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Type 2 Support from May 23, 2001

Betty Brackenridge and Kris Swenson hosted a Virtual Support Group chat about Type 2 diabetes.

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Wed May 23 2001 21:02:08 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
Welcome to the type 2 chat tonight. Anyone here and ready to ask questions?

Wed May 23 2001 21:03:39 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Hi

Wed May 23 2001 21:04:10 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
hope you don't mind that I came back again this month

Wed May 23 2001 21:04:26 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
Hi Nancy, welcome. Anything you'd like to discuss tonight?

Wed May 23 2001 21:04:55 Eastern US
BettyB (Support Chat Co-Host) from 152.163.207.211
Hi, Nancy and Kris --

Wed May 23 2001 21:05:02 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
Nancy, you are welcome every chat

Wed May 23 2001 21:05:06 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
My dr. started me on the Starlix that we talked about last month, he took me off of Glucophage because it was literally making me sick

Wed May 23 2001 21:05:28 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Hi Betty

Wed May 23 2001 21:06:20 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
Sorry you weren't able to take the Glucophage. It has some wonderful outcomes. How have you found the Starlix? Are you after meal blood sugars to your target?

Wed May 23 2001 21:06:29 Eastern US
BettyB (Support Chat Co-Host) from 152.163.207.211
Are you feeling better, Nancy?

Wed May 23 2001 21:07:34 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
After the same meal that sent my blood suger up to 197 after the Starlix the same meal was 80

Wed May 23 2001 21:08:03 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Betty, I am feeling better because I don't have to take the Starlix at every meal because I don't eat enough carbs at breakfast to worry about

Wed May 23 2001 21:08:29 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
That's wonderful Nancy. Our patients are finding the same thing and really happy with the results. Have you had any low blood sugars?

Wed May 23 2001 21:08:30 Eastern US
BettyB (Support Chat Co-Host) from 152.163.207.211
Wow. Very cool.

Wed May 23 2001 21:08:34 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
How many carbohydrate grams do you let your patients have per meal

Wed May 23 2001 21:08:52 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
No low blood sugars

Wed May 23 2001 21:09:25 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I am still very new to all of this

Wed May 23 2001 21:09:45 Eastern US
BettyB (Support Chat Co-Host) from 152.163.207.211
Well, it looks like you've the meal situation well in hand. Have you noticed any change in your fasting sugars since you went off the Glucophage?

Wed May 23 2001 21:10:15 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Betty, I am curious how long have you been diabetic, how did you find out you were and what do you do to control yours now

Wed May 23 2001 21:10:40 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
No change in fasting sugars, they are all great.

Wed May 23 2001 21:11:07 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
we encourage our patients to eat as they naturally do and check their blood sugars after meals to see how that works. We don't tell people what or how much to eat. That wouldn't be fair. We want to encourage people to discover for themselves just how much insulin they are able to make by checking the after meal blood sugars.

Wed May 23 2001 21:11:37 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Kris, something you said last chat hit home to me, you said diabetes is a journey not a distination. So guess what, I started a JOURNAL for my journey.

Wed May 23 2001 21:12:23 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
That's a great idea! A journey journal. I'll have to tell the class that next week.

Wed May 23 2001 21:13:18 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
My CDE said 60 grams of carbs per meal counting at 4 carbs total. I was still have high readings even after that, I love the Starlix I guess because it gives me more freedom

Wed May 23 2001 21:13:51 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
I'm baaack! Sorry. AOL tossed me into cyberspace without warning.

Wed May 23 2001 21:14:17 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
The journal helps me vent without being a burden to anyone or upsetting them because I might be upset

Wed May 23 2001 21:14:38 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Betty, please scroll down if you missed my question to you

Wed May 23 2001 21:15:13 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
You two are really great to chat like this every month

Wed May 23 2001 21:15:25 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
That makes perfect sense and will be interesting to read backwards as you continue on the journey.

Wed May 23 2001 21:15:49 Eastern US
gary (...(visit the 'Diabetes Poetry Room' at) geocities.com/gmhco) from 63.17.74.42
...hello everyone, just lurking!! :-)

Wed May 23 2001 21:16:08 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
How many times do you see a new diabetic patient. OUr place here is so busy they only see up twice

Wed May 23 2001 21:16:42 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
About the 60 grams of carb at meals: That's a reasonable amount for most women to eat and you don't want to get caught up into starving yourself from carbs to keep the post meal blood sugar within target range. You want to make sure that you get enough carb for good nutrition and enjoyment.

