Diabetes Complications

You Want to Try Again?

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Complications, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes By July 2, 2013 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

“You want to try again?” “Yep.” http://youtu.be/KxRadetesYU   (Thanks for your comments and emails yesterday.  The support found in these kinds of patient communities help so many of us to keep trying … again and again and again.  Thanks for what you’ve done for me, and what you do for so many.  Now go outside and roll down a hill,…

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Complicated.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Complications, Real Life Diabetes By July 1, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 109 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with macular edema. It’s a complication you can’t see, one that I can’t see until I can’t see.  Sophisticated computer equipment and  camera technology have afforded me the opportunity to find out early, giving me the chance to track this issue closely and opt for aggressive treatment options (laser surgery, medicated eye drops,…

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Eye Love San Diego

Diabetes Complications, Diabetic Mommy By June 28, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

Back at the beginning of May, the Bird took a swipe at my left eyeball with her little birdie talon, ripping off a nice, solid chunk of my cornea and leaving me in some serious pain.  It was a rough couple of days, especially because Chris was away for the week on business, but my family and friends pitched in to help…

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Discovering Health

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Online Community By November 13, 2007 No Comments

Last night, I had a chance to attend the premier of Discovery Health’s documentary, Diabetes:  A Global Epidemic, held at the Museum of Natural History in NYC.  The documentary follows former American Diabetes Association president and head of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Fran Kaufman, around the globe as she visits different countries and explores…

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Verdict Overturned.

Diabetes Complications By September 10, 2005 No Comments

So I worked hard on my bloodsugar control. Tested pretty constantly. Blew through about a bottle of strips every two days or so. And I went to the gym. Nothing outrageous and I am by no means a certified professional (as exhibited by my wardrobe’s lack of pink sweatpants), but I went. And went consistently, save for the car accident…

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What They Found.

Diabetes Complications By May 15, 2005 No Comments

What they found: a “cotton wool spot along the vascular arcade superior temporal in the right eye.” What that is: a swelling of the surface layer of the retina, when a part of the eye isn’t provided with enough oxygen due to a damaged blood vessel. What They said: “Don’t get worked up about it. It could have been there last year when…

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The Verdict in my Eyes.

Diabetes Complications By May 12, 2005 No Comments

I’d like for everything I post to be uplifting and inspiring … to fill other diabetics and parents of diabetic children with some semblance of hope. To come across these vignettes and find solace therein. But sometimes I am scared. I can’t think of any other way to say it – I’m nervous tonight. It will have been nineteen years…

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