Tuesday, September 07, 2010

What DIabetes Is All About

Diabetes is like a crossword puzzle that never ever has an answer.
Diabetes is like a Lover who promises you the Rainbow, but keeps you waiting,
Diabetes is like many Endocrinologist who understand a partial glimmer of the Disease and remain content after looking at their
15 min. watches.
Diabetes has brought Grant Monies for Research that has nothing to do with T1DM, but a new desk instead.
Diabetes has brought more women into the fold so that they too, can be manipulated while given new pens.
All these meetings in Texas speaks volumes to the thirst that is needed to put a dent into this this Disease by start calling it by
its correct nomenclature and cease giving out T-shirts and expecting those that Represent us to give a damn.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is like being on a Time Line with how this Disease becomes a part of your Life and how you in-turn react to it.
This can involve Complications and everything in-between such
as Relationships, Food, Exercise, Employment.
For those of us who have had this Disease for a Long Time and for
those who have been recently diagnosed with various reading material
and told how we can "Live Normal Lives"..............that is Bull Sh*t.
Of course by being politically correct we can then offer various untruths that the person with Diabetes(Type 1) has yet to experience.

I will give you one politically Correct BIG LIE that is told,
'if you maintain normal blood glucose levels, you will not get Complications from this Disease.'
The truth of the matter is, that if "normal" blood glucose levels were maintained, the person would not have Diabetes. In addition, you can have great "numbers" and still succumb to Complications.
It just takes longer for its havoc on the Body to begin.

Life is unfair.
Sometimes Dreams do not come true.
Sometimes you are not the hero in the story of your Life and sometimes people die before they are supposed to.
Life is not fair.
But fair has nothing to do with who you are inside, what you dream about, who you love and what you stand for.
Life cannot touch that.....
War cannot touch that....
Doctors cannot touch that....
LXD

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Other People

Illness be it Diabetes or any other chronic condition makes
other people feel vulnerable..........a reminder of their own
morbidity and mortality.
Thus creating a self-imposed distance between themselves
and those who are ill.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Breakthrough In Diabetes Treatment

By following the procedures and amounts outlined below, each
of you with T1DM should derive much benefit.
The recipe is as follows:

1. 80% Love

2. 10% Insulin

3. 5% Good Nutrition w/Supplements

4. 5% Exercise

Mix all of the above thoroughly and enjoy Life.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I Meet Moses

Last Thursday, the weather was brisk but warm for this time of year.
It reminded me of Spring that always offered the promise and expectation of "new things" to come my way.
An appointment with my Physician meant taking the subway on time so as not to be late. Little did I know at the time, that I would be more than just late.

As I swiped my Metrocard into the turn-style, I heard the oncoming train. The ten feet to the stairs while on the platform turned into a "Dance with Death."
I immediately fell to the cement floor of the platform and began to seize. Punching and wobbling about while trying to keep any semblance of consciousness and control alive. This gave way, to the punching of the iron beams with my fists before falling to the ground again.
Some Good Samaritans called 911 as I kept punching and wiggling about on the cement floor of the platform.
It was as if, "another part of me was and wanted to be in control."
Another Good Samaritan gave me a pint of orange juice to drink, while his friend ripped a piece of heavy cardboard box in half to use as a fan for me as he waved it back and forth.
I asked the person who brought me the orange juice what his name was? He replied, "it is Moses."
The EMS finally arrived while I was still in a half conscious state of cognition and 'asked me for ID.'
I showed them my Driver's License and Hypoglycemia Card that stated my having Diabetes. All this while slipping in and out of consciousness.
In the ambulance they had me restrained on the stretcher since I was trying to get up and even managed to do so in a semi-verticle position.
The EMS person (Mr. Velez) then gave me an O2 cannula. I tore off the O2 cannula and told them that what I needed was GLUCOSE and not Oxygen.
Thereupon he squirted a glucose gel into my mouth, since I was tied down.
When we arrived to the ER, my blood glucose was 50mg/dl.
The persons that were truly helpful were the Good Samaritans (Moses and his Friend)
They were the ones who despite their Poverty, saved my Life.........and not the EMS WHO SHOULD BE BETTER TRAINED IN RECOGNIZING AND TREATING SEVERE HYPOGLYCEMIA.
Thank you Moses & your Friend.
In retrospect, during the past when because Of Hypoglycemia Unawareness and falling to the ground there have been better trained, more intelligent and caring EMS, EMT Personnel who because they gave me Glucose IV, did save my Life.
Yes Virginia,.............there is a Moses.
Since my Life has been a series of Rhythm & Blues, what better way to celebrate Awakening (again) then this fine piece of music. Play it on the loud side and catch the great movements on stage:

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

ANGELS IN THE MIST

Usually after a Summer rain in the evening, the Earth begins to release all the
aromatic smells of bark, grass, leaves, soil and more.
I decided to wait till the end of the rain which was about forty minutes until I trotted off to the Post Office to mail a utility bill, so as to "be on time."

The Post Office is a quick 7 minute walk from my home. As I crossed the second block, I felt the rush of my legs collapsing underneath me and with quick responses learned from past experiences I opened a pack of Glucose Gel, but fell onto the waiting earth and grass whose sweet smells provided sanctuary for me till I would be able to stand.
As I continued to lay on the ground the sound of a car passed and stopped with the Driver asking, "are you alright?" I told him that I have T1DM and my blood sugar is very low.
He said that he worked in a hospital and understood, but also inquired whether I took something for the low blood sugar?
Both he and his young son were very kind to me as they helped me to my feet and offered to drive me home(2 blocks).
They even waited until I was able to reach the building door before they left.
Thank you whoever and wherever you are..........................

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

GOOD NEWS

The company Generex has been involved for some time now in a new Insulin delivery system, which is an oral spray into the mucosa of the mouth thereby avoiding any Respiratory Complications or problems that may arise.
I will paste the article here for all to read and to rejoice.
No cure yet!!

Generex Biotechnology Announces Successful
Phase III Study Data for Generex Oral-lyn™

WORCESTER, MA, March 10, 2009 (GlobeNewswire) – Generex Biotechnology Corporation (NasdaqCM: GNBT ) (www.generex.com), the leader in drug delivery for metabolic diseases through the inner lining of the mouth, today announced positive results following the review of the Phase III data for the Company’s flagship product, Generex Oral-lyn, a proprietary oral insulin spray product designed to replace prandial injections of insulin.

Generex, together with the Company’s independent third party statistical and data monitoring consultants, will continue to monitor the ongoing pivotal Phase III Generex Oral-lyn study according to protocol and national/international ICH-GCPs. To date, more than 300 subjects have been enrolled in the study (with 60 subjects having achieving the requisite six month treatment milestone) and the product’s non-inferiority to injectable meal-time (prandial) insulin appears to be maintained. If the current positive trend is maintained, then a large reduction of required enrollment will suffice for formal verification of the non-inferiority hypothesis.

The current data also demonstrates that no significant Generex Oral-lyn drug-related “Adverse Events” or “Serious Adverse Events” have been reported, which also supports the current initiatives of the study.

“The current data and trends represent a critical milestone for the Company,” said Anna Gluskin , Generex’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “These results are consistent with the results of our previous studies. This will allow us greater flexibility in our strategies for filing submissions with regulatory authorities in major global markets and other jurisdictions where applications are already in progress.”

The Company believes that Generex Oral-lyn will offer a safe, simple, fast, effective and pain-free alternative to prandial insulin injections which will improve patient compliance with therapeutic regimes thereby delaying the progress of diabetes and the onset of its myriad complications.

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I do not give up my Autonomy,especially to the Medical Profession. Passionate, Creative, Able to see Beauty within Simplicity, I Am Not A Diabetic, rather I have Diabetes (there is a big difference between the two on many levels).Type 1 Diabetes since 5 years of age. Belief in G-D