Wed May 23 2001 21:17:01 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Nancy, to answer your question about my diabetes: I had impaired glucose tolerance for well over ten years. Last year about this time my sugars "Crossed over the border," so to speak. I was on Glucophage for some months but had an experience similar to yours and discontinued it. Now I am able to control my sugars by managing my carbs and doing a lot of blood testing. I've also increased my physical activity again.

Wed May 23 2001 21:17:29 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
Our program is different from most. You would have 4 weeks of class, 2 hours a week for 4 weeks followed by individual appointments by fax/e-mail/phone as you need to reach your targets.

Wed May 23 2001 21:17:51 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Ah, gaary - the perennial lurker - welcome

Wed May 23 2001 21:18:06 Eastern US
gary (...(visit the 'Diabetes Poetry Room' at) geocities.com/gmhco) from 63.17.74.42
:-)

Wed May 23 2001 21:18:44 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I am still surprised and somewhat unbelieving that I am even diabetic. I am not overweight and my family history is only a grandmother, uncle and aunt. No 1st blood relatives. Denied lurks big in my mind

Wed May 23 2001 21:19:27 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Nancy, I really like the idea of your journal. Everyone needs aplace to vent -- some people use this site for that, but then what you were thinking evaporates into cyberspace. This way, you're going to be able to look back on your journey. Wonderful!

Wed May 23 2001 21:20:31 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I printed out the last transcript so I could keep that as part of my journal and records so in 10 years I can see what I was thinking

Wed May 23 2001 21:20:37 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
Nancy, I would say that your feelings about diagnosis are understandable and something expressed by our patients very often when they first come to our program.

Wed May 23 2001 21:21:10 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Acceptance takes most people a while, Nancy. But you are doing what's necessary, which is so positive. Some people can't bring themselves to DO anything until they've fully accepted the diagnosis -- wasted time.

Wed May 23 2001 21:22:04 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
The Starlix, though how does it work. If your pancreas is already tired and it makes it work harder won't it wear out sooner. I know when I come home tired, if someone said hey you have to work some more I would pooped out quicker

Wed May 23 2001 21:22:56 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
How about if you take that one, Kris, so we don't hit her with "both barrels!" LOL

Wed May 23 2001 21:23:37 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
You realize, of course, that you're surrounded and outnumbered here, don't you, Nancy? Your very own team!

Wed May 23 2001 21:24:12 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
I know that common sense would suggest that you don't want to poop out your pancreas any faster than genetics have set it up. But, research does not find this to be true. The UKPDS showed the journey continued in the same time frame with or without kicking the pancreas to work harder.

Wed May 23 2001 21:24:26 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I am a do person. I am a graphic artist so I have to do all day every day.

Wed May 23 2001 21:24:42 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
hello......just lurking

Wed May 23 2001 21:25:16 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
Hi Connie. How's it going?

Wed May 23 2001 21:25:19 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
and learning

Wed May 23 2001 21:25:42 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Betty, it's nice to get my questions answered but mostly it's nice to have someone to talk to that understands how I feel plus doesn't worry about what I say because they are not related to me.

Wed May 23 2001 21:25:45 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Fine here, about to eat supper and go to aquasize

Wed May 23 2001 21:25:48 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Graphic artist. Wonderful. Have you tried including any illustrations of how you're feeling about this. Seems like it would be a very personal addition to your journal.

Wed May 23 2001 21:26:05 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
sounds like a great plan!

Wed May 23 2001 21:26:10 Eastern US
gary (...(visit the 'Diabetes Poetry Room' at) geocities.com/gmhco) from 63.17.74.42
Connie...I'm lurking as I work(draw)!! :-)

Wed May 23 2001 21:26:21 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Hi, Connie -- good to see you again! dinner sounds good - it's getting hungry out here in AZ!

Wed May 23 2001 21:27:10 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I had dinner 3 hours ago. Betty how did you like Boston and East Coast time

Wed May 23 2001 21:27:15 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Home today Betty? For a change?

Wed May 23 2001 21:27:44 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Maybe one of the reasons that "kicking the pancreas" doesn't wear it out any sooner is that the effect of lowering the blood sugar balances the effect of the drug. HIgh blood sugars themselves have a big role in wearing out the pancreas, apparently.

Wed May 23 2001 21:27:53 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
Hi

Wed May 23 2001 21:28:00 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Betty, the illustration idea is great. I could really do a tired old pancreas up good

Wed May 23 2001 21:28:37 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Hi Beth! any good news today?

Wed May 23 2001 21:28:38 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
The Boston trip was great. actually. Spring arrived the same day I did - got to see wonderful blooming trees. It SMELLED like spring!

