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[IPk] First signs of complications?



Dear All

Thanks for the comments - feel much more positive about it all today.  I am
going to continue to do
everything in my power to ensure it does not deteriorate - that slippery
slope can just move on, coz I am not
going to go down it!

Audrey Sheal

> Hi Audrey
> i can understand your worry. I was told about a year ago that I had
> slightly
> reduced circulation in one of my legs, and I thought the same as you  -
> the
> start of the slippery slope. But since then I've been told by several DM
> specilaist that my legs are absolutely fine. So it may be nothing to worry
> about.
> Di 
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> Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 12:51:17 +0100
> From: "Ingrid Morrow" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IPk] First signs of complications?
> 
> Hi Audrey
> 
> Sorry about your feet, but, hard and trite as this may sound, you will be 
> fine.
> You are now on the pump, and that will mean that you are getting the 
> tightest control you can.
> You are having regular medical visits, so any changes will be picked up 
> early.
> There are medical treatments available.
> So, you are right - at least you are not ignoring the signs and symptoms!
> Ingrid
> 
> 
> 
> Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 21:43:44 +0100
> From: "David Sayer" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IPk] First signs of complications?
> 
> Hi Audrey,
>      Firstly you are right to be concerned but its good that you are
> getting
> regular treatment, I have several diabetic related complications, and
> because of a serious hit and run accident several years ago my right leg
> was
> operated on and put back together but because of neuropathy and arthritis
> I
> have terrible trouble with my legs especially the right one, on my last 2
> visits to the chiropodist they pointed out that I have little sensation in
> 2
> of my toes but not to worry to much, as the leg is still healthy, I keep
> active and try to keep my legs warm but not hot and wear lose comfortable
> fitting socks, shoes and trousers etc. Its hasn't stopped me doing much
> though, and like yourself I get could care from my diabetic team. So try
> not
> to worry about the slippery slope your a long way off.
> 
> Best Regards
> 
> Dave.
> 
> 
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