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How does the leg get that bad in the first place? Does the patient simply not check in until their flesh is rotten?!

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How does the leg get that bad in the first place? Does the patient simply not check in until their flesh is rotten?!

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Basically yes. 

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People always laugh at me, when I say getting so fat you can knit a toddler size sweater from your bellybutton lint, takes more effort than you would imagine. Eating like it's christmas 365 days a year, while completely resisting the urge to exercise, is no easy feet, it takes a certain kind of lazy.
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A friend/client of mine is a bariatric surgeon. She does lap bands and other surgeries for people who are seriously (100-plus lbs.) overweight. She gives informational seminars every month and says that just about every time someone shows up who claims to want to lose weight, but is sitting in a wheelchair and still guzzling a 64-ounce soda and snacking through the whole presentation. Sure enough, if they opt for the surgery they still somehow manage to eat their way through the lap band and keep right on gaining weight. I guess at that point it's more of a psychological disorder than anything else.
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Tangential: One of my extended family in her mid-late 50s recently got laid off from her life-long job. She got bariatric surgery just in time to use the insurance and has since kept the weight off. After recovering from surgery, she started interviewing for a lot of jobs. Maybe 8-10 interviews. She says the all went well except for one, but she never got the job. Some interviewers were obviously trying to indirectly get her to reveal her age. (High school graduation date is on the resume, idiots. Do the math.) Finally, she decides to dye her hair, and she gets a job the next interview she takes. Correlation does not equal causation and all, but come on.
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Once during internship I assisted in an above knee amputation of a diabetic patient and the whole operating team just came in from a huge birthday bash lunch held at a high class buffet. We were all engorged and had to amputate a gangrenous foot + lower leg.

I have an iron stomach but the others, residents, attendings, interns, nurses, clerks were retching and eventually vomiting into their surgical masks. The OR nurse, bless her genius soul, had the foresight to have many extra surgical gowns, gloves, ect on hand every time some one upchucked. It was like a ballet... One would retch then puke, tag out, clean up, scrub back in, then tag back in.

Favourite Christmas story of 2015.
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I'm a Type 1 and all these people who don't manage their care drive me nuts. I would love to be able to handle my diabetes just with diet, but nope, not an option for me. I see a lot of these people at the endocrinologist, and I know they drive the docs crazy. Seeing a T1 who actually knows wtf they're doing and actually does it is always a relief for them, like you can just tell they're happy to see someone they don't have to badger into compliance.

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How does the leg get that bad in the first place? Does the patient simply not check in until their flesh is rotten?!

😦

Also unmanaged diabetics tend to get pretty bad neuropathy, so they get a lot of numbness and weird nerve pain in general.

My idiot uncle stepped on a needle and didn't notice for a week until it started swelling up.
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Gib, as you might know (and for some odd reason), Canada is rather on the forefront of diabetes research. There's been some major inroads for T1s with hopes for gene therapy in the next 20 years.
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Gib, as you might know (and for some odd reason), Canada is rather on the forefront of diabetes research. There's been some major inroads for T1s with hopes for gene therapy in the next 20 years.

Generally I totally ignore this stuff until it actually hits market, but there's some cool stuff coming out.

I've been hearing good stuff about regrowing islet cells, so that's a cool option.

You hear about this trial using the TB vaccine to temporarily reverse T1 diabetes? Apparently the body will still regrow islet cells if you turn off or redirect the immune system, and the TB vaccine is effective at doing that. They're doing human trials now.
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My idiot uncle stepped on a needle and didn't notice for a week until it started swelling up.

This exact thing happened to my mother recently. She is still dealing with the consequences. If you have neuropathy, you're supposed to check your feet every day, but I imagine most people don't.
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Generally I totally ignore this stuff until it actually hits market, but there's some cool stuff coming out.

I've been hearing good stuff about regrowing islet cells, so that's a cool option.

You hear about this trial using the TB vaccine to temporarily reverse T1 diabetes? Apparently the body will still regrow islet cells if you turn off or redirect the immune system, and the TB vaccine is effective at doing that. They're doing human trials now.

No, have not heard of that one. I know they're lining up participants in Alberta for some new T1 therapies. I guess as the country that created insulin therapy they keep heading hard that way.
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I am also type 1. frown.gif
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Is there a "Sh!t my family does that I dont get/pisses me off" thread? I feel like that would be a good one, especially around the holidays.
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Is there a "Sh!t my family does that I dont get/pisses me off" thread? I feel like that would be a good one, especially around the holidays.

There was but mulan bitched about its title and it was changed to the "Poopie Things My Family Does to Get Me All Flustered" thread and everyone stopped posting in it.
Edited by erictheobscure - 12/25/15 at 10:06pm
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I am also type 1. frown.gif

There are at least a couple T1s on the forum. Had a conversation about what kind of pockets are best for holding insulin pumps without looking ugly happy.gif

I love wearing suit jackets because I can stuff my pump in one of the inside pockets. It tends to screw up the lines of pants, but frog pockets (or any five pocket style for casual stuff) work pretty well. First world Type 1 diabetic problems.
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