Wed May 23 2001 21:28:46 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
HOw often do you see high blood pressure in your patients, I have high blood pressure, some probably due to stress

Wed May 23 2001 21:28:52 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
Interesting to read your comments about Glucophage, I really like it, even tho I know it bothers some people

Wed May 23 2001 21:29:05 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
connie, got my A1c results 6.7

Wed May 23 2001 21:29:09 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Hi, Beth -- welcome

Wed May 23 2001 21:29:37 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Excellent Beth!

Wed May 23 2001 21:29:43 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
Pat is also starting to remember a few more things,

Wed May 23 2001 21:29:49 Eastern US
Kris (chat co-host) from 64.12.103.34
High blood pressure is common in about 85% or more of the people in our type 2 program.

Wed May 23 2001 21:29:54 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
What did Rea think??

Wed May 23 2001 21:30:10 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
And good for Pat!

Wed May 23 2001 21:30:21 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Beth, it is a WONDERFUL drug. My blood sugars were fabulous while I was on it. But about 9% of people have significent side effects long term. I was disappointed that I was one of them.

Wed May 23 2001 21:30:58 Eastern US
gary (...(visit the 'Diabetes Poetry Room' at) geocities.com/gmhco) from 63.17.74.42
Beth...since Pat is starting to remember stuff...remind him he promised to take you to Hawaii !! :-)

Wed May 23 2001 21:31:08 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Kris Is that due to weight or the disease itself

Wed May 23 2001 21:31:16 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
6.7's super, Beth. At our place, you'd get a "glitter letter!" Lots of fun but hell to vacume up!

Wed May 23 2001 21:31:27 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
Rea was I think a little disappointed that mine was so much better than hers. told me that her D was harder to control

Wed May 23 2001 21:31:55 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
I used to be a brownie leader--know all about vacuuming up glitter.

Wed May 23 2001 21:32:20 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
When Rea was on Glucophage, it bothered her stomach, my dad also had problems with it.

Wed May 23 2001 21:32:43 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Both are hard Beth, tell her I said so, stress just does you good!!LOL

Wed May 23 2001 21:33:12 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
I just upped my dosage from 1000 mg to 1500mg about 3-4 weeks ago, and even with all the stress of the last few weeks, my numbers have been for the most part good.

Wed May 23 2001 21:33:33 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I would go to bed and night and 2 hours later get up sick to my stomach from the Glucophage. It had no bad affects on me when I first started taking it

Wed May 23 2001 21:33:35 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Betty, do you take oral meds or insulin?

Wed May 23 2001 21:33:39 Eastern US
Heidyn (pumper 1 month today) from 164.106.22.57
Hi

Wed May 23 2001 21:33:52 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Most people have some stomach problems at first, but it clears up after a few weeks for about 90% if you stick it out -- and be sure to take it with food.

Wed May 23 2001 21:34:21 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
I have been on it for about 3 1/2 yrs now I think

Wed May 23 2001 21:34:21 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Heidyn - wow a month already on the pump! How's it going?

Wed May 23 2001 21:35:40 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Connie, I'm not taking anything but a lot of blood sugars and carb counting at the moment. Having such great control while on Glucophage rested up my old sputtering pancreas apparently. I figure I'll have another decision to make before the end of the year.

Wed May 23 2001 21:35:49 Eastern US
Heidyn (pumper 1 month today) from 164.106.22.57
Its going good,I'm finally getting to feel like I know what I'm doing here,and numbers are starting to reflect that.Much stabler then at first.

Wed May 23 2001 21:37:00 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Learning to use the pump is like anything else -- you have to practice for a while to learn the ropes.

Wed May 23 2001 21:39:25 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Hi Heidyn, good for you

Wed May 23 2001 21:39:40 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Since I was just diagnosed a short time ago, what kind of time frame should I be looking at that say like my fasting blood sugars might get worse. 5 year, 10?

Wed May 23 2001 21:40:09 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Then again maybe they won't get worse

Wed May 23 2001 21:41:04 Eastern US
Heidyn (pumper 1 month today) from 164.106.22.57
Connie,how long have you been pumping?

Wed May 23 2001 21:41:06 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
brb, need to make some wassbi up to go with the burgers

Wed May 23 2001 21:41:16 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
Nancy, mine are better now than they were 5 yrs ago, but then I am trying a lot harder now.

Wed May 23 2001 21:42:44 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Nancy, it's not possible to say what the time table of your diabetes might be. But the fact that you are controlling your after meal blood sugars so well can be a big factor in slowing transition to the next phase. For some people that time period is a year-- and for tohers it's ten.

