Test For Diabetes Grenada MS

By Karin Evans Ten months ago, I wound up in an emergency room when my body began to melt into sugar. I know that sounds melodramatic, but that's what happened. For at least a year I'd been feeling pretty tired, but I kept chalking it up to my late-in-life role as the mother of two young daughters, plus hormonal changes, too many deadlines, and too little sleep. Besides, I was doing a lot of thi...

Dale G Read, MD
(601) 352-2273
501 Marshall St Ste 208
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1962
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Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Medical Clinic

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Dr.Beverly Lansden
(228) 867-6062
4540 West Railroad Street
Gulfport, MS
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Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Endocrinologist
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Hospital: Memorial Hospital At Gulfport, Gulfport, Ms
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David C Herminghuysen, MD
(228) 432-5200
147 Reynoir St Ste 305
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1985

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Raul Enrique Ramirez, MD
(228) 396-3328
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1981

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Raymond F Grenfell
(601) 948-5158
1151 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Mohammed Hussain Kazi, MD
(601) 984-5525
25117 Highway 15
Union, MS
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Liaquat Med Coll, Univ Of Sind, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Christy Tucker Oswalt, MD
(601) 984-1000
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical School: MD: 2003
Graduation Year: 2003

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Richard James Galloway, MD
(601) 296-2780
5909 US Highway 49 Ste 30
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1983

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Raymond F Grenfell, MD
(601) 948-5158
1151 N State St Ste 601
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1974

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(601) 649-7802
1101 Highway 11 S
Ellisville, MS
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Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1952

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What You Don't Know About Diabetes...

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By Karin Evans

Ten months ago, I wound up in an emergency room when my body began to melt into sugar. I know that sounds melodramatic, but that’s what happened.

For at least a year I’d been feeling pretty tired, but I kept chalking it up to my late-in-life role as the mother of two young daughters, plus hormonal changes, too many deadlines, and too little sleep. Besides, I was doing a lot of things to take care of myself: eating healthfully, running every day, practicing yoga when I could. But overall, my energy was droopy and getting worse.

I went for a checkup. The doctor did the standard tests, asked the standard questions. “Getting enough sleep?” “As much as I can,” I answered with a shrug. I had other, minor, complaints—blurry vision, numb fingers, a pain in the ball of one foot—and was sent to the appropriate specialists. I was given reassurances, eyedrops, a wrist brace. And so I went home, vowing to pop a few more vitamins, have a massage, get to bed earlier.

Then I started feeling fluish. I figured it was just the generic winter cold or flu, but it hung on for two weeks, then three. A month later I could hardly get out of bed. I began to crave liquids, my feet flopped when I walked, and my mind began to work strangely. My eyes became so blurry that I couldn’t read my computer screen or watch the nightly news. When I stepped on the scale, I found I had lost five pounds, even though I had stopped exercising by this point. The next week I lost five more.

“I think I’m dying,” I said casually to my husband. The colors of the room seemed brighter and my head was filled with German and Mandarin, languages I had studied but didn’t normally speak. “This can’t go on,” he said, so the next day I dragged myself to a new physician.

The doctor listened and sent for the nurse, who pricked my finger and tested my blood. The doctor looked at the results and whistled softly. “You have diabetes,” he said. Then he sent me to the emergency room.

I lay in the ER with an insulin drip in my arm while they did a bunch of tests. Then they told me I had something called diabetic ketoacidosis, which is basically a way station on the road to a diabetic coma. In this state, blood sugar levels are sky high. My reading was 675. Yours, if you are reading this, don’t have diabetes, and have not just consumed a huge banana split, is probably around 80 or 110 max.

The young nurse who took care of me kept shaking her head. “When they said we had a case of ketoacidosis, I kept looking around the ER for someone really overweight and in bad shape. I couldn’t believe it was you.”

“Me either,” I said weakly. It’s not that I thought diabetes was a rare illness. I’d read the statistics. In this country, an estimated one out of three people born in the year 2000 will develop the disease. And I’d heard enough about the complications that can ensue—blindness, heart attack, amputation, and kidney failure—to know that diabetes is a very scary disease.

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