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5 Responses

  1. P. Looby
    P. Looby December 1, 2012 at 5:07 am | | Reply

    Love, love your warped sense of humor. Nice way
    to wake up to the day. Keep it up…. please?

  2. Yas
    Yas December 1, 2012 at 7:33 am | | Reply

    People with naturally brown/black skin, need a lot more sun, as their darker skins are further shielding them against the sun. So they need longer in the sun to allow stimulation of vit D in the body. I’m a S.East asian living in Scotland :(

  3. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter December 1, 2012 at 9:34 am | | Reply

    You assume that since Rita is over 18, it must be pre-diabetes moving toward Type 2. Could it be LADA? Her story is similar to the beginning of mine (dx first Type2, then LADA in 2004 at age 48).
    I’m glad she’smonitoring her blood sugar.I hope she can find a knowledgeable primary and an endocrinologist, but sometimes only young Type 1s are given access to the latter. Healthy older people are told to muddle on.

  4. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter December 1, 2012 at 9:38 am | | Reply

    You assume that since Rita is over 18, it must be prediabetes heading toward Type 2. Could it be LADA?

    I was diagnosed first with Type 2, then with LADA in 2004 at age 48.

    I hope she can find a knowledgeable primary and an endocrinologist. Both are rare.

  5. Tim
    Tim December 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm | | Reply

    I was going to ask, too, whether it couldn’t be LADA. My full-blown insulin dependence took 18 months from just Basal insulin. That’s pretty slow moving. I just remembered that when I came in with a BG of 437, one of the Diabetic nurses said, “I remember you from last year.” She was referring to a blood test where my BG was elevated but was not repeatable.

    On Vitamin D, I’ve had my share of problems with deficiency. My D once got so low that the doctor gave me massive doses of D just to get my body in a state to be able to absorb D in a more regular way. Now I take a daily D dose ’cause I live in the Northwest. We have a rampant UFO problem (“What is that orange disk in the sky?”)

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