Wed May 23 2001 21:42:59 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
When I had my OGTT, after an hour it had only come down 10 points from 269 to 259, I tested at 3 1/2 hours and it was still 211. Does that say my pancreas is really starting not to work

Wed May 23 2001 21:43:58 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Beth, is pumping easier, I'm not even sure what is involved in pumping

Wed May 23 2001 21:44:04 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
In type 2 diabetes, after meal blood sugars go up before fasting blood sugars do in most people. Sometimes years earlier. They are caused by different problems with the body's insulin supply.

Wed May 23 2001 21:45:19 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
Pumping makes it easier for Rea to control her type 1, but I don't even use insulin yet, so haven't considered it for me.

Wed May 23 2001 21:45:27 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Nancy, the fact that the Starlix is working so well shows clearly that your pancreas still has some life in it. It's just not possible to say how much. And if your blood sugars had been running high before diagnosis, your pancreas was at its worst at that time.

Wed May 23 2001 21:46:25 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
How do most Type 2's find out they are diabetic, with a random screen?

Wed May 23 2001 21:46:31 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
There are as many ways to control diabetes as there are fish in the sea -- the trick is to find the one that matches what your body is doing and the way you like to live your life.

Wed May 23 2001 21:46:53 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Would you consider pumping Beth if it came to taking insulin?

Wed May 23 2001 21:47:51 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I knew something was wrong with me because I wasn't feeling well but didn't know what was wrong and I wasn't healing like I should.

Wed May 23 2001 21:47:58 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Most type 2's are found either on a random screen - as in blood work done for another condition or at a physical. But a lot are also found because they come in with a complication of diabetes -- they've had high blood sugars for five or ten years already and no one sees it until they come in with numb feet or a bad infection, for example.

Wed May 23 2001 21:48:22 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
Nancy, I don't know about most type 2's, but I called my dr and asked to be tested, because of the symptoms I had.

Wed May 23 2001 21:48:42 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
I don't think so Connie,

Wed May 23 2001 21:48:55 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
They found mine on a random screen when I had a physical.

Wed May 23 2001 21:49:50 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Women are more likely to seek out care, it seems, when they're not feeling well. Men wait until something's REALLY "broke" as a rule -- those are generalizations, of course, but hold fairly true.

Wed May 23 2001 21:49:55 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
how come Beth? Rea could change your sets!!

Wed May 23 2001 21:50:16 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
I was drinking a lot and going to the bathroom a lot, esp at night. was also overweight and over 40, and knew I should get tested.

Wed May 23 2001 21:50:18 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Betty have you and Kris ever thought about opening a diabetes clinic outside of AZ. SC where I live stays so busy with it we need you here

Wed May 23 2001 21:50:36 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Connie, if somebody ripped out my pancreas tomorrow, I'd be on a pump by tomorrow night. In type 1, I think it's an awesome tool.

Wed May 23 2001 21:50:48 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I live right on the Atlantic Ocean, you would love it here except during hurricane season

Wed May 23 2001 21:50:58 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
I wasn't really not feeling well, just knew the symptoms, but then missed them when Rea had them.

Wed May 23 2001 21:51:12 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Me too Betty, my endo has lots of T2 on it too!

Wed May 23 2001 21:51:33 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
she would probably really stick me connie, she won't let me change her sets.

Wed May 23 2001 21:51:48 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Nancy, we get asked that a LOT, but Kris and I opened this center a couple of years ago for the express purpose of spending more time at home. However, we do professional training and if you'd like to send anybody to see us, we'll do our best to "turn them from the Dark Side of the Force!" LOL

Wed May 23 2001 21:52:19 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
LOL Beth, I know!!

Wed May 23 2001 21:52:39 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Betty and Kris, are you ever home??

Wed May 23 2001 21:53:04 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Connie, we have so many great tools for type 2 now that get the job done. But for those whose pancreas takes a complete dive, and they need insulin 24/7, then the pump makes a lot of sense.

Wed May 23 2001 21:53:19 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I don't blame you about staying close to home

Wed May 23 2001 21:54:06 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Betty, you and Kris must have met my endo in your travels, John Hunt(74 y o)?

Wed May 23 2001 21:54:27 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Actually, Kris is missing in action. I just called her and her computer crashed -- I KNEW it was too quiet. To answer the question about being home, not enough to suit us, Connie. But tonight I'm some. Tomorrow Kris leaves for Montreal -- but I'm home for a couple of weeks solid. HEAVEN!!

Wed May 23 2001 21:55:03 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Absolutely, Connie. I think I spoke on a proggram with Dr. Hunt a couple of years back.

