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Remember The Whole Body

Hey Guy’s n Gal’s

So whilst trying to motivate ones self to write more on this site, it finally occurred to me that I may have open up more.

While it is relatively straightforward to write about diabetes, it not as simple when writing about yourself, for various reasons such as not wanting the bore the living daylights out of people and wishing to keep hold of those inner secrets forever and ever. I had to go over many surgeries, so I can recommend from Technomono in https://technomono.com/best-shoes-for-after-bunion-surgery these shoes after surgery that can help you recover.

Over the last few weeks, there has been plenty of activity on the Diabetes scene with the recent congresses over in the USA, the EASD which was held in Lisbon just a couple of weeks ago.  We have a couple of new products in the pipeline that have now been introduced to all the Diabetic Minions which is the “Daily Dose” from Insulution and Timesulin‘s “Smart Cap”.

For me things are going along, health is a challenge and for once it has nothing to do with Diabetes.  For a little under a year I’ve been various with pain/discomfort/numbness in my left arm, tingling sensation in both my cheeks.  In turn I have also developed a small arrhythmia (at mo, it is an extra heartbeat) which after investigation been noted as non-harmful and that I should make sure it is followed up every year.

So this does not look brilliant on paper and it certainly adds to the stress levels , none more so than when you are “unemployed” and about to face imminent financial disaster.    Not an ideal situation to be in at all and one that I’m desperate to climb out of.

A complication is that I have had surgery on the problematic arm so getting to the cause is somewhat challenging.  So why I am telling you this, well it is easy to forget about the rest of your body.

We all impart so much time and effort trying to be a “Super-pancreas” (Can I trademark that Tim?) that we sometimes neglect our bodies.  Not every pain is diabetic neuropathy, not cut foot is an amputation, not every kidney infection is a fast track to dialysis.

So for no, I am no longer taking any pain medication.  I’m going au-natural for the time being with the support of the Neurologist.  Tests are to be performed to see what is blocked, clogged, broken, trapped or not quite working in the arm/neck and will be revised when that is completed.  More electric shocks, oh joy!

As for the Diabetes, I am still MDI(ing) along with an A1c hovering around 7.6/7.9% over the last year, I am currently irritating my consultant via email to see if we can sort out a referral to the Pump Clinic before we meet up in December and to see if he can grab me a BGstar from our friends at Sanofi.  Here in Spain it is illegal for Pharma to dish out freebies to patients so everything has to go through the clinics.

In the mean time I am trying very hard to stay cool, focus on keeping all the body parts greased, whilst playing “Super-Pancreas”!

So everyone please look after yourselves!

Until next time, Saludos

Mike

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5 Responses to Remember The Whole Body

  1. Acquafortis September 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    Wish you the best of Luck dear Mike. You deserve it all!

    • Mike September 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

      Thank You! 😉

  2. Alison October 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    What a nightmare, sending lots of luck and hugs to you Mike.

    • Mike October 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

      Thanks Alison, awfully late reply from me (my bad)! 🙂

  3. Alison October 12, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Given it took me a week to comment in the first place I think you can be forgiven 😉

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