Diabetic teaching for new diabetics

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Avatar n tn My cousin john has been a police officer for 7 years and he has been type 1 diabetic for 9 years.....you most certainly can. not just a police officer either he is a swat officer, one of the the most demanding positions...please stop going around spreading your false information, a kid could read your information and come to the conclusion that he cant be a police officer...unbenounced to him the person supplying the information is not in the position to do so....
Avatar n tn All of these will have adverse affects in diabetics. Doing frequent glucose checks after starting any new medication is necessary in order to be able to note any changes in glucose or sensitivity to insulin. If you notice changes from your "normal", then it may be smart to talk wtih the prescribing doctor to see if other medications can be used without the adverse side effects.
144586 tn?1284669764 contains a brand new toothbrush, comb, hard case for eyeglasses, hard case for dentures, hard case for hearing aide, wrapped bar of soap, and a brand new pair of panties or underwear and a brand new pair of white diabetic socks. If the patient is incontinent, a new diaper. If admitted, for some reason there never seems to be a toothbrush or comb available for a day or so. Hearing aides are expensive, and easily lost in a hospital. 4.
329495 tn?1212427782 I hope the new meds work well for you...so far i have no bad side effects for Lyrica..just a little dizzy now and then...nothing big..wish you luck.........
Avatar m tn (See my most recent new question on the forum). It is reassuring to hear that you have had this for 9 years, doobie, and have not had a serious diagnosis yet. Of course, I realize that is frustrating for you, but also reassuring that if this were something really really bad, surely it would have been discovered by now and/or gotten worse with more symptoms.
Avatar m tn At least three trials have shown that magnesium supplementation increases insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant diabetics and non-diabetics (9, 10, 11). In some cases, the results were remarkable. In type II diabetics, 16 weeks of magnesium supplementation improved fasting glucose, calculated insulin sensitivity and HbA1c*** (12). HbA1c dropped by 22 percent.
Avatar f tn So thanks everyone!!!!!!!! My son is 10 and we have only been (type 1) diabetic for 3 months. He and I are both very scared and have a gazillion questions that no one can seem to answer! We have highs of 300 and then an hour later have 40s. This seems to happen at least once a day. I have asked nurses, Drs and even EMT friends of mine if these drastic changes can in some way hurt him. They all seem to say no but it dosent feel like that is the right answer.
Avatar n tn I stress that this answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Thanks, Kevin, M.D.
645390 tn?1338558977 May diabetics can have a huge sore or ulcer to the underside of their foot and not feel it at all. The sensation is gone. It is part of diabetic teaching to do a daily foot check and look any such cuts or places that look worse the next day so antibiotics can be started.
603046 tn?1279163013 Am I diabetic? I have a prescription for the glucose monitoring device which I take periodically. My concern is that I was told that as a person ages, the probability of having diabetes also increases.
Avatar n tn I've had this disease for 40 years. Since the age of 2. I know there was nothing for diabetics back then. One shot of NPH was normal, and testing your urine was a way to guess what your blood sugar was. Now...if you had a full bladder for a few hours, the test results were wrong. Maybe 2 hours ago your sugar was high. But 2 hours later you are having a hypo. But the urine test showed your sugar being high. I know I was in denial for over 30 years. I never took care of myself.
Avatar n tn I have been a type 1 diabetic for 34 years, and I was diagnosed long before the newest medicines and even before home glucose monitoring was possible. I have two grown and healthy children (I had the children as a diabetic on insulin), a loving husband, and a wonderful life with NO complications 34 years later. You are not necessarily doomed to the complications that you read about.
Avatar f tn Now everyone who is 100-126 is said to be pre-diabetic. He said it's like the new guidelines for hypertension. Now if you're between 120-140 and 80 -90 you're pre-hypertensive. It used to be over 140/90 was hypertension. He thinks the drug companies want everyone on meds.
Avatar n tn Then I can just grab a few Fig Newtons and glance at the carb content when I need a snack, without having to go rummaging through my pantry. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 36 years and I, too, am not aware of any automatic couning gadget. The calculator and scratch pad may be your best option. In addition to knowing the carb content of foods you prepare, you may also want to know that foods high in fats or protein digest more slowly than fat-free carbohydrates.
921323 tn?1268679412 Or, use it to fund research in diabetes, heart disease, or any of the other countless complications of obesity. But is it too early to admit defeat? If we had done the same for cholesterol medications or diabetes medications, or even smoking patches and pills, we’d be paying for it in countless ways. So is there something unique about developing medications for obesity? Obesity is considered by many to be purely a “lifestyle” disease, and some are biased against the obese as a result.
