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Valerian Root & Insulin

I was wondering if any type 1's taken valerian root?  I have terrible sleeping problems and it's one of the few things I haven't tried (acu…

Started by hiroze

3 Dec 10, 2010
Reply by Gerri

Apathetic physician or mountain out of a mole hill?

Hi, all... It's been a loooooooong time since I posted here - partly because I'm incredibly boring <<grin>>, but mostly because…

Started by Maureen Taylor

5 Dec 9, 2010
Reply by Terry Keelan

The Diabetes Epidemic (Deja Vu all over again)

This appalling increase in diabetes which has come to our attention in the last year or two continues. I understand from the reports which…

Started by Tim

1 Dec 9, 2010
Reply by Natalie ._c-

Cellular Activation Therapy - I'm a little skeptical?

I recently came across this website which claims: "American Diabetes Therapy Centers are focused on the treatment of Chronic Diabetes. We p…

Started by A fish in the sea of dreams

6 Dec 9, 2010
Reply by Gerri

Why won't insulin keep working?

Why does the insulin the doctor put me on work for 3 -4 months, then stop?  Every insulin I have been on since I was dx (3/12/07) works the…

Started by Amanda

14 Dec 9, 2010
Reply by Amanda

Tip for BG testing on fingers

I've seen many pics on this website of people's fingers from testing.  And a lot of them show that people are testing directly on their fin…

Started by Rich

6 Dec 9, 2010
Reply by Frances

calcium supplements

Dr Bernstein, indicates your Calcium supplement should be taken with Vitamin D, magnesium and manganese.  Have you found a supplement that…

Started by Baby Tee

1 Dec 9, 2010
Reply by Brian (bsc)

How long before DX did you start showing symptoms

Had a bad night tonight at work but also a moment of clarity. The bad side I spiked to 220 and over compensated crashing to 50(didn't take…

Started by Anonymous Jim

32 Dec 8, 2010
Reply by PittzburghFF

Crazy Hungry

So this question will probably seem pretty silly to most, but do you have episodes of getting crazy hungry? For instance, eating three dinn…

Started by Belgienne

8 Dec 8, 2010
Reply by Brian (bsc)

Just to make everyone smile!

Hi I came across the sweetest thing ever and it really made my day so wanted to share it with everyone to make them smile.Hope you like it.…

Started by Osob

6 Dec 8, 2010
Reply by nel




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