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Type 1 Claudation

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by gemma_T1, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am no stronger than anyone else Gemma. In fact feebler than most. What I have done is manage to take in that I have a problem and am trying to do what I can.
    The fact that you have been T1 for such a long time proves that you have the wherewithal and courage to manage a long-term condition. I am confident that you will get a handle on anything else that life throws your way.
    There is support available, not least here for you.
     
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  2. nessals946

    nessals946 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My apologies too,it was late when I replied.I should have switched my brain on x
     
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  3. gemma_T1

    gemma_T1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Brunneria,
    Thanks for everything, I’ve just downloaded the K2 book by the professor from the first video on my kindle, that shall be my bedtime reading tonight ...
    I am unable to access the two links you sent me
    Is there another way to access them?
    Yes I have read the same the only thing is to stop it getting worse, which is why I suppose I am rather cross, an understatement obviously, as I have been complaining for years and as usual been fobbed off. I don’t have a diabetic team ... they don’t exist in Italy .. their are no diabetic specialist nurses either. I have a GP who can drive me crazy with his superficiality... and a diabetic specialist who has so many patients that is almost impossible to access, even at the more desperate times... it’s also not just this one doctor... it is always like this ... except obviously if you pay upwards of 200 euros a visit ( usually lasting 10 mins) and even then it is not always useful or satisfying.

    Nevermind, I shall try to bring these things up with her, even if I have to say sometimes it’s impossible with 5/6 medical students hanging around and disorganization everywhere ... by the time I arrive to this hospital an hour and a half alway and then queue sometimes an hour for the check in process and hen they are running late anything from half an hour ( this has been the best time so far) to 2 hours, I can safely say I am tired and a bit fed up and by that time going low or have already hypoed so not being able to have a decent conversation with he doctor is really frustrating as it tends to be about ticking boxes...
    But we must be positive
    There is always a rainbow somewhere waiting be found
    Best wishes to you and many thanks again
    Gemma
     
  4. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Ah, sorry about the pubmed links not working.
    I think you may need to register to get access. If that is the case, then i must have registered so long ago that i have forgotten it happened.

    Alternatively, you could google ‘pomegranate atherosclerosis study’, and i expect you will find it being discussed repeatedly in different articles and websites.

    Sorry to hear about your appointment woes. Sounds like a similar story everywhere, with country specific variations!
     
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  5. gemma_T1

    gemma_T1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I would like to thank you all for being so kind as to reply to my question. It is lovely to know that there are people in this world happy to help another in trouble.

    I am quite new to the forum and it was my very first question, no doubt I shall be asking many more.
    I have received some good advice, info, support and kindness, all of which I value greatly.

    I shall let you all know the outcome after I get the results of the test.

    In the meantime just to let you know why I think it’s all to do with diabetes control is that I am a non smoker, have low blood pressure, (always have had and even too low at times) high good cholesterol and low bad cholesterol ... and under the new lower limit. No statins and at last heart check-up (3 years ago) check up everything was good but will see about getting another one by Xmas.
    Hba1c was 57/58 in Feb, but have mostly been on Libre since end of March and hopefully it has come down since. I’ll know on Monday when I pick up the latest results. Although it’s not stable all the time still highs and lows, mostly unexplainable, but low carb is helping a lot.

    At the end of the day my only vice is wine ... not everyday of course, but if you take away sugar, carbs, and gluten ( I’m Coeliac too) it doesn’t leave much else to have a vice with

    Take care all
    And best wishes for a lovely summer!
    ☘️
     
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