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Mar 2015
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Mar 03 2015 12:30
Felt too terrible last night to work on DIY AP. Lymph nodes are visibly swollen and one makes it painful to swallow. Pretty sure I don't have an infection. Either way, labs for immunological things were drawn yesterday. Going to my primary care doctor today, who works in the same hospital, who can access my records. They probably won't be able to do anything, but at least it will be documented and other people can access those records.
Also GI medicine is not working...
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Mar 03 2015 15:56
Resting heart rate was 127, even with the pulse oximetry at the doctor. Probably dehydrated (some) due to GI problem and GI medicine not working effectively because it hasn't been that bad recently. However my autonomic nervous system is shot so you never really know with me.
Matthias Granberry
@mgranberry
Mar 03 2015 18:01
FML. A1C down around 6% for 25 years, even during my teen years and before the DCCT trials, and got a clean bill of health for diabetic retinopathy, but got a "glaucoma suspect" on my trip today. I hate playing a game where the deck is rigged against me.
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Mar 03 2015 18:03
Eye problems are pretty treatable if you see the eye doctor regularly
I don't worry about D complications even 20 post diagnosis
I would have reasons to worry too, I juggled around going to school full time, working 15-20 hours per week, and juggling around my medical problems, for at least 3 years. It's not like diabetes control was high on my priority list.
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Mar 03 2015 18:08
Like a lot of the D eye problems are treatable as long as you see your eye doctor frequently
Or as you should.
Matthias Granberry
@mgranberry
Mar 03 2015 18:09
yep. Progression isn't terrible on this one, but I'm early to the party (<35 years is extremely rare) so it has me concerned. It's mostly that glaucoma medication is yet another pain in the rear.
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Mar 03 2015 18:10
Marijuana haha...I didn't just say that! :D
In case you are wondering, I haven't done it in years. I tried it after I got prescribed synthetic THC (marijuana) pills, which in some ways mess with you worse than herb. But what can I say it's not for me. :D
Matthias Granberry
@mgranberry
Mar 03 2015 18:19
a pubmed search didn't make it look like a particularly effective treatment option
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Mar 03 2015 20:15
I was just joking :) “Although marijuana can lower eye pressure, recommending it does not make sense given its side effects, short duration of action, and lack of evidence that its use alters the course of glaucoma.”
Matthias Granberry
@mgranberry
Mar 03 2015 20:54
so you're saying that if you suspect acute angle glaucoma it might be a good move? :)
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Mar 03 2015 21:01
LOL
Matthias Granberry
@mgranberry
Mar 03 2015 21:25
Monica, you are much more patient with people who don't understand math and get angry at people trying to use it than I am. I commend you. I just deleted the initial e-mail and went on with life.
Matthias Granberry
@mgranberry
Mar 03 2015 21:32
but I guess his point was mainly that it is good to have a readily-characterizable system, which is a good assertion. Control theory has designed a number of systems since it all got kicked off back in the 1800s
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Mar 03 2015 22:52
True. But, patience is a virtue! Haha!
I do trust Hovorka's work, although I have found 1 incorrect number so far, and due to formatting there are two typographical errors. One variable I believe is defined in a way that is a typo. It's supposed to be i_sub_f, when it's like defined as i_sub_f_2 and is not defined anywhere else. It looks suspicious when I relate the equations. Of course, I don't know how it's derived so I have to email the author. Also, a variable for the random walks is not defined, and I believe they meant to but defined epsilon_sub_i twice instead of epsilon_sub_m . That's why I try to be diligent about things.
I have to email that guy though who is an author listed in the publication though. I want to write the email when I am feeling well (had a couple of bad days) so I feel like I am "coherent"