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Things I Miss from my 'Old' Life

This week, someone who didn’t know me pre-adrenal insufficiency diagnosis asked me what I used to be like. I said ‘more fun’ as my immediate response, but then we talked about the things I miss about my ‘old’ life. 741 more words


Coffee, hormones and physical distress


Back to liquor then.

On some level, everyone knows coffee is bad for the body. That’s why they self-medicate later with alcohol to relax and sleep. 166 more words


46.) 17th March 2013 (St Patricks Day)

46.) 17th March 2013

“Oh my goodness, Oh no, oh flipping heck.  I’ve got a missed call from my Dad!”  I stuttered to my husband. 1,091 more words


The Scary Bits of Adrenal Insufficiency

The problem with the way I got diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency is I never had a chance to process what was going on and deal with a really life-changing, scary diagnosis in an appropriate way. 1,070 more words


The 2nd & 3rd; Inhaling so much dust. 

The 2nd of November.

Another busy morning! Not busy enough though – should have done a blog post but I forgot all about it again. I have nothing on tomorrow though so I’ll have no excuse. 578 more words


A Pigmented Fever of Unknown Origin

Received a 65 year old diabetic lady, with persistent fever, neutropenia and hypoglycemia for a month, unresponsive to treatment elsewhere. Shifting through her bundle of reports failed to provide a clue, when consultant noted a curious pigmentation and asked medication history. 47 more words


Metformin for Impaired Glucose Tolerance (Prediabetes)

IFG, IGT, or A1C (5.7 to 6.4 percent)* Lifestyle modification (ie, 5 to 10 percent weight loss and moderate intensity physical activity ~30 min/day) Individuals with IFG, IGT, or A1C 5.7 to 6.4 percent, especially for those: Lifestyle modification (as above) and/or metformin¶ <60 years of age BMI ≥35 kg/m2 Women with prior gestational diabetes … 37 more words

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