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Anyone on U500 with more than TDD >600 u /day?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Z Jul 24. 14 Replies

Hi.I was Dx T2 2010 and with NASH liver disease in 2011.After reaching the upper limits of the usual suspects of oral and injectable meds without better control lasting no more than a month or two at…Continue

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Brian (bsc) replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"That would be the hope."
Jul 26
meee replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"You should never massage anything like this until you know the cause of it because if it's a blood clot that can help make it break off and travel to your lungs."
Jul 25
Gary Z replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"Ergo, reduction in TDD (along with weight, diet etc.) should in turn help ensure that issues like this does not return; correct?"
Jul 25
Brian (bsc) replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"I agree with Kathy, but you may end up simply having your doctor tell you that is the insulin. Insulin is known to cause sodium retention and edema. I think you certainly qualify has taking insulin."
Jul 25
Kathy replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"Yes, lymph drainage massage is quick and simple. There are several instructional videos on YouTube so you can do it yourself. I had it done in the hospital several years ago and continued it twice a day when I got home."
Jul 25
Kathy replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"I agree that the cause of the swelling needs to be evaluated. Lasix is a very strong diuretic and I have taken it many time with no side effects.I agree that you will need to have your potassium level closely monitored and may need to take a…"
Jul 25
pancreaswanted replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"i have a workmate that didnt take that medication but got good results for her very swollen whole body with lymphatic drainage/lymphatic massage."
Jul 25
meee replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"My father was taking diovan hct, it has valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide(what caused the problem). I don't recommend this to anyone whatever your reason for needing bp meds."
Jul 25
Gary Z replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"Which BP med?"
Jul 24
brboyer replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"I had some pretty bad edema after being discharged from the hospital when I had a cardiac ablation procedure for treatment of A-Fib. My feet and ankles looked like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghost Busters! I could barely walk. I took the…"
Jul 24
meee replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"My father also had that problem with leg/feet swelling due to his bp med which contained a mix of ingredients. He changed to only losartan and another now and it has gone away. No lasix was used because he had multiple other problems going on. Tess,…"
Jul 24
LBREP replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Has anyone used Lasix to bring down swelling in the legs, feet etc.? If so, how was your experience?'
"I have used it with good results. It may also be helpful to have a Dopler test done on your leg veins and arteries. M problem turned out to be the BP med I was taking. Thsat can lead to fluid build up. Once that was changed - no further problems and…"
Jul 24
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Gary Z replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Anyone on U500 with more than TDD >600 u /day?'
"Yes!"
Jul 24
Cinderfella replied to Gary Z's discussion 'Anyone on U500 with more than TDD >600 u /day?'
"I don't see that anyone else mentioned it but is it possible for you to increase your activity level? A daily walk is something most people can do and doesn't require any special cost or equipment. You just need comfortable shoes. A half…"
Jul 24

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Chefs culinary substitutions

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As a chef I listed some of my favorite substitutions that can help with healthy cooking by not eliminating any of the flavor... please let me know if you have tried any of these and tell me what you think. Thanks!

Try these Kale recipes... and tell me what you think.

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At this post: Kale you can find 5 really easy ways to prepare and incorporate kale into your diet. They have been very beneficial for me... give them a try and tell me what you think.

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At 3:45pm on January 5, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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There's a brand NEW group here at Tu.....
Type 2 Teens!!! http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/type-2-teens
(it's also a group for young adults with type 2!)
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At 7:14am on January 5, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Gary Z, I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 7:05pm on February 6, 2012, Fighting for Stephany said…
Her birthday is coming up on valentines day and I would like get her some thing us
useful.
At 7:00pm on February 6, 2012, Fighting for Stephany said…
Hello gary I hope all is well. Do you know how I can get help for Stephany to het an Ipad to use for school work on. She falling behind in some classes. The school has a program buth has to wait. Till next year.
At 7:14am on January 5, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Gary....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days (it's a leap year)!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 3:26am on January 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Gary. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:47am on January 5, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Gary!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 4:42am on January 5, 2011, Pauly said…
Happy Birthday Gary. Enjoy your day.
At 5:08pm on February 11, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Gary!
At 1:25pm on February 2, 2010, Doris D said…
Welcome to our growing family Gary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 

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