92903 tn?1309908311 (With a little hunting, I can find references for all these statements). When my brother became diabetic (defined by the ADA at that time as having a fasting blood sugar of 140 or more; nowadays it's 126), he was sent to diabetes class. A number of his fellow students, also newly diagnosed, already had retinal damage, amputations, neuropathies, etc. These were not people who had neglected medical care. They were simply diagnosed too late.
Avatar n tn Our doctors only had maybe 1 or 2 hours of nutritional teaching. I have been leaning about natural nutrition for several years and one day when I heard of a heart attack patient that just had a triple bypass being served a fatty pork chop for dinner I knew then that even the hospital dietitions were uneducated. You see I do believe that if our doctors know some of them would informs us, but the truth is most of them are just as much in the dark as we are. There is a doctor and her name is Dr.
Avatar n tn with the last test there were some agreement to discontinue Plavix after a year or so as that period of time seems to be the most vulnerable for blood clots...maybe longer for diabetics. The following governemnt trial study indicates a higher risk for a heart attack if Plavix is discontinued. "A recent trial government trials that shows after clopidogrel (plavix) discontinuation patients receiving drug-eluting vs bare-metal stents experienced higher rates of death and MI (4.9% vs 1.
Avatar n tn I found this to be a real eye opener, in that it really validates the randon percentages of treaters that are reporting the exact same problems we have been discussing here on the forum. Thanks for posting this study, because it is very personal, comprehensive, and jarring! Look at the percentages of the 27 test subjects who report all sorts of issues. Consider how this random group could be extrapolated out into the entire treating community.
26471 tn?1211940121 SOCS-3 is further elevated in people who have treated unsuccessfully. These findings suggest a new and viable target for therapy.
Avatar m tn Aftercare is the only true medicine for an addict/like insulin to a diabetic/yet 90% of addicts will resist it like the plague! It makes getting well much harder as most diabetics will take their medicine, cos they wanna live longer and healthier. Addiction will kill u just as quick, and destroy the life u have in the meantime to boot, but an addict will resist, and resist, and resist.....
233616 tn?1312790796 I could go back and try to find the JAMA or New England Journal I read stuff in for you, online, but since the internet, I threw out the old stacks I possessed (as have most not prone to endless stacks)......there are far more recent studies on all these things anyway now. Try Pubmed for the basics, you have to subscribe to NEJ, JAMA, etc now. Normally, I would pull up all KINDS of these several links for you as I have for most everyone, and spent hours helping individual ones......
Avatar n tn I was so fascinated by the number of people who suffer with gastroparesis. I have diabetic gastroparesis. I have been diabetic for 34 years and developed this disorder 6 years ago. I had surgery on my hands and developed a complication called neuropathy. There are a couple of kinds. One is where you can't feel anything, like in your feet(that is why there are so many foot and leg amputations.) Some diabetics can't feel if they have a soar.
Avatar n tn I will keep an eye out for ways to get the fat for diabetics. Cream cheese, peanut butter and chips all should work. I have to admit I tried sunflower seeds which have enough fat but don't coat your stomach or anything. I was extremely sick to my stomach the next morning. I hope things go better for you, his3707. Anything can get old and I am still new to this.
Avatar f tn Thank you for being the first to make any attempt to start a dialogue on this subject. It's a breath of fresh air that I need right about now. You bring up a very good point...it's extremely important when discussing this subject to distinguish between full-blown, autoimmune celiac and non-celiac gluten intolerance (no antibodies). Celiac and gluten intolerance used to be used interchangably, but with the recent popularity of g/f diets, they have become quite distinct conditions.
280891 tn?1261016650 At his first visit, I put Jim on my Eat To Live program for diabetics, with diabetes nutrition and his specific needs in mind. In addition, I reduced his insulin dose down to 130 units per day. Jim and I spoke over the phone over the next few days, and I continued to decrease his insulin gradually. Within five days, Jim's glucose was running between 80 and 120, and he had lost ten pounds.
Avatar m tn It was used for treatment of Crohn's disease for well over ten years before someone at a teaching hospital in PA did clinical trials. The result of the clinical trials? Over 2/3 of the patients with acute Crohn's disease went into total remission in 3 weeks. With no side effects. That same hospital is now looking at doing clinical trials using LDN for hepatitis c, based on similar case histories. Without the case histories, the clinicals would never get done.
251922 tn?1193786078 I think the potency dose fall off becuse on about day 10 for me I was so hungery for 2 days and felt weak as well. I mixed a new batch and got the same results as you, no hunger and the weight really started comming of again. I am a little woried now becuse if it happens again for me I dont have any more to mix. It cost me $ 230.00 to by more from the pharmacy ( i told them I droped it on accadent. ) Is there somewhere I can get more cheap and fast ??