Diabetes Risk.

22 03 2011

Today is The American Diabetes Association Alert Day.
Take a minute or two and take a quick test to assess your risk.

Here’s the info:
Go to www.stopdiabetes.com
Take the Diabetes Risk Test in English or Spanish
Call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)
Text JOIN to 69866 (Standard data and message rates apply)

Though I already have Type 1 diabetes I took the test. Good News! I’m at low risk. (The family history part refers to me.)

Diabetes Risk Test

Diabetes Risk Test





Eye Dr. and Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

18 02 2011

I just got back from the eye Dr.
Let me add my A1C is 6.4.

Order of events:
1-dilate eyes
2-wait 1 hour
3-see Dr.- who after shining bright lights in my eyes, orders photos to be taken where even brighter lights will be used.
4-as photos are taken, florescent dye is injected into my vein (I didn’t pass out this time!)
5-“So, your sugars are stable. Great. Lets set up an appointment to laser your left eye,” said Dr.
6-Reaction ‘WTF? I thought being in good control was good thing,” said patient.

Apparently after having A1C of 7 – 8 for so many years the change damages. Better in long run. Not feeling that right now.

More on Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy and Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002192








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