Tag Archives: diabetes mellitus

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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May First


May first.  Not feeling so good.  Sleeping sixteen hours a day.  Glucose 423 yesterday morning.  Urine output up by 30%.  Doctor says I’ll wind up in the hospital from dehydration within 3-5 days.  That assumes I call for an ambulance.  … Continue reading

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How a Day Goes to Hell, Hospital-style


At 6:50 a.m., I wake up, ring for a nurse to empty my catheter bag, go to the bathroom, and start the morning’s clean-up.  As I stand at the sink, I wonder why I don’t feel better.  After I got … Continue reading

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Doctors, Drugs and Why Bother?


(From 2002) What are you going to the doctor for?  What do you want, and what does the doctor want?  Is your doctor helping you live better?  Is your ability to be a happy, productive member of society improved because … Continue reading

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Happiness is . . .


            In April 2001, despite having about a dozen chronic illnesses, I stopped taking drugs.  So what have I learned in the past decade?             I have learned that happiness consists of a good night’s sleep, a healthy diet, challenging … Continue reading

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