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joinery
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   Posted 5/4/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone
  I'm on the lupus forum, but I'm writing in regards to my husband. He has been having pain in his stomach,back he's been using a heating pad, I ask him what kind of pain he says it feels like inflamtion muscle pain in stomack. He is a brittle diabetic so he goes up and can come down unexspectley. He just went to doc. 2 weeks ago he's point was 8 he told him he has protine showing so in blood work I'm not sure if he had a pee test. Doc. told him no more fish,our food is based mainley fish and chicken. He has been testing he sugar quite a few times today he has been 200 just now he drop to 60 sweety,pale. He just went to bed so I will be checking in on him. I'm getting worried, I told him I'll take him to er. but he said he will be fine I'm not sure the constant pain is really bother him and I'm not sure whats causing it... he had this pain before but went away. He's on lantus 50 units once a day, humalog pen 100/ml, carnedilol 6.25mg, linisnop/hctz 20. 1.25 I'm reading these off he's med. bottles.doc. said he's cholstrol is geat so but he still wants him to see a cardiologist, he had a stint put him 1n 1999. Thanks you for any replies. I'm sorry this is so long..
     Debbie
 
      
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LanieG
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   Posted 5/4/2009 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Debbie, I'm sorry about your husband.  I don't believe the pain is related to the diabetes.  He needs to get in to see the doctor as soon as he can.  His blood sugar shouldn't be swinging so widely from high to low like that.  Sometimes body stress like illness or pain can cause the blood sugar to rise but only a doctor can figure this out.  But the pain shouldn't continue.  He's got to find out what it is.  Please make sure he gets in to see the doctor tomorrow.  No fish?  I don't follow that reasoning.  Let us know what happens, ok?

Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


joinery
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   Posted 5/4/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
LanieG.. Thanks for your quick reply, I'll most likely be up all night just to make sure he's alright. He couldn't eat that much today he didn't eat dinner. I think that is why he drop when he drops he usually gorges which we both know that is not good. well he did eat a orange, half of peanut butter sandwich to bring he's levels up not sure what it was when he went to bed. Yes can you believe no fish I don't know what to feed him anymore. Thank you
Debbie
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LanieG
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   Posted 5/4/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Debbie, I know you're worried and I hope tonight is ok and that you can sleep too.  The orange and the PB sandwich will help bring the blood sugar up (at least the bread will, not so much the PB).  He's an adult, so he should know how to regulate this, but make sure he gets to the doctor to see about the pain and to tell him (the doctor) about the wide swings in blood sugar.  And be sure to ask about the fish!  confused   Keep us informed about how it goes.


Lanie
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 5/4/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Brittle diabetics have it rough, and you being his wife have your hands full. Are there any other doctors in your area that you can see? Is he seeing a nephrologist about the protein in his urine? Also, the pain in his tummy could be pancreatitis which would really goof up his sugar numbers. You really need to get him to the doctor pronto in the morning! I'd take him in without an appointment if he were my husband.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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joinery
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   Posted 5/6/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie, I throught it could be his pancrease to, he did look up pancreatist after he read it I throught he would go to the doc. but he didn't he is stuburn when it comes to himself, but yet he will take me to every app. testing and so on, he said the heating pad had work but I know he's still hurting some but isn't telling me. Yes brittle diabetic is tuff to live with, he almost pass out on me twice the sweeting that pale look it's scary thank god both times we were at a groceystore poor cashiers all they can say is please don't pass out you can have anything you need, they were so polite. He's talking about getting a pump. No he sees the primary doc. for everthing. Thanks LanieG and Jeannie
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LanieG
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   Posted 5/7/2009 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Somehow you need to convince him that he has to take care of himself better, that is: making those app'ts to see the doctor(s) about this.  His health is taking a toll on you.  Is that what he wants?  I doubt it.  I hope he carries glucose gel or candy with him in case he goes low.  You have enough to worry about.  He's an adult but he's acting like a kid as far as taking his health seriously and being responsible.  He's wearing you down.  Tell him I said that.  mad

Lanie
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 5/7/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
He is a train wreck going somewhere to happen! I'd quit talking to him until he got to the doctor. That has been my most effective way of dealing with my hubby when he is acting childish about his health. Some people have such a fear of illness and death that they put themselves in harm's way by trying to avoid the truth! AAAaaarrrrrggggghhhh!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Phishbowl
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   Posted 5/7/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Debbie,
It's possible that the stomach/back pain has nothing to do with Diabetes. All the more reason to get it checked out by a doctor. The instruction to reduce or eliminate the fish intake may have very valid reasons as well. Mercury poisoning is not uncommon with a high fish diet, especially with high diets of certain kinds of fish. Mercury is a heavy metal and not one the body tolerates very well so, you may want to look there for some of the doctor's reasoning.

