Just joined the group and very new to diabetes. I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who has tried the herb gymnema and/or tried a raw food lifestyle. I have been raw in the past and find it really makes me feel good but now I have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes I am too scared to go back to a completely raw food diet, even though i feel it may help control the diabetes.

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I don'y know how old your mom is but with elderly folks it is really important to see how they are doing on medication and to check for drug interactions. My dad is 92 and was on BP medication and a statin to lower his cholesterol. The statin was causing confusion and memory loss and when he was hospitalized at Christmas for an infection, his BP was 90 over 60. No wonder he was weak and dizzy. He stopped taking the statin and reduced his BP meds and is feeling much better.
thanks libby my mom is actually only 46
I never knew that they give bp pill to help maintain kidneys. Thanks for the info. She was having very hard heartbeats and so they gave her metoprolol. But they never explained anything about them. Or if it interacts with insulin. We noticed that insulin also causes her to have rapid heartbeats.Which is why we are trying to look into gymnema pills.

Does anyone else have anything like that? My mom is on humalog and lantus.
I am also on Humalog and Lantus and do notice slightly more rapid heartbeats very occasionally after dosing my Humalog. I want to say that it is after a correction dose of a few units.....it is not often or strong enough for me to have payed a lot of attention.

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