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    #76
    Unfortunately, Diabetes is not uncommon in people with SCI. And whilevI am not sure of his numbers, one thing I have learned living with a diabetic is that unless they are Very high (which given his confusion, I am assuming they were), it is better to bring the sugars down a little slower than quick. If theynare very high, then you need to get them to a manageable level quickly! He will be so much better once they are controlled.
    I know it is another thing to worrybabout.... Believe me when I say, this is one thing I understand from living with it. however, it is very manageable and once you get to know the foods he reacts to, it gets easier.
    Hang in there!
    CKF
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      #77
      Ugh! Diabetes? That's the last thing you guys need to deal with. However, I'm diabetic, myself, and can say that it's a manageable disease. It takes a bit to get used to it, but it's not difficult and begins to be just like everything else after awhile. I just wish you didn't have this additional challenge on top of everything else.

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        #78
        Linda, I am sorry that you and Dave have this new issue to deal with, but now that he's been diagnosed and started on a treatment plan, things will start to get better. Maybe some of Dave's recent health issues were indications that this problem was already beginning to rear its head, but the doctors didn't suspect it until now. I hope that Dave is able to be discharged soon, and that both of you can get some much-needed rest. Thank you for keeping us posted, and continued good thoughts and blessings!
        MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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          #79
          Hope you are getting some rest for yourself too. Keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers.

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            #80
            Linda / Dave
            you both are so very special to me
            I am thinking / praying for Dave /You just give him a big ol Tx hug from me

            Love ya both
            Sincerely
            GL

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              #81
              Discharge tomorrow!
              I can't wait to sleep in my own bed.
              The only funny thing is that today the residents were having a heated argument in the hall before they came in in front of the doc about how to present the info.
              He is having a CAT scan to rule out a few things which hopefully are nothing.
              Thanks all!

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                #82
                kool, glad to hear it linda
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                  #83
                  So glad he is coming home Linda, and hoping things get back to normal (well, your normal, at least) soon.

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                    #84
                    Ain't no place like home, good to hear Linda and Dave.
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                      #85
                      Hi Linda,
                      I have been in the hospital myself, but I have been keeping up with Dave's admission and I am so glad to hear that he will be going home tomorrow. Hope you are able to keep his blood sugar levels down and that this will be the last scare of this type that you have.
                      Mandy
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                        #86
                        Glad you'll soon be home again and resting in your own bed!
                        MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                          #87
                          Linda, I'm glad you have a diagnosis, and it's something manageable, although obviously you could do without it!

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                            #88
                            So happy There's no place like home

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                              #89
                              Great to hear Linda! There is nothing like sleeping in your own bed.

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                                #90
                                Is he taking pills or needles to deal with diabetes? I only ask because maybe a pump would be better as it would self-adjust?

                                Glad he got a diagnosis .. I wondered if it was going to be diabetes.
                                Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                                T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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