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RE: [IP] Heart Disease and Diabetes



Thanks for the information Bonnie. I will visit my endo soon and tell him
what my symptoms are and see what he thinks.

I was thinking Yoga, which is a form of meditation, right?

Tara

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
> Of Bonnie Richardson
> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 1999 4:55 PM
> To: 'email @ redacted'
> Subject: [IP] Heart Disease and Diabetes
>
>
>
> From: "Tara" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] heart disease and type 'a' personality....
> Lately I've been having symptoms that scare me.  The first
> episode went
> like
> this: I was sitting down watching tv after dinner and started
> to feel short
> of breath.  I got up and then felt dizzy.  I then checked my
> pulse and it
> was 60/bpm. This has happened a few times in the last month.
> I checked my
> bg and it was 126.  I told my dr. and she is sending me for
> an EKG. I read
> some articles on the web about heart disease and diabetic
> women. Pretty
> scarey.  Supposedly, symptoms for heart disease in diabetic
> woman are hard
> to pick up because they affect the small blood vessels not
> the large ones.
> I am also a type 'A' personality and get stressed easily,
> which is another
> reason why I'm worried.  Can anyone offer any advice as far
> as getting the
> tests that will find the problem if there is one?
>
> Tara
> IDDM 16 years, pumping 8 months
>
> Tara,
> Just yesterday I had my first visit to a "Lipid" specialist
> (Pulmonary),
> although symptom free, I had an elevated Lipid Profile (called a VAP)
> showing the LDL(a) almost twice the number is "should be".  My Endo
> recommended him, and they are across the hall from each other at the
> Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham, AL.  This Doctor, Dr. Jere
> Segrest, assisted
> in a study done for Zocar.
>
> Several thousand people were studied and it was found that
> diabetic women,
> even with good control, have a 16 times greater chance of
> having a stroke
> than men or non diabetic people.   He said that all diabetic
> women would be
> wise to consider themselves as someone with heart disease.
> Although my
> cholesterol levels (good and bad) are fine, he said he was
> going to look at
> me as someone with heart disease and prescribed 10 mg Zocar
> as preventative
> medicine, like taking that baby aspirin every day, which we
> all ought to be
> doing.
>
> Thought you might be interested in that.   As far as getting
> stressed and
> being type A personality, I was also.  Then I got diabetes, started
> meditating, and life is good, and much calmer.  Now I don't
> even have a
> problem with "road rage".  Meditation really has done
> wonderful things for
> me.   Just Food For Thought.
> Bonnie Richardson
> Huntsville, AL
>
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