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1 day ago · The best AIC goal for type 2 diabetics in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@hopeful33250 My A1c has never been over 7 from what I remember, and the last two tests showed it under 5! I definitely am diabetic though, if I eat many carbs or sweets my blood sugar skyrockets. I asked my endocrinologist and my PCP who handles diabetes for many of his patients, if it is possible that I am no longer diabetic and they both said once you are diabetic you always are. I am finding this very confusing.
JK

1 day ago · Side Effects of Prolia in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@parrotqueen That 10 year old boy probably actually had brittle bone disease. A boy we knew who was around my son's age had that, it was very debilitating.
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1 day ago · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@pollyanne These are orthotics but generic for either overpronation or the opposite, not custom made. The store does not say to break them but just by how I used them I probably did it that way. I only wear sneakers when I am actually exercising.

@sueinmn I think my cholesterol was higher than borderline, that can be a side effect of the other medications I take. That makes it difficult though – risk having a stroke due to high cholesterol or continue taking them and have leg pain.
JK

1 day ago · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@fiesty76 I went to a Walking Company store and looked at a number of different sneakers, and they had me walk over a mat that is supposed to tell them if I need an orthotic other than neutral. They found that I did, at two different stores. The sneakers that I liked were expensive (@$170) so I went home to think about it and looked at their online website. They had a style that was discontinued for significantly less money, I think it was around $105, so I ordered them with the recommended orthotic.

The orthotic really made my foot hurt, I thought I might have plantar fasciitis. By the time I called them about it, it was just beyond a month so they didn't want to replace the orthotic even though they were what had been recommended in two different of their stores and they were causing me significant foot pain. They then agreed to a discount on my purchasing them. I am not usually that "feisty" but I said I didn't want their 30% discount, I wanted a 100% discount since it was their sales associates who convinced me to purchase these. They finally agreed to that and sent out the neutral orthotics and I have been very happy with the shoes since then. If I recall, the orthotic insole is about $70, so it's not like a $15 insole.

So, get measured and walk over their sensitive pad, but if you do not feel you need an orthotic then go neutral.
JK

1 day ago · Vaginal itching in Women's Health

Hi, @celise I have not really had your experience but I know people who have had itching in their genital area that was caused by using a different laundry detergent or fabric softener. Have you changed products recently? That is a more sensitive area than the rest of your body and of course your underwear is in very close proximity to it.

I did some googling and came up with this. I believe this to be a fairly reliable source. You may want to try some of the home remedies while you are waiting to see a doctor. I don't think any of them could do harm.

https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/itching-vagina-home-remedies#causes
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1 day ago · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Hi @katiejo59 I see you are somewhat new to Connect so welcome!

I have no idea when my health club will reopen but I have been thinking about it a lot, the pool and the gym. I was thinking I could at least do the pool probably but then it occurred to me that I would need to use the locker/changing rooms also. I will be very interested in hearing how you manage that when you return to your fitness center. I really need to get back to mine but I'm afraid it will be a very long time until I will be able to.
JK

2 days ago · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

@judyca7 This must definitely be a problem. Taking a pad and pencil is a great idea.
I have not experienced it yet simply because I have not been in any stores since this all started, we are isolating at home and having groceries delivered.

What I have so much trouble with is when I have to call a customer service department on the phone. That gets more complicated by the fact that many people in those jobs have accents. By the time I am done I am sometimes in tears.
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2 days ago · Music Helps Me in Just Want to Talk

@lioness I have not had any problems with Chrome and have been using it just about forever, so yes I do like it. When they were imposing Edge on me I did not like that as much but that could have just been because it was not what I was used to.
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