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Offline Rhiannon

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Sad story of uncontrolled diabetes
« on: April 05, 2016, 12:29:08 PM »
I am a regular bingo player and go most Sundays to a local bingo game for one of the high schools.  The game is staffed by several regular workers, including two adult brothers.  I suspect they may have had a tough early life, and one of them has several problems (hard of hearing, probably some learning difficulties, and diabetes).  Sad to say, I learned that this brother just had one of his legs amputated to the hip due to complications from diabetes.  I am certain that he didn't have anyone preparing meals for him, or making sure he ate properly.  It was very sad to learn just how bad his condition had become.  These bingo sessions were also one of his few social outlets. 

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Re: Sad story of uncontrolled diabetes
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 01:36:17 PM »
These are the posts it's hard to 'like', but it's a real testament to what happens when diabetes is ignored. I'm sorry for your loss, Rhiannon.  :'(

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Re: Sad story of uncontrolled diabetes
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 10:58:08 AM »
Thanks Shanny.  Yes, it is a grim reminder that poor control of diabetes has serious consequences.   :(

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Re: Sad story of uncontrolled diabetes
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 11:34:46 AM »
My friend who burned both of her feet while asleep in her lounge chair I mentioned a year or so ago and says her fasting is usually above 200 and ignores her eating told me that she had an ulcer under her big toe while I was in rehab and is being treated by a podiatrist by having it dug out every 2 weeks but is healing.  Because her feet are so numb she was totally unaware of it.

I fear for her future.

While I was in rehab, I was amazed how the diabetics ate at meals.  None of them paid any attention to what they ate.  The nurse checked their blood sugar prior to meals and gave them a shot if it was over 200 prior to eating.  My tongue was raw from biting it.  All I could do was eat the way I do and try to be an example.  It made me mad at how poorly the population treats this disease because of the ignorance all around us.

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Re: Sad story of uncontrolled diabetes
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 07:20:33 PM »
While I was in rehab, I was amazed how the diabetics ate at meals.  None of them paid any attention to what they ate.  The nurse checked their blood sugar prior to meals and gave them a shot if it was over 200 prior to eating.  My tongue was raw from biting it.  All I could do was eat the way I do and try to be an example.  It made me mad at how poorly the population treats this disease because of the ignorance all around us.

The White Coat Syndrome works in many ways. One way is "It is the truth if the white coat says so". So we really can't blame people who place their trust in the establishment. Yes, I for one, do blame the White coats for not knowing better. It's their job & their field. If they kept an open minded approach, things would be clearer to them
No meds since June 2011
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Re: Sad story of uncontrolled diabetes
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2016, 02:00:33 AM »
Or, you find yourself in rehab or hospital and unable to feed yourself or control boluses. I was put in DKA once in the local hospital under those circumstances - I knew it was coming but couldn't communicate and was a wreck by the time they figured it out.