Tag Archives: diabetes mellitus

What is Wrong with this Woman? Recovering from Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part V)


So I went home and took an overdose of insulin, which ended me up in the Emergency Room with a glucose level of about 120, which was pretty wonderful.  I was interviewed by a psychiatrist who said I didn’t need … Continue reading

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Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part III)


I had learned that the cause of depression is the perception of powerlessness; once I got my power back then I would be all right. Um, well, not exactly. Around 2009 I moved to another HUD-subsidized apartment building in Syracuse.  … Continue reading

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Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part II)


Healthy diet I have diabetes mellitus, type 2, and am overweight.  My glucose was too high so I worked with a dietician to get on a proper healthy diet.  For people with diabetes, the hemoglobin A1C test results should be … Continue reading

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Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression


When I was 14 years old, on a Friday afternoon I went to Nelda Jane’s house for the weekend.  She wanted to go horseback riding and swimming; I wanted to go to sleep or sit under a tree and read.  … Continue reading

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Taking the Fear Out


Bob Savage, night nurse. I cannot see his face but his large, dark bulk appears out of the night’s darkness in my room at Crouse Hospital. He moves swiftly and silently, leaning over my bed to whisper “What do you … Continue reading

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Trying to Talk to the Doctor (Part II)


Dr. Kelly, Back to your first email—I have been worked up by three allergists and four rheumatologists in the Syracuse area. The allergists all say “This is beyond my area of expertise—out of my territory.” The rheumatologists tell me there … Continue reading

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Trying to Talk to the Doctor (Part I)


Hello Dr. Myhill. I am an endocrinologist in Syracuse, NY. I received your name from a patient of mine with CFIDS. She is adamant that she cannot tolerate any medications. She has very poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus. Her … Continue reading

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First Anniversary (Part I)


A year ago Memorial Day weekend, I was admitted to Crouse Hospital in Syracuse with extremely high blood sugar. I have diabetes mellitus, type 2. Four times attempts had been made to treat it but I couldn’t tolerate the medicine. … Continue reading

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424


My glucose average is 424; it should be below 120. Statements from medical professionals, family, friends and patients about behavior consequent to hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar: • It can hit you really quick pretty much without warning. • Irritability, … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Meatloaf


I have quit the vegan diet, and here’s why.  Ten days ago I wrote “Two Hearts on Whole Wheat” (http://behindthelockeddoors.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/two-hearts-on-whole-wheat/) about Dick and me.  We both had gone vegan about eight months ago, and he had just had his annual … Continue reading

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