Date Registered: Jan 1, 2008

Name: Monique Gordon

Recent Posts:

From the thread Health Care Insurance Has Run Out in the Health Care forum:
Talk to your endo. Sometimes they will see you on a sliding scale fee or waive the fee.

mrutrough posted:

I have been unemployed for over 9 months now and with that my healthcare insurance (COBRA) finally ran out on 12-31-09. 

I stocked up on 3 months worth of medications through the mail order option I had, but I am now wondering what to do after that 3 months runs out and also having access to my Endocrinologist?

Any suggestions from those who might have been or are in the same predicament?




Posted on July 6, 2010 19:39
From the thread Bread and Blood Sugar in the Food forum:

I've heard if you eat bread that contains wheat  w/ pumpernickel or rye it's easier to digest and doesn't affect blood sugar as much 

Posted on July 6, 2010 19:35
From the thread A Sensible Approach to Christmas in the Food forum:
On Christmas I shared a gingerbread man w/ three people to avoid eating the entire cookie. Then I ate a lot of non-starchy veggies and mingled to avoid over eating.

diabeticlive posted:

For some reason when Christmas rolls around it can be easy to begin naming all the things you love. Your emotions are tied to tastes, scents and sights of the holiday. When you have diabetes you may find your emotional wants in conflict with what your body needs.

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Posted on December 27, 2009 14:37
From the thread Diabetic Foot Amputee in the Complications & Care forum:
I fractured my ankle in 2006, and had nine pins and two plates inserted to stabilize the ankle. Periodically I can't feel my foot if I lean on it too much. My orthopedic surgeon advised me to do foot exercises (form letters lower case letters a thru z in cursive with foot once a day). In addition, I take aqua therapy twice a week. Water @ 85 degreesdoes wonders for the entire body. Medicare  added  physical fitness plans w/ coverage. Depending on the gym service may be free or a small stipend. I found a gym that provides pool, chair exercises, spinning, etc. free of charge.

Elivator posted:

Hi.  I broke my ankle in 3 places on July 19, 2007.  I then aquired an ankle and bone infection in Nov. 2007.  I then had agressive IV Antibiotic therapy.  Then in the summer of 2008 they made a special boot for me to wear.  I was still having problem with pain and being to walk without being stiff.  So it was decided that I would fuse my ankle using a fixater.  In Jan. 2009 we put the fixater on my ankle/leg.    Now it is 6 months later and I still have lots of pain - it is hard for me to do things because the fixater is painful and it makes it hard to walk and do anyting.

We will be doing another catscan to see how much it has healed.  If it has been only 20% I need to look at my options.  One option is have the ankle amputated.  So I am looking for someone in a similiar situation that has chosen to amputate - how is the quality of your life now.  I need honest answers, so I can look at all my options.  Help is there anyone out there?  Thanks.


Posted on December 27, 2009 14:32
From the thread Diabetic Eye Problems, Diabetic Heart Disease and Diabetic Skin Care in the Products forum:
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Posted on December 27, 2009 14:22
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