February 15, 2012
The Burn Barrel
- has been busy...
For a few years now, I've often thought about cleaning out all old things - 'betes related. Twenty year old lab reports, files from previous doctors, mounds and mounds of log sheets. Cluttering up the attic and closet, all that paperwork just setting there, doing nothing but creating dust. Do I really still need these? Do they serve any useful purpose at this time? Absolutely not.
The last few weeks has been pleasantly spent...uncluttering. Other than important medical stuff, such as new diagnoses throughout the years, it's all gone. Burned to ashes in the burn barrel.
A new guideline I hope to follow, is that after one year, if I've no use for it, it will follow the same path to the burn barrel. As we get into our older years, it is time to relax, and enjoy life more. Get more things accomplished that haven't been yet. Try new things and cherish all of it.
What have you cleaned out lately?
DX July 1984 IDDM (Type 1) ~ member since 2/1/2007 on original board
NEVER DOUBT the power of Diabetes OR the power of diabetics <<< my blog
MM Guardian Real Time CGM since 4/21/2011; prior 1.5 years on Navigator CGM
1. Born with a diabetic autoimmune kidney disease; 2. Systemic autoimmune Rheumatic Fever (& hereditary for me); 3. Vitiligo
~ 'betes Autonomic Neuropathy = HypoUnaware, & Orthostatic Hypotension ~ Glaucoma Open & Closed Angle ~ adrenal issues
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~ First light brings a new day, new hope, new wisdom, and a chance to start fresh again - PAL (me)
~ He is most powerful who has power over himself -Seneca
Type 1 forum ~ For New and Recently Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetics ~ Basal Testing Instructions thanks Kelly and Mirta ~
Pam's sticky is Terms, abbreviations, and tips for Type 1, also Basal Testing ~ Type 2 forum ~ Parents Forum ~
Prescription Assistance Program for anyone - diabetic or not, also insulin, test strips, lancets, and pump supplies help ~
Reputable Useful Websites and, Lizzy's List on T2 forum; and the ADA website
Article Title: Kidney Care Counts, Especially In Diabetes
Page #: page 18; Magazine Name: Health Monitor, in December 2007 printed issue; Resources listed at end of article (and shown below)
"If you use insulin, you may need to start taking it in smaller doses, because damaged kidneys are less able to break down insulin."
Source: The American Journal of Medicine, Diabetes Care, and Diabetes Forecast
copy and paste the following link...it works.
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