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can anyone share with ideas about "vascular dementia" or "out of control diabetes"

By April 6, 2010 - 9:05am
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7 year breast cancer survivor; vascular dementia (newly diagnosed - one of two of brain arteries going into brain is completely blocked - can't put stent in it); blood flowing well in other one and in the two in your actual brain for now. Just read article in this forum that states person usually just lives 5 to 10 years after diagnosis. That scares me - hoping for more personal stories or other hopeful outcome. Diabetes 2 out of control - numbers run in the 300s... on both short acting and long acting insulin 3 to 5 times daily. Sugar highest in morning! Metabolic Syndrome X and Insulin Resistance. Please anyone with success stories, diets, etc would like you to share them... Any specialists out there who can give some input also.... Of course neither the cardiovascular expert nor my regular medical doctor said anything about the 5 to 10 year prognosis. Currently have me on Plavix and probably going to start me on Aricept also... Just got put on medical leave with instructions to Rest and De-Stress. Kind of hard

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