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Re: [IP] Re: Frozen Shoulder

I have had frozen shoulder in both shoulders. It is not really caused by
having diabetes but diabetics can get it easier. I got it from using my
computer for long periods of time. I was writing some programs that required
hours of time. What happens is this; Your arms are connected to your body by
muscle mainly. If you suspend them for long periods of time you make them
sore and inflamed. This causes the scar tissue and the intense pain. I went
to a specialist and was given cortisone shots. He also recommended PT
(physical torture) which I tried for 3 months. The shots only last for a few
days and you can't keep taking them or complications will arise. They also
blow your blood sugars sky high. My doctor finally leveled with me and said
that the condition would go away in about 2 years. It did go away finally
after about 2 years like he said. The pain gradually diminishes as well. I
kept up with some of the exercises and I've always been pretty active so
that helped too.
As far as the pump vs. injections... there is no choice as far as I'm
concerned. I am now a free diabetic and can live my life without worrying if
I eat on time or at all. If you are under great control and do not have
blood sugars all over the place, then maybe you ought to stay with
injections. The minor complications with the pump are nothing compared with
injections. Hope this helps you.
Wish I could have got the pump 21 years ago!

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From: Barb Pisut <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 1999 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Frozen Shoulder

> Hi Ronee,
> I'm not exactly sure what a frozen shoulder is, but if they wanted to give
> you cortizone shots, they really don't hurt, I was in a bad car accident
> about 5 yrs. ago and received multiple cortizone shots, not only are they
> great relief, they also solve the problem alot faster! And by the way,
> been reading all the e-mails, what is a trigger finger?  Talk about
> I'm still haven't made up my mind as to whether or not I should get the
> pump, on one hand I know it would be alot easier, but on the other hand
> reading all these cons about having problems with site injections, it
> me with alittle doubt, I'm starting to lean toward just continuing with
> giving myself the shots and not worry about all the things that I've been
> reading that come with going on the pump....If anyone can really convince
> that it's not that bad, I sure would love to hear from them. Hope to talk
> you soon Ronee, take care....Barb Pisut
> >From: email @ redacted
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: email @ redacted
> >Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Frozen Shoulder
> >Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 21:59:26 EDT
> >
> >I had a frozen shoulder also.  They wanted to give me a cortizone
> >but I refused (chicken).  They then suggested therapy but I didn't have
> >time.  I was unable to put my coat on and always had to slip that arm in
> >first.  Well, it disappeared on its own and never returned.  Ronee
> >
> >P.S.  I also had a trigger finger which also just disappeared on its own.
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