Tag Archives: Diabetic polyneuropathy

Then I remembered the answers lay in bagels

Just a quick post, with some good news… finally: my blood sugar levels are as close to normal as they have been since 2001. Over the past three days I’ve gotten the numbers down from mid-20’s to eight. I’m so … Continue reading

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Live by the blood glucose meter, die by the blood glucose meter

“That’s right. My Type Two Diabetes is under control. Moth. Er. Fuck. Er. I got a 7.2 reading on my metre today. A seven point fucking two. Three weeks ago I was bouncing between 12 and 18. Three weeks before … Continue reading

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Revisiting diabetic polyneuropathy because my legs are rotting off

I can feel my legs rotting away from the diabetes. There are times, when I’m sleeping, that I convince myself I can smell the gangrene. From my knees to my toes they’re both covered in brown splotches, like fat freckles. … Continue reading

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Diabetic Polyneuropathy, My Girlfriend Goes To The Hospital To Save Our Baby And A School Bus Hits My Parents Home

Six months ago I started to notice my feet and lower legs were getting numb. Not a total loss of feeling, but numb in the way your arm gets numb after cracking your “funny bone”. After consulting with my family … Continue reading

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