Maybe instead of encouraging him to take better care of himself you can urge him to take better care of you - by going to the doctor and putting your mind as ease. He's your husband/partner/second part of the whole. However reluctant he may feel about sorting out his current situation, you are part of it, too and also have a say. If he won't go for himself, will he go for you?

I'm a brittle Type 1, too so I can relate to your hubby's difficulty with control. All the more reason I give it the extra effort all the time and appreciate all the more, those moments my hubby is there to lend a hand when I crash hard or just need understanding.

Protein in the urine could indicate the start of kidney problems. Could be diabetes or diet-related. Maybe a reason the doc said to cut out fish? Personally, I like to know the reasons behind the recommendation(s) - I would call the doc's office and ask WHY fish should be removed from his diet (at the same time as I make the appointment for hubby :-). Sounds like there may be other (non-diabetes)-related things going on.
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus


honbunnie
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   Posted 5/7/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
I am new to these boards but just wanted to give my opinion on the "no fish diet" Fish can cause uric acid levels to rise in the blood. The kidneys are responsible for filtering uric acid. The Dr probably doesnt want to stress the kidneys with extra uric acid crystals. Or, if he has a history of gout he would not eat fish.
Jill

joinery
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   Posted 5/7/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone!! Well he did read everybody's post, I guess he woke up to he's problem he's going to the doc. tomorrow if I can get him in, I should be able too, I'm going to make an emergency app. I will be going with him so I know what's going on. I also think they took him off the fish due to he's kindney's the doc did mention that to him which I didn't know he just told me, but the way he put it the doc. didn't seem to concern. I'm also concern because he forgets alot lately, my daughter's and myself have to repeat what were saying to him. I think he's been a little scared, and tries to deal with it, but he can't this time he's back in pain. My self and my daughters have been on him alot. My daughter did sayshe doesn't want to hear it anymore just go to the docs. I do believe there is more to this then I realized
Thanks again... Debbie
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LanieG
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   Posted 5/8/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
That's great, Debbie!  I'm glad your husband's going to see the doctor.  Let us know how the app't turns out, ok?

Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


joinery
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   Posted 5/8/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Well were back, Hubby has to cut his intake of protine, levels were little high in his kidney, he also has elevated enzymes, had ekg showed a little irregularties so off to the cardio. needs endoscopy, ultra sound for his stomach, liver prancreais, more blood work, which they did there bp high up dose. Well we will be busey for awhile... alot of salads, and try to figure out what else to feed him also went from 27 units to 30 units. Take Care
Debbie
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Reglan,Protonix,Synthroid,Plaquenil,Quinacrine,Flexeril,Zetia,Zoloft,Xnanx,Celebrex,Abuterol,  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     
 
 
 
 


LanieG
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   Posted 5/8/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Really glad he went and is taking care of these things.  What to eat.  Did the doctor's office give you any suggestions?  Or, they just told him what not to eat.  So, it's chicken and turkey, some beans, lots of veggies.  No potatoes - they'll drive up the blood sugar.  Mashed cauliflower is a nice substitute for mashed potatoes.  With a vegetable peeler, peel down all around the sides, top to bottom, of a zucchini and you'll get a decent substitute for noodles. Saute the noodles a bit in a pan and serve them alone or with a sauce.  Pesto is a good choice and it's better than a tomato-based sauce for a diabetic.  Good luck.

Lanie
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Deb25
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   Posted 5/9/2009 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I know, I know, I keep telling people this.  Your husband should be tested for celiac/gluten intolerance.  They have found that many type 1 diabetics are gluten intolerant.  Once they go gluten free, it's much easier for them to regulate their sugar levels too.
 
 
So many disease and syndromes happen to a person because they do not tolerate gluten.  The intolerance openes the body to other problems.  1% of Americans have celiac and 97% do not know it...15% are gluten intolerant.  It;s worth checking into.  They are doing an endoscopy anyways, ask them to check out celiac too.
We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients...don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum.  If a patient tells you s/h feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!


joinery
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   Posted 5/9/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Deb25, I should have pick up on that I do hear people on the lupus fourm who have gluten intolerance. Thanks for the web.sight. I'm going to buy somes books on it, even if he doesn't it will give me ideas what he can eat. Can't wait to make the apps. on monday. It's starting to wear me down. I guess I'm thinking to much!!! Take Care
Debbie
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Reglan,Protonix,Synthroid,Plaquenil,Quinacrine,Flexeril,Zetia,Zoloft,Xnanx,Celebrex,Abuterol,  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     
 
 
 
 

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