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Old April 15 2013, 11:15 PM   #241
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Mom takes a blood pressure med and a cholestrol med. I don't think either of them are steroids. She also has an eyedrop to keep her retinopathy under control.
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Old April 16 2013, 12:16 AM   #242
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^Is she still high? As far as I know none of those drugs will cause hyperglycemia. I really wouldn't worry unless it was a regular thing, or she's not going down at all. Another possibility is a forgotten injection, or poor absorption. There are just so many possible reasons a type 1 can go high.
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Old April 16 2013, 03:25 AM   #243
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My dad gives her all her injections and she was back to 232 this afternoon. She's been more agitated the past few days and I don't know why. But when she's been agitated, her sugar's tended to go higher.
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Old April 16 2013, 04:11 AM   #244
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^That makes sense. Agitation=stress, stress=hormones, hormones=high blood sugar, high blood sugar=agitation. It's a wonderful cycle, huh?
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Old April 16 2013, 04:47 AM   #245
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^Yeah. Gives me the shakes...
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Old April 16 2013, 05:40 AM   #246
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. . . Type 1 diabetics are not expected to achieve the same kind of control that is possible for type 2 diabetics, nor would that be possible, even under the best circumstances. The kind of upswing I mentioned in my earlier post is not atypical or alarming for a type 1 diabetic. A type 2 might freak out and call their doctor if they saw a number like that on their meter, but a type 1 will generally just get annoyed and take some insulin.
Indeed. I have type 2 diabetes and I check my fasting blood sugar level two or three times a week. I get antsy if it reads 140-150, but it's only spiked that high a few times in the last several years. I sympathize with those who have type 1 diabetes or who have to care for relatives with type 1 -- it's really a completely different disease.
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Old April 16 2013, 07:44 AM   #247
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That's something some people don't understand. They think it's the same animal.
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Old April 16 2013, 09:54 AM   #248
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It seems some keys on my laptop aren't working anymore. I'll take a look at in the morning before I disappear for a week or so. Most likely will now use my laptop at the desk I have. No more sitting in bed with it.
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Old April 16 2013, 11:50 AM   #249
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have you tried putting the laptop face down and shaking it out, carefully? Or cleaning it with a vac? There might be a few morsels stuck between or under the keys.
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I need a raise...or a new job...or both.
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As for the work load: I think it might be time you had a word with your boss or with the workers association about your co-workers. You could perhaps even use the gossip in your favour by discrediting the lazy co-workers so much that the bosses hear about it. (But it takes a lot of diplomatic skill to manipulate people to such a degree without getting exposed as the origin of that manipulation.)

For first aid against talkative surroundings I recommend a walkman or a little mp3 player. I have loaded mine with a few audio books and with interviews and audio blogs from my favourite actor. It's a pleasant and calming way to blank out the chatter.
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Old April 16 2013, 03:20 PM   #250
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That's something some people don't understand. They think it's the same animal.
This is the reason for many of my arrghs, and to be honest I think it's fucked me up a little bit, psychologically.
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Old April 16 2013, 03:51 PM   #251
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Yay hugs Thank you.

Yeah, my ipod works wonders. The only problem being i have to be relatively paying attention to everything just in case they need me somewhere else. But some days i don't care just how much i am ignoring someone i need to zone out the drama. I am just glad that i am relatively close with my bosses so i can *try* to bring some of these issues to them. It isn't always 100% foolproof but they can kind of poke at the lazy people and be extra annoying if i mention something.

I think part of the problem as well is that people keep quitting and they aren't filling positions like they should so more just keeps getting piled on those of us who do work. So all in all the whole situation just gets really frustrating. We'll see what happens, either way i'm going to keep handing out resumes until I get something a bit better.
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Old April 16 2013, 05:51 PM   #252
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I swear, I'm usually in a good mood and not easy to anger, but I have another argh and need to vent. I just got back from the pharmacy, and need to say that I hate fucking insurance companies. They are corrupt, money-hungry, useless bastards, all their CEO's should be shot, and the US needs to fucking grow up and join the rest of the civilized world and provide universal healthcare for its people.

There. All better now.
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Old April 16 2013, 07:26 PM   #253
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That's something some people don't understand. They think it's the same animal.
This is the reason for many of my arrghs, and to be honest I think it's fucked me up a little bit, psychologically.
I understand.

As for the pharmacy issue, what's not being covered for you?
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Old April 16 2013, 07:52 PM   #254
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That's something some people don't understand. They think it's the same animal.
This is the reason for many of my arrghs, and to be honest I think it's fucked me up a little bit, psychologically.
I understand.

As for the pharmacy issue, what's not being covered for you?
Birth control. It's not as bad as when they won't give me insulin or test strips (obviously), it's just that it's happened so often and with truly life or death medications/supplies that I have no patience even for this.

I was also really excited about getting this birth control. I've never taken any just because, with diabetes, it's a bit riskier, but my periods have really started to mess up my blood sugars, have become increasingly irregular, cause asthma (it's the only time I ever actually get asthma), and I've started getting pretty ill for several days leading up. Everything's been checked out to make sure nothing's wrong, but it's started to really negatively impact my life and my health -- not only because the hormones directly mess up my blood sugar, but because being ill affects my ability to exercise and eat properly, which then in turn affects my diabetes as well. I finally got clearance from all my doctors to start on a low dose seasonal birth control, to reduce the symptoms and make it so I have only 4 periods a year, and I was practically giddy with excitement about getting it. Then they fucked it up.
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Old April 16 2013, 08:18 PM   #255
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Birth control should be free under the new laws. Why is this causing such a snafu?
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