Diabetes hocus pocus

Posted by mariepaschali @mariepaschali, May 17 10:33am

Hello Mayo Staffs!

Young snowbird with inflammation spreading, Questioning the validity of drawing blood on fingertips daily? Except for self monitoring, which can be done by equipments nowadays. Any real usage benefits for that practice?
Thanks!

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Hi @mariepaschali, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, an online community to connect with other patients. It sounds like you have a question for Mayo Clinic staff/clinicians. You can post your question to your team on the Mayo Clinic patient portal.

You're right that there are different ways to monitor blood sugar levels. Many glucose monitors use finger pricks, others like the continuous glucose monitor do not.

Marie, can you elaborate? What inflammation are you experiencing? Is it related to diabetes? Type 1 or type 2? Are you having issues with monitoring your blood sugar?

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Thanks Coleen, for your kind thoughts. How are you?

Diabetes is not as serious as inflammation , for me. And your focus on it is a good hunch. What I have read It rooted from malnutrition, then diabetes aggravates it.
Back to inflammation it hurts me badly on both legs and toes in 2017 . Then it spread to the right side breast and shoulder. Currently it moves on the right thigh. Pain to the point apnea since 2017 til now.

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@mariepaschali

Thanks Coleen, for your kind thoughts. How are you?

Diabetes is not as serious as inflammation , for me. And your focus on it is a good hunch. What I have read It rooted from malnutrition, then diabetes aggravates it.
Back to inflammation it hurts me badly on both legs and toes in 2017 . Then it spread to the right side breast and shoulder. Currently it moves on the right thigh. Pain to the point apnea since 2017 til now.

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I understand the pain of hyper-inflammatory response in the body. I have had lots of days when even clothing hurts!
But your comment, "…Diabetes is not as serious as inflammation , for me…" really worries me because you are very unlikely to die of inflammation, but uncontrolled diabetes is a killer. So yes, pursue a needle-free monitoring protocol, but please, don't go untested.

If you have poorly controlled diabetes, either Type 1 or 2, low blood sugars can be as devastating as high ones, leading to unconsciousness and even death. What if that happened while you were driving and it endangered other people?

And chronically high blood sugars can lead to infection & amputation, strokes, or multiple organ damage & failure – sometimes over a short period of time. My daughter, as a high school nurse, has at least one or two kids every year hospitalized, sometimes in the ICY, for poor diabetes control, so it can happen at any age.

Please let me know that you are checking your blood sugars daily…just knowing your A1C every 3 months is just not enough.
Sue

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@mariepaschali

Thanks Coleen, for your kind thoughts. How are you?

Diabetes is not as serious as inflammation , for me. And your focus on it is a good hunch. What I have read It rooted from malnutrition, then diabetes aggravates it.
Back to inflammation it hurts me badly on both legs and toes in 2017 . Then it spread to the right side breast and shoulder. Currently it moves on the right thigh. Pain to the point apnea since 2017 til now.

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Hello @mariepaschali

I just read your post about inflammation and diabetes. I was concerned as was, Sue (@sueinmn), at your comments about diabetes vs inflammation. I'm taking an online course now on diabetes and a poor diabetic diet is described as poisoning your body. Uncontrolled diabetes causes muscle wasting, heart/kidney problems, and blood vessel problems, just to name a few.

If you would like to learn more about diabetes, here is the link, https://www.coursera.org/learn/diabetes

I hope that your inflammation the diabetes problems resolve themselves. I hope to hear from you again. Will you post an update?

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