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Jan 31, 2019 · Trouble with everyday realities of diabetes in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Hello @enska,
I am sorry to hear that you are having problems dealing with the day to day challenges of managing your diabetes. As a person with type 1 diabetes for the past 62 years I would like to reinforce many of the suggestions others have given you and say that you can do it.
1. Find out if your local hospital has a program that provides you with the tools you need for the day to day management of your diabetes. Program might include discussions of carb counting, exercise, medications, etc. I have found exercise to be very important to treat blood sugars and days when I’m feeling down.
2. Find out if there is a diabetes support group in your area, again you might try the local hospital. Sharing your experiences face to face with other persons with diabetes can be very helpful.

Finally good control of diabetes does have an impact on diabetic complications. My father had type 1 diabetes and did not care for himself. He was legally blind and died from cardiovascular complications when he was 41 years old.
I am 77 years old and have managed my diabetes for the past 62 years. I have minimal complications (glaucoma, cataracts) and still lead an active life. Has it been easy? No, but you can do it too! Best wishes

Dec 12, 2018 · Very odd thyroid test results in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Your doc measured total T3,has he measured freeT3 and reverse T3 ? Total T3 is made up of two chemical forms of T3, free T3 is active and reverse T3 is not. Recently I also experienced extreme bouts of fatigue and was prescribed Armour thyroid, within a month my fatigue was gone and I resumed normal daily activities. You may want to investigate reverse T3 .

Jan 25, 2017 · Itchy scalp long term in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I also have dry itchy skin especially in the winter months. Use a moisturizer (Aveeno) after every shower and it helps. My nephew who lives in New Hampshire uses Vaseline after showering to keep moisture in his skin. About two years ago I had a dry very itchy scalp and doctor prescribed Selenium Sulfide Suspension USP 2.5% shampoo. Not sure how often I had to use it but it worked very well to control the itch. In the winter I often get cracks in the
skin on my hands, CeraVe renewing SA cream helps to heal and prevent cracks. If CeraVe doesn’t work, I use Vaseline and white cotton gloves at bedtime which usually does the trick. Unfortunately i believe dry itchy skin is a common side effect of diabetes.

Jan 24, 2017 · I'm a very strange diabetic with extreme highs and extreme lows in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Was diagnosed 60 years ago. Prior to going on a pump in 1985 my blood sugars were up and down like a roller coaster. Pump therapy helped to stabilize my blood sugar levels. Also recently added a Dexcom CGM to my therapy which helped to further stabilize levels and alerted me during the night if I went low. Also saw a significant drop in my A1C to the low 6’s