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Diabetes vs. Cortisone

This has not been a good week for me and Dear Diabetes. In the last five days I have had 55-60 total units of insulin shooting through my body. Of that, 30 units is continuos basal. That’s a lot. To put it into perspective, normally I average 17-21 total daily units of which 12 is basal. Right now, I am triple dosing. Yet, my blood sugars are high. Abnormally, dangerously high, unable to crack below 13 mmol most of those days. Generally, I am rarely above 10.0 mmol. The resistance is strong. The culprit: a cortisone injection in my right hip joint that was administered Thursday morning to counter the effects of a labrel tear. Apparently it is well known in the medical field that cortisone (and other steroids for that matter) can often wreak havoc on diabetes management. Yet, I was never made aware. Not from the surgeon who …

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No Surgery for Labral Tear

I was sure surgery was the only option. Last week I received word that my MRI came back positive for a small labral tear in the right hip. I suspected this would be the diagnosis, and frankly I was happy to finally have a diagnosis after a year of suffering the chronic pain. Back when I was still going to physio, he was treating me as though I had a labral tear. After a couple months of weekly appointments, sometimes bi-weekly, there was minimal improvement. That’s when we decided it was time for x-rays and an arthrogram MRI. Time has not healed. Physio has not healed. Like I said, I thought for sure surgery was my only option to heal. Friends gave me teary eyed emojis at the mention of surgery, family tried convincing me otherwise. But the thing is, I don’t want to spend my life in pain. I …

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