I admire your dedication Louann. I may be there sooner than later but for now I try to stick to the low res diet.
Best holidays to you and yours.
Best holidays to you and yours.
Well did you pay for the chocolate pie or did you get away with it? I think it's so difficult to be good at this time of the year, my house is full of sweets and treats and I find it hard to resist sometimes, though I think it's okay to have an occasional treat.I ate chocolate pie. OK one and a half slices of chocolate pie. I ate it before I could stop myself. I am so going to pay.
Crohn's survivor and advocate
Trying the natural method that's not working so well right now. I DO NOT recommend this to anyone.
I too fear C rather than D, it's so sore to visit the loo under normal circumstance that C scares me a lot. I'm having a "why is life so hard" time right now. I feel so unwell and have so much going on in life that I don't know how I'm going to keep my head above the water! Sorry for moaning and feeling sorry for myself .That's no worries Mike. I had stage three colon cancer. When they have your colon out on the table the membrane dries out and the rest of your life you suffer the joys of adhesions. I tend to fear constipation more than diarrheah. From bitter experience it is easier to stop one than restart the other.Cheers ron.
Hmmmm, yikes Ron, how are you feeling? Ps, thanks for the hugs, I definitely appreciated them .Hugs Liz, the very nature of what we on this board suffer makes us mighty tough and more that a little resilient. Just remember to breathe when your head is above the water. Ron. PS. My Nephrologist is being very aggressive with me . I survived 100mg a day of cyclosporine for two weeks ,so now I am on 200mg a day. Ron.
Welcome to the group .Hi! I was diagnosed with Crohns in 2006 during an emergency resection. I had a fistula to my bladder and when the doctor tried to do a colonoscopy he couldn't even get through my sigmoid. I knew I had Crohns ( my daughter has it also) but the doctor said it was probably diverticulosis. It was until surgery that it was discovered I had Crohns. 6 weeks later I had a very bad reaction to 6MP and ended back I the hospital. It was then I found out I had diabetes. It was steroid induced. Started off on injections but now I have been on only metformin. I'm okay as long I stay away from prednisone.
It was really tough finding out I had both Crohns and diabetes within 2 months. Balancing the 2 diets really drove me crazy.
Hello and welcome . I'm sorry to hear your been diagnosed with crohns especially already having diabetes, it's a bit of a miserable juggling act but I'm sure you will get there, good luck, please let us know how you get on.New here. Just wanted to say hi. I have type 2 diabetes and was just diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I am currently just trying to get a handle on the pain and watching what I eat. My number one priority is to get the Crohn's under control. Then I will worry about balancing both of them.
Please watch your vitamin b12 levels. Metformin-induced vitamin b12 deficiency is a know side effect after long term use. It is also know to cause Peripheral Neuropathy.I was just diagnosed as pre-diabetic this year. As shown, I'm on metformin but am doing alright for the moment.
Hi Carol.Hi Doug,that's tough on top of everything else.
I'm only borderline and am trying to be very careful with carbs and sweet stuff in general,and hope my next blood test shows an improvement.Best wishes.
The eyes are really giving me problems. When I wear my glasses, which is most of the time, I now find I cannot see clearly at distance unless i look through my bifocal. My right eye is much worse than the left, (neither are good right now). I don't think it is iritis because I don't have the eye pain or sensitivity to light. I definitely have the blurry vision though, and I am sure my opthamologist will check for it, because I have Crohn's.Good luck with the eyes Doug, they are the area that worries me the most. What concerns me is how long we have been insulin resistant before we were finally dxed with type two and how much damage has high blood insulin been causing in that time. I seem to have some problems like hammer toes and severe neuropathy that have been there for a lot longer than the supposed onset of my type two diabetes. ron.
Yay!!! DOUG so glad to hear that mate. Heres to the new specs doing the job.My vision problems will get better in a few days! With new glasses! My opthamologist determined that I do not have diabetic retinopathy. (YAY!)
Since my blood gloucose levels have bottomed out, he gave me a new prescription for glasses. I should have them is a few days.