Test For Diabetes Mount Dora FL
Altamonte Springs, FL
Altamonte Springs, FL
Lake Mary, FL
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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AAOMS - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 95th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions, & Exhibition
Dates: 10/7/2013 - 10/12/2013
Location: The Peabody Orlando and Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the professional organization representing more than 8,500 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States, supports its members' ability to practice their specialty through education, research, and advocacy. AAOMS members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office examinations, ensuring the public that all office procedures and personnel meet stringent national standards.Join the association for their annual meeting this year in Orlando.There may be many networking opportunities at the AAOMS - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 95th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions, & Exhibition. Find out more in the event details below.All information in Events In America is deemed to be accurate at the time we add it,and we take steps to verify all details and update our records when new information is provided, but as people, events and circumstances change, we caution users to independently confirm all information. EventsInAmerica.com and Events In America LLC make no guarantee of accuracy and assume no liability for inaccurate information.
2013 - OrlandoJobs.com Florida Classic Diversity Job Fair - Employer Reg
Dates: 11/15/2013 - 11/15/2013
Location: Amway Center
400 West Church Street
4th Annual Florida Blue
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Friday, November 15, 2013
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STS 50th Annual Meeting - The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Dates: 1/27/2014 - 1/29/2014
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representingalmost 6,000surgeons, researchers, and allied health professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.The STS Annual Meeting is recognized for its educational innovation and responsiveness to attendees’ learning needs, as well as its world-renowned expert faculty. It also attracts the best presenters, in part because papers presented at the STS Annual Meeting are considered for publication inThe Annalsof Thoracic Surgery, which has the largest circulation of any cardiothoracic surgery specialty journal. Our presenters are doing some of the most important research in the field!There may be many networking opportunities at the STS 50th Annual Meeting - The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Find out more in the event details below.All information in Events In America is deemed to be accurate at the time we add it,and we take steps to verify all details and update our records when new information is provided, but as people, events and circumstances change, we caution users to independently confirm all information. EventsInAmerica.com and Events In America LLC make no guarantee of accuracy and assume no liability for inaccurate information.
2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
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