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  1. #14
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    pabull
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    One of the things the DR told me was that people dont take care of themselves and usually come to him when it is to late.
    They told me about having problems with my feet and I never really understood what kind of problems I could expect with my feet or why

    I had hoped that if I controlled my sugar levels I would avoid these problems
    I feel for you , loosing anything ha got to be terrible

  2. #15
    Originally posted by ct2
    pabull
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    One of the things the DR told me was that people dont take care of themselves and usually come to him when it is to late.
    They told me about having problems with my feet and I never really understood what kind of problems I could expect with my feet or why

    I had hoped that if I controlled my sugar levels I would avoid these problems
    I feel for you , loosing anything ha got to be terrible
    Hear me out. You cant avoid anything. You can however take measures to ward off complications. Foot problems can include: neuropathy ( loss of feeling due to decreased circulation), poor healing of cuts, blisters , etc....also due to poor circulation. Also infections.
    Your body and generasl health, along with following Drs orders will go a long way in avoiding these problems. You also need to make regular appointments with an eye specialist. ( not an optometrist that you find at the mall). He can check for signs of proliferative diabetic retinal neuropathy. This is much worse than foot problems.

    If you take good care of yourself, and are in good health, there is NO reason you should have many problems.

    I'm not trying to scare you or any other diabetic, just tryin to pass on what I've learned the hard way. Pabull
    In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010

  3. #16
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    PABull

    I dont take this as scaring me . This is the kindof information that I want to hear about. this is what I want to know to know what to avoid

    I have had my eyes examined by a specialist because my sight went to h#ll once i began controlling my sugar and I was afraid I was going blind . I couldnt focus on anything for almost two weeks. It came back gradually but not totally.

    I had hoped that I could control my sugar levels by diet alone and for the most part I can. there are times I can feel it getting low (a headache and hungry are the first signs) only then will I drink a sugared soda . but if I watch what I eat it will fluctuate around 100 . I do take the pills the dr gave me , however there have been days I have forgot to , then I just eat less

    anything else you ever have to offer , I will be happy to listen, thank you

  4. #17
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    All of you will diabetes

    Do what the Doc says. You gotta eat the right foods and take care of yourself.

    Otherwise diabetes will take you limb by limb, starting at your feet!
    It wont be any fun when they take that first toe.

  5. #18
    posted by dowadudda......... Cut the drinking down to a beer or so with dinner. I shouldn't even have that but, damn it I am from Wisconsin. There is just no way. . make sure it's low carb beer.

  6. #19
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    low carb beer.
    low carb pizza
    low carb potatoe chips

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