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  • Insuline allergy

    Case study: My mother has been a (slim) T2 diabetic for the past 10 years. She is 78 years now. She started with a FBS of 200 mg/dL 10 years ago, then was treated with Medformin increasing dose from 1000 mg/day to 3000 mg/day. All this time her FBS was not going below 120 mg/dL (actually staying mainly...
    Posted to Coping with Complications by averomania on Wed, Aug 15 2012
  • Severe systemic allergic reaction to insulin

    My mother has been a type II diabetic for 20+ years. Recently her blood sugar levels reached 600+ even while taking her oral medications. She was put on Levemir insulin and now 3 weeks after her blood sugar has been below the 200's. However, she has red welts all over her body (including head, face...
    Posted to Coping with Complications by kahlan on Thu, Jun 21 2012
  • I have been suffering from Diabetes for 14 years. Recently, I often feel pain in my waist. Is it the presence of Diabetic Nephropathy?

    According to your description, you are likely to be accompanied by Diabetic Nephropathy. You can confirm it through the test of urine protein and creatinine. In general, it can be diagnosed as pre-Diabetic Nephropathy when urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER) is 20 to 200 micrograms pre minutes. http...
    Posted to Coping with Complications by mariazhang on Sat, Nov 5 2011
  • Levemir Lumps?

    I started using Levemir at bedtime about a month ago. I've noticed that I seem to have lumps under some of the injection sites. Has anyone experienced this type of problem with insulin injections? I can't seem to find any information about this. I don't seem to have any other problems with...
    Posted to Coping with Complications by Simi_Papa on Tue, Jun 28 2011
  • flashing lights

    Hello: Just recently diagnosed with Type 1 and doing very well. Had the laser treatment done on my eyes a month ago, and lately I've been seeing flashing lights in my eyes. Would like some feedback on this. Thank you, John
    Posted to Coping with Complications by John Sullivan on Sat, Jun 25 2011
  • Re: Hurt, HURT BEYOND BELIEF...somebody HELP!!!!!!!

    Compared with my initiation to being diagnosed as diabetic and many people that I have spoken with; Doctors by and large are making diagnosis of "diabetes" with very little information. In one blood test, under less than perfect conditions... my doctor declared me a diabetic, issued a prescription...
    Posted to Coping with Complications by kitelady on Fri, Dec 17 2010
  • Feet ulcer healing

    Hello everybody. I'm really concerned about my grandmother's feet wound. She got a crack on her heel which turned into a sore. I found this new method called based on oxygen treatment. We're having an appointment with our doc next Friday I'll ask him but before I ask maybe...
    Posted to Coping with Complications by dbbuddy on Wed, Aug 18 2010