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CHRISTMAS MIRACLE? I'M NOT SURE ....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

YESTERDAY, I HAD MY FINAL VISIT WITH THE ENDOCRINOLOGIST THAT I HAVE BEEN SEEING FOR 10 YEARS. HE IS LEAVING THE COUNTRY AND MY DIABETES CARE WILL BE TURNED OVER TO MY FAMILY DR. ALTHOUGH I LOVE BOTH OF THESE MEN, THE ONE THAT I AM LOSING IS TRULY A BRILLIANT MAN AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. SO WHAT WAS THIS MIRACLE OF WHICH I SPEAK? AFTER REVIEWING MY BLOOD SUGAR READINGS FOR THE PAST 2 21/2 MONTHS, HE ALMOST CAME UNGLUED.

"YOU ARE BEEN HAVING 67 TOO LOW IS THIS SHORT OF TIME?" (HE IS FROM SYRIA AND DOES INDEED, TALK LIKE THAT) YES, I TELL HIM. "WHY YOU ARE ALL TIME MAKE MY CRAZY? NOW I AM LEAVE AND YOU ARE NEED NEW PLAN. WHAT I AM DO WITH YOU?" WELL, EXCUSE ME ALL TO HE&%! I LOST WEIGHT AND MY INSULIN NEEDS ARE NO LONGER AS HIGH. "YOU ARE NOT NEEDING INSULIN ANY MORE! YOU WILL DIE IN SLEEP FOR TOO LOW SUGAR! NO MORE INSULIN FOR YOU!" KIND OF REMINDED ME OF THE SOUP NAZI OF SEINFELD - "NO SOUP FOR YOU!"

SO WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO? HE PUT ME ON PILLS INSTEAD BUT WE HAVE LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO GET THE DOSAGE REGULATED. SO HE CALLED MY REGLAR DR. AND EXPLAINED WHAT HE IS GOING TO TRY TO DO. I CAN ALWAYS GO BACK ON INSULIN IF I HAVE TO. BUT, WILL THAT MEAN ANOTHER 20 POUND WEIGHT GAIN? THAT'S WHAT THE AVERAGE PERSON GAINS WHEN PUT ON INSULIN. AND WITH MY KIDNEYS ALREADY OPERATING AT ONLY 45% - IS THIS DANGEROUS? I HAVE TRUSTED THIS MAN FOR 10 YEARS AND FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE HE WOULD DO SOMETHING DANGEROUS AT THIS POINT.

OVER THE YEARS, I HAD BEEN TOLD BY TWO OTHER DRS. THAT THEY THOUGHT I HAD BEEN MIS-DIAGNOSED AS A CHILD. BUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY BODY AFTER 62 YEARS OF INSULIN TO HAVE IT TAKEN AWAY COLD TURKEY? I HAVE DREAMED OF THIS DAY BUT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TOLD THAT TYPE ONE DIABETICS WILL BE ON INSULIN FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. MANY OF THEM DO NOT HAVE WEIGHT PROBLEMS. IT IS VERY SCARY TO THINK ABOUT WHAT COULD LIE AHAED. BUT IT IS ALSO KIND OF EXCITING.

INSULIN IS COMPOSED OF A HORMONE AND A STEROID - BOTH OF WHICH PACK ON WEIGHT. IS IT POSSIBLE THIS COULD MEAN A BIG WEIGHT LOSS FOR ME? OH THAT IT WERE ONLY TRUE! BUT I STRONGLY FEAR THAT IT WOULD INSTEAD BE A TRUE MIRACLE AND THREE WISE MEN WILL BE COMING FROM THE EAST. HMMM .....

ERIN
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PATTYCAKE17 12/27/2012 12:35PM

    I hope and pray that this is your weight loss miracle. I was told by a nurse that once on cholesterol medication i would be on it forever, but as I showed allergic side effects, my doctor changed the meds, then cut them down, then OUT! My arm muscles were deteriorating, then my kidneys would have ceased to function. besides i never liked that know-it-all nurse anyway and she didn't know it all after all!! Hope you're feeling better. i haven't been keeping up with your blogs; the notices stopped coming to my inbox. so I'll put you back on my list if you slipped off! Happy New year!

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MILLISMA 12/17/2012 8:23PM

    HI ERIN,

I'M REALLY HOPING THAT THIS TURNS OUT TO BE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU AND THAT YOU CAN STAY OFF THE INJECTIONS. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS.

HUGS....MARY ANNE

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RAINBOW_LADY 12/16/2012 3:50AM

  Have a good chat with your family doctor and explain your fears. Hopefully he/she'll reassure you
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JILL313 12/12/2012 10:06PM

    Hi Erin, Are you a type 2 or type 1 diabetic?. I've heard of people's insulin being lowered but truthfully not completely taken off so quick. I'm a type 2 and my Dr. keeps threatening to put me on insulin in spit of the fact I've lost weight. Maybe between your 2 Dr.s they will come up with a good plan. Be sure and check your blood sugar levels at home several times a day and be sure your SL are in the right range and stable. I'm happy for you but still a little concerned. It does sound like a miracle for sure.

Hugs,

Jill

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JAOTAO 12/12/2012 12:24PM

    Prayers for you as you continue to adjust to the changes in your body's chemistry. I pray you find the balance and combination you need.

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MASTERPIECE8 12/12/2012 9:36AM

    Prayers continue for you, Erin. There are such things as miracles. Keep taking care of yourself - eating healthy. Stay in touch with your MD. I'm happy for you.

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BELDONDOG1 12/11/2012 10:29PM

    Prayers bring miracles and this is the time for miracles. And if any one needs a miracle, you certainly do. God Bless, Hon!! Noel

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IOWAGRAMMA 12/11/2012 6:22PM

    Good luck, Erin! You'll get it figured out, I"m sure! emoticon

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RETURNTOTHIN 12/11/2012 5:08PM

    I'm surprised he didn't put you on a sliding scale,,,, but then I didn't see your numbers. What is your A1C? That is the "teller." Continuing eating well and doing the sugars and call him if needed......

good grief.. your A1C is probably better than mine emoticon
maybe you aren't "brittle" after all emoticon

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 12/11/2012 4:49PM

    Hugs

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SPATTEN2001 12/11/2012 4:13PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss and change in insulin levels needed. I know you will miss your doctor but ....

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