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First Name
Carol

State/Province
GA

Country of Residence
United States of America

Health Interests
Healthy Aging, Heart and blood vessel disorders, Kidney and urinary tract disorders, Men's health issues, Women's health issues

Posts (300)

1 day ago · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

@johnbishop Thanks, John. I need to try something. Trying to ignore and buying over the counter stuff doesn't work. I'll read what you sent and see if I can do it. As far as taking meds, I don't think I have anyone who will prescribe anything. My endo probably doesn't even know about it. No point in mentioning it to him.
@retired teacher Carol

1 day ago · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

@lois6524 I am having trouble with my feet also. I am a diabetic 2 and in the last month, I have been in pain with my feet. I feel as if I am walking on shards of glass. The podiatrist did nothing–said there was nothing wrong. What does a neurologist do to help you? I would have to drive an hour to get to a neurologist—not one in this small town where I live.
Really need something so that I can walk.
Thanks,
@retiredteacher Carol

Mon, Mar 11 6:11pm · Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@capausz I am sorry that you had a bad experience with your doctor. It's difficult when they don't understand what some problems are and react in a way that is not beneficial to the patient. Did you go to another doctor for diabetic nerve pain? Were you able to get something to help reduce the pain in your feet? So far, I haven't found anything that works for me.I'll keep trying to find something that helps. I hope you are better too.
Carol

Mon, Mar 11 4:42pm · Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@thrasher3062 Hello and welcome to Connect. I am Carol, a diabetic 2. I wish I had words of medical wisdom for ulcers, but I have not had any experience with that part of diabetes. I am having problems with my feet as a result of neuropathy—lots of pain and difficulty with that. My endocrinologist checked last time but my feet are not numb; they are terribly painful. I have read about foot ulcers, but the treatment seems to be what you are having done. I don't know the medicine or other procedures that are used to help these ulcers heal. I am sorry I cannot give you any information from my perspective. All I can say is do what your doctor says and, hopefully, someone will get a handle on this situation.
Good luck.
Carol

Thu, Mar 7 7:44pm · Glucose Level of diabetics? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@gamesjr I think you have received a number of responses that are very different; perhaps, some of these are from confusion of what the numbers are for. Since you have an appointment with your doctor, you will have more information after that time. Maybe we should wait to continue to give answers until we know what your doctor says. He is the only one who can tell you the range and what is or is not diabetes. We'll wait to hear from you and see if we can give you good suggestions when we know where you are with diabetes. Does that sound helpful to you? I hope so.
Carol

Thu, Mar 7 10:29am · Glucose Level of diabetics? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@dorisena Eating healthy is definitely a plus, but all vegetables and foods in a balanced diet are not created equal. To control diabetes with diet there are a number of vegetables and fruits and even meats that are to be omitted. It also has to do with the way the food is prepared. Once again, I have to say that everyone is different, and all of the factors make the diet different for each diabetic. A dietician or doing research on the web can five information for which foods to eat. However, there is no umbrella that covers all foods for diabetes. Each person can consume some of the same foods, but not all. The Mayo Clinic food pyramid shows the basics and then the book explains portions and further explanation. It is a hard disease to manage at first, but planning and knowing are a must for each person.
Carol

Thu, Mar 7 9:55am · Glucose Level of diabetics? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Good for you @gamesjr Diabetes is a disease, and you need to get professional help to know what you need to do, if you have it. Those of us on the forum are not doctors; we post based on our experiences to help people who have similar situations. You may be lucky and find out you don't have diabetes. That would be wonderful. Please let us know what the diagnosis is.
Carol

Thu, Mar 7 8:47am · Glucose Level of diabetics? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@gamesjr Hello and welcome to the Diabetes/Endocrine Group. My name is Carol and I have been a Type 2 Diabetic for almost three years. You ask a question that cannot be answered without more information. It would be nice if one number could determine if you are or are not a diabetic. A non-fasting glucose number of 162 could be because of what you ate, when you ate, you age, your activity, and a long list of other things. To determine whether you are a diabetic, you need to see your Primary Dr. or an endocrinologist to have tests run; that includes an fasting blood, a blood profile, and other checks on the make-up of your blood, body health including height and weight. Everything is checked to get your numbers and a range for them. Diabetes is different for everyone, and the doctor determines the range of what is within limits and whether you are pre diabetic or full blown diabetic or not a diabetic at all. Have you seen a doctor who told you that you are a diabetic? In order to know, you need to see a professional. Then, you can get an answer. I hope you will make an appointment and get a diagnosis.That way, you will know what you need to do and if, in fact, you are a diabetic. Stay in touch and let us know the outcome.
@retiredteacher Carol