Wed May 23 2001 21:55:34 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I was wondering where she was.

Wed May 23 2001 21:55:38 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Isn't he wonderfull??? All his patients adore him!

Wed May 23 2001 21:56:46 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Hang on to that man! There aren't too many providers about whom their patients can say "everybody loves him!"

Wed May 23 2001 21:56:48 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
I'm requesting he be at my surgery and the only one allwoed to look after my D(Don't want Susan Haigh anywhere near me and it will be written on my chart)

Wed May 23 2001 21:56:49 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Betty, was you surprised when you found out you were diabetic after you worked with it all the time

Wed May 23 2001 21:57:00 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
or her!! LOL

Wed May 23 2001 21:57:58 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Connie, I salute you for being proactive in making those arrangements for your surgery. It's so important to take a strong stand and be your own advocate.

Wed May 23 2001 21:58:19 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
My nurse is Great too! She's also D and wears a pump! Has met you!

Wed May 23 2001 21:58:44 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I was impressed that my internist knew about Starlix already since you said it was brand new. I was going to ask him about it but he already knew

Wed May 23 2001 21:59:08 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Well, Susan Haigh is chief endo now, and I can't stand her!

Wed May 23 2001 21:59:14 Eastern US
Justin (13/alabama) from 12.105.213.187
hey

Wed May 23 2001 21:59:16 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Nancy, it was no surprise since I'd been following my blood sugars for years. My family has more diabetes than the Pima Indians!! I knew it was in the cards but managed to slow down its arrival about ten years later than it came on for my dad and his siblings.

Wed May 23 2001 21:59:32 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Hi, Justin - welcome

Wed May 23 2001 22:00:04 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Betty, that must have been tough to figure you were going to get it.

Wed May 23 2001 22:00:19 Eastern US
Beth (!A( (Rea 16, dxd 7/98, pumping) from 199.120.105.19
hi justin

Wed May 23 2001 22:00:55 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
An internist who keeps up on the latest in diabetes is also a gem beyond price, Nancy. Sounds like you've got a good partner there.

Wed May 23 2001 22:01:07 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Cancer is prevelant in my family and my dr. has told me it's not a matter of if but when for me to get it.

Wed May 23 2001 22:02:26 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Actually, Nancy, I didn't think it would effect me emotionally at all -- after all, I'd known it was coming for years and, honestly, who's better prepared!! LOL But when it actually became clear that it had arrived, I had more of a reaction than I expected. Had to grieve -- and give up my pride over having kept it at bay for so long.

Wed May 23 2001 22:02:35 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
I have a family doc on the east coast who's like that! Will use him if I go home to recuperate

Wed May 23 2001 22:03:29 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
If Kris hadn't mentioned the Starlix on the last chat I wouldn't have know about it, so both of you are so helpful. Betty, I know what you are saying. When I was diagnosed I felt like I had lost something I couldn't get back

Wed May 23 2001 22:04:00 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
That's got to be hard so hard, Nancy -- but you know to keep your eyes peeled and get all the right tests - so your chances of catching anything early are great. Just like with my diabetes - I was watching for it and consequnetly, my A1c has never even been out of the normal range. I jumped on those high blood sugars like a hound!!

Wed May 23 2001 22:04:04 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
I felt like my body had let me down

Wed May 23 2001 22:04:52 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Folks, I can't believe it, but we're out of time... thanks for joining in -- try to bring a few more type 2 folk next month so we can have a party!!

Wed May 23 2001 22:06:02 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
Thanks Betty and Kris (wherever you are) You are great

Wed May 23 2001 22:06:19 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Bye Betty(and Kris) thanks for letting me intrude again!!

Wed May 23 2001 22:07:08 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Funny, for a while I was feeling like I'd let down my body - like I should have been able to keep running (literally) away from it..even though I teach EVERY day about the genetic basis of type 2 and how it's not your fault. Feelings are not always rational!!

Wed May 23 2001 22:07:44 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Connie, you're never an intrusion - thanks for sharing! and night Nancy and anyone else who' still there. Hope to see you all next month.

Wed May 23 2001 22:08:07 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
Ta Ta

Wed May 23 2001 22:08:19 Eastern US
Connie(BC) (Type 1) from 207.194.24.126
Thanks Betty

Wed May 23 2001 22:08:27 Eastern US
BettyB (co-host) from 205.188.199.31
From me and Kris with the crashed computer.

Wed May 23 2001 22:08:41 Eastern US
Nancy (SC) (Type 2) from 216.49.163.42
bye



                 
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