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Lymphedema and BG testing

I am new to this site and just did a search for lymphedema, which returned 0 results. 

 

I am a breast cancer survivor (X2) with mild lymphedema of my left arm.  I was diagnosed on 1/13/2012 with T2 diabetes.  In the aftermath of this diagnosis I was so shocked and confused I completely forgot about how important it is not to have venipunctures on the affected site.  I have been struggling with getting enough blood to test with, but have great confidence with the help/advice from seasoned folks on this site that I will eventually be successful. 

 

Just wanted to post this in case any other BC survivors with lymphedema join the Newly Diagnosed and want to compare notes.  You are not alone! Smiley Happy

 

ALL THE BEST,

Diane

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A1c 6.0 7/12
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Mild left-sided arm lymphedema, so no BG checks on that side
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Re: Lymphedema and BG testing


grandto8 wrote:

I am new to this site and just did a search for lymphedema, which returned 0 results. 

 

I am a breast cancer survivor (X2) with mild lymphedema of my left arm.  I was diagnosed on 1/13/2012 with T2 diabetes.  In the aftermath of this diagnosis I was so shocked and confused I completely forgot about how important it is not to have venipunctures on the affected site.  I have been struggling with getting enough blood to test with, but have great confidence with the help/advice from seasoned folks on this site that I will eventually be successful. 

 

Just wanted to post this in case any other BC survivors with lymphedema join the Newly Diagnosed and want to compare notes.  You are not alone! Smiley Happy

 

ALL THE BEST,

Diane



Thanks Diane,

 

This is useful information that I'll keep in mind.

 

Here's a link from Mayo to tell others more about the condition:

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lymphedema/DS00609

 

 

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