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Subject:  Re: Notable Board Date:  7/25/2003  5:05 PM
Author:  Tempestqueen Number:  207 of 2885

"Because the main reason for that is to test for risk of heart disease; BUT AS A DIABETIC YOU ESSENTIALLY ALREADY HAVE HEART DISEASE, so there is no point in doing it". This goes along with the ADA assessment that each Type II diabetic should basically behave as if you've already had one heart attack.

How curious! I've only recently (last year) been confirmed as diabetic, but I've been told that the diagnoses generally means I've been for as long as five years before. And within the five years before I've had chest pains and chronic edema and when I saw my doctor about it she just blew it off as indigestion.

So I should just assume that I probably also have heart disease and take care of myself based on that assumption?
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