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  1. Scott E
    Scott E November 5, 2011 at 9:29 am | | Reply

    Thank you Wil, for that explanation on LASIK. I’ve contemplated it for some time (I’ve been a T1D for over 30 years), and over the last few months, as I do every time our medical insurance “open enrollment” comes up, I wonder if I should make the commitment and put some pre-tax money towards it. I figured that with D there is plenty wrong with me that can’t be fixed, but here’s something that can.

    Ultimately, I decided against it. Thank you for offering up some real, unbiased research to back up my decision. I’m sure I did the right thing by doing nothing.

  2. susan f
    susan f November 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm | | Reply

    My weight has varied over the past 10 years, but I’ve always stayed on the thin side. At my worst, when I was really sick I got down to 105 lbs on a 5’7″ frame.

    I use 90 degree 6 mm sets. I pretty much have never ever been able to wear them in my stomach. I don’t have enough real estate there; and if my waistband were to rub against it, it would be wicked painful. The only exception is my so-called love handles, but I use those for sensors.

    I carry nearly no fat on my abdomen; it’s all on my butt & thighs, so that is where I go. I’ve worn my sets almost exclusively on the front of my thighs for years, and that is what seems to work best for me.

    If you are thin, hate to break it to you, but the metal sets will hurt.

    So my number one question would be, where are you wearing them now?

  3. Denise
    Denise November 7, 2011 at 7:42 am | | Reply

    Oh man!!!. . .That so not what I wanted to hear about lasik. I’m a non-D mom to a D 9 yr old dd. She’s been wearing glasses for a couple of years, and having had lasik myself, I just assumed that some day she could too. That stinks. Maybe by the time she grows up there’ll be improved lasik for D folk (or maybe a cure for D). BTW, it’s totally scary, the longest minute of your life and you can smell your eyeball burning.

  4. Marty
    Marty November 11, 2011 at 5:10 am | | Reply

    I have had diabetes for 17 years. I have given birth to 3 healthy children while diabetic. I had Lasik 3 years ago with no complications, only minor annoyances, but am so glad I did it! The only issue I have is that now I have to wear reading glasses but that has nothing to do with diabetes. I wore contacts and glasses (blind as a BAT!) for 20+ years. I am so thrilled I don’t have to wear contacts any more! It changed my life. Other issue is I have a hard time playing tennis at night with court lights. Not quite the same as before, so I try to schedule my matches for daytime! But overall it was a very positive experience. Just make sure you get a great doctor to do it!

  5. ellen cooper RN CDE
    ellen cooper RN CDE November 15, 2011 at 9:37 am | | Reply

    The Inset 30 is an angled set with a nifty built-in inserter so you can avoid manual insertion and not even see the needle going in. It’s been much easier to convince my patients to try an angled set since this one became available.

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