Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Dr Tony Woolfson

Hi Lee,

Thanks for taking the trouble to reply and your offer of help.

Sorry not to get back to you sooner, but I've had a lot of replies around this, and I do a day job!

I have read your entire blog and was very moved by it. Not only do you have a bloody awful condition (the autonomic neuropathy is the pits), but you have courage not only to deal with it honestly but to share your emotions in public. I will certainly put a link to your blog on the site once it is up and running.

If I can ever be helpful to you as a resource to check things out, please feel free to contact me. Any time.

Any further thoughts you may have would be useful. I am also looking for an "advisory board" of some sort, who I can use to make sure I'm doing the best I can re site contact etc. Would you be interested?

Keep in touch - more in due course.

All good wishes,

Tony W

Dr Tony Woolfson MB BS DM MRCP(UK)

Reply from a reader

Hiya mate,

Just thought I’d drop you a quick email.... you don’t me but I’ve just been reading your blog on Diabetes. I can’t say that I can completely understand how you feel about all of this but I can empathise a little.

Back in January 2005 I too was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 35.... I’ve always battled with my weight, drank far too much during my time in the RAF and was a heavy smoker.... so I blamed myself completely for it. Once I was under the control of the Consultant at Hospital though, he informed me that it was just a fluke.... these things happen blah blah....

Anyway, almost three later.... things are good.... It took me almost twelve months to feel ‘right’ again. I had the night time hypos, the feeling sh!t all the time.... I can understand how you feel Lee but be assured that it won’t last forever. Once you begin to bring it all under control and your body adjusts to the drugs (and it will take a while), life as a diabetic will get better.... I promise ya!

Anyway... take it easy and have a great Christmas

Best Wishes



hi Fans!!!
well the stomach is still not right but i am trying different things and am making some progess, seeing my diabetic doc in feb, i need to ask about the glands in my cheeks, not sure if i mentioned it before but everytime i eat i getthis intense pain in the side on my mouth, a bit like when you have a pizzy cola bottle but x100!!, evertme i eat.. so niot nice so if anyone knows anything that may help let me know!!!!
hope you are all well