sorry for her.

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What makes you think she has type 1?

For the record... type 2 does the exact same thing.

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She said it started as type 2 then went to type 1. Believe me she is in very bad shape. But she had it for most of her life.

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Old 12-05-2018, 15:20   #124
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She said it started as type 2 then went to type 1. Believe me she is in very bad shape. But she had it for most of her life.
I guess she could have been misdiagnosed but it cant go from type 2 to type 1.

Ratter51 - why do you think she's in bad shape? Many people live long lives with type 1 or type 2 and not get in bad shape. How do you think she got to the point she got?

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She said so. She sounds bad her voice is very weak and she was on an insulin pump but I heard her say she wish she didnt get rid of it a few years ago. She said the Doctors said there is not more they can do for her. Her looks seem different. This lady is the one who pricks her fingers 30 times a day. Tmrw she goes for eye operation due to diabetes she said. She could hardly write a check.
A couple years ago I had to listen to a lecture about taking care of myself for 15 minutes. By the way my brother dies from Duabetes andParkenson at age 50
And his wife is a nurse practitioner and she said he had type two and she said it turned to type 1. You better check that out. Other than that no one in my family or relatives has or had diabetes that I am aware of. Unless they kept it quiet, no one. I should not have it, so doesn’t make sense.

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Type 2 doesn't "turn into" T1. There are many people who figure that if one needs insulin, they have T1. (Even some misinformed doctors are of this opinion.) But in reality, T1 is an autoimmune disease, and T2 is an insulin resistance condition. If a T2 eventually needs insulin, they are still a T2, but "insulin dependent".

Ratter - I really fear for your future if you don't take your diabetes seriously. Why wait until the horrible complications happen to begin taking control????

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Listen, let me ask you, had a dipstick urine test and it was 2 out of 4. I guess that’s not the best either? Thanks

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Don't know about the urine stick. That is so dated a way of testing for high blood sugar. It is what my T1 sister used back in the 60s before there were glucose meters. It was better than nothing.

BTW - she died of liver failure when she was 22 yrs old because of out-of-control diabetes.

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She said so. She sounds bad her voice is very weak and she was on an insulin pump but I heard her say she wish she didnt get rid of it a few years ago. She said the Doctors said there is not more they can do for her. Her looks seem different. This lady is the one who pricks her fingers 30 times a day. Tmrw she goes for eye operation due to diabetes she said. She could hardly write a check.
A couple years ago I had to listen to a lecture about taking care of myself for 15 minutes. By the way my brother dies from Duabetes andParkenson at age 50
And his wife is a nurse practitioner and she said he had type two and she said it turned to type 1. You better check that out. Other than that no one in my family or relatives has or had diabetes that I am aware of. Unless they kept it quiet, no one. I should not have it, so doesn’t make sense.
you seem to be hung up on pricking your fingers constantly.

would it surprise you to know I havent tested myself once in the last 6 months?
(they also have devices where you no longer need to prick your finger)

type 1 is hereditary - type 2 is the way you eat and how your body responds. So since you have type 2, looking at your family history is not reliable

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She said so. She sounds bad her voice is very weak and she was on an insulin pump but I heard her say she wish she didnt get rid of it a few years ago. She said the Doctors said there is not more they can do for her. Her looks seem different. This lady is the one who pricks her fingers 30 times a day. Tmrw she goes for eye operation due to diabetes she said. She could hardly write a check.
A couple years ago I had to listen to a lecture about taking care of myself for 15 minutes. By the way my brother dies from Duabetes andParkenson at age 50
And his wife is a nurse practitioner and she said he had type two and she said it turned to type 1. You better check that out. Other than that no one in my family or relatives has or had diabetes that I am aware of. Unless they kept it quiet, no one. I should not have it, so doesn’t make sense.
do you think she would do anything different if she could go back in time? do you think she would have managed her diet differently if she had the chance. Maybe she just kept saying that its not that bad and she'll wait a little longer ?

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