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grandto8
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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! :smileyhappy:

 

ALL THE BEST,

Diane

Diane
Diagnosed T2 1/12/2012
A1c 5.8 2/13
A1c 6.0 7/12
A1c 6.0 3/12
A1c 6.5 1/12
No meds - diet and exercise only
Mild left-sided arm lymphedema, so no BG checks on that side
lizzylou
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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! :smileyhappy:

 

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

 

 

Lizzy

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