Blog Entries With Tag: come
Blog: Anna's Blog
Posted: Apr 12, 2010
As most of you know from my scribbles yesterday, I've been having some issues with my blood sugars (BG's) lately. To the point that on the Sunday I was close to going to ER due to high blood sugars in the 400 mg/dl (22 mmol/l). On the advise of some of my online PWD's (People With Diabetes) - I went to my pharmacy to pick up some Chemstrips UGK to measure the amount of ketones in my system. For diabetics, ketones in the blood makes it more acid and is poisonous to the brain if left undected for too long (coma and death can happen - ugh). I've been thru' Ketoacidosis as a teenager where I slipped into a coma. Not fun at all for either myself or my family. So, with the way my blood sugars have been lately, I was scared to the point of running around like a chicken without it's head on, but I stayed "somewhat" calm.
The short and the sweet of it. I'm now back to normal. Went to bed with 270 mg/dl (15 mmol/l) and woke up (didn't sleep well of course) with 74 mg/dl (4.1 mmol/l). Still it's going to be a waiting game, as I've not been MDI (multiple doseage injecting) for the past 3 years since being on the pump. Like I did with the insulin pump, I'm relearning how to keep my BG's in control via needle injections - compared to my pump which had all the calculations for IOB (insulin on board), I:C (insulin to carb ratios), and some of the other goodies that help make insulin pumping in my opinion a "slice of cake". In my case, I wasn't sure if I was having issues with scarring due to infusion sites, so decided to take a pump break.
I called up my GP's office this morning to discover she does not have any available appointments until .... July!!! Three months from now. I explained the situation - only suggestion they gave to me - " come into the clinic ". Clinics are my last resort, having to go thru' your history with a GP that doesn't know you, been there, done that. Next option was my Endo, this is where I lucked in, cancellation on Thursday. I'll have to work something out with my clients for that day, but as you're all probably saying ... "Your health comes first".
So, for now, as I finish this up, I feel my BG's coming down. I probably overdosed in the NovoRapid for my breakfast (yes - I had a normal breakfast of toast/PB/OJ - oh joy). Off I go to test, report my results on Twitter and the other areas that I report my daily roller coaster ride with diabetes.
UPDATE: Just Tweeted this - #bgnow 13.2 | 238 So much for thinking I'm low.Either I:C ratio or basal rate is not correct with MDI.Used to work with pump :S #diabetes
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Blog: Michelle's Blog
Posted: Mar 29, 2010
According to a report from the New England Journal of Medicine, nearly 1 in 10 people in China are suffering from diabetes (9.7%) and another 3 in 20 people are on the verge of developing it (15.5%). David Whiting, an epidemiologist with the International Diabetes Federation, was quoted by Rueters as saying that this means that “for every person in the world with HIV there are three people in China with diabetes."
Diabetes is certainly becoming a major public health crisis in China as well as in other developing countries. As these countries improve their economic standings—and as a result eat more and exercise less—illnesses such as diabetes are developing at an accelerated rate.
My questions are…
What can we do to help prevent health crises from forming in developing countries?
Is it even our role to do anything?
I’m really interested in your opinion. I think this topic is strongly connected to the current health care reform debate. How much of a responsibility do we have to manage the health of others?
Posted: Dec 23, 2009
Having never undergone any major surgery since I was little, wherein I had been hit by a motorcycle and thereby needed stitches, I was rather curious as to what life would be like post-being cut open. In my search, I found two rather interesting (and somewhat relevant) articles..
The first is a news article released about an hour ago. It details a man in Idaho who suffered 10 weeks of pain/stiffness because doctors had left a broken device in his knee during surgery. Though the event occurred in 2007 and the device was eventually found and removed in 2008, it made news today because a lawsuit was just filed by the patient, naming the two doctors responsible for the mistake (Buoncristiani and Pletcher), the Sawtooth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (where the two doctors practice), and St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center (where the surgery was initially performed).
Eep. This article makes you realize that something to think about before undergoing surgery is checking up on your surgeon. Getting recommendations might be the best way.... Just saying.
Anyways, the second article is much more interesting. It was a humorous, personal account of life after surgery. The author, Michael Gibbons (managing editor at Aiken Standard) recounts the haze and daze that follows surgery. I found it rather well written and gives you a pretty good idea of what it would be like to come out of surgery. I can only imagine that "drug-filled haze" would be the best way to describe it. Anyone else have any thoughts on what it would be like (mentally) to come out of surgery?
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Blog: Getting it done
Posted: Jun 19, 2008
Haven't been around in awhile - getting my butt kicked by work. I've been traveling and have had my workload almost tripled since some people left the office. Despite the erratic hours and traveling I've been able to keep pretty good control. I have been testing more though to make sure of that. I've also gotten really good at noticing the early signs of an impending problem. This comes in handy if I'm on the road at a client so I don't start to get wonky in the middle of a meeting.
I do want to research and get a pump. I've been talking about it for awhile and the main thing holding me back is that I haven't done the research. I'm a research junky. If I'm going to buy running shoes I will read all the reviews I can get my hands on and after I've exhausted the data I make my choice. With pumps I'm afraid that I'll do my research, pick one and then something new and better will come out. I've also noticed a lot of continuous monitors - that seems to be the wave of the future and it definitely makes sense rather than having to continually, manually test. I think the Navigator is the newest technology for continuous monitoring so I'll definitely be checking that out. I'll keep everyone posted on what I find and let me know if you're using something you love or hate.
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