Category Archive: Complications

Sep 11

When NORMAL becomes ABNORMAL…

When the complications of Type 1 diabetes sets in and start to affect your quality of life, diabetes has a new meaning (not only for me), but also for my friends and family.

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May 28

Diabetic labelling and stigmas

During the second century Diabetes was the only word that a Greek physician could find to describe the condition of his patient who had the clinical symptoms of passing large amounts of water. DIABETES therefore means: passing large amounts of water. The English language has since recognized the word Diabetic as a noun which means …

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Apr 05

The Complication Closet (CC)

Diabetes is a progressive disorder and we who are living with the complications (so often referred to) of this condition, needs to come out and share our loss of pain sensation, eye sensitivity to sunlight, night blindness, blood pressure hypos, general weakness with inflammation in joints (mainly painful shoulder joint), nausea caused mainly by elevated …

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