Welcome to the Diabetes/Endocrine Disorders Forum!

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    Hello and welcome!

    Most of us are aware, diabetes, in particular, is on the rise in our populations, across age, socio/economic and gender groups. It's become a national crisis and concern. And other endocrine disorders, while often insidious and concerning, are just becoming clearer to understand as research and medicine/nursing attempt to address them.

    Feel free to start some discussions about your own experiences regarding these edocrine disorders as professionals and people who have personal experience with them.

    One cautionary note: this is not a medical advice board/forum, so please do refrain from seeking or giving medical advice regarding any conditions you or someone you know has. Always seek the care and consultation of your health care provider or a pharmacist with such concerns.

    Enjoy the forum, looking forward to learning from all of you.

    Deb,
    Co-moderator
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on May 4, '06
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    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Hello and welcome!

    Most of us are aware, diabetes, in particular, is on the rise in our populations, across age, socio/economic and gender groups. It's become a national crisis and concern. And other endocrine disorders, while often insidious and concerning, are just becoming clearer to understand as research and medicine/nursing attempt to address them.

    Feel free to start some discussions about your own experiences regarding these edocrine disorders as professionals and people who have personal experience with them.

    One cautionary note: this is not a medical advice board/forum, so please do refrain from seeking or giving medical advice regarding any conditions you or someone you know has. Always seek the care and consultation of your health care provider or a pharmacist with such concerns.

    Enjoy the forum, looking forward to learning from all of you.

    Deb,
    Co-moderator
    Well kiss my grits. Boy am I happy to see this forum both as a diabetic and as an RN. I am not seeking medical advise, I get that from my PCP. I am sharing a current experience. I developed a dime size black and blue spot. Within dour days it was much bigger. Saw my PCP and he put me on three powerful antibiotic's. I am going to see a wound care specialist Monday. I hope they can figure out what is going on. I don't remember getting bitten or bumping my leg. Has anyone else had a patient with this experience. I have had a few but they have a history of PVD, which I don't have.

    Grannynurse
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    YIKES....horrible, Granny. Just goes to show how badly Diabetes can affect circulation and neuro systems. I bet it was just horrifying for you.
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    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    YIKES....horrible, Granny. Just goes to show how badly Diabetes can affect circulation and neuro systems. I bet it was just horrifying for you.
    I will be happy to go to the wound clinic. I believe my wound is complicated by damage done when I was badly injuried in a car accident, in 1989. My circulation was compremised by my car accident. I will be interested to find out what caused the wound. I am not really horrified but am curious as to what is going on and how it happen. The wound center now appears to be .50cm below my skin level, like my skin has sunken. I have taken care of many patients with PVD and diabetes but have never seen a wound like mine. And I don't like being that special. My blood sugar has been in a normal range, usuall FBS of 80 and 122 2 hours pp. I was on predisone and came off it a day before the first b & B area appeared. My doctor did not seem to concerned but steroids do impact on healing rates. Will let you all know what they have to say tomorrow afternoon.

    Grannynurse


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