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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by archersuz, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you for posting that. I am still so new to this diabetes and so glad to learn more about our community. I had a co-worker who I think has a pig valve replacing one of her heart valves. So yes -- amazing animals.
     
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  2. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    And of course there is the research going on into transplantation of pig pancreases or rather pigs islet cells or insulin into humans with T1 as a therapy/cure I don't know if this has already been done or if it is viable.

    this article is from 2008 not sure how it has progressed since then.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pigs-porcine-diabetes-islet/
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    What about most pigs get slaughtered before they have time to develop diabetes? There aren't many old domestic pigs. There are however lots of ageing dogs and cats with health care access.
    Oh yes, I wholeheartedly agree!

    When I was little my mother used to review the day with my little piggies before bed too, it's a thing in Dutch as well :)
    Apparently it goes back to at least the 1700's!
     
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  4. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Nothing to do with pigs or toes ...

    I've just been watching a new TV series about the Stuart kings. Tonight's chapter was about James I. I thought it was good ... until it ended without even a mention of the King James (Authorised) Bible. Nothing at all was said of that, and I'd thought it was one of the major features of his reign.

    Anybody want to chime in on that?
     
  5. JohnEGreen

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    Well to be honest I have not seen the program but do agree it is strange that his authorised version of the bible was not mentioned.

    Of course several people in my family tree wanted to blow him up. But non the less he was an important historical figure And the King James version bible was one of his notable achievements.

    There is another publication of his that is worth mentioning I wonder if they did.

    Here is a quote from it hope that's OK as don't want to upset any one by using other peoples quotations them being the bane of forums and all.

    " Have you not reason then to bee ashamed, and to forbeare this filthie noveltie, so basely grounded, so foolishly received and so grossely mistaken in the right use thereof? In your abuse thereof sinning against God, harming your selves both in persons and goods, and raking also thereby the markes and notes of vanitie upon you: by the custome thereof making your selves to be wondered at by all forraine civil Nations, and by all strangers that come among you, to be scorned and contemned. A custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lungs, and in the blacke stinking fume thereof, neerest resembling the horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomelesse."

    His take on tobacco and smoking titled A Counterblaste to Tobacco
     
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  6. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Works for me. ;) The quoting, I mean, and the king's advice. Thank you for posting that quotation; I had never read it before. In fact, before I saw the program about the only things I had known related to James I were:
    the Jamestown Colony in Virginia, and the James River (and my one-and-only ride on a ferry, so far)
    the King James Bible (with a lovely epistle dedicatory to the king by the translators)
    his being James I in England and James VI in Scotland
    the Gunpowder Plot and all its associated events up to Bonfire Night and jacket potatoes

    About halfway through the quotation you posted I suddenly started realizing what it was about, and thinking of Raleigh (and the capital of North Carolina, tobacco capital of the "new world")

    Thank you, John.
     
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  7. JohnEGreen

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    Well it seems another year passed since last diabetic eye screening so one booked for Friday Doesn't time fly while your having fun.:).
     
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  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Ah, they seem to have forgotten me. I had one shortly after diagnosis, in februari 2017 and never heard from them again. I'm supposed to have one every 2 years so a bit overdue. I've asked about it at my last review in july so my eye test will be next week, provided I can get one of my neighbours to drive me there, nearest bus stop is 7 km by bike through very flat and windy land, no thanks.
    Funny thing is, there don't seem to be any records of my first eye test and I can't remember if I ever had any results apart from the nice testing lady telling me "I'm not allowed to say anything but it looks perfectly fine!".

    I guess I fell through some crack with my eye tests.

    Fingers crossed we'll both get the all clear, John!
     
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  9. JohnEGreen

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    Well lets hope if you get there it goes well and you actually get the results this time.

    Where is the fingers crossed emoji when you need it.

    As it is one of the physical signs of DB walking round with crossed fingers a lot.:)
     
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  10. SaskiaKC

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    I've never had a retinopathy eye exam. A reminder for one showed up on my online medical chart, but the doctor never mentioned it when I was in the office, and I never think of looking at my online chart. I need to make certain that Medicaid will cover whatever Medicare doesn't cover on an eye exam, so I can schedule one at some point.
     
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    It is really something that should not be neglected :banghead:

    Just to add Mad at your doctor not you
     
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    Both my first tests were positive for background retinopathy subsequent ones have been OK.

    Should have said last one was OK as have only had three this weeks will be the fourth.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    What does a diabetic retinopathy eye exam consist of? What are possible results? What can result from the results, if anything?
     
  14. Antje77

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    It starts with stupid eye drops that make you very sensitive to light for most of the rest of the day and will likely give you blurry vision. Then you put your head in a chin rest to keep it still and a machine wil make pictures of the inside of your eyes, flashing while doing so.
    If you're lucky you get to see some outa space like images of the back of your eyes on the computer screen if you look quick.

    Some time after you should get the results, either all good, minor changes no action needed (many people had them, only to give a lot of stress but nothing to be seen with the next test), possibly something going on come back to see specialist or retest, or something's definitely wrong here come back to see what treatment is needed.
     
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  15. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    My tests come on time like clockwork every year. I have had 6 now, all clear. I get to see the computer screen afterwards. The technician or whatever she is has 3 buttons to press after the test. Red, yellow or green. These are alerts to those who check the images in the lab. Clearly, the red is for "something is showing", the green is for "nothing suspicious" and the yellow is for "could be something suspicious". It is some sort of triage to put the more suspicious ones at the top of the queue to be looked at first. She has pressed the green on all mine. I get a letter a few weeks later with the results.

    The drops sting me briefly and make my eyes water a bit, but then I'm OK and don't seem to have any problems with reacting badly to light or blurriness, although my glasses are reactive ones, so that probably helps. Others make sure they have sun glasses to wear when they leave.
     
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  18. SaskiaKC

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    Well had the test yesterday seemed to go well but the young guy that carried out the test didn't give an opinion so will have to wait for the letter.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Good luck, and no mugging the postman @JohnEGreen
     
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