My name is annapaddy. New to here, but not new to diabetes!i
I have had a succession of tablets potions and a mix of tabs& insulin for past 4 years , not well controlled.
Family history is my father died early and was blind plus gangrene etc, twin brother I think is drug n diet controlled plus 2 other brothers are affected.
We all ate the same good daily fruit n veg foods.- not overweight and productive lives, don't tar us with the same brush of obesity and laziness!
All I read about it I self inflicted! I was a practising nurse from 1966 and later a midwife, (Large first baby)
My question is how many of you are frequently bitten and unable to resist the scratch of a mosquito bite?
I. Ask because it's long been my view that some of us are suckers for these insects, they cause an "Auto-Ommune" response in us all.
This goes on and on.
In my case after a happy cruise renewal of vows, I was bitten whilst in the Everglades, but it was 5 days late a full body rash appeared . We were leaving that day so Dr said it was due to the sun ( I have a meditaraneon tan)
shortly after not being well severe hypertension, a ? Flu ? ME. illness stopped me working. No checks were made,as they said it was stress?..why
Then the thyroid failed, later diabetes reared, plus many freqent infections , one of which cause irregular 24/7 SVTs,then arthritis etc
I have just had a major spinal decompression and disc removal but now improving.
But Why do I ask? Is there any research to check out the auto immune response of people when bitten ? Even babies and children ..
Also I am upset that after buying a i B G star a few hrs ago it only will do in the UK. As in Mm/mols.why is this not interchangeable?
I have had at least three different Spanish ones as I spend the main part of the winter and spring in this better climate, I know have now bought a contour xt in mg/dl readings, but it can not be added to the BP log for my GP.
Time to add the B P results,and diet info plus All diabetes results is a part time job! The computer graphs are easier to understand.
So now that's all there is to km ow, I am now 67 having wasted 11 productive years.
Please let me know what joined up research is done with tropical medicine?
Adios for now, Annapaddy.
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