Category Archives: neuropathy

The faces of neuropathy

Turned out, there are plenty with the new ones emerging every now and then. Remember when I blogged about my first day on the job about a week ago? The neuropathy hit shortly afterwards and left me wondering why. No really. … Continue reading

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Neuropathy and Cold Weather

There is definitely a connection between the two, I can feel it each time the weather takes a wrong turn. Neuropathy is a nerve damage that can be caused by various conditions; mine is due to the type 2 diabetes. … Continue reading

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Today’s Prompt: ECLIPSE. Eclipsed by reality check

Reality is ruthless and unforgiving. You can’t help but feel eclipsed by it at times and have no other choice as to accept it. My diabetes is under control but the neuropathy kicks in, oftentimes at the wrong timing. Is there … Continue reading

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Today’s Prompt: OBVIOUS. Target blood glucose levels for Type 2 Diabetes

Setting goals in an important tool in managing diabetes.  Target blood glucose levels are one of them. ADA suggests the following targets for the nonpregnant adults with Type 2 Diabetes.  (border is mine) I was dumbfounded when seeing these. What’s … Continue reading

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Neuropathy, diabetic and non-diabetic

First off, the word ‘neuropathy’ is a medical term.  When translating medical terms into English, you start from the end.  In this case, you start with the –pathy which means a disorder.  Neuro means related to a neuron or a nerve … Continue reading

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Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy means nerve damage by an elevated blood sugar. If you’re having a neuropathy, you usually know it. In this post, I will focus on those that affected me. Some of the symptoms have started long before I was … Continue reading

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New Blood Tests Diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastrointestinal disorders are common among those affected by diabetes. Diabetes is a systemic disease that may affect many organ systems, and GI tract is no exception. An Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the GI disorders. An accurate irritable bowel … Continue reading

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New Breath Test to Diagnose Gastroparesis

FDA recently announced the approval of the Gastric Emptying Breath Test (GEBT) as a diagnostic tool for gastroparesis — this condition is, though not well known, a common complication of diabetes.   Gastroparesis slows or stops the movement of food down … Continue reading

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Hypoglycemia Unawareness ( HU )

Hypoglycemia or hypo for short happens when BG drops below normal, usually less than 70 mg/dL.  The symptoms appear fast and can include confusion, blurred vision, lightheadedness or dizziness, sweating, chills and clamminess, trembling, fast heartbeat, anxiety, headaches, nightmares or … Continue reading

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