Richard I was Fishkill, NY area last year for a few days and I think I remember crossing a board pointing to Catskill while driving upto Albany....Hello Mike, welcome aboard! My wife was born and grew up very near Falls Church. Just a mile or so outside of the city limits.
I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6, and am very healthy. I grew up in Roanoke, VA. I love the Blue Ridge Mts. there. Now I live in NY, in the Catskill Mts. region. It is beautiful here too.
What a story. Sorry to hear you had to go through all this. Sometimes we wonder who made some these guys doctors ??thosebackpages: Thank you!
Tony: Thanks. Control in the beginning was tough because I was mis-informed and they were not sure if I was a type 1 or 2.
History is interesting:
Day 1: Blurred vision. Phone consult with MD. Wait a day, then call eye dr.
Day 2: Eye doctor visit. Says "it's just stress, wait 2 weeks".
Day 3: Back to eye doctor. Same response.
Day 5: Can't read license plates & highway signs. Vision completely blurred.
Day 6: New eye doctor. Thinks I have a sugar problem. Sends me to a labcorp.
Day 7: Eye doctor calls my MD. MD sends me to ER. BG at 805, A1c at 11.5
Day 8: Still in hospital. On fluids and insulin.
Day 9: Told to take insulin for bg value (not bg PLUS what you are eating).
>> Also given metformin.
>> Endocrinologist at Johns Hopkins says I'm doing good. Keep up routine.
>> Six months later bg is all over the place.
>> Physician says to maintain better control.
>> Six months later bg still all over the place.
>> New endocrinologist as referred by MD....
>> New endrocinologist eye balls pop out. Says I'm type 1 treating it all wrong. Honeymoon period over. I get yelled at for waiting so long. :-(
>> Since then, I see the new Dr. every 3 months. A1c at Sept 2011 = 6.3, A1c at Dec 2011 = 7.0
New endocrinologist is the best dr. ever.
In the end I'm doing better but I only get a B in insulin management. Endocrinologist wants me to use a pump now to even further manage it better. I actually look forward to it...
I like this story because it says my eye doctor was smarter than most and did not dismiss me as "just stress".
Hope you find that interesting.
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Googled and read about this - you take 3 Tablespoons of coconut Oil daily? What does it do for you?